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Are you looking for a cordless string trimmer to trim the weeds and maintain your yards? While a lot of consumers choose gas string trimmers for the high power, the cordless string trimmers keeps improving to be popular. It has a lot advantages by offering reliable power with low noise and compact size. To choose the best cordless string trimmer, you have to be clear what the priority features are. Choosing from the vast array of options on the market, you have to make some effort to evaluate the specs and features. If you are ready to buy but have no idea how to make an evaluation, this buying guide helps you to make the right choice. It provides a line of vital points that you should take into account before buying.

#TOP 1
Greenworks 12 Inch Cordless Included 21342 Cover
Greenworks
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30.25 x 7.5 x 9.25 inches
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8.82 pounds

I purchased this item for my husband to replace our gas weed eater/trimmer when we replaced the gas powered lawn mower after that repair would cost more than a new mower. This weed eater has not let us down yet.

I am exceptionally happy with this purchase! The weed eater is cordless and has a rechargeable battery, which adds only a slight increase in weight, but doesn't make it uncomfortable to hold. The weed eater is available without the battery and charger, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you already have one.

The only different choice I would have made would have been to get the slightly larger one so that battery was interchangeable with our lawn mower, this one is a different battery and charger. However, this battery also fits several other smaller items like the drill, etc offered by GreenWorks.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Champion Values $83.99 New 76%
GLOBE GROUP $83.99 New ?
Amazon Official $85.50 New Official
Sally&Sons $111.15 New 100%
Stores123 $112.54 New 89%
WOW MART $116.32 New 85%
BlueVelvet OLS $116.34 New 86%
UnbeatableSale, Inc $116.80 New 89%
ViamiaStore $121.99 New 100%
LightingDealShop $149.99 New 94%

Features

Electric start eliminates gas hassle, less maintenance and zero fumes; Handle type: Wrap around
Pivoting head allows for edging and trimming capability with edging wheel
Shaft length (inch): 40 inch compatible GreenWorks replacement spool, model 29252 and 29092
Battery and charger included; Compatible battery models 29842 and 29852 and charger 29862; Drive shaft type: Telescoping
12 inch cut path with .065 single line auto feed for easy line advance
#TOP 2
Worx Wg163 Cordless Batteries Included Cover
WORX
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36.3 x 7.5 x 5.5 inches
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6 pounds

I wanted to wait after a few uses. I think I've used it about 9-10 times now. So glad we got this. It is really light and makes trimming and edging seem almost fun now. Thinking back to my corded trimmer and always having to manually feed the line because the autofeed never worked right.

The autofeed works on this almost flawlessly. I've only had to open the cap with the line twice. Once because I didn't autofeed in time and the line was no longer sticking out then the 2nd time was to swap it out.

I just bought the 6 pack of line here on amazon because it was basically the same price.Durability and use. After reading the reviews and how hard it was to snap into place I confirmed it was, but I read some and the materials they use are very durable.

I think I read it on their homepage that the plastic used was the same plastic on helmets, so I think it will last a long time. I only have about a 1/4 acre of a yard. The first use was not under easy conditions because it rained a lot and things were getting a little tall.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
SUPERSERVICEALWAYS $189.99 New 59%

Features

[INSTANT LINE FEED] Innovative push button Command Feed spool system for instant line feeding.
[TRIMMER & EDGER 2-in-1] Easily converts from a string trimmer to a wheel edger in just seconds
[SPECS] 7600 rpm no-load speed, 12 cutting diameter, 5.3 pounds machine weight, 10' cutting line length, 0.065 line diameter
[SPACER GUARD] Adjustable, so you don't damage plants, landscape features, and lawn ornaments while you're trimming
[RUBBERIZED WHEELS] Support and guide the edger, giving you straighter lines and cleaner cuts
[INCLUDES] 20V Trimmer & Edger, (2) 20V MaxLithium Battery, 20V Charger, Trimmer Spool, Support Wheels, Safety Guard
[HEAD TILTS 90] So you can trim and edge on sloped terrain, and get to tough-to-reach places
[DO IT ALL WITH THE SAME BATTERY] Worx Power Share is compatible with all Worx 20v and 40v tools, outdoor power and lifestyle products
[BATTERIES INCLUDED] 2 powerful and lightweight 20V Power Share MaxLithium batteries come with this tool and can be used on any other tool in the WORX PowerShare family
#TOP 3
Black Decker Lcc340C Lithium Trimmer Cover
BLACK DECKER
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10 x 40 x 7 inches
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11 pounds

This has been one of my favorite purchases from Amazon. I already had a Black & Decker cordless lawn mower that uses the same 40 volt battery, so I was pretty confident that these tools would perform well since they use the same battery.

I have not been disappointed! Even if they were only average, this multipack is an incredible value for 2 cordless power tools, the battery, and the charging stand - take a look at the individual costs! And they do perform very well.

They also have a good feel or heft to them, lightweight but not cheap feeling. This is my first cordless trimmer / edger and I was more than satisfied with the available power. The trigger switch does allow you to rev the power up faster if you get into something tough, but I found it cut through tall grass and weeds easily and edged along my sidewalks and curb neatly.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $132.99 New Official
CPO Outlets $132.99 New 91%
MaxTool $144.99 New 88%
ShipIQ $170.78 New 89%
Amazon Warehouse $122.35 Used - Very Good Official

Features

Automatic Feed Spool AFS automatically feeds trimmer line as needed
LST140 40 volt max string trimmer/edger with power drive high torque transmission for clean, fast cuts
Low noise design for quiet operation. Up to 130MPH
LSW40 40 volt max sweeper a wind speed of up to 130 MPH easily clear debris from hard surfaces
Both units offer a 'state of charge' indicator which shows your battery charge level. Products are compatible with our 36 volt lithium Ion system
#TOP 4
Greenworks 12 Inch Cordless Included 2101602 Cover
Greenworks
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65 x 7.9 x 15 inches
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9.2 pounds

Long story short, I bought a Greenworks 20-Inch 40V Mower, is ok'ish, you can read my review here: attempting to mow my lawn with the above mentioned mower 4 times and only being able to complete the job with the included batteries once, I decided I needed an additional battery.

Since my current gas powered trimmer is dying, I decided to buy this trimmer and kill two birds with one stone. The trimmer is awesome. Used twice already, and I can do the perimeter of the house using about 50% of the battery, maybe even less, which leaves me enough juice to complete the mowing.

The auto-feed works like a charm. The main complaint I can see someone having is that the shaft is of a fixed length, thus someone shorter may have an issue with it. For me thought, it works great and I can't complaint about that.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $138.00 New Official
CPO Outlets $145.99 New 90%
Stores123 $148.45 New 88%
MaxTool $149.99 New 88%
✅Apolima Ltd $208.57 New 50%
Zindagee Ventures $208.57 New 75%
Killarney Rose, LLC $220.57 New 96%
Edsimpala Closeouts $219.99 New 96%
Premium Service CA $232.13 New 65%
Amazon Warehouse $126.96 Used - Very Good Official

Features

12 in. cut path with 0.065 dual line auto feed head
Power source type: Battery-Powered
Variable speed trigger for power when you need it
Includes one 2Ah battery and charger
Ergonomically designed for superior balance
Compatible with Greenworks G-MAX 40V Li-Ion system for higher efficiency and longer run time with an assortment of tools to complete your yard work
Adjustable auxiliary handle for added user comfort
4-year tool warranty and 2-year battery warranty protects your investment
#TOP 5
Greenworks 13 Inch Cordless Included 21332 Cover
Greenworks
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60 x 9.5 x 14 inches
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5.6 pounds

I just ordered another GreenWorks 21212 4Amp 13-Inch Corded String Trimmer after three years of hard use on the first one. I live on the edge of the high desert in Oregon and I have been cutting my entire acre property with one of these.

This includes wire fences, rock gardens, ironweeds that grow up over a septic leech field. These are great trimmers BUT there are a few things you need to know to make them work right. These are dual sting and the automatic advance will only work properly when you are using both strings.

This brings us to the replacement spools sold by various companies which DON'T even fit the trimmer. So forget them and get a 200-300 spool of . 065 round (I say round I have not tried the edged string) string and re-wind the original spool which came with the trimmer.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $44.44 New Official
Txvdeals $55.11 New 60%
MaxTool $54.99 New 88%
Bubblysuz $62.09 New 66%
MeetzUrNeedz $62.68 New 70%
WOW MART $63.19 New 85%
CPO Outlets $63.24 New 91%
Bargain Ben $63.26 New 84%
FivePearls $81.50 New 77%
Amazon Warehouse $39.11 Used - Good Official

Features

13-inch cutting path for quick and easy trimmer with powerful results to cut through the toughest weeds
High Performance G-MAX 40V Lithium-Ion Battery delivers fade-free power with no memory loss after charging
Versatile design with 3-position pivoting head for easy trimming at multiple angles
90 degree rotating head with edging wheel for walk behind edging for versatile use
0.065-inch single line auto feed for fast results
#TOP 6
Black Decker Trimmer 13 Inch Lst136W Cover
BLACK DECKER
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46.5 x 13.5 x 11 inches
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7.8 pounds
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Outdoor Power Tools

I used this Black & Decker LST136W 40V Max Lithium String Trimmer for a while before deciding to upgrade to the DEWALT DCST990H1 Max XR String Trimmer . Here is a comparison of the two without taking price into account.

POWER-Dewalt is a beast of a trimmer. It is able to power through thick blackberry vines and densely-packed, tall, reedy grasses. B&D doesn't have the power to easily mow down heavy thick brush but works very well for lawn grasses and moderate weeds.

ERGONOMICS-Dewalt is difficult to control due to its length and enormous battery pack. You really need a lot of arm and core body strength to be able to use this tool in a controlled manner. B&D is lightweight, well-balanced and easy to use for anybody.

PRECISION-Dewalt is so big and tough to control that you won't have much accuracy with your trimming. It's made to destroy everything in sight. B&D allows you to make much more precise cuts which is good if you are working around small trees, vegetable bushes, or flowers.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $139.00 New Official
MaxTool $144.99 New 88%
TheFactoryDepot $158.16 New 67%

Features

40V Max lithium battery for long runtime; Power command dial to choose between max power and max runtime
The power drive transmission delivers more power from the motor to the cutting string so you can get the job done faster
The automatic feed spool ensures continuous work without bumping
Shaft length: 52 inches
Easily converts from trimmer to edger with a quick turn of the shaft
#TOP 7
Ego Power Combo Kit Cover
EGO Power
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37.6 x 12.2 x 8.46 inches
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22.3 pounds

Trimmer 5 starsMy go to trimmer is a Stihl 130 r that I've had over 10 years it handles about anything I've thrown at it with gusto. Until now I've never used a battery powered trimmer that could come close to keeping up to the Stihl but this EGO does and it has the power I need and good battery life.

The big selling points for me are not having the vapor of the stinky hot exhaust to breathe, no gas/mix and all the hassles that the ethanol has causes with the carburetor. The power and capacity is great, it's super lightweight, very quiet and seems durable and well made.

Variable speed trigger that is smooth and responds quicklyBlower 4 starsPros: It's lightweight; lighter than my Milwaukee with a 18v 12ah battery. Has lots of power and it has a turbo option that is very impressive. Cons: trigger is not variable speed, there is a thumb turn dial in front of the trigger that controls the speed.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Jacks Small Engines $279.00 New 94%
Amazon Official $279.99 New Official
J & K Seller's LLC $360.90 New 86%
Midwest Tools $359.95 New 68%
Absolute Lifestyle $369.00 New 92%
Skyline Studio $399.00 New 93%

Features

530 CFM Blower equipped with a high-efficiency brushless motor that delivers a lightweight, compact design for a longer run time, reduced vibrations and extended motor life
Includes 15'' String Trimmer, 530CFM Blower, 2. 5Ah battery & Charger
Power source type: Battery-Powered
Compatible with all EGO POWER+ ARC Lithium batteries to deliver Power Beyond Belief
15'' string trimmer equipped with rapid reload head to quickly and easily load cutting line
#TOP 8
Black Decker Trimmer Sweeper Lcc222 Cover
BLACK DECKER
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42 x 10.4 x 7.25 inches
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10.5 pounds

When I read the initial reviews of this set, I wondered if I'd be making a wise purchase. It turned out to be one of our best decisions ever for taking care of our 60' x 60' yard. This equipment is MUCH lighter (which might lead some people to think they're not well-made), Even my husband was dubious when he first took the tools out of the box.

His first comment was "are these toys???" Some of the reviews suggest that the leaf-blower is weak. I suppose if you intend to use it as a professional landscaping tool or if you have a lot of trees that drop mounds of Autumn leaves it would not be a good choice for those uses.

However, it is perfect for cleaning up after mowing and trimming. We have a large porch and our driveway is wide behind our house. This blower cleans them quickly and perfectly - not a grass clipping, chunk of dry dirt, or small stone in sight.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $99.00 New Official
MaxTool $99.00 New 88%
CPO Outlets $107.99 New 90%
Acme Tools $109.00 New 91%
U.S. Outfitters (S/N Recorded) $125.73 New 86%
TheFactoryDepot $133.36 New 67%
Dynamic Solutions Inc $135.04 New 87%
VirVentures $139.43 New 90%
UnbeatableSale, Inc $142.93 New 88%
The Twister Group Inc $125.83 New 82%

Features

String trimmer features automatic feed spool; no bumping required
Sweeper is ideal for clearing driveways, sidewalks, decks, garages
String trimmer has lightweight design of only 4.5 pounds. Sweeper has lightweight design of only 3.7 pounds
Lightweight design, low noise levels
(2) 20 volt max Lithium Ion 1.5Ah batteries. Nominal voltage is 18
#TOP 9
Greenworks Cordless String Trimmer Stba40B210 Cover
Greenworks
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64.5 x 7.5 x 11.75 inches
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7.8 pounds

After about a week and a half of researching electric yard tools I decided to give the Greenworks line a try. Started with this bundle because of cost and immediate need. Due to the constant rain we have the last several weeks yard was overrun with weeds and debris on my sidewalks and drive way.

Spent an hour Saturday weedeating and blowing with no issues at all. Battery lasted the entire time switching between the weed eater and the blower. I was so impressed that I decided to purchase the 8 pole saw. Once again used it for about 1/2 hour of work, switched battery out and spent another 15 minutes weed eating.

Just received my 4th item in this line (extended reach hedge trimmer) hurried up and used it for about 5 minutes just to test it out. It worked great as well. I have ordered a second battery but for my 1 acre yard.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
CPO Outlets $172.99 New 91%
Amazon Official $175.70 New Official
Stores123 $179.91 New 88%
Txvdeals $217.87 New 60%
BlueVelvet OLS $219.63 New 86%
WOW MART $223.76 New 85%
Online Supply Center $265.94 New 59%
Amazon Warehouse $159.15 Used - Very Good Official

Features

The innovative axial fan design delivers 110 mph and 390 CFM to handle tough clearing jobs
Up to 45 minutes of run time with fully charged 2.0Ah Battery, Battery and charger included
Light weight and easy to use
40V 2Ah Li-Ion Battery and charger included, compatible Battery and charger models 29462, 29472 and 29482
#TOP 10
Black Decker Lst136B Lithium Performance Cover
BLACK+DECKER
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9.6 x 43.8 x 4.4 inches
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6.39 pounds
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Outdoor Power Tools

I have purchased three of these 40v B&D trimmers since 2016. They are magnificent beasts for trimming grass; taking down thick, stemmy weeds is asking them to "punch above their weight class". The previous two machinesfailed exactly the same way, and I cannot really fault the trimmer.

Using these to cut thorn bushes results in severe impacts to the plastic bearing that the cutting head revolves on.The bearing fails. RIP, champs, my bad. If one restrains ones' enthusiasm for whacking weeds to cutting the grass only, this machine is hard to beat.

The motor is burly enough to handle 40 Volt battery without strain or overheating. The batteries are robust andare can be used with other B&D tools. [I swap 3 batteries between the trimmer and the 12-inch chainsaw] The "power" [rpm] is smoothly adjustable, and even at max power [6] I can tear up the tall grass for about 15-20 minutes, and swap out battery if necessary.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $86.94 New Official
MaxTool $79.99 New 88%
Amazon Warehouse $56.76 Used - Acceptable Official

Features

Power Drive Transmission delivers more power from the motor to the cutting string
Power Command dial to choose between MAX power and MAX runtime
Power Command dial to choose between max power and max runtime. Note: Battery and charger not included
Included Components: LST136 40V MAX* Lithium Cordless Trimmer/Edger, (1) AF-100 Spool, (1) Guard, (1) Auxiliary Handle; Power Source: Lithium Ion Battery
Easily converts from trimmer to edger with a quick turn of the shaft
Compatible with both the 36V Lithium Ion and the 40V MAX* Lithium Ion battery
Automatic Feed Spool ensures continuous work without bumping and having to stop
#TOP 11
Worx Wg170 Revolution Mini Mower Batteries Cover
WORX
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55.25 x 5.47 x 7.48 inches
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5.48 pounds

This trimmer is awesome. I use to have a black and decker 18v trimmer years ago until the batteries died. I figured it was time to get a real trimmer. So I bought a craftsman, 4 cycle, fancy attachment capable, few hundred dollar trimmer.

I liked that one for about the first year and then I hated it. It was huge, heavy and way too problematic. It just seemed like I was always fixing the damn thing. I kept putting up with it mostly because of the money I spent on it.

Well this spring I got out the craftsman trimmer and sure enough the pull start mechanism breaks on the first pull.That was it! I went on amazon found the worx revolution for a great price and didn't even hesitate.

Now as far as some of the negative reviews of this and other models I really don't understand why some people feel they must compare the worx to a commercial gas trimmer and then leave a negative review. Unless it's defective, that's another story.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
SUPERSERVICEALWAYS $261.88 New 60%
Clearwood Distributors $261.89 New 80%

Features

[AUTOMATIC FRESH LINE] Proprietary Command Feed tech lets you add more line as needed, just by pushing a button, so you don't have to stop and can get the job done quicker
[3-TOOLS-IN-1] Easily transforms from a precision string trimmer, into a powerful in-line wheeled edger, into a nimble mini-mower
[LONGER & STRONGER] An entire foot longer than the last version of the WORX GT, with a motor running at 7600 revolutions/min, so you can find the right length, then power through your chores
[INCLUDES] 20V GT Revolution, (2) 20V MaxLithium Battery, (3) Trimmer Spools, 20V Battery Charger, Support Wheels, Safety Guard, Flower Guard, Spool Holder
[FIND YOUR POSITION] 7 handle adjustments and 6 rotating head settings make this a comfortable and flexible tool you can use all afternoon and in many hard to reach places
[DO IT ALL WITH THE SAME BATTERY] Worx Power Share is compatible with all Worx 20v and 40v tools, outdoor power and lifestyle products
#TOP 12
Black Decker Lst522 Lithium 2 Speed Cover
BLACK DECKER
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9.25 x 41.33 x 5.74 inches
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5.7 pounds
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Outdoor Power Tools

I have only used this once but it handled everything in my yard, including some patches of thick viney weeds. A few times I used power level 2 but most of it was doable at level 1. The battery had a few minutes of extra juice left when I finished.

I purchased this model in order to get the better battery, LBXR2520. From what I can tell, the included battery is the only difference in the various models of this trimmer and I've posted a chart of the available batteries to save you some time.

I spent a LOT of time on Amazon trying to determine if I should buy a "combo" set or make individual purchases for the string trimmer, sweeper(blower) and hedge trimmer. I decided battery life was important and opted to buy this model string trimmer to get a better battery.

I also bought the hedge trimmer (without battery) and the sweeper (LSW20) with a battery. It was about $10 bucks more and an extra battery and charger can't hurt, even if it's the lesser LBXR20 battery. CONVENIENCE: Last year I bought a top-rated 14" Toro Electric string trimmer.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $89.00 New Official
CPO Outlets $89.00 New 90%
MaxTool $89.00 New 88%
MeetzUrNeedz $130.24 New 70%
Kitchen Dazzle L.L.C $130.24 New 69%
Bubblysuz $130.24 New 66%
Veterans Sell $130.24 New 76%
Art's Stores Inc. $130.24 New 69%

Features

Converts from trimmer to wheeled edger
Part of the 20 Volt MAX System; 1 System Endless Tasks. Power for your Style
Power Drive Transmission for increased torque
Included Components: (1) LST522 20 Volt MAX* Cordless Trimmer/Edger, (1) LBXR2520 20V MAX* Extended Runtime Lithium Battery, (1) Charger, (1) AFS Spool, (1) Guard
Automatic Feed Spool (AFS) automatically feeds trimmer line no bumping required
2 speed control for more power or extended runtime
#TOP 13
Dewalt Dcst920B Lithium Ion Brushless Trimmer Cover
DEWALT
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35.63 x 10.75 x 12.5 inches
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12.13 pounds

I use this to trim behind a (gas) push mower. It's a far better trimmer than the single-speed, single-line Black & Decker it replaced. After half a season of practice I could quickly and cleanly edge my driveway and trim around trees, downspouts and posts.

As other have noted the stock line cuts well and lasts a long time. The trimmer also works well with 0.080" round line. Although it has a pro-style head and shaft, the cutting path is small and power is comparable to a 5-amp corded trimmer at best.

While the small circle makes easy to trim inside corners, mowing a ditch or embankment would be tedious. It cuts through brown stalks up to 1/8" in diameter and green stalks up to 3/16", fine for a manicured yard but any gas or large battery trimmer will do better.

Toward the end of this season I purchased a 9. 0Ah Flexvolt battery for my larger 20V Max tools including this trimmer. The big battery dramatically improved this trimmer's weight balance - it's almost perfectly neutral front-to-back when the forward handle is set for a 6' tall operator.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
MaxTool $129.00 New 88%
CPO Outlets $139.99 New 91%
Toolup $155.04 New 92%
AB Promise $290.00 New 98%
Midwest Tools $299.00 New 68%

Features

Dual 0.080" line with bump feed, with 13-inch cutting swath
Brushless motor maximizing motor efficiency and durability
Variable trigger with speed control
Patented gear drive design. With a 20V MAX 5.0Ah battery-DCB205, the string trimmer is easy to maneuver and puts less stress on the user
Battery sold separately. Product arrives in two pieces and need to be assembled. RPM 0-4,600 / 0-6,000 rpm
Battery & Charger sold separately
#TOP 14
Trimmerplus Bc720 Brushcutter Attachment Powerheads Cover
Trimmer Plus
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8.61 x 5.91 x 32.28 inches
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6.4 pounds

I have a Greenworks G-Max 40 volt 14 inch string trimmer that accepts attachments but Greenworks don't sell a brushcutter. This Trimmer Plus attachment fits perfectly and is a quick and easy installation on my string trimmer. This works really well on any type of woody stemmed weeds and small trees that are too much for the string trimmer head to handle.

My string trimmer already has a handle and shoulder strap but they are included if you need them. Depending on your useage and expectations, the type of blade on this brushcutter may have some advantages over other types of blades.

Since it isn't sharp like a saw blade or chainsaw, it doesn't require maintenance or sharpening. The 4 tip style of blade on this brushcutter won't replace a chainsaw but it is a perfect tool to bridge the gap between the string trimmer and a saw.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $70.95 New Official
UnbeatableSale, Inc $83.82 New 89%
Ron's Home and Hardware $85.10 New 88%
Life and Home $85.75 New 88%
EXILIEN $91.73 New 90%
Zanzy $111.10 New 74%
Le Monde du Foyer $86.00 New 59%

Features

4-Tip Steel blade: reversible blade with cutoff guard gives it power to slice through heavy brush
Straight shaft design: pro-style design allows for easy trimming under shrubs and low branches
Included J-bar and shoulder strap: added features for easier use and more control during your yard job
Compatibility: fits Attachment capable Units from Troy-Belt, Remington, Craftsman, yard machines, yardman, Snapper, Bolens, Murray, Ryobi, Green works, Kobalt and most other major brands. Inner coupler tube Diameter: 1. 65-Inches. Drive Shaft connector: Square shape, 1/5, Female
: 2-year limited
#TOP 15
Dewalt Dcst970X1 Flexvolt Lithium Ion Brushless Cover
DEWALT
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14 x 45 x 12 inches
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12 pounds

I was looking for a replacement for a 2-stroke gas trimmer that I had. I don't have a huge yard now, and I was thinking I could just get one of the cheaper Black and Decker plug-in or battery powered trimmers, but since I like to do things overkill, and because I'm partial to DeWalt, I figured I'd give this a shot.

POWERIt probably has more power than my old gas trimmer. The benefit of the electric motor is that you get basically instant throttle (potentiometer? Response and immense torque even at low speeds. It has 2 settings, low and high. For my average yard, I kept it in low, and even then, half throttle did basically everything.

Only for cutting through tough stuff (small saplings etc) did I have to squeeze it to full power. I tried it on high mode a few times just for fun, but I didn't come across anything that necessitated the high setting.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
CPO Outlets ? New 90%
MaxTool $249.00 New 88%
Usa_accessories $299.95 New 98%
Hardware & Garden Supplies $333.74 New 88%
ShipIQ $333.75 New 89%

Features

High efficiency brushless motor maximizes run time and motor life
Gear drive design powers through tough overgrowth
Variable speed trigger with Hi/Lo speed control for added power or extended run time
Lightweight and ergonomic design maximizes control and minimizes stress on your arms
Designed to withstand everyday heavy duty usage
Bump feed head comes with 1 Quick Load spool of 0.08 in. dual line installed
15 in. cutting swath with 0.080 in. line (also accepts 0.095 in.)
#TOP 16
Trimmerplus Tpe720 Dual Edger Attachment Cover
Trimmer Plus
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35.5 x 12.5 x 6.25 inches
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6 pounds

Bought this as an attachment for my Remington Power Pole Chain Saw. Installation was a breeze... Simply loosen the pole nut, depress the locking pin, remove the pole saw and do insert the edger attachment, locking pin clicks in place and tighten the pole nut to secure.

No adapters or adjustments needed. It was no harder to start than the pole saw and as long as you kept the RPM's up it cut the grass fine. My grass was a little overgrown so I had to hit spots a couple of times but now that it is trimmed, it will be easier to keep up with and way faster ....

Will be much easier and cleaner than doing it with the string trimmer. Also allows me to get more use out of the handle/motor for the pole saw since it does not get used all the time. First time out take some time to adjust the depth.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $69.99 New Official
Amazon Warehouse $64.39 Used - Very Good Official

Features

LARGE GUIDE WHEEL: Keeps you on a straight path for easier edging. Stay in firm control during yard work.
7.5 INCH DUAL STEEL BLADE: Hardened steel blade trims between sidewalks, curbs, and landscape beds to give a clean, manicured look.
WARRANTY: 2-year limited.
COMPATIBILITY: Fits Attachment capable units from Troy-Bilt, Remington, Craftsman, Yard Machines, Yardman, Snapper, Bolens, Murray, Ryobi, Greenworks, Kobalt and most other major brands.Powerhead coupler accepts 1 inch diameter tube Drive shaft connector: Square shape .205 Female Attachment drive shaft: Square shape .200 across flats. Check description below for all compatible models.
ADJUSTABLE BLADE DEPTH: Can adjust blade depth up to 25-inches for more precise edging and cutting. Find the depth that works best for you. Battle tested and battle ready for even the toughest of lawn care tasks.
#TOP 17
Dewalt Dcst925M1 String Trimmer Yellow Cover
DEWALT
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7.38 x 6.5 x 34 inches
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11.38 pounds

Cut the grass now 2 weeks in a row. The first week was a bit tough with my gas weed trimmer breaking the side of the house was a bit higher than normal. Using the DeWalt on high mode drained the battery pretty good but did a great job of getting the high grass cut down.

The next week with normal growth I was able to use the low setting and was a breeze. I highly recommend this product but would suggest purchasing a backup batter which I did. Will continue to monitor and when my gas leaf blower breaks I will surely go battery operated DeWalt family products.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
CPO Outlets $149.00 New 90%
MaxTool $149.00 New 88%

Features

13" Cutting swath with 0.080" Line
Gear drive transmission design that powers through overgrowth
Variable trigger with high/low speed control for added power or extended runtime
Lightweight, ergonomic and balanced design will help you move freely
Part of the 20V max* system of tools
#TOP 18
Ego Power St1502Xy Foldable Included Cover
EGO Power
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59.6 x 6.3 x 11.2 inches
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15.27 pounds

Right now Ego has grabbed the spotlight for battery powered yard tools. They are hitting the market with products just at the point when battery technology and prices make these tools both sufficiently powerful and inexpensive enough to compete with gasoline powered models.

This trend spells the end for many types of corded yard tools. Gasoline is going to be around for a while, however, because the battery models simply don't have the same endurance to meet professional needs. For the homeowner, I think the Ego string trimmers are more than sufficient.

I found this trimmer to be quit powerful, easy to use and reload, and the runtime was enough for most regular tasks. A heavy day of yard work would call for multiple charges. A competing Ego model, the ST1520, is recommended elsewhere for its push-button string loading.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $199.99 New Official

Features

Rapid Reload Head to quickly and easily load cutting line
High-efficiency brushless motor
Weather Resistant Construction (ipx4)
Professional-grade, dual feed spiral-twist 0. 095 in. line
Power Source Type: Battery Powered
15 in. cutting swath
#TOP 19
Black Decker Lste523 String Trimmer Cover
BLACK+DECKER
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9.2 x 41.3 x 5.7 inches
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6.3 pounds

This is a great trimmer for home use. It's light, can do both trimming and edging, and has improved significantly over the previous model. The cordless concept gives you a lot of freedom. I have a corded edger with a blade and it's great for the really challenging parts of the lawn, but nothing beats the convenience of this cordless model.

How well does it trim? For a home with a front and back yard (probably around 4000 sq ft lawn space) I found the 3Ah battery just enough to cover both yards if using a judicious mix of the two power settings.

The low power setting is fine for most of the trimming and even some of the edging, but I use the higher power setting for thicker growth. This is for St. Augustine grass common in the south. If you have hardier substances to cut or if you need to use the higher power setting more than I do you may have to charge in the middle of the job and it does take a while to charge an empty battery.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Champion Values $126.33 New 76%
Hearthshire $126.43 New 90%
NY Discounts $145.80 New 92%
WOW MART $149.82 New 85%
Amazon Warehouse $85.54 Used - Acceptable Official

Features

Power drive transmission for increased torque
Converts from trimmer to wheeled edger; Line diameter 0.065 inch
Part of the POWERCOMMAND Family of tools EASYFEED, POWERCUT, POWERBOOST helps solve common user frustrations when using outdoor power equipment. Included components: (1) LSTE523 20V MAX* Cordless Trimmer/Edger, (1) LB2X3020 20V MAX* Extended runtime Lithium Battery, (1) Charger, (1) AFS Spool, (1) Guard
Part of the 20 Volt MAX System; 1 system endless tasks. Power for your style
Easy feed allows you to advance your line with the push of a button with no bumping required
2 speed control for more power or extended runtime. Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18
#TOP 20
Wg162 Cordless Trimmer Battery Included Cover
WORX
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54.38 x 13 x 16 inches
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7.68 pounds

My yard is mostly a collection of random grass, weeds and sticker bushes. This device has worked great to maintain the yard. It seems to run for about 20 minutes. Due to this, I have had to stop 2 times to finish my yard.

I cant say this has been a problem for me since I dont mind doing parts of my yard at a time. Out of the box it does come in a straight line, but make no mistake, there are instructions, and they do walk you through how to setup the proper tilt (Hint: Its nothing more than putting your foot on the guard and manually adjusting it with a little force).

While it is not the most powerful weed whacker out there, what do you expect from a battery powered weed whacker. It does what you would expect. There were a couple of overgrown weeds that it could not cut, but there were only two of those in the whole yard.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Premium Service CA $239.99 New 65%

Features

[CONVERTS IN SECONDS] Just pull the head and the shaft away from each other and twist to turn your trimmer into an edger and back again
[TRIMMER & EDGER IN ONE] Save time and money with this cordless string trimmer & edger 2-in-1. There's no need to buy a separate edger
[TELESCOPIC SHAFT] Extends to accommodate taller users, then collapses back down. Also makes it easy to store in the off-season
[PIVOTING HEAD] Tilts up to 90 so you can get under bushes and trim on sloped land much easier than with other trimmers
[INCLUDES] 20V String Trimmer, 20V MaxLithium Battery, Trimmer Spool, 20V Battery Charger, Support Wheels, Safety Guard, Flower Guard
[FLOWER GUARD] Protect plants and lawn decorations with this adjustable spacer guard. Get right to the edge for a close trim without having to worry about nicking anything accidentally
[DO IT ALL WITH THE SAME BATTERY] Worx Power Share is compatible with all Worx 20v and 40v tools, outdoor power and lifestyle products
[AUTO LINE FEED] Fresh line is just a button push away, so you'll always make clean cuts and have deep, straight edges
[ADJUSTABLE HANDLE] Find a comfortable working position for your hands, and gain leverage when trimming in hard-to-reach areas

Cordless String Trimmers Buying Guide

Price

When choosing a cordless string trimmer, you can find a lot of models that are inexpensive. The point is your option should not only be affordable but also be reliable. Think about what you will use this tool for and what features should be of most priority. With a wide range of expenses offered for your selection, you have to take more time to choose the most quality among those budget ones. On the other hand if you are looking for the highest value for great results, you need to pay more. As the rule goes you get what you pay.

Battery capacity

When it comes to the battery, you can find Ni-Cad and Lithium-ion batteries available on the market for your option. Most tend to choose the lithium-ion battery as it delivers great power to serve large projects. Check the battery life when you are buying and meanwhile pay attention to the charging time. It is that you would not want to stop in middle of operation for a recharging. It is better to have a spare battery for backup particularly when you are processing extensive tasks for long periods.

Cutting power

The cutting power determines the speed at which the tool trims the grasses. That can be measured by rotation per minute (RPM). Most of the models available on the market can be capable to handle lawn maintenance trimming. If you have heavier duties or taller grasses to cut, a higher cutting power is required. You can check the RPM when buying a cordless string trimmer for you needs.

Easy to use

This is an important factor you have to consider when choosing a handheld tool. First of all the model should be of compact size and light weight with reliable quality to meet your needs. Pay attention that the size and weight is linked with its power and cutting speed. Choose a product of ergonomic design including the cutting and the holding. That makes sure you can hold it for long periods without pain or discomfort of your hands. A well-designed handle can fit your hand and exert even strength onto your palm. Most of the handles feature non-slip functions. That ensures safety in case it falls or slips away during use.

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Last Updated: Oct 4, 2020

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