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Once you've mowed the lawn, your work is not over—you still have to get out your string trimmer to finish the job. String trimmers are great for:
Generally speaking, when it comes to buying a trimmer, the more you pay, the better quality model you get. A cheap string trimmer may seem like a bargain at the time, but may give out after a few seasons; whereas a more expensive and higher quality model will last a long, long time, as well as often having other advantages.
String trimmers are sometimes called weed eaters, or weed wackers. They work through a revolving cutting head that automatically feeds a cord (or string) from a spool, as the spin creates a centrifugal force.
Before I give my suggestions for string trimmers, I think it is important to understand the different styles of trimmer out there, because each is designed for a different purpose.
Trimmers come in several styles: electric trimmers, gas-powered trimmers, and brush cutters. It is very important that you pick the right type for your needs. To pick the correct style, you first need to consider: the type of material that you are whacking; the size of the area you are working on; and whether you require any restrictions regarding noise.
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I provide more details and reasoning for my choices below.
The GreenWorks 21142 is a powerful tool that uses dual-string technology to maximize effectiveness. It can be used to trim, taper, or edge your lawn.
This weed eater is more powerful than a typical electric trimmer and its 18-inch cutting path makes it quicker at covering large areas. It is versatile enough to be used as an edger, as well as a trimmer.
Pros of the GreenWorks 21142
Cons of the GreenWorks 21142
The EGO Power+ 15" offers power and convenience combined with cordless technology, enabling you to cover larger yard areas without worrying about power sources and extension cords.
The 56-Volt Lithium-Ion battery and efficient brush-less motor provide excellent cordless power. The 15-inch cutting swath is great for trimming, edging, and tapering grass and brush. The EGO Power+ provides the versatility of a gas powered weed wacker without all the noise, fuss and fumes.
Pros of the EGO Power+ 15"
Cons of the EGO Power+ 15"
One of the main reasons that the Husqvarna 128LD 17" is a best-seller is its 28cc 2-cycle engine, that supplies all the power that yard worker needs to cut and maintain a typical medium to large-sized yard. It runs on on a mixture of unleaded gas and 2-cycle oil. Optional attachments enable this weed wacker to be used as an edger, as well as a trimmer.
Pros of the Husqvarna 128LD 17"
Cons of the Husqvarna 128LD 17"
As its name suggests, the Blue Max 52623 Extreme Duty 2-Cycle Dual Line Trimmer and Brush Cutter is an extremely versatile and powerful trimmer and brush cutter that can deal with almost any sized yard or brush situation.
Easy to start, this machine gives you two tools in one. The trimmer head enables you to trim and edge your lawn. When you need to work on more serious weeds and brush, you can swap the trimmer head for the heavy-duty 10 inch brush cutter.
Pros of the Blue Max 52623 Extreme Duty
Cons of the Blue Max 52623 Extreme Duty
You would think that using a trimmer would be easy, you just hover over the area of grass that you want to cut and let it do the work, but this is rarely the best method and can result in scalping.
The truth is that there are numerous more effective techniques for using a string trimmer, some of which are explained below.
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