April 21, 2021

String Trimmer Reviews & Edgers

You really can’t do lawn care without a good string trimmer. We focus our string trimmer reviews on cut quality, cutting speed, features, and more. For battery-powered models, run-time is a huge consideration, and string capacity plays a role as well. Comparative reviews like our best battery powered string trimmer roundup, make for our favorite testing methods. String trimmers start with handheld tools (gas powered or battery powered) used for walking and trimming small areas of grass. Battery-powered models have begun to really compete well with gas models for straight trimming jobs. Going up in scale, we also cover wheeled push models suitable for larger areas. These use larger and wider string to cut more grass at once. String Trimmer Reviews Professionals look to our string trimmer reviews to see if battery powered models can compete with gas. We also make sure to address run-time and durability issues. Our string trimmer reviews test cutting power and capacity, features, usability, and more.

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MAKITA XRU18 18V LXT X2 STRING TRIMMER REVIEW

Makita XRU18 String Trimmer Targets Gas-Replacing Power Makita has an intentional focus with their battery-powered lawn care line to “bracket the market”. In other words, they want to provide legitimate options to cover everyone’s needs. The Makita XRU18 18V X2 string trimmer is a great example. This model targets class-leading power for professionals who need […]

ECHO SRM-410X Straight Shaft Trimmer

Echo Brush Cutter Power in a String Trimmer Body We’ve all seen professional landscapers rip the guards off their trimmers, let out tons of string and go to town. Manufacturers kinda hate that—well, except Echo apparently. The new Echo SRM-410X Straight Shaft Trimmer slings out a 20″ cutting swath. And it’s designed with enough horsepower […]

Hart 20V Cordless 13-inch String Trimmer/Edger

Hart 2-in-1 20V String Trimmer/Edger Targets Streamlining Homeowners Hart has a streamlined solution for homeowners looking to tighten up their lawn’s look without breaking the bank. The Hart 20V String Trimmer/Edger pulls double duty by trimming up those hard-to-reach weeds and grasses around the property and then switching to edge mode to put in those […]

Makita XRU18 String Trimmer Video Review

Before we began testing out the latest battery-powered string trimmers for our Best Weedeater Roundup , we expected to put the existing X2 Makita XRU15 side-by-side against some of the newer models on the market. To our surprise, Makita sent us a newer model, the XRU18 string trimmer. This new flagship Makita X2 weedeater has just […]

Makita 18V LXT Brushless String Trimmer XRU12

Precise Trimming and Edging From Makita XRU12 Trimmer Makita continues to provide tools for you to “Rule the Outdoors“, this time with an 18V LXT String Trimmer. With a combination of unique design features, a lightweight build, and some solid runtime, Makita’s newest string trimmer addition makes the ideal choice for precise trimming and edging. […]

Milwaukee String Trimmer

Milwaukee M18 Brushless String Trimmer 2828-20

Now Delivering More Clearing Power Milwaukee’s latest extension of their growing line of outdoor power equipment adds a new competent trimmer. The Milwaukee M18 Brushless String Trimmer (2828-20) includes a larger cutting swath. With adequate power, rotational speed, and torque, that should provide more clearing power for users hoping to get Pro-level performance from their […]

Craftsman battery weedwacker

Craftsman Battery Weedwacker Review | V60 Brushless String Trimmer

Craftsman V60 Battery Weedwacker Delivers Excellent Performance with a Versatile Design We got our hands on the brushless Craftsman V60 battery Weedwacker near the end of the mowing season for most of the country. The joy of living in Florida is that we don’t get to stop cutting our lawns for more than a couple […]

Echo Wheeled Trimmers

Echo Wheeled Trimmers | Three Models

Echo Releases Three Wheeled Trimmers to Attack Weeds Easily and Comfortably Wheeled string trimmers seem to be all the rage these days (we’re guessing a patent recently expired). We’ve seen models from DR Trimmers and Troy-Bilt , and now Echo has joined in the fun with three models. The Echo line of Wheeled String Trimmers […]