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60V Toro Cordless Trimmer


A String Trimmer Joins Toro’s 60V Flex Force Cordless Lineup

What good is a cordless lawn tool line without a string trimmer? Not much good, that’s what. That’s why Toro is releasing a 60V model to join the rest of the Flex Force family. The Toro cordless trimmer allows you to take control of all the overgrowth in your yard by giving you the option of whether you want peak performance or peak runtime from the included 2.5 Ah battery.

10-Second Summary

  • Model Number: 51830
  • Brushless motor
  • 60V, 2.5 Ah L135 battery provides anywhere between 30-50 minutes of runtime per charge
  • Works with either 0.80″ or 0.095″ line
  • Quick and easy line change
  • Cast aluminum direct-drive head
  • MSRP: $199

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What’s the Big Deal?

Runtime

Choosing between peak performance or runtime, eh? It’s simple with the Flex Force String Trimmer. That’s because you can run the string trimmer with thicker or thinner gauge string at either 14″ or 16″. To really blast through the job at hand, equipping the 0.095″ trimmer line and using the 16″ cutting swath should do the trick. You can expect 30 minutes worth of runtime with these settings.

However, should you have a lot of work to do, you can choose to maximize runtime by switching out the line to the thinner 0.08 gauge and shortening the cut width to 14″. This should get you a cool 50 minutes of weed whacking runtime.

 

Or, if you want a balance between the two, move back to the thicker gauge line with the shortened 14″ cutting swath setting. This nets you a 45-minute runtime.

Line Changes

“But, switching line back and forth probably isn’t worth the trouble,” you’re probably saying at this point. You couldn’t be more wrong there, friend-o. That’s because Toro has included an easy way to replace your trimmer line. This trimmer head system requires no spools, and basically just requires that you feed the line into the trimmer head and spin the dial to wind it into the appropriate place.

Other Features

To ramp up the power, as well as the general lifespan of the product, Toro has opted for a brushless motor with this trimmer. In fact, Toro promises that this model features more motor torque and an aluminum cast direct-drive head for better durability.

Pricing

The Toro cordless trimmer, with 60V, 2.5 Ah battery, runs $199. It comes with a full 3-year warranty on the tool and a 2-year warranty on the battery. To take stock of where this falls with its competitors, we should look toward some comparisons.

The Toro has the lowest price point with the most string versatility. However, EGO does make a compelling counter offer with a longer warranty, carbon fiber shaft, and automatic string winding system. It does, however, have a bit shorter cutting swath.

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60V Toro Cordless Trimmer Specs

  • Model Number: 51830
  • Battery Power: L135 battery (60V Max, 2.5 Ah, 135 Watt-hour)
  • Charge Time: 60 minutes
  • Cutting Width: 14″/16″
  • Line Type: .080 or .095
  • Warranty: 3-Year tool, 1-Year battery
  • MSRP: $199

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