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.

Review8.2(out of 10)
Kobalt 80V String Trimmer

Kobalt 80V String Trimmer Review

Kobalt 80V String Trimmer First Impressions Kobalt made waves in our Lithium-Ion Mower Shootout with their 80V mower. Not surprisingly, it’s just the first in a line of 80V OPE (outdoor power equipment) for 2015 that also includes the Kobalt 80V String Trimmer that we’re looking at today. Further down the line, we’ll also get […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
DeWalt 40V Max String Trimmer

DeWalt 40V Max String Trimmer Review

DeWalt DCST990H1 40V MAX Lithium Ion XR Brushless 15” String Trimmer As a life long piston-head, DeWalt’s ‘Gas Performance Guarantee’ piqued my interest on the new DeWalt 40V Max String Trimmer. I’m a little old school, at least in my book, so replacing an internal combustion motor with a battery is just a few notches above […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
EGO 15 in String Trimmer 56V Brushless Model

EGO 15 in String Trimmer 56V Brushless Model Review

Last year we reviewed the EGO 12 in string trimmer which proved to be a great product for those of us with 1/8-acre lots who want to switch to rechargeable outdoor power equipment in lieu of gas powered tools. Where it came up a bit short was in the area of edging or when tackling […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
EGO 56V Cordless Mower, Trimmer, Hedge Trimmer, Blower

EGO 56V Cordless Mower, Trimmer, Hedge Trimmer, Blower Review

Companies like EGO are pushing the boundaries and limits in ways never before seen in this category, and it won’t be very long before the thought of a homeowner using a gas tool to mow or trim the lawn is an antiquated idea. EGO is a new brand whose tools are now available at The Home […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Echo SRM-280T String Trimmer

Echo SRM-280T String Trimmer Review

Echo SRM-280T: The Task The Mountain, as our family calls it, is Dad’s mammoth water feature that sits at the north end of my parents’ yard.  It came about several years ago when the county decided to widen the road in front of their house.  Dad somehow managed to commandeer all the broken pieces of […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Oregon ST275 40V Cordless Trimmer

Oregon ST275 40V Cordless Trimmer Review

Having recently reviewed Oregon’s PS250 Pole Saw, which resulted in high marks; I was excited to seize the opportunity to review the Oregon ST275 Trimmer/Edger .  Since Oregon products can only be found in smaller, professional equipment dealer locations, I assume that most, if not all, homeowners and a large number of pros may not be […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Greenworks Trimmer G-Max 14 40V Digipro

Greenworks Trimmer G-Max 14" 40V Digipro Review

We’re starting to get into a lot of 40V tools this year. It may be the fact that, being based out of central Florida, we get a jump on the rest of the editorial world, since we don’t get snow and can start these Spring products much sooner than our “chillier” northern compadres. In either […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Kobalt 40V String Trimmer and Hedge Trimmer

Kobalt 40V String Trimmer and Hedge Trimmer Review

Remember those early Saturday mornings as child when you were trying to sleep in while someone was doing yard work? Do you remember how quiet it wasn’t?  You were most likely awoken from your attempts to sleep until noon by the sounds of gas powered outdoor equipment. Our kids today might not have the same […]