Top 5 Best Weed Trimmers

This gardening tool is also known as a trimmer, ant it is a very needed tool for anyone with a lawn. Instead of a steel blade it uses a flexible plastic cord to cut grass, and this allows it to cut weeds near any kind of obstruction. The cord, unlike a blade, does not break after hilling a rock or wall, so this device is great for cleaning up after the main work was done by a lawn mower.

The power of some of these devices can spin the cord fast enough to cut down thick, even woody weeds, or at least damage them enough so they die. Therefore they can be seen as a versatile piece of garden equipment, which is good for most mowing jobs.

These devices come in all shapes and sizes, and while some are worth their money, some are not. And in this list we intend to describe the 5 best weed whackers, all of which do their job well and are reliable models. All have an adequate price and have proven their worth.

Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Cordless
#1
BLACK+DECKER (LST136)
9.8
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#2
WORX WG163 GT 3.0 20V
9.6
/
10
Extra-light model
#3
Greenworks 18-Inch 10 Amp
9.4
/
10
Great corded mower
#4
DEWALT DCST920B
9.2
/
10
Best brand model
#5
Ryobi 18V One Plus
8.9
/
10
Small affordable mower
BLACK+DECKER (LST136)
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.8
/
10

This model works on a 40 volt lithium ion battery. This is a great power for a weed-whacker, and the cord spins at a good speed. This one is good even for thick weeds. The battery can be set into two modes – it can be set to save energy, and it can be set to give out maximum power. This is a very good ability, because you can work for a long time when the battery is conserving power.

The spool allows you to work without bumps. By just turning the shaft you can convert it from a trimmer into an edger. The shaft has a length of 52 inches, which is an optimal length.

The model is shipped with a special charger that makes charging much quicker than expected. It also comes with a second handle and a spool.

The model can use any other Black and Decker batteries from other equipment.

This whacker was designed for heavy weeds, and the battery allows it to get through the heaviest grass, so it is advised for overgrown yards.

Pros:

  • Very strong engine and battery – can get through thick grass quickly
  • The accumulator charges up very quickly
  • Very light, maneuverable and ergonomic – a pleasure to work with

Cons:

  • The powerful motor quickly uses up the battery, and you can be out of juice in under 15 minutes

WORX WG163 GT 3.0 20V
#2
Extra-light model
Editor’s Rating:
9.6
/
10

This model can quickly become an edger or a trimmer. The transition is very easy and just takes a few seconds. The new addition called Command Feed allows you to quickly add line to the spool with the press of a button, and the company also provides free spools forever.

The device ships with two batteries, each giving a voltage of 20 volts. The batteries are exchangeable with other tools from this manufacturer. The wheels are equipped with a thick layer of rubber, which gives the mower great traction and also nullifies most uneven spots in the terrain. This allows you to make straighter cuts.

The head can tilt, up to 90 degrees, so this allows you to cut in places that you usually could not reach, like at the edge of a wall or building. There is a spacer, that helps you avoid damaging something that you do not want to cut.

The entire thing weighs 5.3 pounds and cuts a swath 12 inches wide. The head spinning speed is 7600 rpm.

Pros:

  • Very light and easy to carry
  • Comes with two batteries that are easy to swap, and an acre of lawn is not a problem for this model
  • Has a good cut width and large power, combined with high RPM speed

Cons:

  • The entire instruction book is hard to read and understand

Greenworks 18-Inch 10 Amp
#3
Great corded mower
Editor’s Rating:
9.4
/
10

This machine has a powerful motor, working on 10 amps. It uses 0.08 line, which is ejected by bumping the head. The entire machine is very light and starts with a press of a button. The cutting path is 18 inches wide, so the trimming will take much less time than with another model.

The grip and the handle overall are very soft, and they nullify vibration, making it much more comfortable to work with the mower. The device ships with a spool and cord.

The coupler is of a universal shape, and it allows you to use heads from other tools and even other brands.

The entire machine weighs only 13 pounds. The motor is another interesting point – it is very quiet and will not stress your ears.

The machine is corded, so no need for lugging around a battery and recharging it constantly.

Pros:

  • Pretty light, while remaining very powerful
  • Autofeeding mechanism works very well
  • The pivot mechanism actually works very well

Cons:

  • Hard to find replacement parts for this model

DEWALT DCST920B
#4
Best brand model
Editor’s Rating:
9.2
/
10

This model is marked by its brushless motor, which allows it to conserve its lithium ion battery and work for a long time on one charge. The head works with a dual cord, with a thickness of 0.08 inches. The width of a swath is 13 inches.

The trigger is another interesting point. It measures pressure, and the harder you push the more power the engine produces. The cord is extruded via bumping the head on the ground.

The gear and transmission design is unusual for allowing much more ease in maneuvering. The engine also vibrates much less, so it will not tire out your hands.

The battery does not come with the mower, and it needs to be bought separately, as well as the charger. The engine gives a speed of up to 6000 RPMs.

The weight is only 8.5 pounds. DeWalt has a three year warranty on this mower

Pros:

  • The brand offers only quality tools and materials, so this mower will last a long while
  • The brushless engine is a great addition to an already good mower
  • The batteries can be exchanged with any other DeWalt tools

Cons:

  • The trimmer guard does not help, and grass will go on your feet

Ryobi 18V One Plus
#5
Small affordable mower
Editor’s Rating:
8.9
/
10

This is a small, mobile and affordable mower for lighter grass and smaller yards. It, however, can handle thicker grass if need be. This model is powered by an 18 volt battery, which is typical for Ryobi tools and can be exchanged with other tools from this brand.

The model has a very high motor speed – 9300 RPMs. This allows it to go through a lot of grass quickly. The mower has one important selling point – it is very light and weighs only 1.95 kg. The cutting width is 25 cm. The unit is sold without batteries, which are purchased separately from the brand store.

The device is optimized for small yards and lawns, because of the short width of swath and low powered motor.

The cord in this model loads automatically, instead of using the bumping method. Ryobi gives a three-year warranty with the mower and sends a spool full of cord with it.

Pros:

  • Universal battery means you can use any Ryobi battery in this tool
  • Small, convenient and easy to carry around
  • Does not harm fences or other garden decorations

Cons:

  • Not very powerful – good for lawn grass, but can not take down big weeds