After testing the best weed eater on five different lawns and at a city park, we agreed that the WORX 32-Volt GT2.0 String is the best weed whacker overall because of its light weight, power, anti-vibration system and cutting capability, but the Toro 51480 is a very close runner-up. The Toro is a bit heavier but does an equally good job cutting grass. The Worx effortlessly cut its way through thick weeds and grass and even took down tough, reedy vegetation. The 60-inch shaft makes it easier on taller users and gives a person of any height longer reach.We have listed a brief introduction on the five Best Weed Eaters for your reference.
Three Amazing Tools in One
The WORX GT 2.0 string trimmer has taken grass trimming and edging to a whole new level of power and function. With the 32-volts of MaxLithium battery power, the GT 2.0 provides longer run times and more power. The 12-inch cutting diameter means more trimming in less time. Not only will this cordless trimmer convert to an edger in seconds, but it is also a mini mower. It has dual-positioned in-line wheels that make edging a breeze. The wheels can also be used as a ‘mowing-like’ function for detailed trimming around landscape or hard to reach areas.
- Comes with one 32V MaxLithium battery, 3 trimmer spools and charger
- 3-in-1 Capability with dual-position wheels for grass trimming, edging, and mowing. The battery and charger are packaged separately from the tool, but in the same box.
- Converts from a trimmer to an in-line edger in seconds with no tools
- Quick-release lever for fast telescopic height adjustments, and for the 90-degree tilting head
- 12-inch cutting diameter with automatic 100% single line feed (no bump)
This is a very good edger/trimmer and a good bargain to boot also the auto line-feed works OK each time the trimmer is started up from a complete stop.
Since 1910, Black & Decker has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, accessories, outdoor yard care equipment, home cleaning products, automotive and lighting products, hardware, and other home improvement products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, Black & Decker has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing and marketing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home and for commercial applications.
I am surprisingly pleased by this weed whacker/trimmer! Despite all the positive reviews, I just couldn’t shake the notion that a battery-powered tool like this would be underpowered, or run out of batteries quickly. . I was also impressed by the edging — it went very quickly!
We already own a gas-powered trimmer, but it took all my arm strength to just hold the thing… I had no muscles left to aim it! This is so lightweight and relatively quiet. I’m thrilled that now I can trim around the garden and walkways when I need to, instead of nagging my husband.
I purchased the set with 2 batteries which I definitely recommend. They last a very decent amount of time (about 15-20 mins for me before it starts slowing down) so having 2 saves it from being a frustrating experience. I also like that the manual specifically and explicitly states that you can leave the battery on the charger with no ill effects, and encourages you to charge it frequently rather than letting it drain down. It’s much more convenient.
- two thumbs up
- VERY powerful and was able to handle very thick weeds tall overgrown grass, and also delicate grass
A plug in trimmer seems to be the best option. This Toro 51480 is priced low and I was not expecting much, but the build quality is very good. The motor is very powerful. It has no problem beating even heavy grass and plants. Not quite on par with a full size gas unit, but very close. And I don’t have to wear ear protection.The auto feed is a bit of a problem. On other trimmers, you smack it on the ground to let out extra string. This Toro, it lets out string every time you start it from full stop. The string that comes with it is very poor and wears out quickly. If you hit a rock, the string is almost gone before you let off the trigger. To spool out about 2 inches of string, you have to stop and start it about 5 times. It’s really annoying and it gets worse in heavy brush.I also picked up “Cyclone .065-Inch-by-300-Foot Spool Commercial Grade 6-Blade 1/2-Pound Grass Trimmer Line, Blue CY065D1/2-12” on Amazon.
Toro’s new string trimmers are powerful, durable, and packed with high-performing features that make yard care seem effortless.
Toro’s 51480 corded trimmer/edger comes equipped with a powerful 5 amp motor that easily cuts through thick grass and weeds. With one-step walk-behind edging, you can also easily switch from using it as a trimmer to using it as an edger–in seconds. Even more, the trimmer/edger provides a telescoping shaft and an adjustable assist handle that offer extended reach and adjustable options to accommodate all users.
- Powerful 5 amp motor easily cuts through thick grass and weeds
- Extra-wide 14-inch (35.6 cm) dual-line cutting head gets the job done faster
- One-step walk-behind edging–easily switch from a trimmer to an edger in seconds
- Telescoping shaft and adjustable assist handle provide extended reach.
The combination of this Toro and the Cyclone string make this an awesome tool.
Black & Decker ST7700 4.4-amp Feed String Trimmer/Edger
This is by far the best trimmer I’ve owned in a long time. I’ve used it 5 times now to trim and edge my yard, and I haven’t had a broken line yet, and it feed remarkably well. I am still using the line that was supplied on the spool, and that might be the reason it has performed so well. When it comes time to replenish the line to the spool, I’m going to try ensure that it is wrapped neatly. I think the real test will be on the replenished spool. So the jury is still out on that. But so far it has earned it’s 5 star rating. Well done Black and Decker. And no……. I’m not one of those paid reviewers.
The Black & Decker automatic feed string trimmer and edger is a powerful yet lightweight tool perfect for trimming heavy weeds, grasses, and overgrowth. The Groom ‘N’ Edge head rotates 180 degrees to convert the trimmer to an edger and vice versa in a matter of seconds. Used as an edger, the edge guide assists with edging along sidewalks and driveways. This 13-inch automatic feed sting trimmer and edger gives you a 13-inch cutting path and features the exclusive Black & Decker Automatic Feed Spool (AFS) system that automatically advances the cutting string without bumping; centrifugal force feeds the line as needed. The built-in auxiliary handle provides maximum comfort and control, and the cord retention system prevents accidental cord disconnection for continuous trimming. The powerful 4.4-Amp motor spinning the line at 10,000 rpm works as a powerful tool for trimming heavy weeds and grass. Weighing in at a mere 5 pounds, this a feather-light string trimmer allowing for less fatigue and more control. This product backed by a 2-year full warranty. Amazon.com Ideal for both post-mowing maintenance edging along hard surfaces like pavement, and trimming grass in hard-to-reach areas, this easy-to-handle automatic feed string trimmer from Black & Decker cuts a 13-inch path and has a 180-degree rotating head for simple conversion to edging work. A 4.4-Amp motor spins the line at a speed of 10,000 RPM and gives the ST7700 the power it needs to tackle overgrown grass and weeds.
And thanks to the Automatic Feed Spool (AFS) design, there’s no bumping as the cutting string automatically advances; additionally, a built-in auxiliary handle helps minimizes wrist fatigue for long-term use. There’s even a convenient cord retention system to guard against unintended unplugging of the tool while you’re working.
Ideal for both post-mowing maintenance edging along hard surfaces like pavement, and trimming grass in hard-to-reach areas, this easy-to-handle automatic feed string trimmer from Black & Decker cuts a 13-inch path and has a 180-degree rotating head for simple conversion to edging work. A 4.4-Amp motor spins the line at a speed of 10,000 RPM and gives the ST7700 the power it needs to tackle overgrown grass and weeds. And thanks to the Automatic Feed Spool (AFS) design, there’s no bumping as the cutting string automatically advances; additionally, a built-in auxiliary handle helps minimizes wrist fatigue for longterm use. There’s even a convenient cord retention system to guard against unintended unplugging of the tool while you’re working.
- Tap ‘N Go Cutting Head feature quickly feeds the trimmer line automatically when the head is pushed into the ground
- Convenient knock-down coupler provides for quick assembly and allows for easy transport and storage
- The lightweight design provides easy mobility around the yard
- Part of the Weed Eater Feather lite family
Meet the lightest gas trimmer on the market. The W25CBK from Weed Eater is an easy-starting, 2-cycle trimmer that features a dual-string, bump feed cutting head so you can keep on trimming. This models also has the convenience of a knock-down coupler, making it easy to store and easy to use.