Brushless motor makes it powerful enough to trim large yards. Reasonably quiet to use with minimal vibration. Offers long battery life, plus it doesn't take too long to recharge. Has a solid build and 14" cut path. Comes with a battery and charger.
Heavier than other models we considered. Some owners had minor difficulties restringing it.
Delivers 40 W of power, which works well for most yards. Rechargeable. Not too heavy or difficult to maneuver. Does not tend to be noisy or produce too much vibration.
Doesn't come with a battery. Some problems restringing it have been noted.
Has an adjustable cut path from 10" to 13" to fit a numerous trimming needs. Offers power to trim medium to large yards. Flower guard does a good job protecting delicate plants. Includes a battery and charger. Fairly lightweight and long battery life.
Owners may occasionally run into issues with the automatic line advance working as it should.
This basic, affordable model is easy to use. Lightweight build with straightforward functions. It's also quieter than most, and doesn't produce major vibration when running. Easy to load the trim line.
Is powered by a cord, which tends to get in the way. At 4 A, it's the least powerful model on our list.
Basic and easy to use in a build that isn't very heavy. Comes with a battery and charger. Works as well at edging as it does trimming. Doesn't tend to vibrate and isn't very loud. Falls on the low end of the price range.
Somewhat underpowered, so it's not ideal for large yards. Line feed is known to malfunction. Mixed experience on how long the battery life lasts per charge.
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