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A rotary lawn trimmer, also known as a weed whacker or weed eater, is a great tool for keeping your lawn tidy and weed-free. Gas-powered trimmers pack a lot of power and may have a wider path than other trimmers, but the extra weight and added cost are factors to consider. Most modern trimmers are electric and have small, lightweight designs with rechargeable batteries. Some electric models can switch quickly from trimming to edging mode. Make sure that the battery duration and cutting path are right for your situation. Some trimmers are better suited to handling bramble and brush, while others are best used for detail work like edging and working around patios and other obstacles.

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