Best Cordless Line Trimmers For 2019.
I have been using both line trimmers and brush cutters for many years now, both professionally and for my own property. It’s important to firstly distinguish the difference between the two
These are similar to line trimmers but usually far more powerful and heavier. They can be used for trimming edges, cutting down long grass, or even clearing small shrubs and large weeds.
For the heavier jobs you can usually add a blade. These blades come in different styles and sizes, depending on the job you wish to use them for.
I have lost count of the amount of acres I have actually cleared with these fantastic machines, particularly in my younger days.
I wouldn’t recommend that you use these for anything less then say an acre of land. They can be very heavy and therefore tiring to use.
Line Trimmers are fantastic for any property under an acre and where it’s primary job is to brush cut the edges of gardens, garden paths and driveways.
These machines can also come with blade attachments, however, if all you want to do is cut grass then I wouldn’t recommend you ever use the blades. Some of the smaller machines will wear out a lot quicker if used for heavier work that is more suited to a brush cutter.
Line trimmers come in various sizes, and power, and it’s really up to the individual to check out what they’re about to purchase and make sure they will be able to handle using them comfortably.
They also come in either straight shaft or bent shaft models.
Personally I prefer the straight shaft varieties. I have found after many years of operating both models that the straight shaft is easier to use and lasts longer.
Which Brings Me to My Review:
I have selected five different models that I consider to be some of the best on the market. Now, others might disagree with me because it doesn’t really matter which brand you purchase there always seems to be a lemon thrown in now and then
As much as this can be annoying, in my reviews I only mention those that I have either personally used or have been highly recommended by others. If I haven’t owned a particular machine then I will diligently research it and find out from others just how good it really is.
In the end though, this is my opinion only and I have come to my conclusions because of my many years of experience in the Gardening and landscaping industry.
These Are the Line Trimmers I have selected as being the best on the Market.
This is a cordless line trimmer with a great reputation. The 20V Liion batteries coupled with the brushless technology make this particular model a pleasure to use.
Below are some of the specifications as supplied by the manufacturer:
- Brushless Motor maximizing motor efficiency and durability
- Dual 0.080″ line with bump feed, with 13-inch cutting swath
- Variable trigger with speed control
- Patented gear drive design. Rpm: 0-4,600 / 0-6,000 rpm
- Includes 20V MAX 5.0Ah Lithium Ion Battery, along with charger.
Dewalt have always had an excellent reputation for building strong durable products. I purchased one of these models for my home use about 6 months ago. Admittedly it hasn’t received a lot of use yet, but I haven’t had any issues. It has managed to take care of my 1 acre property fairly easy.
The machine isn’t to heavy, which is fantastic when you’re getting older. I was worried at first about the 20V battery. You know how we usually believe bigger is better. Well I was pleasantly surprised, this line trimmer performed its required duties with ease.
However, because my experience with using this model is limited I decided to research the opinions of others, this is what I found.
a). The machine is light weight and easy to use.
b).The 5AH battery gives you ample time to trim an average lawn.
c). The line feeder works well.
d). A lot cheaper then the Gas versions.
e). No more having to pay for constant repairs as with gas trimmers.
f). Eats long grass easily.
a). There are several variants of this line trimmer available. This needs to be better explained before purchase.
b). The line trimmer head sits on the motor and can be a little bulky at times in difficult areas.
c). The warranty on the motor is only for 1 year.
d). The cutting guard is somewhat on the small size, so you will need to wear a screen guard if you don’t want to be hit by flying obstacles.
Just one final word on this model. Some people mentioned about the narrow cutting guard. I would recommend that you always wear a screen guard when using any line trimmer or brush cutter. Believe me, having a stone hit you in the teeth isn’t a pleasant experience.
Rating: 8 out of 10
Here we have another cordless line trimmer that is liked by many people. I haven’t personally used this model so I have had to rely on the reviews of others and that of a family member who does have one.
The Following is the specifications as supplied by the manufacturer.
- Up to 45 minutes run-time with included 3Ah USB Battery
- Brushless motor provides more torque, quiet operation, and longer life
- 14″ Cutting swath/ dual line . 080″/ bump feed head for quick and easy line advancement
- Cushioned overmold grip with variable speed trigger
- Usb port in battery charges all portable electronic devices, including phones and tablets
Green Works is another popular brand that produces many products such as mowers, brush cutters, line trimmers, hedgers and other machines. They are becoming more and more popular with consumers today.
a). Just as much power as a Gas lawn trimmer.
b). Powerful battery that can handle most yards up to one acre.
c). Solidly built an easy to handle.
d). Very light .
e). Fantastic line feed
a). Some people have complained about the warranty time. One person recommended buying the extended warranty.
b). Another machine with a small, fairly weak cover.
c). Make sure you are getting the trimmer pictured.
As is the case with any piece of equipment you purchase online you must make sure you receive the tool that was shown in the picture, if not I would get onto the sellers quickly.
One person complained about the length of time the battery lasted. Apparently it went dead after 45 minutes. In my opinion, if you can get 45 minutes from a trimmer battery you are doing great. I have trimmed a lot of lawns in my life and very few took more then 45 minutes to complete.
Rating 7 out of 10
The Craftsman mentioned above is another trimmer I have very little experience with. I have used it once at a friends place just to see how it went. He swears by it, as do quite a number of other reviewers.
Here are the manufacturers specifications.
- Part of the V60 cordless system
- Part of the versa-track wall organization system
- Brushless motor – with high performance 60V 2.5Ah Battery pack for long runtime
- Two speed variable switch – for higher power or longer runtime
- Quick wind Spool system – for ease of line replacement bump feed system – 15″ Cutting swath and dual 0.080″ Twist line – also accepts 0.095″
- Ergonomic Telescoping Pole & Adjustable Handle – For better comfort and control
In my limited experience with this machine I found it light, easy to use, not hard on the back and simple to put together.
a). Easy to assemble
b). Lightweight and easy to use, great balance
c). A fantastic Weed Wacker with loads of power coming from the 60V motor.
d). Long life battery.
e). Fantastic variable speeds.
a). Apparently sometimes the feed head can have some issues. The head can need replacing after one summer. Craftsman are working o fixing this issue.
b). With one person the spindle fell off.
c). One person received a completely different model. Make sure you receive the correct one.
When rating my review, I can’t take into account that some people receive the wrong product. I’m solely here to review the performance of the product. As I’ve stated before, if you receive the wrong item from any seller you need to chase it up.
These are just three of a whole host of cordless line trimmers available on the market. As a person who has used the gas models for many years I can tell you that I love much of the cordless products available today. They are less noisy, clean to the environment and often much simpler to start and use.
Rating:- 8 out of 10
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