Best Cheap Weed Eaters for 2017 Reviewed

ComparisonIf you are looking for a simple string trimmer mainly for lighter duties and don’t want to spend a lot of money, you have come to the right place. Here we present you our most recommended cheap weed wackers – with ratings, prices and reviews:

Electric

GreenWorks 21212

GreenWorks 21212

Our rating: 3.5 stars Fair  

Customer rating: 4 stars 1,900+ reviews *

Price: $44.10

Best price: The cheapest weed eater available, designed for ordinary duties on smaller yards. It has enough power, but users also mention several problems.

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GreenWorks 21272

GreenWorks 21272

Our rating: 4 stars Good  

Customer rating: 4 stars 200+ reviews *

Price: $58.99

Our most recommended: A bit more costly but with solid power and many useful adjustments – our most recommended electric model.

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* please note that the reviews on Amazon are mixed from several different tools

Cordless

Black+Decker LST300

Black+Decker LST300

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 4.5 stars 400+ reviews

Price: $83.89*

Best choice: Our most recommended cordless weed eater for the money – quality unit, lightweight and also with solid battery working time.

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Earthwise CST00012

Earthwise CST00012

Our rating: 4 stars Good  

Customer rating: 4 stars 420+ reviews

Price: $69.22*

Adjustable and with tilting head: Designed for lighter duties and cleanup as it doesn’t have enough power for heavier trimming.

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* including battery and charger

Gas powered

Remington 41BD110G983

Remington 41BD110G983

Our rating: 3.5 stars Fair  

Customer rating: 3.5 stars 170+ reviews

Price: $79.99

Powerful: Inexpensive gas unit, powerful and not too heavy. Its disadvantages are higher noise level, vibrations and some users even reported problems with stalling.

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Comparison with other models:

Model Type Price Our rating   For Tilting head Weight Cutting swath Line Battery time
GreenWorks 21212 Electric $44.10 3.5 stars no 5.2 lbs 13" 0.065 dual
GreenWorks 21272 Electric $58.99 4 stars yes 7 lbs 15" 0.065 dual
Black & Decker ST7700 Electric $37.45 4 stars no 4.5 lbs 13" 0.065 single
Black+Decker LST300 Cordless $83.89* 4.5 stars no 5.7 lbs 12" 0.065 single 20-30 minutes**
Earthwise CST00012 Cordless $69.22* 4 stars yes 8.1 lbs 12" 0.065 single 20-30 minutes**
Toro 51467 Cordless $59.85* 3.5 stars no 6.4 lbs 8" 0.065 single 30-45 minutes**
Remington 41BD110G983 Gas $79.99 3.5 stars no 10.2 lbs 17" 0.09 single

* including battery and charger

** according to users

 

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