Best Cordless Weed Eaters for 2017 Reviewed

ComparisonCordless (or battery powered) weed eaters offer complete freedom of movement, no messing with the cord, fuel or starting – but they are more expensive than corded tools and are limited by the battery running time.

Here we present you our most recommended models with ratings, prices and reviews:

Black & Decker LST136W

Black & Decker LST136W

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 4.5 stars 2,500+ reviews

Price: $130.69*

Our most recommended: In our opinion the best cordless string trimmer – easy to handle, lightweight and with solid power and battery time.

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Black+Decker LST300

Black+Decker LST300

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 4.5 stars 400+ reviews

Price: $83.89*

Best for the money: Our most recommended cheap cordless model – quality trimmer, lightweight and also with solid battery working time.

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Black & Decker LCC420

Black & Decker LCC420

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 4.5 stars 600+ reviews

Price: $176.95*

Combo kit: LST400 grass trimmer and also the LSW20 sweeper. Lightweight, easy to handle and with solid battery time, but not for heavier trimming.

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WORX WG175

WORX WG175

Our rating: 4 stars Good  

Customer rating: 4.5 stars 500+ reviews

Price: $129.88*

Best for cleanup and edging: Offers a great edger adjustment and many useful features like dual wheels or a tilting head – best cordless weed trimmer for light duties.

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GreenWorks 21332

GreenWorks 21332

Our rating: 4 stars Good  

Customer rating: 4 stars 500+ reviews

Price: $130.48*

Solid quality unit – offers enough power, plenty of battery time and also some useful features like tilting head or an edger adjustment.

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* including battery and charger

× without battery

Brushless

The brushless motor offers greater power and torque and also longer lifetime so these units are more similar to gas trimmers. So if you want an alternative to those powerful machines, but without noise, fumes or mixing fuel, look no further (if you are interested how this motor works, take a look at this article).

EGO Power+ Trimmer

EGO Power+ Trimmer

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 4.5 stars 200+ reviews

Price: $232.95*

Top power: Designed as a lightweight, less noisy and maintenance and fumes-free alternative to gas trimmers. Solid battery time and fast recharge.

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GreenWorks 21362

GreenWorks 21362

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 4.5 stars 250+ reviews

Price: $179.00*

Attachment capable, great battery time: Also an alternative to gas powered weed whackers, heavier but with a possibility to use various attachments.

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Dewalt DCST920P1

Dewalt DCST920P1

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 4 stars 600+ reviews

Price: $190.42*

Quality unit with good power and great battery time, only with a smaller shield and a bit worse for cleanup jobs or edging.

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* including battery and charger

× without battery

Comparison with other models:

Model Type Price Our rating   For Tilting head Weight Cutting swath Line Battery time
Black & Decker LST136W Classic $130.69* 4.5 stars no 6.8 lbs 13" 0.065 single 40/20 mins**
Black & Decker LCC420 Classic $176.95* 4.5 stars no 6.3 lbs 12" 0.065 single 35-40 mins**
WORX WG175 Classic $129.88* 4 stars yes 6.2 lbs 12" 0.065 single 25-50 mins**
GreenWorks 21332 Classic $130.48* 4 stars yes 7.5 lbs 13" 0.065 single 35-70 mins**
Makita XRU02Z Classic $99.00 × 4.5 stars yes 6.4 lbs 10-1/4" 1/16" single 20-45 mins**
Black+Decker LST300 Cheap $83.89* 4.5 stars no 5.7 lbs 12" 0.065 single 20-30 mins**
Earthwise CST00012 Cheap $69.22* 4 stars yes 8.1 lbs 12" 0.065 single 20-30 mins**
Black & Decker NST1118 Cheap $71.98* 4 stars no 6.4 lbs 10" 0.065 single 15-20 mins**
Toro 51467 Cheap $59.85* 3.5 stars no 6.4 lbs 8" 0.065 single 30-45 mins**
EGO Power+ Trimmer Brushless $232.95* 4.5 stars no 9 lbs 15" 0.095 dual 20-50 mins**
GreenWorks 21362 Brushless $179.00* 4.5 stars no 13 lbs 14" 0.08 dual 30-60 mins**
Dewalt DCST920P1 Brushless $190.42* 4.5 stars no 8.5 lbs 13" 0.08 dual ca 45 mins**
Makita XRU04Z Brushless $149.00 × 4.5 stars no 8.6 lbs 11-3/4" 1/16" dual 35-45 mins**
Black+Decker LST540 Brushless $145.26* 4 stars no 8.2 lbs 13" 0.08 dual 10-25 mins**

* including battery and charger

× without battery

** according to users

“Classic” are the most popular tools for small or medium sized lawns – mainly for post mowing cleanup and clearing hard-to-reach places as they are not designed for harder jobs. All of them can be easily converted into an edger and also offer other useful adjustments – for example telescopic shaft or the possibility to change angle of the head or handle.

“Cheap” are simple cordless trimmers mainly for lighter duties. They are a lot cheaper than other models, but the quality or power is lower as well.

 

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