Best Electric Weed Eaters for 2017 Reviewed

ComparisonElectric string trimmers are the cheapest, they also start instantly, require no fuel mixing or maintenance and aren’t limited by battery life – but you are limited by the power cord so they’re ideal for smaller yards with few obstacles.

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

GreenWorks 21272

GreenWorks 21272

Our rating: 4 stars Good  

Customer rating: 4 stars 200+ reviews *

Price: $58.99

Our most recommended: The best electric trimmer in our opinion – lightweight tool with solid power and many useful adjustments for a good price.

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Toro 51480

Toro 51480

Our rating: 4 stars Good  

Customer rating: 4 stars 800+ reviews *

Price: $64.99

Also popular: Weed wacker with solid power and great edger function with a guiding wheel. But some users also report certain functionality problems.

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GreenWorks 21142

GreenWorks 21142

Our rating: 4 stars Good  

Customer rating: 4 stars 600+ reviews *

Price: $64.76

Powerful: Designed as a gas trimmer replacement, thanks to the brushless motor it is the most powerful electric weed eater. And also attachment capable.

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

 

Comparison with other models:

Model Type Price Our rating   For Tilting head Weight Cutting swath Line Amp
GreenWorks 21272 Classic $58.99 4 stars yes 7 lbs 15" 0.065 dual 5.5 Amp
Toro 51480 Classic $64.99 4 stars no 7.5 lbs 14" 0.065 dual 5 Amp
GreenWorks 21142 Powerful $64.76 4 stars no 9.9 lbs 18" 0.08 dual 10 Amp
Black & Decker GH3000 Powerful $62.24 4 stars no 6.9 lbs 14" 0.08 single 7.5 Amp
Black & Decker ST7700 Classic $37.45 4 stars no 4.5 lbs 13" 0.065 single 4.4 Amp
Black & Decker GH900 Classic $39.99 3.5 stars no 5.5 lbs 14" 0.065 single 6.5 Amp
GreenWorks 21212 Classic $44.10 3.5 stars no 5.2 lbs 13" 0.065 dual 4 Amp

The “classic” trimmers are popular and inexpensive 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. Most 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.

“Powerful” units are a bit more expensive but also with a lot of power to handle even some harder tasks.

 

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