Makita Weed Eaters Reviewed

Makita is well-known for its high quality cordless string trimmers and other tools – together, these form the largest collection with interchangeable batteries on the market. Here we present you their assortment, with ratings, prices and reviews:

Makita XRU02Z

Makita XRU02Z

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 4.5 stars 170+ reviews

Price: $99.00 ×

Lightweight, comfortable to use and offers many useful adjustments like an edger, tilting head or telescopic shaft

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Makita XRU04Z

Makita XRU04Z

Our rating: 4.5 stars Very good  

Customer rating: 4 stars 20+ reviews

Price: $149.00 ×

Powerful weed eater thanks to the brushless motor. Also very easy to handle, with great balance and not heavy at all.

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* including battery and charger

Comparison

Model Type Price Our rating   For Tilting head Weight Cutting swath Line Battery time
Makita XRU02Z Cordless $99.00 × 4.5 stars yes 6.4 lbs 10-1/4" 1/16" single 20-45 mins**
Makita XRU04Z Cordless $149.00 × 4.5 stars no 8.6 lbs 11-3/4" 1/16" dual 35-45 mins**

× without battery

** according to users

However, the disadvantage of Makita units is clear – if you don’t need any of the additional tools, you’ll have to purchase battery and charger separately which is quite expensive.

 

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