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Best Weed Eaters 2017: How to Choose the Best Garden Weed Eater

Weed eater is one of the most important gardening tools that every lawn owner should have. The different types of weed eaters include electric string trimmers, gas string trimmers, and string trimmer mowers. Electric string trimmers are easy and simple to maintain as compared to gas models, as well as they run quieter and cleaner. Corded electric trimmers provide a steady source of power, without the weight of a battery and without regular recharging. However, a corded trimmer limits the size of your work area since it needs an extension cord, making it difficult to maneuver especially if there are obstacles like trees, a pond or pots of flowers around your yard.

Cordless trimmers provide more mobility as compared to corded models. Cordless trimmers have lithium-ion batteries with forty to eighty volts providing more power and runtime better than lower voltage batteries to let you handle larger jobs. Cordless trimmers are usually charged from 30 minutes for fast charging to 3 hours for standard charging. Some brands of cordless weed eaters use batteries that can also power other garden equipment such as hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, chainsaws and mowers. Gas string trimmers offer long runtimes and mobility, are more powerful than electric models, and are ideal for large areas and areas with heavier growth. Most models of gas trimmers requiring to pull-start, and some models can start with a powered device that can be purchased separately. It is essential that you use the right fuel for your gas trimmer, because they can only handle specific levels of ethanol, and make sure to follow the manufacturer’s requirements for the proper use of gas trimmers. For efficiency and flexibility, it is a good idea purchasing a string trimmer with various attachments for other types of landscaping jobs. You can buy attachments for these string trimmers that can be converted quickly to an edger, blower, cultivator, brusher cutter, hedge trimmer, sweeper or pole saw. String trimmer mowers or walk-behind string trimmers are usually used in working with difficult to reach areas using a full-size mower but are too large to easily or effectively maneuver with a handheld trimmer.

The benefits of using weed eaters include ease-of-use, flexibility and lightweight, efficiency and less maintenance. There are brands of cordless weed eaters that are two-in-one which can cut heavy weeds and overgrowth quietly, with more power than other models, switching easily from trimmer to edger through its automatic feed spool, thus eliminating the frequent “stop and bump” found in other trimmers. Other models of cordless trimmers have low-speed and high-speed control switch offering further user control, strict precise power control, and a variable speed for improved runtime management. Feel free to visit our website if you have further questions about weed eaters, or if you are looking for specific brand reviews.