The Top 50 Best Weeders for Trimming Your Yard

by Caitlin McCormack | Last Updated Mar. 8th, 2016

While very few children under the age of 18 are injured due to use of weed whackers and other power lawn trimmers, it is important to keep a few safety precautions in mind while using.

Never allow children to operate a weeder. Given their size and weight, most weeders cannot be operated by young children. Be sure to explain that they must never put hands or feet in line of the cutting implement.

If using an electric model, ensure the extension cord you’re using is rated for outdoor use and that it’s plugged into an outlet with a GFCI to prevent electrical injuries. If using a gas model, ensure the engine has cooled completely before refuelling. Start and run your gas-powered weeder outside and not in your garage in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

You should wear eye and hearing protection when operating your weed whacker, especially gas-powered models which can be very loud.

Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for setup, use and cleaning of your weeder, and don’t hesitate to contact them if you should have a question about something specific that isn’t covered in your user manual.

With the above information in mind, in no particular order here are 50 of the weeders that we consider best, based on available features and average customer ratings and reviews.

This string trimmer comes complete with a 40V rechargeable battery and features a unique PowerCommand dial that allows the operator to choose between using the weeder at maximum power or maximum runtime.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • Charges in just 1 hour

Cost: *Est. $105.99

2. GreenWorks 21212 4 Amp 13-Inch Corded String Trimmer

This corded string trimmer is available in a number of size configurations to suit outdoor weeding jobs both big and small, and features a lightweight design that helps reduce operator fatigue.

Key features:

  • Replacement spools available
  • Electric start
  • Power cord not included

Cost: *Est. $29.98

3. DEWALT DCST920P1 20V MAX 5.0 Ah Lithium-Ion XR Brushless String Trimmer

This battery-powered string trimmer features a brushless motor that helps to maximize motor efficiency and durability, and boasts a wide 13-inch cutting width to help cut down on your chore time.

Key features:

  • Battery and charger included
  • Padded handle for operator comfort
  • Variable trigger with 2 speed control

Cost: *Est. $179

4. Poulan Pro 966774301 4-Cycle Gas Straight Shaft Trimmer

This gas-powered trimmer boasts a 17-inch cutting width and features an easy start system that reduces the need for special fuel and oil mixes that traditional gas-powered trimmers use.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Additional attachments available
  • Easy to use

Cost: *Est. $216.43

This corded electric string trimmer features a lightweight and ergonomic design that helps to reduce operator fatigue. It boasts adjustable height and pivoting handle positions, giving the user maximum comfort and control.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • Powerful, high torque transmission

Cost: *Est. $48.92

6. GreenWorks 21332 G-MAX 40V 13-Inch Cordless String Trimmer

This cordless string trimmer offers a lightweight design that is comfortable to use, without sacrificing on efficiency. It features an easy push button start and boasts a 13-inch cutting path.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • Battery and charger not included

Cost: *Est. $46.62

7. Toro 51480 Corded 14-Inch Electric Trimmer/Edger

This corded electric weeder comes complete with a powerful 5 amp motor and boasts a 14-inch cutting swath. The telescoping shaft and adjustable assist handle allow the operator to make size adjustments while providing extended reach for those tricky spots.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • UL listed
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $49.99

This corded electric trimmer offers an incredibly lightweight design at just 4.5 pounds, and the built-in auxiliary handle helps to cut down on operator fatigue. It boasts a 13-inch cutting path and is tough enough for even dense grass and weeds.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $39.97

9. WORX WG175 32V Lithium MAX Cordless Grass Trimmer and Edger with Wheel Set

This battery-powered cordless weeder easily converts between functions in just seconds without the need for any tools. It boasts a 12-inch cutting path and telescopic height adjustment, thanks to a quick-release lever.

Key features:

  • Trimmer, mower, and edger in one
  • Provides up to 35 minutes runtime
  • Battery charges in just 3 hours

Cost: *Est. $132.82

10. GreenWorks 21142 10 Amp 18-Inch Corded String Trimmer

Available in a choice of configurations to suit your yard maintenance needs, this corded electric trimmer boasts a wide, 18-inch cutting path that helps to cut down on your chore time. It is also gas attachment compatible, offering the practicality of many tools in one.

Key features:

  • Electric start
  • Lightweight design reduces operator fatigue
  • 4 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $78.75

11. Toro 51487 24-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless String Trimmer, 12-Inch

This battery-powered cordless string trimmer features a power saver mode that allows for an extended runtime, and the wall mount storage hook allows for convenient storage in your garage or shed.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed trim line
  • UL listed

Cost: *Est. $116.48

This combination set includes an electric leaf blower along with a battery-powered string trimmer to help make light work of your outdoor chores. They feature a lightweight design that helps reduce operator fatigue.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • 12-inch cutting path
  • Automatic feed spool

Cost: *Est. $96.98

This string trimmer comes complete with a 56V lithium-ion battery and high efficiency brushless motor to offer reliable, durable usage. It features a 15-inch cutting path and an extended shaft to help reach those tight spaces.

Key features:

  • Weather-resistant design
  • Battery charges in under an hour
  • 5 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $179

14. Husqvarna 224L 25cc 4-Stroke Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer, 17-Inch

This gas-powered weeder features a lightweight design and raised handlebar position for an ergonomic design that helps to cut down on operator fatigue. There’s no complicated oil and fuel mixing required and it has been designed to start with minimal user effort.

Key features:

  • Offset post
  • UL listed
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $329

This battery-powered cordless weeder boasts an adjustable shaft that allows the operator to find the ideal length for comfortable usage, and boasts a power drive transmission that provides increased motor torque for better cutting power.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • Battery included

Cost: *Est. $62.19

16. Blue Max 52623 Extreme Duty 2-Cycle Dual Line Trimmer and Brush Cutter, 42.6cc

This gas-powered dual line trimmer features strong and sturdy anti-vibration handles to help cut down on operator fatigue and boasts heavy duty tri-blades that are strong enough to tackle even the toughest of jobs.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and brush cutter in one
  • Lightweight design
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $129

17. GreenWorks 2100202 G-MAX 40V Digipro 14-Inch String Trimmer

This battery-powered string trimmer features a brushless motor that helps to deliver increased torque and higher battery efficiency. It features a 14-inch cutting path and boasts a relatively quiet operation.

Key features:

  • Compatible with additional attachments
  • Battery and charger not included
  • Optional batteries charge in 2 hours or less

Cost: *Est. $110.06

18. Husqvarna 128LDX 2-Stroke Straight Shaft Detachable Trimmer, 17-Inch

This gas-powered weeder boasts a wide, 17-inch cutting path that makes light work of your outdoor chores and is Husqvarna pro attachment capable, allowing for multiple around-the-yard uses.

Key features:

  • Lightweight design helps cut down on operator fatigue
  • Made in the USA
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $219.95

This combination set includes an electric leaf blower along with a battery-powered string trimmer to help make light work of your outdoor chores. They feature a lightweight design that helps to reduce operator fatigue.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Runtime of 1 hour
  • Automatic feed spool

Cost: *Est. $123.06

20. WORX GT 2.0 WG160 Cordless Lithium Grass Trimmer/Edger and Mini Mower, 20V

This battery-powered weeder boasts a lightweight design that helps to reduce operator fatigue and easily converts between functions in seconds without the need for tools. It features a quick-release lever to enable fast, telescopic height adjustments.

Key features:

  • Trimmer, edger, and mini mower in one
  • 12-inch cutting path
  • Battery charges in less than 3 hours

Cost: *Est. $95.85

21. Troy-Bilt TB42 BC 27cc 2-Cycle Gas Brushcutter with JumpStart Technology

This gas-powered brush cutter is tough enough to handle nearly any outdoor yard maintenance chore you can throw at it, including tackling heavy weeds and brush. The adjustable J-Handle can be used right or left-handed for added convenience.

Key features:

  • Attachment capable
  • Made in the USA
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $192.26

This string trimmer features a unique PowerCommand dial that allows the operator to choose between using the weeder at maximum power or maximum runtime. It is compatible with a choice of 2 batteries (sold separately).

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • 13-inch cutting path

Cost: *Est. $75.74

This battery-powered string trimmer boasts a durable, weather-resistant construction with an extended shaft to help cut down on the time you spend doing outdoor chores. The rechargeable battery is compatible with all EGO POWER+ products.

Key features:

  • 12-inch cutting path
  • Easy electric start
  • 5 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $199.99

24. Weedeater W25SFK Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer, 25cc

This gas-powered weeder offers durable and reliable power and features a wide, 15-inch cutting width to help cut down on your time spent trimming.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Easy start system
  • Straight shaft for tougher applications

Cost: *Est. $113.92

25. BLACK+DECKER LST540 Brushless String Trimmer, 40V

This string trimmer comes complete with 40V rechargeable battery and features a durable POWERDRIVE Transmission that works to deliver more power from the motor to the cutting string, helping to increase runtimes.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • 13-inch cutting path

Cost: *Est. $171.33

26. Ryobi One+ 18V Lithium-ion Cordless Electric String Trimmer and Edger

This battery-powered, cordless string trimmer boasts incredibly easy assembly and features an ergonomic front grip to provide increased operator comfort. The cutting shaft easily rotates for when you want to convert this unit from a trimmer to an edger.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Battery charges in just 1 hour
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $106.95

27. GreenWorks 21272 5.5 Amp 15-Inch Corded String Trimmer

This corded electric string trimmer is available in several sizes that are suitable for most home’s outdoor gardening needs. This unit boasts an incredibly lightweight design that helps to reduce operator fatigue and features an easy electric start.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • 15-inch cutting path
  • Adjustable handle length

Cost: *Est. $43.62

This battery-powered weeder features special technology that allows for increased runtime off a single charge and an adjustable handle that helps you find the ideal length for increased operator comfort and convenience.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • 12-inch cutting path

Cost: *Est. $78

29. Ryobi One+ 18V Cordless String Trimmer without Battery and Charger

This battery-powered, cordless string trimmer boasts incredibly easy assembly and features an ergonomic front grip and lightweight design to provide increased operator comfort. The cutting shaft easily rotates for when you want to convert this unit from a trimmer to an edger.

Key features:

  • 12-inch cutting path
  • Battery not included, compatible with all Ryobi One+ batteries
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $62.08

30. DEWALT DCST990H1 40V MAX 6.0 Ah Lithium-Ion XR String Trimmer

This battery-powered string trimmer boasts an incredibly lightweight design and padded auxiliary handle for increased comfort and reduced operator fatigue. The 6 Ah battery provides up to 50% more capacity, meaning fewer charges and increased runtime.

Key features:

  • 15-inch cutting path
  • Patented gear drive design
  • 3 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $369

This battery-powered weeder features a lithium-ion battery that provides the operator with a longer runtime and increased charge retention, requiring fewer charges. The charger is Energy Star rated and the trimmer boasts a 12-inch cutting path.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Automatic feed spool
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $96.98

32. Makita XRU02Z 18V LXT String Trimmer

This battery-powered string trimmer comes in at less than 10 pounds, making it a lightweight option that helps to reduce operator fatigue. It provides up to 45 minutes of runtime off a single charge and the battery (not included) charges in just 30 minutes.

Key features:

  • 10-inch cutting path
  • Adjustable 5-position pivoting head
  • Telescoping shaft for ideal height

Cost: *Est. $99

33. WORX WG156 Li-Ion Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger with 2 20V Batteries and Manual Handle, 10-Inch

This battery-powered weeder features an adjustable handle and lightweight design that helps to increase operator comfort while reducing fatigue. You can trim all those hard-to-reach areas thanks to the 90-degree tilting shaft which helps orient the cutting head.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Includes 2 batteries
  • Adjustable spacer guard to protect plants

Cost: *Est. $106.98

This combination set includes an electric leaf blower along with a battery-powered string trimmer to help make light work of your outdoor chores. They feature a lightweight design that is comfortable to use and helps to reduce operator fatigue.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • 10-inch cutting path
  • Battery included

Cost: *Est. $88

35. Husqvarna 223L 24.5cc 2-Stroke Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer, 17-Inch

This gas-powered weeder provides a wide, 17-inch cutting path to help make fast work of your outdoor yard maintenance. Thanks to its smart start system, you’ll be up and running with minimal effort, every time you use this trimmer.

Key features:

  • Integrated air purge system
  • Made in the USA
  • Ergonomic features and design

Cost: *Est. $249.99

36. TrimmerPlus LE720 Edger Attachment with Steel Dual-Tip Blade

This weeder attachment boasts a 7.5-inch edger blade that can be set up to 2-inches deep, and a large guide wheel for a user-friendly design. It is compatible with most available attachment cable units for added convenience.

Key features:

  • Easily view your cutting path
  • Easy-to-use adjustment knob
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $69.97

37. BLACK + DECKER LC3K220 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Electric Lawncare Center

This 3-in-1 kit offers the convenience of a complete lawn care maintenance kit in one and features an electric trimmer/edger, hedge trimmer, and leaf blower. The powerful lithium-ion batteries have been made to provide longer runtime with less charges required.

Key features:

  • Battery and charger included
  • Automatic feed spool
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $219.62

38. Earthwise CST00012 18V 12-Inch Cordless String Trimmer

This battery-powered weeder boasts a 3-position adjustable cutting head that allows the operator to get just the right angle for all their trimming and edging needs. With adjustable handles, you’re sure to find the most comfortable operating position.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • 12-inch cutting path
  • Telescoping handle for easy adjustments

Cost: *Est. $56.96

39. Husqvarna 952711952 128CD Curved Shaft String Trimmer

This gas-powered string trimmer features a curved shaft design that provides superior ergonomics for a more comfortable user experience. It also boasts a quiet trimmer line that can help to reduce noise by up to 50%.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Additional attachments available
  • 17-inch cutting path

Cost: *Est. $179.95

40. Ryobi RY40210 Electric 40V Cordless String Trimmer Edger

This battery-powered weeder comes complete with a 40V lithium-ion battery and charger that provides fade-free power with a longer overall runtime. Thanks to the adjustable cutting width, you can choose to maximize your cutting time or battery life.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Additional attachments available
  • 1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $133

41. WORX WG168 40V Lithium Cordless Grass Trimmer and Edger

This battery-powered weeder come complete with a high capacity 40V battery that provides longer runtimes without self-discharging. You can maximize runtime in different trimming conditions thank to the integrated variable speed control.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Adjustable handle for increased operator comfort
  • 13-inch cutting path

Cost: *Est. $159.99

42. GreenWorks 2100302 G-24 24V 12-Inch Cordless String Trimmer

This battery-powered cordless string trimmer boasts a 12-inch cutting path and features a pivoting head that allows the unit to easily convert for both edging and trimming capability.

Key features:

  • Battery and charger not included
  • Electric start
  • 4 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $52.99

43. Sun Joe SB601E Sharper Blade Stringless Electric Trimmer/Edger

This corded electric weeder boasts an incredibly lightweight design and ergonomic handle that helps to reduce operator fatigue and features a maintenance-free blade for added convenience.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • Safety switch prevents accidental starts
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $49.99

44. Husqvarna 128DJx 17-Inch 28cc 2-Stroke Gas Powered Straight Shaft String Trimmer/Brush Cutter with Detachable Shaft

This gas-powered weeder features a smart start fuel pump that allows for easy startups, plus it has been fitted with a J-handle and harness for increased ergonomics to help prevent operator fatigue. It has been made in the USA and is suitable for even the toughest jobs.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • CARB compliant
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $249.95

45. GreenWorks GST80320 80V 16-Inch String Trimmer

This battery-powered string trimmer boasts a wide 16-inch cutting path that helps to cut down on the time you spend outdoors trimming. Thanks to its unique design, it can accept attachments and accessories from gas-powered models.

Key features:

  • Battery and charger not included
  • Battery allows up to 45 minutes runtime
  • Easy push button start

Cost: *Est. $170.08

46. Toro 2-Cycle 25.4 cc Attachment Capable Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer

This gas-powered weeder features a straight shaft and a lightweight design that makes it comfortable to use and helps to reduce operator fatigue. The wide, 18-inch cutting width helps cut down on the time you spend trimming.

Key features:

  • Commercial grade engine
  • Additional attachments available
  • 4 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $169.99

47. Poulan Pro 967185601 PP25CFA 25cc 2-Cycle Curved Shaft 17-Inch Dual Exit Fixed Line Head String Trimmer

This gas-powered trimmer features a long lasting and powerful 25cc, 2 stroke engine and a curved shaft with split boom that allows for a comfortable, ergonomic design. The 17-inch cutting path means you’ll complete your trimming with fewer passes and in less time.

Key features:

  • Attachment capable
  • Made in the USA
  • CARB compliant

Cost: *Est. $116.98

48. GreenWorks 21362 G-MAX 40V Digipro 14-Inch String Trimmer

This battery-powered string trimmer comes complete with a 40V battery and charger that charges in just 2 hours. It provides quality power thanks to its brushless motor, which delivers greater torque to the unit.

Key features:

  • 14-inch cutting path
  • Additional attachments available
  • 4 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $213.26

49. Remington RM2520 Wrangler 25cc 2-Cycle 17-Inch Attachment-Capable Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer

This gas-powered weeder features a curved shaft and lightweight design that is easy to use and helps to reduce operator fatigue. Quick start technology makes starting easier and the convenient dual line bump head allows you to quickly switch from weeding to edging your lawn.

Key features:

  • 17-inch cutting path
  • Attachment capable
  • 2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $98.73

50. WORX WG191 56V Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Grass Trimmer, 13-Inch

This battery-powered weeder boasts integrated variable speed control that allows for additional runtime without sacrificing on performance. The straight shaft design and pivoting cutting head make for a user-friendly design that is ideal for trimming in all sorts of terrain.

Key features:

  • Trimmer and edger in one
  • 13-inch cutting path
  • Push button line feed control

Cost: *Est. $188.21

 
 
   
 
  • Add your comment
     
  •  
     
  •  
     
  •  
     
  •  
     
  •