If you have ever tried to keep your lawn clean, you will realize that it is not an easy task. It requires a lot of time and lawn cleaning tools and equipment to not only keep it clean but to also save you time.
To maintain a clean lawn, one important tool needed is a grass trimmer. There is no doubt that there are several models of grass trimmers in the market today. As a result, choosing the best grass trimmer can be a difficult task. In this article, we have reviewed the best grass trimmers in 2020 to help you make the right buying choice.
Ego ST1502-F Power+
The ego power string trimmer is powerful enough to match a gas-powered model, able to easily cut through 1-inch thick bamboo without slowing down, but does not produce the noise and exhaust fumes. It comes with a variable speed trigger to allow for different cutting conditions. This trimmer has a longer runtime than most cordless models; it can completely cut through a 3,400 square foot lawn on a single battery charge with its 15-inch cutting swath.
Other highlights include the dual-line head, the 0.095-inch trimmer line, and a bump feed feature. However, the battery level indicator only lights up when the battery is down to 15%. And while you can use this for edging, the handle makes it awkward on your wrist to do so.
- 15-inch cutting swath
- Taking the spool off is hard
The Black + Decker LST136 40V Max is ideal for regular lawn grass and can easily cover the same amount of area as the ego power string trimmer. The main difference is that the EGO is more efficient due to its power output. We love that this unit comes with a telescoping shaft which allows individuals of varying heights to use the tool. It features a rotating head which is ideal for edging.
However, there have been reports of the tool breaking down after a couple of years. The automatic feeder wastes too much string which causes the long string to hit the head’s housing, reducing the cutting speed. Also, replacement spools are not cheap.
- Long runtime (45 minutes)
- Rotating head
- Telescoping shaft
- Reports of breaking down after a year
DEWALT 20V Max Lithium Ion XR String Trimmer
The DEWALT DCST920P1 features a brushless motor, a 13-inch cutting swatch, variable speed control, a dual-line head, and a 20V MAX 5.0Ah Lithium Ion battery. It also comes with a 3-year limited warranty, 1 year of free service, and a 90-day money back guarantee. And it only weighs 8.5 pounds. On average, you can run this trimmer for an hour on low power. At a high setting, the runtime is around 30 to 40 minutes on a full charge. This unit is ideal for light duty cutting though it can still cut tall thicker grass on high power.
- Variable speed control
- Long runtime
- 90-day money back guarantee, 3-year limited warranty
- Not for heavy duty jobs
Makita XRU02Z 18V LXT Cordless String Trimmer
The Makita XRU02Z comes with a motor that can produce 7800 RPM to provide you with a faster cutting speed. The telescoping shaft allows you to adjust the length of the trimmer from 48-1/2″ to 56-1/2″. It features an easy-loading bump and feed trimmer head that pivots in 5 positions to enable you to easily reach tight spaces.
When charged, it can offer you up to 45 minutes of runtime, enough to cover a regular suburban-sized lawn. And it takes only 30 minutes to charge. This grass trimmer is suitable for light to medium duty jobs. The plastic grass guard is a bit on the flimsy side and can easily break.
- Telescoping shaft
- 7800 RPM
- Fast charging battery
- Refilling the line is hard
- Cheap plastic grass guard
Greenworks 16-Inch PRO 80V Cordless String Trimmer
This particular cordless string trimmer from Greenworks stands out because of one thing (though it has lots of great features). The other models discussed do not have the same capability.
Other highlights with this grass trimmer include a 45-minute runtime with its 2.0AH battery (not included), a 30-minute charge time, an easy load head for quick line refills, a variable speed trigger, a self-winding spool head, a 14/16-inch cut path, and a .080 cutting line. However, compared to other cordless models, this is very heavy – a whole 16 pounds! The bump feed doesn’t seem to work properly.
- Cuts through tall grass easily
- Fast charge time
- Compatible with gas attachments
- Bump feed doesn’t work properly
Greenworks 13-Inch 4 Amp Corded String Trimmer
The Greenworks 13-Inch 4 Amp Corded String Trimmer is the only one of its kind on the list. It’s also light in weight, easy to use, and has a 13-inch cut path which is reasonably big. This 4-amp unit is powerful enough to hack down 1-foot-tall weeds in an average-sized yard in less than 30 minutes.
However, you will need an extension cord for this unit. The automatic line feed takes some time to get used to and can cause you to waste line.
- Powerful unit
- Very lightweight
- Very affordable
- Requires an extension cord
Husqvarna 17-Inch Straight Shaft Detachable String Trimmer
If you need lots of power and versatility with your grass trimmer, then this gas-powered model from Husqvarna may just be the right one for you. This model comes with a 28cc engine. It features a Smart Start function and an auto return stop switch to ensure fast starting. This trimmer is attachment capable so you can transform it to a brush cutter, pole saw, tree pruner or edger should the need ever arise. The shaft is not the ideal length for all individuals. And since this is a 2-cycle engine, you’ll need to make sure you mix your fuel right.
- Powerful engine
- Almost no vibration
- Compatible attachment
- Short shaft
Echo SRM-225 Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer
The Echo SRM-225 String Trimmer is another gas-powered model which comes with a less powerful engine. It comes with a 2-stroke engine, a line advance bump feed, and an anti-vibration handle. It starts really quickly and can cut through thicker grass if you use a 0.08-line diameter.
the shaft on this model is longer and more ideal for people taller than 6 feet. The balance and weight of the trimmer are perfect while the easy winding system is very convenient. And it is quite heavy.
- Fast start
- Anti-vibration handle
- Long shaft
- Not powerful enough
BLACK+DECKER MTE912 12-Inch 3-in-1 Electric Trimmer
This model features a durable mower base deck with four wheels so you can easily transform the string trimmer into a lawn mower with a 12-inch cutting swatch.
However, it doesn’t quite cut like a mower should; it’s recommended that you use it like a vacuum, pushing it back and forth to get the grass cut the way you need it to be. You’ll need a two-prong extension cord for this unit (though it does have a cordless model). And the automatic feed wastes line, like most of the other models that have this feature.
- 3-in-1 lawn care tool
- Adjustable height
- Perfect for small yards
- Requires a two-prong extension cord
Remington 22-Inch Trimmer Lawn Mower
The Remington 22-inch trimmer lawn mower features a 159cc 4-Cycle OHV engine with a 22-inch cutting swath, an off-set trimmer head, and 14-inch ball-bearing wheels. You can easily push this trimmer around, even through thick brush because of the large wheels. And it comes with a single-lever height adjustment which has three positions so you can control how your lawn looks. And the gas tank is not transparent so you’ll need to open it and use a flashlight to see how much fuel you have left.
- Very powerful machine
- 22-inch cutting swath
- Off-set trimmer head
- No front wheels