reviewed by Truman Perkins
A decent weed eater can assist both professionals in landscaping and homeowners and in maintaining control over bothersome weeds that may quickly take over a lawn, garden or other outdoor space. Weed eaters are currently available in three different power choices: battery, gas and electric powered. They are helpful for clearing up to an acre of land, while gas versions are the strongest of the 3 choices and can easily clear several acres and harder weeds on a single tank of fuel.
Commercial weed eaters can aid in the maintenance of a beautiful and well-trimmed lawn and garden environment.
When it comes to weed eaters, the biggest difference between domestic and commercial models is power. While a gas-powered weed eater will provide the greatest power, the electric-powered ones will last more but will be restricted by the presence of a power cable. It has become increasingly popular over the years to use battery-powered or cordless trimmers, not only because of their simplicity, but also because this sort of technology has come to be more efficient over time, with certain tools powered by a battery being almost as effective as gas-powered tools, but without the use for extra maintenance or the fumes that gas-powered trimmers emit. For yards with smaller sizes, an electric weed eater would be ideal, although medium-sized landscapes would benefit from either a 20V+ battery-powered or a gas-powered weed eater, depending on their size.
The sort of weeds that will be removed and the size of the area to be cut are both important considerations to make when selecting a weed eater. In addition, the noise levels produced by certain models, particularly gas-powered weed eaters, may be a concern and may cause disturbances to nearby residents. Another consideration is budget, since many strong and well-known models may easily cost hundreds of dollars, based on their features and capabilities. Another consideration is if the equipment can be employed with a variety of attachments, thereby transforming it into a multi-tool, which may save both money and space over time, as previously said. One of the other considerations was convenience of the handle, with a padded movable handle giving the best comfort and reducing wrist stress. Finally, switching the trimming line on certain models may be difficult, therefore models with an automated feed option would be the best choice for anybody who does not want to spend a lot of time doing it manually.
This weed eater features one of the most expansive cutting swaths of any weed eater in this article. Your time spent in the sun will be reduced by half compared to the ones with a smaller cutting swath of 20 inches or less. Another feature of benefit is the machine's engine, which is fairly strong. It has been well tested in the business environment, so you can be certain that you are receiving a dependable 25.4cc 2-stroke engine.
To add to this, you will not be required to initiate the procedure. The shindaiwa t262 begins instantaneously with the 1st or 2nd pull, depending on which you choose. Furthermore, the throttle of the trigger makes it simple to adapt the power and speed of the machine to the needs of the job at hand. For those of you who have to deal with some untamed, thick plants, getting high is the best option. Furthermore, if all your grass need is a small trim, you may lower the amount you spend.
Apart from that, this weed eater is not only strong but also simple to make use of and it is also well-balanced. The vibration of several weed eaters causes your body to get fatigued after a while; however, this one properly balanced and incredibly pleasant to use for extended periods of time. If you continue to feel exhausted after some minutes of usage, you may add a strap to your shoulder to make it more convenient for you to carry the bag.
The shindaiwa t262 weed eater features one of the most expansive cutting swaths of any weed eater in this article. It has been well tested in the business environment, so you can be certain that you are receiving a dependable 25.4cc 2-stroke engine.
Among the features of this weed eater is that it has a lithium battery of 40v and even has a battery charge indicator. As a result, you'll be aware of whenever the weed eater requires recharging. Despite the fact that it isn't the most powerful tool on our review, this machine can provide you with accurate and precise cuts in those difficult-to-reach areas. Consequently, whether you need to cut around vegetable plots, trees, or your flower beds, the black+decker weed eater is an excellent choice.
In addition to this, the automatic feed spool, often known as the AFS, is also an excellent addition since it eliminates the need to manually feed the spool. This makes the work of trimming and cutting much simpler and quicker. Additionally, this implies that there're very few to no possibilities of the crossing lines or string knotting as a result of this. It also eliminates the need for additional layers of clothes since, although it does spray debris about, this isn't as harmful as the various other weed eaters in terms of air pollution.
This weed eater also has the advantage of being quite lightweight, which is a nice feature to have. You may quickly move this about your yard to give it a clean appearance. Furthermore, it is well-balanced, allowing anybody to utilize it across a variety of terrains without difficulty. However, you should consider one thing; the battery life is really limited, so plan accordingly. Using it for about 30 minutes at maximum power will result in you having to take a 2-hour sleep in order to fully recharge the device.
Overall, this weed eater is ideal for anybody who doesn't want to spend hours trimming and chopping under the hot sun and wants to save time. Nonetheless, what distinguishes this device as one of the finest is the fact that it is simple to use, well-balanced, lightweight, and accurate in its cutting. For the short period of time it is operational, it performs an excellent job of performing its functions and completing them efficiently. Furthermore, thanks to its automatic feed spool function, you won't even have to worry about figuring out how to feed the string.
This device is simple to use, well-balanced, lightweight, and accurate in its cutting. The battery life is really limited, so plan accordingly. Using it for about 30 minutes at maximum power will result in you having to take a 2-hour sleep in order to fully recharge the device.
Husqvarna is a brand that you've probably heard of when it comes to lawn equipment and weed eaters. This is due to the fact that they provide their customers with outstanding and dependable items. That is why the Husqvarna 128LD weed eater is included in the top ten list of the finest commercial weed eaters. This 17" cutting swath provides you with a large enough area to cover while you are trimming or cutting away any undesirable plants from your lawns and gardens.
In addition, the engine operates on unleaded petrol and has a two-cycle transmission. Its fumes are not as hazardous and detrimental to your wellbeing as those produced by leaded fuel since it does not utilize leaded gas as fuel. You won't have to bother about breathing in a lot of fumes since this tool creates relatively little in the first place. However, we would still recommend putting on a face mask for additional protection. This weed eater also includes a 2.6oz oil container as well as detailed operating instructions.
Additionally, with this tool, you won't have to bother about your string being knotted or your weed eater crossing lines. The T25 trimmer head makes reloading line as simple and straightforward as it possibly can be. Also, the gasoline tank is meant to be transparent, allowing you to see when it is time to replenish your vehicle. It is also unnecessary to be concerned about any superfluous air bubbles inside the carburetor since the air purge primer bulb will handle it for you.
Shortly said, this is one of the greatest weed eaters money can buy for chopping and trimming away the garden weeds. The gasoline tank is transparent, allowing you to see when it needs to be refilled, and the primer bulb eliminates any extra carbonator bubbles while you're riding. Prepare yourself for the possibility that the carbonator may need some changes. Furthermore, it comes with additional tools, allowing you to do more than just trimming with this machine.
The husqvarna 128ld weed eater is included in the top ten list of the finest commercial weed eaters. This 17 cutting swath provides you with a large enough area to cover while you are trimming or cutting away any undesirable plants from your lawns and gardens.
The majority of commercial weed eaters utilize gas engines, however Dewalt is an exception. Dewalt is a manufacturer of weed eaters using gas engine. Despite the fact that the gas weed eaters provide greater power, they also emit toxic fumes, making it essential to put on a mask for safety reasons. With this, you won't have to be concerned about any of that. Furthermore, it requires little to zero effort to get started since the tools are activated and deactivated with a simple trigger pull.
Apart from that, this machine is lightweight and simple to use. This makes it simple for everyone to navigate about while also minimizing weariness. As a result, you may put this to good use for a long period. The cutting swath is a little less (only 13") when compared to the other weed eaters, but the strength is sufficient to chop through any of your garden overgrowth. In addition, the shaft is exactly the proper length. When working with this device, you won't have to stoop over and risk breaking your back.
Moreover, the brushless motor doesn't only have a high efficiency, but it also has a longer run duration and a longer life span than a conventional motor. It's possible to hear a slight grunt, but it is nothing to be concerned about. However, this is definitely one of the quietest weed eaters you'll come across. Let's hope your neighbors get this so that you would not have to wake up in the morning to the sound of them grooming their grass. Also, the quickload spool function allows for a quick and simple re-spooling process, so you won't have to worry about it.
Briefly said, this weed eater is among the finest available on the market today. It's small and lightweight, and it's simple to refill. Despite the fact that it is an electrically powered device, it is designed to operate for a short period of time, this should last you for around 40 minutes. You won't have to worry about smelling like gas or breathing in fumes while maintaining the appearance of your grass. In comparison to the others, its cutting width is quite small. If you have a large lawn that needs frequent mowing or trimming, you may want to consider alternative weed eaters.
Dewalt is a manufacturer of weed eaters using gas engine. This weed eater is among the finest available on the market today. It's small and lightweight, and it's simple to refill. If you have a large lawn that needs frequent mowing or trimming, consider alternative weed eating devices.
We can all agree that the battery capacity of an electric weed eater is a strong point. So, what's more essential: cutting and trimming for several hours while breathing in fumes, or cutting away weed for less than one hour while taking in the scent of that's been freshly cut? If you fall into the latter category, this is a perfect weed eater for you. The good news is that this model does not have a poor battery life. This weed eater makes sure you keep cutting for about 45 minutes without having to stop.
Furthermore, the brushless motor extends the life of the tool while simultaneously producing less noise and greater torque. To be quite honest, the quietest weed eaters are the most preferred kind. 30 minutes is all it takes for the 2AH batteries to be completely charged. Furthermore, the charter is equipped with an embedded cooling fan that cools the batteries immediately after use, allowing them to begin charging immediately thereafter. You may use the 4AH batteries if you choose, but they may be too heavy to use for this setup, so utilizing two 2AH batteries is a preferable alternative.
Just to add, the batteries are backed by a two-year guarantee as an added level of protection. In a similar vein, the tools are covered by a four-year guarantee as well. Before making a purchase, you should definitely be aware of the design which isn't the most attractive. On the output motor shaft, the hot press is used to connect the cable drive shaft. In addition, there's a cylindrical coupler rather than pinned or keyed, which makes it easier to use. This implies that the likelihood of your coupler splitting or sliding is increased significantly.
With the exception of a few minor design flaws, this marijuana eater brings you closer to the clean, smoke-free world of wireless weed eaters. The batteries in this weed eater provide you with tremendous operating time while also charging at a quicker rate than most other batteries. Following your well-earned 30-minute rest, you can go back to pruning your hedges. The cutting swath is adequate, allowing you to cover a substantial amount of ground in a single pass. Overall, it's one of the greatest options available on the market.
This weed eater makes sure you keep cutting for about 45 minutes without having to stop. 30 minutes is all it takes for the 2AH batteries to be completely charged. Included with embedded cooling fan that cools the batteries immediately after use, allowing them to begin charging immediately thereafter.
Since this high-duty commercial weed eater is rather hefty, you may wish to use the shoulder strap to help you carry it. However, this device is ideal for anybody interested in landscaping or for people who require trimming of their grass for other days to a high standard of cleanliness. Furthermore, the battery is compatible with 40 additional ego devices, so if you are an ego fanatic like myself, this is a win-win situation for both of us.
This weed eater has exceptional torque and provides considerable power for uncomplicated trimming operations. The brushless motor guarantees that you do not disturb any of your nearby neighbors while you are working on weekends. That's how silent it is in the room. Furthermore, this weed eater has an IPX 4 weather resistance certification, making it ideal for outdoor use. Consequently, if mother nature chooses to startle you with an unexpected downpour, your weed eater will still be in good working order.
Also, you can control the speed of this weed eater with the use of a dial. The spool does not self-feed, although the operation is pretty simple anyway. This weed eater has a feed button, which you must hold down until the line is fully inserted. One thing to keep in mind is that it will not be sent fully constructed. This implies that you'll be responsible for putting everything together.
This weed eater has exceptional torque and provides considerable power for uncomplicated trimming operations. The brushless motor guarantees that you do not disturb any of your nearby neighbors while you are working on weekends. It also has an IPX 4 weather resistance certification, making it ideal for outdoor use.
The fact that it is both dependable and lightweight distinguishes this weed trimmer as one of the finest on the market. It will get rid of any undesirable weeds without causing you any additional strain. Furthermore, the 16" cutting swath provides enough coverage, allowing you to complete the work in less time than you would with a weed eater having a 15" or 13" swath, respectively. So, however, its cutting swath is not the finest, its overall length is reasonable when compared to alternative.
Additionally, the trimmer head of the rapid-load will save you even more time on projects that need a large number of lines to be trimmed. The use of this method is particularly advantageous when you require more ground to be covered in a short period of time. Unfortunately, it has a drawback as well, in that the line runs out very fast. Furthermore, the self-feeding line is not included with this package. If you can get beyond this shortcoming, you'll have a fantastic weed eater on your hands.
As a follow-up, if any of the components should ever fail, you will be able to quickly get new components at a very affordable price. As an added bonus, it's quite nicely balanced, and navigating it is straightforward. Anyone, irrespective of their height, will find it simple to use as a result of this. Furthermore, you may bid farewell to backache since the curved shaft eliminates the need to hunch when working.
In fact, because of its simplicity of use and improved carburetor, this gas trimmer will allow you get more ground covered with less effort. This weed eater is lightweight and compact, and the fast load trimmer promotes productivity while decreasing stress and aggravation for the user. As a result, this wacker is ideal for applications that demand a large number of lines. Even though this wacker does not have a line for self-feeding, it should not be the deal breaker since feeding in a new line is rather simple with this tool.
16" cutting swath provides enough coverage, allowing you to complete the work in less time than with a weed eater having a 15" or 13" swath. This wacker does not have a line for self-feeding, but it should not be a deal breaker since feeding in a new line is simple with this tool.
With its upgraded battery power, the Worx 20-Volt WG163 weed eater is a strong instrument that offers increased runtime as well as a greater reach than previous models. With a weight of just 5.3 pounds, it is both lightweight and nimble, and the addition of a front handle makes it even more convenient to use in tough or tight situations.
No additional tools are required to transform it into a wheeled lawn edger, which makes it quite convenient. The WORX 20-Volt WG163's movable head can be rotated through 90 degrees to accommodate a variety of terrains, and the front handle can be adjusted to improve not just mobility but also carrying comfort.
Also featured is a line-feeding mechanism that is exclusive to Worx. It operates with the push of a button on the handle, resulting in less string bother. It also comes with a "free spools for life" guarantee, so you won't have to worry about incurring the additional price of purchasing new spools. Worx is clearly looking for long-term success with this weed eater, as seen by the two-year guarantee it includes.
Like other cordless trimmers, it lacks the power of gas-powered weed eaters, but it does away with a lot of the difficulty associated with using a gas-powered tool. There's no need to replenish gas or empty it before putting it away for the winter, and the Worx 20-Volt WG163 is more than capable of handling the tasks of the ordinary homeowner.
Noise reduction is another advantage of using electric weed eaters, and the Worx 20-Volt WG163 is no exception in this regard. It also vibrates less, which makes cutting your lawn a less time-consuming task, particularly if you have a vast area to take care of.
Worx 20-Volt WG163 weed eater has improved battery power and greater reach than previous models. Comes with a line-feeding mechanism that is exclusive to Worx. It also comes with a "free spools for life" guarantee, so you won't need new spools.
Purchasing a weed eater is difficult enough as it is, but purchasing a professional-grade weed eater presents a significant barrier. An industrial weed eater must be both strong and durable in order to be effective. This is done to save you from having to continually spend money on purchasing new ones every few months or so. Furthermore, since you'll be cleaning undesired vegetation from a variety of terrains, it must be very strong. But there's more to it, since when purchasing a professional weed wacker or weed eater, you'll need to look for a variety of additional characteristics as well as performance.
Your weed eater should be simple to use and low in weight to be effective. This is due to the fact that you will be utilizing it for many hours. It is not desirable to battle with it because of its weight or because of the difficulties in which it must be used. Having said that, the process of purchasing a weed eater doesn't get any less complex. A plethora of alternatives and considerations must be made while deciding which path to choose is best for you. When selecting a weed eater, there are many factors to consider. Some of these factors are listed below.
To begin, choose the type of weed eater you want by asking yourself a few simple questions. When it comes to the numerous kinds of weed eaters, you have three alternatives to choose from. Take a look at them and pick which one best suits your needs and which one doesn't. Handheld weed eaters are the most common of the 3 types of weed eaters, particularly for commercial applications. These ones are equipped with a head for cutting that is attached to a long shaft.
Basically, it has the appearance of one of those stainless steel detectors that police officers use. These eaters are powered either by gasoline or diesel engines. Backpack weed eaters and walk-behind wheeled weed eaters are the other kinds of commercial weed eaters available. The former is intended for business usage only, and their motors are installed on a backpack-style frame to provide greater support and stability.
Its cutting head & shaft are comparable to those used by other brands, but the benefit of using them is that you will feel less fatigued afterward. Since you bear the majority of the weight of the weed eater on your shoulders and back, the steadiest and powerful of the bunch are the latter weed eaters. The function of the wheeled is comparable to that of push lawnmowers, and they may be used to remove the weed on any terrain. The main drawback is that they are somewhat heavier, which makes transporting a challenge.
The majority of manufacturers produce the commercial using engines that are either driven by electricity or gas. Weed eaters powered by gas are more efficient than electric weed eaters, and they are often the most suitable engine for commercial applications. Despite the fact that certain wireless electric weed eaters may operate just as good as the gas-powered weed eaters, we recommend going with the gas-powered one.
The reason for this is because when it comes to commercial usage, you do not need to be constantly recharging your weed eater's battery. In addition, recharging will consume a significant amount of your precious time, which you might have spent weeding instead of recharging. We'd recommend that you carry an additional can of gas with you while you're out weed-whacking for further safety precautions.
Once you've settled on the sort of engine you need, you may want to think about how many cycles it has in terms of performance. One of two options will be available to you: a four-cycle or a two-cycle generator. The two-cycle engine is powered by a mixture of gas and oil. These are often lower in weight and more efficient in fueling than their predecessors. 4 cylinder engines, on the other hand, only require fuel, gas and oil as a lubricating agent for the various sections of the engine. Because of their numerous components, they are quite heavy. These engines, on the other hand, are often quieter. At the end of it all, it is entirely up to you to choose which one you like. As a result, choose the one that you like.
Since you'll be utilizing the equipment for a lengthy period of time, you should choose one that is both pleasant and long-lasting in construction. Purchase the weed eater that is the lightest in weight while yet being durable in order to assure comfort. As an added bonus, a flexible shaft is preferable since you may modify the length to accommodate your height differences. Another advantage is that you may have a greater range of motion while remaining in one position. Moreover, make certain that the weed eater is properly balanced, as this will make cutting weeds away simpler irrespective of the terrain or kind of weed/grass being dealt with. Another feature you should check for in this machine, is the level of noise and vibration it produces. Purchase a weed eater that generates the lowest amount of vibration and noise possible.
It is preferable to choose a weed eater that has an anti-vibration mechanism since it considerably lowers the tiredness caused by the machine. Also, since you'll be utilizing this gadget for a long period of time, you'll want to make sure your ears and body are in good condition, right? As a result, choose a model that is more quiet and less wobbly. Additionally, when selecting a commercial weed eater, be certain that it is of commercial-grade construction. You want to invest your money on a weed eater that has been specifically developed for the heavy-duty application for which you want to utilize it. Many manufacturers make this clear in the description of their products, so it should not be difficult to figure out what they are talking about. If it has not been stated, you may get in touch with the maker to find out more.
In the case of commercial weed eaters, stay away from the 4-in-1 models or those that can be converted into another kind of weed eater. This is due to the fact that, in regards to commercial usage, the ideal choice is to obtain a machine that has been specifically and completely built for the function in question. In addition, you need get a weed eater with the appropriate cutting breadth for the job. Cutting width, also known as cutting swath, relates to the amount of area covered by your trimmer as it is rotated in a circle. For regions that require trimming on a regular basis, a wider cutting range will be most beneficial. We'd recommend that you purchase a weed eater with a greater cutting swath since you never know when you'll need to cover more ground with your weed eater.
Trimmer cutting is done with the single-purpose string on a regular basis. It is solely used for weeds and grass. It is not utilized for anything else. The string will degrade quickly and is thus unsuitable for commercial use. Multi-tool string trimmers are utilized for a variety of tasks and to cut through diverse terrains. They are used for grasses and weeds that are thicker and need less time to trim.
It is dependent on the person using it and the amount of fat that is being removed. Even if it's only for around the home and a few of trees, the electric weed eater will do the job. It is also less expensive. The gas weed eater on the other hand is more efficient when used for commercial reasons or over long distances. When it comes to power, many gas weed eaters are superior, but electric weed eaters are coming up thanks to recent technological advancements.
Over 1,000 landscapers participated in a study conducted by the national landscape contractors association. Upon further examination, echo commercial string trimmers were found to be the finest available on the market.
Husqvarna 128LD 17" Cutting Path Detachable Gas String Trimmer - Walmart Link
BLACK+DECKER String Trimmer with Auto Feed, Electric, 6.5-Amp, 14-Inch (BESTA510) - Walmart Link
Greenworks Pro 80V 16 inch Cordless String Trimmer (Attachment Capable), 2Ah Battery and - Walmart Link
DEWALT 20V MAX String Trimmer, Brushless, 5-Ah Battery, 13-Inch (DCST920P1) - Walmart Link
Makita XRU15PT1 36V (18V X2) LXT Brushless String Trimmer Kit with 4 Batteries (5.0Ah) - Walmart Link
WORX WG163 GT 3.0 20V PowerShare 12" Cordless String Trimmer & Edger - Walmart Link
BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX String Trimmer / Edger, 12-Inch (LST300) - Walmart Link
Husqvarna 324L 4-Cycle 18" Cutting Path Gas String Trimmer - Walmart Link
Husqvarna 128LD 17" Cutting Path Detachable Gas String Trimmer - eBay Link
BLACK+DECKER String Trimmer with Auto Feed, Electric, 6.5-Amp, 14-Inch (BESTA510) - eBay Link
Greenworks Pro 80V 16 inch Cordless String Trimmer (Attachment Capable), 2Ah Battery and - eBay Link
DEWALT 20V MAX String Trimmer, Brushless, 5-Ah Battery, 13-Inch (DCST920P1) - eBay Link
Makita XRU15PT1 36V (18V X2) LXT Brushless String Trimmer Kit with 4 Batteries (5.0Ah) - eBay Link
WORX WG163 GT 3.0 20V PowerShare 12" Cordless String Trimmer & Edger - eBay Link
BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX String Trimmer / Edger, 12-Inch (LST300) - eBay Link
Husqvarna 324L 4-Cycle 18" Cutting Path Gas String Trimmer - eBay Link
If you are still undecided about which particular weed eater to buy, we strongly suggest our top-of-the-line pick for your needs. With an 18-inch trimmer head and a strong engine, the Husqvarna 324L Cutting Path Gas String Trimmer is one of the strongest string trimmers on our list. It runs on regular gasoline and has a large cutting area, making it one of the most effective trimmers on the market.
The reviews we provided should have been enjoyable to read, and we hope they were useful in helping you pick your next tool.
About Truman Perkins
Truman Perkins is a Detroit-based SEO consultant who's been in the business for over a decade. He got his start helping friends and clients get their websites off the ground, and he continues to do so today. In his free time, Truman enjoys learning and writing about gardening - something he believes is a natural stress reliever. He lives with his wife, Jenny, and their twins in Detroit.