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The Top 10 Electric Weed Eaters: A Complete Buying Guide


Electric Weed Eaters

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When it comes to landscaping, there’s nothing worse than an out of control lawn. Every time it rains, grass and weeds grow faster than we can keep up with.

Electric weed eaters can help tame a scraggly yard, but not all of them are the same. But with dozens of great models available, how do you choose the best one for your lawn?

Read through this guide for ten of the top weed eaters to help you decide.

Choosing Electric Weed Eaters

There are a few factors to consider when looking for the best electric weed eaters, cost being one of the biggest. Corded weed eaters are less expensive than battery-powered tools, but they have a limited reach and aren’t ideal for large yards.

Design is another important factor to consider. Garden tools that are lightweight and feature ergonomically-designed handles are easier on the wrists and can help protect you from injury.

Battery life and warranties are also worth comparing. You can read more in-depth electric weed wacker reviews on a smart home guide, but here’s a brief overview 10 of the best we’ve found.

1. Black & Decker LST136

This weed eater weighs under eight pounds with the battery pack attached. The battery takes one hour to charge and lasts for 25 minutes of continual use. The 3-year warranty covers parts and materials. You can find it for just under $200.

2. Ryobi P2060A

This cordless weed eater costs about $115 and has a 3-year warranty. The battery life is 40 minutes. It features a dedicated edging position which makes trimming along sidewalks and garden paths easy.

3. Kobalt 40-Volt Max

A 5-year warranty is a great feature for this cordless weed eater. It has an adjustable shaft and gets 45 minutes of battery life out of a charge. At $140, it isn’t too pricey for someone on a mid-range budget.

4. WORX WG191

The charging time is a bit long at an hour and 30 minutes, but that gets you 45 minutes of battery life from a 56-volt battery. This one is on the higher end of prices at $168.

5. GreenWorks 21142

This GreenWorks weed eater isn’t the highest quality, but the price is right. It trims a very wide path of 18 inches and comes with a 4-year warranty. At a price of $55, it’s great for smaller yards.

6. Earthwise LST02010

This Cordless String Trimmer is light at four pounds and has a great ergonomically designed telescopic handle. It’s perfect for anyone with back or wrist problems. The Earthwise retails for about $60.

7. EGO Power+

Cordless and light with adjustable speeds, this isn’t the cheapest tool on the list and the battery and charger isn’t included. But the upside is that the battery holds a long charge, justifying the price of about $169.

8. Toro 51480

Toros electric grass trimmers are reliable and affordable, and this one is available for less than $50. The 2-year warranty is less than standard, so that may justify the price. It’s a good choice for small yards and small budgets.

9. DeWalt DCST920P1

This brushless trimmer has a 13-inch cutting path and varying trigger speeds. It comes with a lithium-ion battery and sells for just under $170.


Affordable and lightweight, this is one of the best corded electric string trimmers for the value. A good investment for small yards and gardens, it goes for $50-70 depending on the retailer.

Happy Trimming

There are many options for cordless or corded electric weed eaters. Whichever one you choose for your yard and garden, remember to wear sunscreen and have fun! Check out our other buying guides for more great home and yard products.

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