Battery Powered String Trimmers.

Introduction

I have a corded electric string trimmer (“weedwacker”) which works decently – but being corded is a bit of a nuisance, so

I’ve been looking around for a cordless string trimmer (battery operated), as I’d rather not have to mess around with gas and all that. Here is what I came up with…

I’m very tempted to give one a try, but I have some larger weeds (say a half inch in diameter – like berry bushes) and I’m not sure if an electronic one will hack it…

Holding off for now, but just in case this is useful to anyone else, here is what I came up with.

Disclaimer

  • Star ratings are rough guesstimates.

Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt NiCd

String trimmer

String trimmer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Home Depot: $60.
  • Model: P2040.
  • Has an average rating of four stars at Home Depot with six reviewers.
  • Single Line.
  • Cut: 10″
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs

Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion

  • Home Depot: $59.
  • Model: P2030.
  • Has an average rating of four stars at Home Depot with twenty-six reviewers.
  • Cut: 10″

Black & Decker 36-Volt Straight Shaft

  • Home Depot: $149.
  • Amazon: $250.16.
  • Model: LST136.
  • Has an average rating of 4.75 stars at Home Depot ¬†with 135 reviewers.
  • Has an average rating of 4.75 stars at Amazon with 182 reviewers.
  • Four stars from Popular Mechanics.
  • Allows one to increase power for greater cutting power or decrease for longer battery life.
  • RPM: 6500-8500.

Black & Decker 18-Volt Ni-Cd

  • Amazon: $79.
  • Model: NST2118.
  • Has an average rating of four stars at Amazon with 336 reviewers.
  • Received “Best Reviewed” from Consumer Search.
  • Battery: 2x 18-Volt NiCd
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs.
  • RPM: 7000.

Black & Decker 20-Volt Lithium-Ion

  • Amazon: $92.
  • Model: LST220.
  • Cut: 12″
  • Has an average rating of four stars at Amazon with 315 reviewers.
  • Weight: 5.2 lbs.

Earthwise 18-Volt

  • Amazon: $60.
  • Model: CST00012.
  • Has an average rating of four stars at Amazon with 124 reviewers.
  • Cut: 12″
  • Battery: 18 Volt NiCad
  • RPM: 7800.

Sunzi Cordless 10 Inch

  • Amazon: $90.
  • Model: WT02222.
  • Has an average rating of 4.4 stars at Amazon with seven reviews.
  • Battery: Lithium Ion.
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs.

Black & Decker 18V NiCd (Reconditioned)

  • Home Depot: $79.
  • Amazon: $55.
  • Model: NST2118R.
  • Has an average rating of 4.5 stars at Amazon with seven reviews.
  • Has an average rating of 4 stars at Home Depot with 166 reviews.
  • Batteries: 2x 18V Ni-Cd.
  • Cut: 12″
  • Weight: 6.4 lbs

Weed Eater 12-Volt

  • Amazon: $70.
  • Model: 952711896.
  • Has an average rating of 4.5 stars at Amazon with five reviews.
  • Cut: 10″
  • Single Feed.

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