Choosing The Best String Trimmer for Your Needs

How to find out the best string trimmer for you?

String trimmer is an important garden tool that is also referred to as a line trimmer. The best string trimmers allow the addition and replacement of accessories as well and we have so many choices available in the market, so to find the best model may prove to be a difficult task.


There are several factors which can make a string trimmer more attractive and most important factors include price, suction power, and versatility.

When you are trying to figure out that which string trimmer is best for you start with an overall comparison and being able to narrow down your needs to determine precisely what type of string trimmer you need.

Price is a important factor to determine the overall value of a string trimmer, but a low price does not always mean that you are getting the best value for your money, you may need to compromise with quality and features. The ease of use and the ability to maintain the lawn in time can make a higher priced string trimmer a better value for money buy.

We have chosen two different ways of selecting the best string trimmer; basically based on features and based on consumer reviews which typically show the real value and real life performance of a certain string trimmer.

Best string trimmers Based on Features

WORX GT WG151.5 Cordless Electric String TrimmerWORX GT WG151.5 18-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Electric String Trimmer/Edger With Quick Charger

This converts the GT trimmer into a walk-behind edger and vice-versa in a matter it is great for moderate jobs, but fibrous stems can be a problem for this trimmer. See Black & Decker NST2018 Revies.

Stihl FSE 60 Electric TrimmerStihl  FSE60

It costs around $130. Although, it has a tough to handle cord, but this trimmer can efficiently cut strong weeds and tall grass and it does not make much noise and is easy to use. This one does not cause much pollution and you do not have to buy oil or gasoline for it and this lasts long and can also be used with a 200 feet extension cord. It is lighter than gas trimmers but bit heavier than electric trimmers and moreover It is cost-effective in price as well as in maintenance.

Craftsman 79197

Craftsman 79197The top-rated gas-powered Craftsman 79197 is powerful enough to cut down weeds and tall grass, and you do not need an electrical cord. Furthermore, its four-stroke engine is more efficient, more durable and quieter than cheaper two-stroke engines, and you do not need to mix oil with the gas here in it. Reviews from the users say line refills are easy, and the split shaft allows you to use attachments. It weighs around 20-pound that makes it cumbersome to use for more than a few minutes, so you will probably need a shoulder strap or harness to hold this up for long. If you do not mind dealing with a electrical cord, the less expensive Stihl FSE60 is nearly as powerful as it is but weighs less than half as much.

Lehr Eco Trimmer ST025DC

LEHR ST025DC TrimmerPropane string trimmers are new to the market and this Lehr trimmer was introduced in spring 2009, so the brand and the trimmer is not that much used to be proved. However, so far the reviewers, basically the users who reviewed this are fans of the Lehr Eco Trimmer. It is as powerful as a gas trimmer yet you do not have to buy and store gasoline for this, and propane is less polluting too. But, you have the cost to bear for one-pound propane canisters that are $3 to $5 each, which cannot be refilled and only give, you two hours of runtime each time after you refill the tank. This trimmer has a detachable curved shaft and weighs 15 pounds with the propane canister and all these Eco Trimmer models are fairly heavy. So those who want power but less weight may want to consider the corded electric Stihl FSE60 as this is another eco-friendly choice and a good one.