5 Best Cordless Weed Eater Review of 2019

Last updated on May 18th, 2019 at 03:02 pm

A nicely done lawn is the pride of any homeowner or landscaper. It not only looks good but also augments the appearance and beauty of the entire home. Unfortunately, this cannot be achieved with a lawn mower alone. You need a more specialized tool known as the weed eater or a string trimmer. You can choose the electric weed wacker, gas-powered weed trimmer or even better, one of these powerful cordless weed eater tools.

A cordless weed eater/edger/trimmer is powered by lithium-ion battery. Unlike an electric weed wacker or the gas-powered model, a battery powered weed eater is not limited by the length of a power cord and does not leave you smelling like gas or exhaust. It is an eco-friendly grass trimmer that gives you a lot of freedom to cut grass and weeds on the backyard and to trim the grass on fence lines and on the edges of patios and pavements. With it, you can trim grass for as long as the battery has charge.

Since there are many cordless weed eater tools out there on the market, it may be difficult to select the best one. For that reason, we have prepared a detailed review of the 5 best cordless weed eater units on which you can place a safe bet. Some of the factors we have considered in the review include battery capacity, tool durability, tool ergonomics, price, and buyers’ opinions based on experience.

Comparison Table of 5 Best Cordless weed eaters

RYOBI 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer EGO Power+ 15-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless String Trimmer - 2.0Ah Battery and Charger Kit Kobalt 80-Volt Max Baretool 16-in Straight Cordless String Trimmer Greenworks 12-Inch 40V Cordless String Trimmer Toro PowerPlex 51482T Brushless 40V MAX Lithium Ion 14
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Users' Ratings
Features
  • Has a cutting width of 13 - 15 inches
  • Incorporates the tap-to-feed mechanism on the head
  • Grip is rubberized
  • Accepts a 0.08 inch diameter line
  • Rotates counterclockwise
  • Controlled by a variable speed trigger
  • Fits most attachment capable systems
  • Runs on a brushless motor
  • Features a powerful high-efficiency brushless motor.
  • Has a 49 inch long aluminum shaft
  • The cutting swath is 15 inches wide
  • Features a bump feed head
  • Uses a 0.095 inch diameter trimmer line
  • Equipped with a powerful brushless motor
  • Adjustable cutting swath of between 14 - 16 inches
  • Has two speed levels
  • Features the tap-to-feed mechanism
  • Runs on a brushless motor
  • Uses 0.08" diameter line
  • Adjustable cutting width of 14-16 inches
  • Attachment capable
  • Runs a powerful brushless motor
  • It is a 2 piece shaft
  • Charger can charge bigger greeworks batteries
  • Has a high and low speed control setting
  • Straight foldable shaft
  • Requires 0.08 inch thick dual line string
  • Long-lasting cast aluminum head
  • Includes a variable speed trigger
  • Shaft is made of steel for increased durability
Pros
  1. Double string head for increased cutting speed
  2. Long battery life
  3. Evenly distributed weight
  4. Fairly light on your hands
  5. You can add extra attachments such as the edger, hedge trimmer, and pole saw
  6. The tap to feed head lets you control the amount of string used.
  7. Can be broken into half fo easy transportation
  8. Variable speed gives you ultimate cutting control
  1. Double string head cuts more effectively
  2. Battery is interchangeable with those of other EGO tools
  3. The bump mechanism works great to release the line
  4. Stays strong until battery dies
  5. Thick string diameter makes the unit cut thicker weeds more effectively
  1. Compatible with other universal attachments
  2. Adjustable cutting width lets wack weeds quickly
  3. Trigger lets you control the speed of the head
  4. Has the power of a gass trimmer
  5. Battery takes only 30 minutes to charge fully
  6. Well balanced and fairly light on your hands
  1. Delivers amazing torque to wack the weeds
  2. Can transform to other tools
  3. Easy to adjust string size by just bumping the head on the ground
  4. The shoulder strap takes away most of the weight
  5. Fairly priced
  6. Less vibration
  7. Well balanced
  8. Quiet enough to have a conversation with someone without having to shout
  1. Delivers the power of gas trimmer
  2. Built for durability
  3. Fairly light
  4. Well balanced
  5. Battery charges quickly (about 1 hr)
Cons
  1. Rotates counterclockwise
  2. No shoulder strap
  1. Not well balanced
  2. Not compatible with aftermarket attachments like blower or edger
  1. Does not include a shoulder strap
  2. It is fairly heavy
  1. Quite heavy
  2. Battery does not last very long
  1. Not attachment compatible
  2. Changing the spool is a little difficult
Specifications
Parts Included
  1. 40V EXPAND-IT power head
  2. Straight shaft EXPAND-IT trimmer attachment
  3. High capacity battery
  4. (1)40V lithium ion charger
  5. 0.08 inch twisted replacement line
  1. EGO cordless string trimmer
  2. (1)2.0Ah, 56V Lithium Ion battery
  1. Kobalt cordless string trimmer
  2. (1)80V charger
  3. 2.5Ah Lithium Ion Battery
  4. Pre-wound spool with 0.08" thick line
  1. Greenworks cordless weed wacker
  2. (1)40V 2.0Ah Battery
  3. A 14/16 inch string trimmer bump feed attachment
  1. Toro PowerPlex Weed eater
  2. Lithium Ion battery
  3. Charger
Weight 9 pounds 13 pounds 15 pounds 9.2 pounds
Shaft 49 inches
Line Size 0.08 inches 0.095 inches 0.08 inches 0.080 inches 0.080 inches
Line Feed Bump to feed Bump to feed Bump to feed Bump to feed Bump to feed
Battery System 40V/2600mAh Li-Ion 56V/2000mAh Li-ion 80V/2000mAh 12V 2000mAh Li-ion 40V 2000mAh Li-ion
Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty and 3 years on Battery 1 Year Limited Warranty 10 Year Warranty on Brushless Motor, 4 Year Warranty on tool and 2 Years Warranty on Battery 3 Years Warranty

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