Grass Trimmer Buying Guide
Create a perfect lawn with a grass trimmer, which can trim weeds, cut brush, and more. Ideal for lawn edging, explore our collection of string trimmers and learn all about the power behind them in our Grass Trimmer Buying Guide.
Perfect Edges Every Time
Things to Consider
- Cutting Swath: The cutting swath is the cutting width or path of the trimmer. It indicates the width that the trimmer can cut at one time.
- Variable Speed: This feature allows you to control the speed and power of your trimmer.
- Line Feed: There are two types of line feeds — bump feed and automatic feed. Bump feed requires you to bump your trimmer head on the ground to advance the string, while automatic feeds self-directs the trim line.
- Lawn-Edger Capable Trimmer: Some trimmers convert quickly into lawn edgers.
- Fast Loading Spools: Various trimmers come with fast-loading spools, which allow you to insert a replacement line without having to remove the spool.
Like mowers, string trimmers are available in a variety of cutting widths, each suited to different use:
- 7 inch – 8 in. for small jobs.
- 11 in. – 12 in. for light use.
- 14 in. – 15 in. for moderate use.
- 17 in. and larger for heavy-duty use.
- Pole Saw: Pole saws can be quickly attached and are used to clear thicker overgrowth that is hard to reach.
- Cultivator: A great way to get two tools in one, the cultivator attachment will make your grass healthy in no time.
- Blower: The blower attachment will help you remove any leaves or debris out of the way before you start trimming your lawn.
The first step to a healthy and beautiful yard is having the right lawn mower, whether it’s a riding lawn mower, electric mower, or something in between.
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