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

When your purchase a grass trimmer, you’ll get perfect edges every time! Whether you’re looking for gas, electric, or battery operated, we have everything you need for a picture perfect lawn. Find your next grass trimmer online or in-store today!

Types of Grass Trimmers

  • Gas grass trimmer

    Gas Grass Trimmers

    Gas trimmers are generally more powerful than electric trimmers and are usually a better choice for those with large trimming jobs. Two-cycle models require you to mix fuel and oil. Larger 4-cycle models are also available.
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  • Electric grass trimmer

    Electric Grass Trimmers

    Electric trimmers are lighter and easier to start than gas trimmers and require no fuel mixing, but they are less powerful. Also, those which require an extension cord are somewhat limited in portability.
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  • Cordless grass trimmer

    Cordless Grass Trimmers

    Cordless electric trimmers are generally lightweight, rechargeable, and fully mobile, making them an excellent choice for those trimming a large area with light weeds.
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Straight Shaft vs. Curved Shaft Grass Trimmers

Straight shaft grass trimmer

Straight Shaft Grass Trimmers

A straight shaft grass trimmer is best for heavy-duty jobs and for reaching under things like a deck or bench.
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Curved shaft grass trimmer

Curved Shaft Grass Trimmers

A curved shaft grass trimmer is perfect for trimming tight areas and gives you more control over the tool. It is lightweight, well-balanced, and tends to be budget-friendly.
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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.

 

Cutting Swath

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.

Grass Trimmer Attachments

When looking for attachments for your grass trimmer, make sure your trimmer has a split shaft. This allows for a variety of multi-task attachments, such as blowers, tree and hedge trimmers, and cultivators.
Woman using hedge trimmer

Hedge Trimmer

Hedge trimmer attachments can be used to cut any overgrowth and it is fairly easy to attach to your existing grass trimmer.
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Grass trimmer trimming the edge of a lawn

Edger

If your grass trimmer isn’t edge-capable, you can simply add an edger. The edger attachment enables you to quickly switch from trimming to edging.
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brush grass trimmer attachment

Brush Cutter

Brush cutters are a perfect addition to your grass trimmer if you need to clear tough terrain or thick brush.
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Other Attachments

  • 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.

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