Every person with a garden will have to face the problem of weeds creeping in at some point and it is best to be prepared when that happens. Of course, there are many mixed-fuel weed trimmers to choose from, but they require not only specific types of fuel but a lot of tiresome pulling of a cord to get them running.
To save yourself the hassle of getting a sore arm from trying to start these fuel-powered weed trimmers, why not get a cordless battery powered weed eater which does the same job just as well? These electric weed eaters are just as effective as traditional weed trimmers if not better. However, there are quite a few to choose from and you might need help finding the right one to suit your needs. Here are the 10 best cordless battery powered weed eaters on the market right now.
10Makita XRU04Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer
Capable of running up to 90 minutes on a single charge, this cordless string trimmer from Makita is perfect for people who tend to sizeable gardens or lawns. The XRU04Z 18V LXT string trimmer is powered by a BL Brushless motor which delivers up to 6,000 RPM of cutting power. This electric motor is electronically controlled to optimize battery energy use to provide up to 50% more running time per charge. It also eliminates carbon brushes, operating at a much cooler temperature than similar string trimmers.
9WORX GT 2.0 WG160 Cordless Lithium Grass Trimmer/Edger and Mini Mower
The GT 2.0 WG160 Cordless trimmer/edger from Worx is equipped with a quick-release lever for fast telescopic height adjustments to the 90-degree tilting shaft. Due to its versatile nature, this 3-in-1 trimmer with dual-position wheels can switch from a trimmer to an in-line edger within seconds using no tools whatsoever. It also features a 12-inch cutting diameter with automatic single line feed.
8CORE GasLess Power CGT400 CGTSD Gasless Powered Trimmer
Due to its dual mode power control speed function, this trimmer can provide standard grass trimming speeds or torque for optimum performance and an overall longer runtime. Powered by a high-end prismatic high-energy power cell, its smart core electronics allow a runtime of up to 70 minutes with just a single charge. Its electric power can produce speeds of up to 7,000 RPM whereas its 5,000 RPM torque feature allows you to do the same job with a lesser power consumption.
7DEWALT DCST990H1 40V MAX 6.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR String Trimmer
Powered by a 40V MAX 6.0Ah Lithium Ion battery, Dewalt’s DCST990H1 trimmer operates a brushless motor that features a patented gear drive design which maintains cut speed at a constant level at all times. Thanks to its full variable trigger, you can control not only the trimmer’s speed but also the noise it makes while running. It has a bump feed of 0.080″ dual line and a 15″ cutting swatch which makes the cutting of rogue weeds much simpler.
6Black & Decker NST1118 10-Inch Cordless Trimmer and Edger
Black & Decker’s NST1118 trimmer comes equipped with an adjustable length shaft which allows the user to adjust the machine at whichever height he or she wishes. Its groom n’ edge switch allows users to switch between trimming and edging in just a matter of seconds while its instant start trigger start allows them to switch the device on/off with just a push of a button. It also features power drive transmission which amplifies motor torque thus increasing cutting power and overall performance considerably.
5WORX WG155 20V MAX Cordless Lithium 10-Inch String Trimmer/Edger
Equipped with a quick charger that enables 1-hour battery recharging, this particular trimmer allows a much faster charging time than most battery-powered trimmers on the market. It also packs a twin in-line wheel which adds accuracy to the edging process, especially when dealing with vegetation beds or sidewalks. It features three single-line spools of trimmer line, automatic line feeding, and a telescopic shaft with fully adjustable trimming head.
4Black & Decker LST420 20-volt Max Lithium High Performance Trimmer and Edger
Powered by two 2.0 Amp/hour lithium battery packs, the LST420 trimmer from Black and Decker can provide 20% more power than most battery-powered trimmers out there. Its automatic feed spool ensures continuous work while its runtime extension capability with dual mode accelerator switch provides a much longer runtime. Furthermore, this trimmer weighs no more than 5.7 pounds, making it easy to maneuver and carry around.
3Toro 51487 24-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless String Trimmer
The 51487 Cordless String Trimmer from Toro features an auto feed trim line system which adjusts the trimmer to the right length automatically. The trimmer also switches to an edger in a matter of seconds without the use of any special tools while its extended shaft length allows you to cover a much bigger area than you would by using a standard trimmer. Its powerful engine runs on a 24V Max Lithium-Ion 2.0 Amp-Hr battery that features a power saver mode for extended runtime.
2WORX WG175 32-volt Lithium MAX Cordless Grass Trimmer and Edger
Thanks to its 32-volts battery, the WG175 can be regarded as one of the most powerful battery-powered weed eaters in this price range. Interestingly enough, this trimmer can convert to an edger in seconds or a mini mower due to its special wheels which allow detailed trimming with minimum effort. It features a quick-release trigger lever which allows you to adjust its height via a telescopic shaft along with 7 locking adjustments for maximum comfort while trimming, edging, or mowing.
1Black & Decker LST136W 40V Max Lithium String Trimmer
As far as we know, the 40V MAX Lithium-Ion powered LST136W from Black and Decker is the most powerful cordless grass trimmer in this price range and one of the most easily-maneuverable money can buy. It features a PowerCommand dial that allows you to choose from multiple power routines and speeds, a PowerDrive transmission which delivers additional power from the motor to the cutting string at any given time with just the push of a button. Last but not least, its automatic feed spool ensures continuous work without bumping while its turntable shaft allows you to convert it from a trimmer to an edger within seconds.