Only if weeds were emotional! They would have cut themselves and one wouldn’t have to worry about waging wars over their lawns. But sadly, such is not the case. Instead, it is some of us that are reduced to tears because of the endless jungle of weed that we fail to eliminate despite using all the tools at our disposal. Some years ago, gasoline and petrol weed eaters were dominating the market of the weed cutters. Their inefficiency didn’t give many a lot of hope.
But ever since the battery-powered weed eaters have taken over the market, we can report with absolute certainty that faith in weed eaters has been restored. However, one hundred percent efficiency is guaranteed with only the best battery powered weed eaters. And if you are a complete novice in this market, we are certain that you will struggle to find the best product in the labyrinth of battery-powered weed eaters!
But please don’t freak out! We are going to help you find the best battery powered weed eater, right here and right now! Not only do we discuss the best products in the market, but we also reveal the secret formula of finding out the best weed cutter in the market. We are quite excited so we are going to start chattering straight away!
Top 15 Best Battery Powered Weed Eater Reviewed
- Worx WG163 GT 3.0 20V Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger with Command Feed – Best overall
- Makita XRU02Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless String Trimmer – Best Value
- GreenWorks 21302 G-MAX 40V 13-Inch Cordless String Trimmer – Editor’s Choice
- CRAFTSMAN V20 String Trimmer / Edger
- BLACK+DECKER String Trimmer
- PowerSmart String Trimmer
- BLACK+DECKER LSTE525 20V MAX Lithium Easy Feed String Trimmer
- Greenworks STBA40B210 G-MAX 40V Cordless String Trimmer and Leaf Blower Combo Pack
- BLACK+DECKER 40V Max Cordless Sweeper & String Trimmer Combo Kit (LCC340C)
- WORX WG928 GT 3.0 Grass Turbine 2 20V Batt/Charger Included String Trimmer
- EGO Power+ ST1502XY 15-Inch Foldable Shaft String Trimmer
- RYOBI 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer
- BLACK+DECKER LSTE523 Li-On String Trimmer
- DEWALT DCKO975M1 Combo Kit DCST925 & Dcbl720
- PAXCESS Cordless String Trimmer/Edger, Detachable Weed Eater
- 1 #1. Worx WG163 GT 3.0 20V Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger with Command Feed – Best overall
- 2 #2. Makita XRU02Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless String Trimmer – Best Value
- 3 #3. GreenWorks 21302 G-MAX 40V 13-Inch Cordless String Trimmer – Editor’s Choice
- 4 #4. CRAFTSMAN V20 String Trimmer / Edger
- 5 #5. BLACK+DECKER String Trimmer
- 6 #6. PowerSmart String Trimmer
- 7 #7. BLACK+DECKER LSTE525 20V MAX Lithium Easy Feed String Trimmer
- 8 #8. Greenworks STBA40B210 G-MAX 40V Cordless String Trimmer and Leaf Blower Combo Pack
- 9 #9. BLACK+DECKER 40V Max Cordless Sweeper & String Trimmer Combo Kit (LCC340C)
- 10 #10. WORX WG928 GT 3.0 Grass Turbine 2 20V Batt/Charger Included String Trimmer
- 11 #11. EGO Power+ ST1502XY 15-Inch Foldable Shaft String Trimmer
- 12 #12. RYOBI 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer
- 13 #13. BLACK+DECKER LSTE523 Li-On String Trimmer
- 14 #14. DEWALT DCKO975M1 Combo Kit DCST925 & Dcbl720
- 15 #15. PAXCESS Cordless String Trimmer/Edger, Detachable Weed Eater
- 16 Light or heavy?
- 17 Battery life
- 18 Ergonomic design
- 19 Guard
- 20 Feed reload
- 21 Black & Decker
- 22 Worx
- 23 Greenworks
- 24 What is the working mechanism of a weed eater?
- 25 What determines the lifespan of a battery-powered weed eater?
- 26 How can one make a battery-powered eater more powerful?
- 27 Which trait should my battery-powered weed eater must-have?
- 28 Which brand is the best one in the weed eater market?
- 29 Related posts:
#1. Worx WG163 GT 3.0 20V Cordless Grass Trimmer/Edger with Command Feed – Best overall
Before we jump into the details of this product, let us make something clear. We want to familiarize you with as many quality weed eaters as we can. Therefore, if you feel flummoxed by the variety, please don’t panic. All of these battery-powered weed eaters are equally great! Except, perhaps, the Worx WG163 trimmer. This one is a beast!
Why have we categorized this battery-powered weed eater as the best overall? Its specifications are enough reasons. You might have guessed some of the product specs from the name, but we have got more to tell you of course. This cordless trimmer can cut as much as 12 inches of weed, weighs only 5.3 pounds, and comes with an extra handle. This extra handle makes carrying the tool an easier task. If you are looking for an edger, then this trimmer is the perfect choice for you. Yes, you read it right! You can convert this trimmer into an edger without much hassle. The trimmer head can tilt as much as 90 degrees, hence the trimmer is an ideal choice for uneven surfaces as well.
But we take it that you are still not satisfied? Well, maybe what we have in the pros section for you will change your mind!
|Trimmer's head comes with a flower guard which protects flower beds||Shaft is only 36.3 inches, which is a disadvantage for taller people|
|Comes with not one but two 20V batteries.||Battery takes more than five hours to charge.|
|Can reach awkward and unusual angles.|
|Battery charger included|
|Has support wheels|
#2. Makita XRU02Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless String Trimmer – Best Value
Ultimately, it is your wallet that decides what you will buy. We extended our research to products that were affordable but offered no compromise in the quality. And luckily, we found the Makita XRU02Z string trimmer. This is a lighter-than-many trimmer available in the market, weighing approximately 6.4 pounds only. The shaft length is adjustable between 48-56 inches, which is convenient for taller people.
The 10 inch-cutting head allows trimming weed and grass quickly and efficiently. One of the most important questions which you should ask when it comes down to battery-powered weed eaters is their run time. The Makita string trimmer can provide service for one hour on one fully charged battery. For safety purposes, an indicator light has been installed as well. Hmmm, what else? Well, to avoid confusion, we have discussed the distinguishing, illuminating features of this product in the pros section.
|Comes with a lock lever, which adds more to the convenience factor.||Can’t be used in some places because of the smaller radius.|
|Spool assembly is easy, courtesy of the bump feed button.||Thicker than normal grass poses a challenge.|
|Takes less than half an hour to charge the battery.|
|Easy to carry since it is lighter in wait|
|Sleek and ergonomic design|
#3. GreenWorks 21302 G-MAX 40V 13-Inch Cordless String Trimmer – Editor’s Choice
The battery-powered weed eater under discussion works at 0-9,000 RPM. The manufacturers of this fine product have successfully produced a design that is compliant with ergonomic requirements. Some companies don’t bother putting both charger and battery in one package, which is rather despicable in our point of view. However, we are glad to report that such is not the case with this fine product from GreenWorks. The 40V trimmer features a pivoting head. You must ask what the benefit of this feature is.
Well, a lot of quality trimmers are lacking in the edging and the reason for that is the absence of a pivoting head. Battery time is around one hour, which is great for trimming and pruning weeds on ½ acres at least, if not more. One of the reasons why we have labeled this grass trimmer as a premium pick is its smooth operation as well.
Other key features of this product are discussed in the pros and cons section.
|Not as noisy as some of the other trimmers available in the market||Dual string/ automatic advance works well only if one uses both strings.|
|Available in two varieties i.e. 13 and 14 inches||Replacement spools available commonly don’t fit this trimmer.|
|Comes with a brushless motor|
Quite an ingenious tool from the CRAFTSMAN. Apart from the usual characteristic features of a quality weed eater, the thing that impressed us the most was the extended runtime the CRAFTSMAN V20 string trimmer offered. How does it do that? Well, there are two-speed settings on offer. Either you can go for more power or more runtime, the choice is yours. The trimmer comes with a push feed button as well. The idea behind installing this feature is to give the user flexible control over the line feed. The shaft is adjustable, which is certainly good news for taller people. A wall organization system is on offer as well, but we are afraid that you will have to purchase this separately. But in case you do purchase this system, you will have something to hang this tool on in a safe manner.
Now, let us head to the pros section to find out exactly what makes this trimmer a standout product in the market.
|Allows edging and trimming both||Taller weeds pose a challenge to the machine, hence not a great choice if your garden is full of them.|
|Weeds out grass up to 13 inches||Takes longer than normal to charge the battery|
|Ergonomic and economical|
When we talk about weed trimmers and eaters, BLACK+DECKER products do seem to dominate the market. And the reason for their domination is nothing else but their ergonomic and alluring designs. But we take it that you need more than that for being convinced! So, let us talk about the specifications of this fine string trimmer from BLACK+DECKER. What do you get in the package? A weed eater, AF 100 spool, an auxiliary handle, and one guard. The tool under discussion is ahead of its competitors in terms of RPM as well. 8000 RPM is exactly what you need for average grade lawn weed. One can use the 0.065-inch diameter round line only when it comes to the BLACK+DECKER string trimmer. Oh, and the spool is called Automatic Feed Spool.
Now, let us weigh the pros and cons to see if this battery-powered weed trimmer is worth your money.
|Efficient enough to trim your yard in minutes.||Not a great choice if you are looking for a tool that weeds out underbrushes as well.|
|Lightweight i.e. weighs only 5.3 lbs.||Pushing beyond the limit can damage the machine|
A trimmer that you can walk into the cut path so that it ejects as you cut is as handy as it gets. The string trimmer from PowerSmart that is under discussion is an edger as well. You can switch between the two modes in a matter of seconds without much fuss. It comes with an adjustable handle that makes cutting and weeding out grass super easy. This brings us to the design, which is ergonomic enough for us to include this battery-powered weed eater in the list of the very best! The cordless string trimmer operates on 20V and needs one hour to be fully charged. It weighs approximately 7.5 pounds and features a cutting diameter of 10 inches. The RPM speed is decent as well, clocking a no-load speed of 8200 RPM.
|Lightweight since it weighs less than 8 lbs. This has a positive influence on mobility as well.||Runtime is less than what we would have liked. You will have to recharge the battery after a quarter of an acre's work.|
|Battery charges within one hour||More suitable for light-duty trimming.|
|Comes with a 2-year warranty|
|Automatic fed spool|
BLACK+DECKER is such a popular brand in the market of battery-powered weed eaters that we have no hesitation in discussing more than one product from the same brand. It is the variety that compels us to do that! For example, have a look at the specs of this LSTE525 20V MAX lithium easy feed string trimmer from the same brand. So many things to like about it! This is a 2-in-1 tool. Yes, you guessed it right, it is a trimmer and an edger at the same time. But unlike the average weed trimmers, this one is reflective of the enhanced focus on torque, which means more power coming the troublesome weed’s way. The machine offers you to select from two modes, which are more power or more runtime. The line diameter is 0.065 inches, and the battery-powered tool features a 12 inches cutting diameter. To avoid the hassling bumping, an easy feed feature has been installed for the advancing line. The trimmer comes with 20V max lithium batteries, and LCS1620 charger, a guard, and AFS. AFS, in case you forgot, refers to the automatic fed spool.
|The plastic used in this trimmer’s designing is not too flimsy||Designed to be more auto fed than manual as far as the string is considered|
|Easily replaceable pre-loaded heads||Less runtime if you use the trimmer on the power mode|
|Solid construction and design|
|Two battery modes|
This 40V trimmer comes with a 2.0Ah battery that is fully charged. But if you are thinking that is the most distinguishing feature of this product, then wait till you hear more about it! The battery-powered weed eater features an axial design, which is certainly innovative. How much can this trimmer handle? A lot, considering that it operates at 110 mph and 390 CFM. The product comes complete with the battery and charger, which is a relief. The runtime is 45 minutes i.e. after one charge. In that time, it can trim as much as ½ acre of land. The trimmer’s cutting diameter is 12 inches, the trimmer line size is standard 0.065(dual line). In our list of the best battery powered weed eaters, number eight is certainly more maneuverable than many others!
If that is not enough to interest you, let us throw some more light on this product’s specs in the pros section. And just to keep things in balance, we have also thrown in a few cons!
|Not as noisy as some of the other trimmers in the market||Finding the replacement of parts is challenging as well.|
|Lightweight i.e. weighs as much as 7.80 lbs.||The battery has a few charging issues.|
|Smooth and smart operation|
|Comes with charger|
We know it is getting a bit tough for you, all this variety is bound to get to your mind! But we will request you to be of the stout heart, as we bring to you, the number nine in our list of the best battery powered weed eaters. Without any beating about the bush, let us have a look at the illuminating specifications of this weed eater. This 40V features an enhanced torque value to instill more power in your weed trimmer’s action. Apart from the higher torque transmission, the automatic feed spool used in this fine weed eater ensures a smooth trimming session. This is further corroborated by the 130 MPH wind speed that this little beauty comes with. Oh, and in case you are wondering about the compatibility, this weed trimmer is fully compatible with a 36-40V lithium-ion system.
|Trimmer can be converted into an edger in a matter of seconds||Bulkier than other battery-powered weed eaters in the market. It weighs around 11 lbs.|
|Sturdy construction and an ergonomic design||Price is slightly on the higher end|
|Great tool to have for hard surfaces|
|Excellent battery life|
This battery-powered weed eater comes with not one but two batteries. Not many products of this nature offer such luxuries, do they? Anyhow, moving on, the weed eater under discussion is a 2-in-1 item i.e. a trimmer and an edger. All that you have to do is pivot that head! As far as the compatibility goes, well, this weed eater’s power share is good to go with WORX 20V and 40V tool tools. The most distinguishing specification of this machine has to be the command feed system that it comes with. Maximal, unparalleled trimming experience is guaranteed courtesy of this feature. One cannot ignore the turbine blower that has been designed using a jet engine design. Specific specs in this regard are 360 CFM, 75 MPH.
Now, let us weigh the pros and cons to see if this product is worth taking money out of your wallet or not.
|Weighs only 4.4 lbs. which is quite incredible||Not as powerful as a gasoline weed eater|
|Comes with a push-button line feed||A bit pricey|
|Compact and sturdy design|
|Charges fast enough|
The key feature of this battery-powered weed trimmer has to be the brushless motor that it comes with. Of course, there are many other alluring features as well, that we will talk about in a few moments as well. But we want to stress the importance of purchasing a trimmer that doesn’t make life too noisy for your household or neighborhood in the vicinity. Well, you get our point! In other key features of this battery-powered weed eater, it features a 15-inch cutting diameter. Yes, you read that right! Not 13, not 14 but 15 inches. The line diameter is around 0.095, more than the usual figure of 0.065 that you have been reading about so far in this discussion. Coming towards the weight of this string trimmer from EGO, it is bulkier than its competitors. 15.17 pounds and the best battery power weed eaters we have discussed so far are averaging 8-10 lbs. The trimmer comes with 1 lithium-ion battery, which is enough for its working.
Let us dig a bit deeper and see if the pros outweigh the cons. Make up your mind only after reading these.
|Doesn’t heat up like some of the products in the market||Tough job opening and closing the head in case you have to fish out the string|
|Adjustable/foldable shaft||Battery runtime not as long as one would hope for.|
|Charges in quick time|
As good as a gas-based weed eater in terms of power. The key specifications include a 0.080 twisted line and a REEL-EASY button. The idea behind this feature is to make life easier for the user as the quotient of hassle is reduced greatly. In our opinion, for your 1-acre, you cannot pick a better product than this. The fact that this trimmer is attachment capable is of great significance since this means that your trimmer can accept several RYOBI attachments, the brand which has designed this weed eater. The grass cutting diameter is 15 inches, which beats the average comfortably. The user has complete control overpower, and consequently, runtime. This is a very nice feature that is missing from many top-notch weed eaters.
|Great for heavy-duty load- will take out the stubborn, thick weed that has given you nightmares.||The 2-Flimsy plastic wing nut.|
|REEL-EASY makes sure that you trim the lawn effectively and efficiently by ensuring faster reloads.||Weighs around 13.37 pounds.|
|Ergonomic design- despite bulkiness, which is saying something.||Slanted handle|
|Super easy to refill the line|
|Plenty of power|
We can’t help but discuss another jewel from the magnificent brand that BLACK+DECKER is. The battery-powered weed eater under discussion is a 20V string trimmer that is also an edger. Converts within a matter of seconds! To make sure that the weeds and grass face the full wrath of the trimmer, the focus was more on power-driven transmission. This, of course, results in maximal torque generation. Like most of the B+D weed trimmers, this one also offers a choice between power and runtime. In the package delivered to the customer, there is a cordless LSTE523 string trimmer, a charger, an AFS spool, and a guard as well. We are sure that you know the rest of the details about B+D trimmers by heart now. So, we will skip those and jump to the pros section straight!
|Height and handle both can be adjusted to maximally advantageous positions.||A bit pricey, when compared to the competitors in the market.|
|Conversion from a grass trimmer to a wheeled edger is fairly quick and easy||Better suited for light-duty load|
|Lightweight i.e. weighs only 6.30 lbs.|
|Cuts well due to increased torque|
|Ditches bumping completely|
Have you noticed something? We are moving towards the end of this discussion, but there has been no dip in the quality at all! Let us jump to the specifications of number fourteen on the list!
The grass cutting diameter of this weed eater is around 13 inches, which is almost a standard when you look at the debate that we had so far. The 0.080 line is not unusual either. No, the feature that impressed us the most was that this trimmer’s ability to move stuff at 400 CFM and a gusty speed of 90 mph. That is truly remarkable when you couple this with the fact that it comes with a brushless motor. We have already talked about the noise factor in some detail, so we will jump to the pros and cons straight!
|Super easy to use, especially for cleaning garage floors and other hard surfaces as well. The blower is really good.||Installing spool on the spindle is a tough job|
|Comes with the battery required for its functioning, and the charger needed to charge it.||Battery lasts 15 minutes|
|Axial fan design, which is ingenious and innovative, to say the least|
|Ergonomic despite bulkiness|
|A one year warranty|
This has been a most extraordinary list, won’t you agree? Let us wrap up this list with a durable and sturdy weed eater. The PAXCESS cordless string trimmer comes with two batteries and a charger. The batteries are 20V lithium-ion batteries while the charger is fast enough to keep frustration at a bay. Once you have exhausted one battery, you can switch to the other battery for sustained trimming of your yard/lawn. 2 in 1 is a key feature of this product, you get a trimmer plus an edger if you fall for this product’s sleek design. What we liked the most about the wheeler role of this tool was the fact that it comes with a pre-installed rubberized wheel. This can prove to be handy in case you want to support and guide the edger. To ensure that your plants are safe, the trimmer comes with a spacer safeguard.
Before you make up your mind, you need to check out the pros and cons as well.
|Comes with double protection i.e. trigger switch and the lock button||More suitable for small yards|
|Two wheels, which add more to the mobility value||Takes an hour to charge fully|
|Comes with 2 pieces of free string spool|
|Great for awkward angles and creaks.|
|Super fast and powerful cuts|
Now that we are done with a long list of the best battery powered weed eaters, you are bound to be confused. Which one of these do you buy? Well, if you were to ask our opinion, our personal favorite is *drum rolls* the Worx WG163 GT 3.0 20V cordless grass trimmer. In case you have forgotten, it was the number one product on the list! We have talked about this battery-powered weed cutter in detail already. So listing all the specifications again would be just a reiteration that will make this discussion redundant.
Hence, we are going to mention again, only the ergonomic design and features such as the handle which adds more to the convenience factor. A trimmer that is not too bulky can be maneuvered at will and comes with not one but two batteries ought to be good enough for ½-1 acre yard lawns as well as small lawns. Oh, it is the right value for your money alright. But like we said, even if you don’t choose this product and fall for some other beauty from this list, you won’t be making a terrible decision, not at all!
Pay attention to these features!
This is a proper buying guide, how could we NOT discuss the key features that you must look for in a weed eater? But we have tried to keep things brief and simple for the sake of convenience and better understanding.
Light or heavy?
How much does your machine weigh? This is important, especially if you are a senior/elder who loves mowing but hates moving a lot. You might have noticed that most of the battery-powered weed eaters that we have discussed in this discussion weigh between 7-10 lbs. This is ideal, but if you can lay your hands on an even lighter tool, do purchase that one!
One of the key features of a battery-powered weed eater, your toy’s battery life decides ultimately how much you trim. We would not advise you to settle for any weed eater that has a battery life of less than one hour. Unless it comes with a couple of more batteries of course!
Design matters, but what makes it ergonomic in the first place? Properties such as adjustability and mobility. Take the example of the trimmer shaft. If it is not adjustable, it would create trouble for a tall person. Hence, to avoid any regrets post-purchase, make sure that you feel at ease when you move around with the toy.
Do you want to be hit by stones and debris as you wage a war over the weed? We are sure that you are shaking your head negatively. Then please look for a weed trimmer that comes with a premium quality guard. Small rocks can inflict some heavy cuts, especially if you love to mow the lawn in shorts.
It is the trimmer line that is pulling all this magic of weed trimming. If you don’t get that bit right, chances are that your experience of weed trimming might not be as fun as you might have imagined. Spool quality and quantity must be given due thought, make sure that the replacement spool you buy is compatible with your toy as well.
Talked a lot about the best products, but what about the best brands? Win the following lines, we are going to enlist some of the best brands in the market of cordless weed eaters. Could come in handy when you are standing in a market full of battery-powered weed eaters made by a plethora of nameless companies!
Black & Decker
One could almost sense that this one was always going to be the first on the list. Well, we have discussed several B&D products in this list, what do you think makes this brand a trustworthy choice for customers? You are spot-on if your answer revolves around the features such as ease of use and AFS. Also, despite offering so much, the trimmers from Black and Decker are quite light by weight.
Again, a brand whose weed eaters have people transfixed in amazement. What makes a Worx weed eater a great choice? For us, it would have to be the power share feature that takes the compatibility factor to an unprecedented level. We also have the 2 in 1 feature i.e. smooth switch from a trimmer to an edger within a matter of seconds.
Sleek and ergonomic are the first adjectives that spring to mind when one looks at the products fashioned by this brand. Durability is a key feature as well, something that you shouldn’t make a compromise over in any case.
Well, folks, that would be all for now. A comprehensive account of the best battery powered weed eaters, don’t you agree? But as all good things come to an end, so does this discussion. But we are not concluding with any regrets! We are sure that novices who read this discussion found this discussion extremely helpful in their pursuit of a quality weed trimmer. Like we have mentioned it already, the market is simply too big. But if you are persistent and determined in your hunt, you will get what you are after. You know the best products, the best brands, and all the special features that your toy must-have. All that you have to do is scratch that credit card!
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
One last note before we sign off. We are sure that even at this post-conclusion point in the discussion, you have some queries in your mind about the battery-powered weed eaters in general. While we can’t address individual queries, what we can do is that we can enlist the FAQ for you. Scroll down below to see if your question is answered in this short Q/A session!
What is the working mechanism of a weed eater?
In simpler words, a fast spinning filament is used in a weed eater, the cord-cutting through the thick grass and weeds. The source of power can be petrol, gasoline, or battery but the general working mechanism remains the same.
What determines the lifespan of a battery-powered weed eater?
Two major factors influence the lifespan of a battery-powered weed eater. These are brush thickness and battery capacity. In general, cordless weed eaters have a runtime of 40-60 minutes after one full battery charge.
How can one make a battery-powered eater more powerful?
If your weed eater allows it, you can add more batteries to make the machine powerful. However, make sure that the battery you are purchasing is compatible with your machine, and is the same as the one sent by the company in the package. Mostly, lithium-ion batteries are used in products of this nature.
Which trait should my battery-powered weed eater must-have?
Many key features are important but the one that you should be more careful about is that your machine should come with a safeguard that makes sure you don’t damage your bed plants in the process of grass and weed trimming.
Which brand is the best one in the weed eater market?
Worx and Black+ Decker are brands that we would recommend to anyone without a moment of hesitation.