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    Weed Trimmer

    I think there was a thread about this in the spring, yet I can't quickly locate it. So...

    Looking for a trimmer...seeking...

    Light weight
    Battery powered

    I don't have much to trim around so I won't need a lot of power with it, yet it would be nice. Battery powered because from what I recall, they're a bit easier to maintain, cleaner and not as loud.

    Not at all trying to break the bank with this.

    Suggestions...I'm all ears. Thanks!



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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    Try this thread. LINK


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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    The general rule is that battery is more cosumer friendly and cleaner while gas is more powerful and dependable.

    I'd say go to Home Depot & Lowe's and compare the different options. Both sell different brands and they both have pretty good choices for battery powered trimmers.


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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    Thanks Chad. I'm not sure what I was doing when I did the search, must have mistyped something.

    Any updated/reviews on purchases made earlier this year?



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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    I don't have much to trim so the $25 electric trimmer I bought at Sears works just fine. I'd suggest getting the grass gator attachment regardless of what you get. Those blades will eat through anything better than cheap string does and last long too. The blades look like these:




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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    I actually just bought a Homelite gas powered one for like $70. It is just for a small amount of trimming around landscaping and my backyard fence so I didn't need anything fancy.

    The guy at Lowe's told me that the gas ones last longer than the electric ones so that's why I went with gas.



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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    I have the Black and Decker Grasshog and it is fantastic. Long lasting battery, autofeed string, etc..... I have used one for 5 plus years on a 1/2 acre lot and it's still going strong.



    You can get them pretty much anywhere ...... Home Depot, Lowees, etc.....

    Grasshog Cordless String Trimmer Model NST2018 from Black and Decker



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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPlainsDrifter View Post
    I have the Black and Decker Grasshog and it is fantastic. Long lasting battery, autofeed string, etc..... I have used one for 5 plus years on a 1/2 acre lot and it's still going strong.



    You can get them pretty much anywhere ...... Home Depot, Lowees, etc.....

    Grasshog Cordless String Trimmer Model NST2018 from Black and Decker
    Ditto on the Black and decker. Also get the plastic blades for sure!


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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    Just to add my two cents.

    Can't really help with the electric trimmer. I have a Craftsman gas powered one for the past 7 or so years and it works great.

    But as someone who also has a small yard and little trimming (about 5 minutes worth with 4 of that walking around), I can tell you that I'm all about the electric next time around. Lawnmower dies = electric, same goes for the hedge trimmer.

    Reason being that I'm no kind of mechanical genious and the motors in my old leaf blower and hedge trimmer have given me fits over the years. I got a corded blower and don't feel I gave up anything over the replaced gas one. Same goes for the corded lawn edger. Sure the cord is a pain, but as little as I use these items, it's really not a big deal.

    A friend of mine at work just got an electric lawnmower last year and loves it. There's no real maintenance, no oil changes, no airfilters, spark plugs, running out of gas, etc.

    The added benefit is it's very quiet, so he has little concern with getting up at the crack of dawn and mowing his yard when it's 70 degrees - and not bother his neighbors. After mowing my yard yesteday when it was 100+ heatindex, I can appreciate that line of thinking.

    But I will agree that if you have any size or bulk in mowing or trimming, gas is where it's at.

    Also, glad to hear that people have good experiences with those plastic blades. I wonder if they work on my Craftsman? Nothing I hate more than refilling that d@mn string.


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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    Yet another weed trimmer thread? Can't we talk about ISU baseball or something?



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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    No way I'd ever use an electric lawn mower. Just can't imagine there is enough horsepower to cut thick tall grass when you get a lot of rain and can't keep up with the lawn sometimes when you get busy. For leaf blower and trimmer I go electric because I don't want to mess with the fuel and oil maintainence for something I hardly use.

    Need to mow the lawn and trim bad this weekend so sleeping in tomorrow might not be as much as I would like to if I want to avoid doing it in the heat.



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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    I bought a Yard Stick, rechargable 18v battery, at Menards this spring. Cost $60. Works good for trimming a lawn on a city lot like mine. If you are doing alot of trimming, or taller weeds, I would go with a gas powered version.



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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPlainsDrifter View Post
    I have the Black and Decker Grasshog and it is fantastic.
    My family had a Black and Decker for a short while and then the string feed broke such that it fed the string too fast and you would have to refill it after every use. Not sure if this is a common problem or not.



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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Ditto on the Black and decker. Also get the plastic blades for sure!
    We have the same Black and Decker and we do have a lot to trim around. We've had it 3 years now and no problems. Just had to replace the string cartridge is all. I've trimmed for 30 mins before running out of battery. Seems to hold up pretty well and it stores on it's charger.


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    Re: Weed Trimmer

    I started the original thread, and ended up going with a toro battery powered trimmer. I have really been pleased with it's performance. It has a lead-acid battery, so I don't have to worry about the battery life dwindling over time.



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