Top 10 Best Garden Strimmers 2017

Compare The Top 10 Best Garden Strimmers From Our Comparison Table Below
1) Black & Decker ST55302) Bosch ART 23 SL3) Parker PGBC-52004) Black & Decker STC18205) Black & Decker GLC3630L20
Black & Decker ST5530 Buy nowBosch ART 23 SL Buy nowParker PGBC-5200 Buy nowBlack & Decker STC1820 Buy nowBlack & Decker GLC3630L20 Buy now
Average User Rating (4.6 / 5) (4.3 / 5) (4.2 / 5) (4.6 / 5) (4.6 / 5)
Motor550W280WPetrol 52cc18V36V
RPM750012500750074008500
Line AutofeedYesSemiNoYesYes
Height AdjustableYesNoNoYesYes
CordlessNoNoYesYesYes
Charging TimeN/AN/AN/A5 hours1 hour
Run TimeCordedCordedPetrol operated1 hour2 hours
Lawn Mower AttachmentBlack & Decker CM100 NoNoBlack & Decker CM100 Black & Decker CM100
Weight2.5kg1.7kg8.5kg2.6kg3.5kg
Box Contents- Black & Decker ST5530 grass trimmer
- User manual
- Bosch ART 23 SL grass trimmer
- Line spool
- User manual
- Parker PGBC -5200 petrol strimmer
- 3 way brush cutting blade
- 2 x Twin line strimming spool
- Harness
- Tool kit
- Fuel mixing bottle
- User manual
- Black & Decker STC1820 cordless strimmer
- Rechargable battery
User manual
- Black & Decker GLC3630L20 cordless strimmer
- Rechargable battery
User manual
Warranty2 year2 year1 year2 year2 year
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6) Black & Decker ST45257) Ryobi OLT1831S8) Makita DUR181Z9) Flymo Contour XT10) Worx WG169E
Black & Decker ST4525 Buy nowRyobi OLT1831S Buy nowMakita DUR181Z Buy nowFlymo Contour XT Buy nowWorx WG169E Buy now
Average User Rating (4.5 / 5) (4.5 / 5) (4.7 / 5) (4.2 / 5) (4.5 / 5)
Motor450W18V18V300W20V
RPM730087007800105007600
Line AutofeedYesYesNoYesYes
Height AdjustableYesYesYesNoYes
CordlessNoYesYesNoYes
Charging TimeN/ADifferent rechargable battery packs available (not included)Different rechargable battery packs available (not included)N/A3 hours
Run TimeCordedDifferent rechargable battery packs available (not included)Different rechargable battery packs available (not included)Corded1 hour
Lawn Mower AttachmentBlack & Decker CM100 NoNoNoBuilt-in
Weight2.5kg2.2kg2.6kg2.8kg2.6kg
Box Contents- Black & Decker ST4525 grass trimmer
- User manual
- Ryobi OLT1831S One+ grass trimmer
- User manual
- Makita DUR181Z line trimmer
- User manual
- Flymo Contour XT
- User manual
- Worx WG169E cordless grass trimmer
- Spool
- Rechargable battery
- User manual
Warranty2 year2 year3 year1 year2 year
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A Guide To The Best Garden Strimmers

Garden strimmers are used to keep the edges of the lawn tidier by reaching into those hard to reach places a lawn mower can’t get to. A garden strimmer also known as garden trimmers, weed eaters or weed whacker are also be used to cut longer grass and tackle weeds hence the names it’s also known as.

The best garden strimmer for you would depend on how big your lawn is.  As they have different power outputs and battery life (if it’s a cordless model), the last problem you would want is for your strimmer to run out of power when you’re half way through trimming your lawn.  Also garden strimmers don’t take up much room and can easily fit into a shed or garden storage box.

 

How To Choose The Best Garden Strimmer

Before we start getting into detail on what features to consider when choosing the best garden strimmer, it’s important knowing the different types of strimmers so you can see what type suits you the most.

Motor – You should pick the power required according to the size of your lawn.  Bigger lawns may require more power otherwise it would take a lot more effort and it’ll also be very tiring.

Battery powered strimmers allow you to freely move around

RPM – Refers to the cutting speed, the higher the number the faster it will cut.  Unless you’ll need to use the weed eater for big jobs, you don’t need to choose a model with a fast cutting speed.

Height adjustable – Allows you to adjust the height to a level that’s comfortable for you.  Furthermore, when it’s fully extended, it’s also used to reach areas that might be more difficult to reach.

Cordless – Having a cordless strimmer allows you to move around freely without being limited to how far the cord will allow you to go.  Cordless models would be ideal if you have a larger lawn where having a cord with an extension lead would get in the way.

Run time – Cordless models would be powered by a rechargeable battery, the last thing you would want is for the battery to die when you are half way through when you are cutting your lawn edges.

If you have a larger lawn then ensure you choose a garden strimmer where the battery will last long enough per charge for you to complete making your garden look tidy.

Lawn mower attachment – Not really to be used as a substitute for a lawn mower, however it can be used for small mowing jobs or areas of grass on uneven ground.

Weight – When you hold the weed eater for longer periods, the weight of it might start to tire you out, therefore if you will be using it for long periods then consider a lightweight garden strimmer.

 

Line Feed Systems

Unlike hedge cutters, most strimmers would cut with a line rather than a blade.  For the ones that use a line, only the ends of the line will be visible when you look at the head of the strimmer.  More line needs to be released as it wears out, when the line eventually runs out, it’ll need to be replaced. 

Below are the ways strimmers can release the line:

Automatic feed – This system feeds more line automatically when needed.

Manual feed – This method involves having to stop the strimmer when more line is required and manually pulling out more line yourself.

Bump feed – When you require more line you have to tap the head on the group to release more line.

 

Types of Garden Strimmers

Just like lawn mowers, strimmers also come in 3 types. The type most suitable for you would really depend on the size and type of your lawn.

Electric – These types are corded and powered through the mains.

Advantages:

  • You don’t have to worry about the strimmer running out of power.
  • Lightweight so easy to handle and carry.

Disadvantages:

  • Limited to how far the cord length will reach.

 

Cordless – Powered by a rechargeable battery pack which can be detached from the strimmer so it can be easily charged through the mains.

Advantages:

  • Freedom to use the strimmer at any location in the garden as it’s completely cordless.
  • Lightweight so easy to handle and carry.

Disadvantages:

  • The battery life from one full charge only lasts for a certain amount of time, so you need to ensure you get the job done before the battery dies.

 

Petrol – Also cordless but more powerful than corded and cordless strimmers.

Advantages:

  • Makes the job easier as the motor is more powerful than corded and cordless models.

Disadvantages:

  • Generally more expensive than corded and cordless models.
  • A lot heavier and noisier than corded and cordless models so might be more difficult to handle.