Finding the best trimmer edger combo tool isn’t exactly easy. There are lots of products out there, and while they all look similar and even make similar promises, the truth is that they don’t all perform the same way.
You may not have time to research trimmer edger combo sets but we do. We have done the research, performed the tests, and recorded what we found in the guide that follows. Now all that is left for you to do is to sit back, relax, and enjoy your trimmer edger combo reviews!
|Weed Eater BT301i||5-Years||4.4/5|
In first, and in our editor’s choice slot we have the Worx WG175 edger trimmer: a powerful unit that places a big premium on versatility.
The first thing that potential buyers are probably going to realize about the Worx is that it is actually a three in one unit. In addition to featuring a hedger and a trimmer, it also includes a wheel component that makes the trimmer very capable of performing lawn mowing duties.
While this feature certainly won’t be a suitable substitution for a full blown lawn mower, it will serve as a nice way to touch up spots in your yard that might need a little bit of extra love.
The thirty-two-volt battery pack also ensures that the unit is powerful enough to handle the tougher spots of your yard, while the adjustable shaft makes it a comfortable fit for people of all sizes.
Indeed, there is plenty to like about the Worx WG175, but all of this is not to say that it is the perfect trimmer.
One thing that we did notice about this unit is that the string itself is a little bit fragile which means that you may wind up spending a lot of time replacing it. While this is not a make or break issue, it will most likely be a little bit frustrating after extensive use.
This aside, it is a really great option that will do well to suit the needs of most people.
Coming in second and in our best for the money slot we have the Black and Decker LST420. The first thing that you will probably notice about the Black and Decker is that it is more affordable than the Worx by a pretty decent margin, which means that shoppers looking to save a little bit of money may find a friend in this option.
Of course, there is more to like than just the price. The Black and Decker also benefits from a really excellent battery life that can run for up to an hour (more than enough time to treat most yards) and a lightweight, 5.7-pound design that will ensure you don’t get fatigued as you work.
Of course, like the Worx, this tool also has its flaws. One thing that we noticed is that it isn’t as powerful as the last option that we looked at, which means if you have really thick grasses or weeds it might not be a great fit for you.
We also noticed that, while it does have a run time of about an hour, performance begins to dwindle around the forty-five-minute mark, which will limit what you can accomplish with the last fifteen minutes of battery.
These things aside it is a good, affordable option for people looking to stick to a budget.
Third, we have the Weed Eater BT301i. While this option is a little bit limited (especially when compared to the last two options) there are still some positive qualities that might attract some shoppers.
One thing that some potential buyers might like about this trimmer edger is that the motor can actually be used for a number of functions, including powering their leaf blower or hedge trimmer attachments. Shoppers have the option to purchase all of the attachments together to save a little bit of money, or simply stick with edger/trimmer if that is all that they are interested in.
Thanks to this component the Weed Eater is actually the most affordable option on the list. However, due to some performance issues, the BT301i did not find itself in our best for the money category.
There are a few problems here. The shaft on the trimmer is flimsy. The battery life isn’t exceptional. The level of power it provides is limited.
In short, Weed Eater had a really great idea with this trimmer, but there are some defects that keep it from reaching its full potential.
You’ve seen what is out there, but now you probably have a few questions, right? If you feel like you still don’t quite understand what attributes to appreciate in a trimmer edger than this section is going to be for you.
Read on for some buying considerations that will hopefully make your shopping decision a little bit easier.
Power is a pretty critical component of any trimmer/hedger because it is ultimately what will produce the results you are hoping for.
The more power that a hedger or a trimmer has, the easier time you are going to have getting rid of weeds and tall grass.
You can determine the power of a unit by taking a look at the specifications of a motor. Generally speaking, the more rotations per minute that the motor is able to generate, the better suited it will be to eliminate tough weeds or grass.
Ideally, you are going to want a trimmer edger that features a lightweight design. While lighter weights may typically correspond with less power, a six or seven-pound unit should still have all the juice that you need to treat your property without leaving you fatigued after a day of long work.
While all of the options that we looked at today were battery powered, there are actually three choices out there for powering your weed eater: gas, corded, or battery.
Each option has its own set of pros and cons. The corded unit maintains constant power but is limited in mobility. The battery-powered option is much easier to move around with, but it needs to be regularly recharged. The gas option is the most powerful, but it is also noisy, and generally pricier.
Ultimately you will have to decide which power source you want based on the needs of your property.
If you do decide to go with a battery powered option, like any of the three that we have highlighted today, you are going to want to pay special attention to the battery life.
Why? The battery life is what will ultimately determine whether or not you have to stop midway through your work to recharge the unit. You definitely don’t want to have to do this.
Typically, an average sized yard can be treated in less than thirty minutes, but many users will do well to find something with a little bit more juice just to reduce the risk of encountering the need for a frustrating recharge.
The best battery packs will be able to supply between forty-five to sixty minutes of power.
Maybe you find yourself wondering why you need the combo in the first place. After all, you have more weeds in your yard than you do places that need edge work. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just get a plain old weed eater?
Technically, yes. You can probably find plain old weed eaters that are cheaper than options that do both (although this certainly isn’t always true).
However, it is definitely much more affordable to buy a combo set now than to have to by two unique tools later down the road. For many shoppers, buying a combo is actually more economical in the long run.
Well, there you have it. You have read your reviews of trimmer edger combos and now you have a decision on your hands. Which of these options is right for you?
As you might remember, we do have a couple of options. If you want the best of the best, our top pick, the Worx, is going to be right for you.
On the other hand, if getting a bargain is your top priority, then look to our best for the money pick, the Black and Decker.
Of course, we aren’t trying to tell you what to buy. We only hope that we made the shopping process a little bit easier for you!
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