Best Weed Eaters for Women of 2019 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

a weed wacker made for a womanIf you are a woman who is passionate about your yard maintenance but not quite so sure what equipment is out there that can help you accomplish your goals, we can lend a helping hand.

Finding a weed eater that is right for your needs can be hard. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do the research required to make an informed buying decision.

Fortunately, it is our job to do that research for you! We have spent many hours testing products and studying the market in order to identify the five best weed eaters for women.

Now all that is left for you to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the reviews!

Comparison of our 5 Favorite Picks

ModelPriceWeightEditor Rating
Makita XRU02Z
Makita XRU02Z
(Top Pick)

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8 lbs4.9/5
BLACK+DECKER LST300
BLACK+DECKER LST300

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7 lbs4.7/5
BLACK+DECKER GH900
BLACK+DECKER GH900
(Best for the Money)

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7 lbs4.5/5
WORX 20-Volt WG160
WORX 20-Volt WG160

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6 lbs4.3/5
Weed Eater W2CBK
Weed Eater W2CBK

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13 lbs4.0/5

5 Best Weed Eaters for Women – Reviewed in 2019:

1. Makita XRU02Z Weed Eater – Top Pick

Makita XRU02Z

There is a lot to like about today’s top choice, the Makita. The first thing that shoppers will probably notice is that it is built to be lightweight (around six pounds), for users that want to avoid fatigue as they work.

It’s also very comfortable, featuring an ergonomic design that further mitigates the soreness that can often be associated with vigorous yard work.

Last but not least, the unit is able to run for about an hour which should more than ensure that you are able to take care of your entire yard with it.

There also just is not very much to speak of by way of cons. Users will notice that it struggles a little bit in terms of power, which means it won’t do very well against thick weeds, but this aside it is a really great buying opportunity.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Ergonomic
  • Excellent Battery
Cons
  • A little lacking in power

2. BLACK+DECKER LST300 Weedeater – The Runner-up

BLACK+DECKER LST300

In second we have the Black and Decker LST300. This is a good option for anyone looking for some versatility.

In addition to featuring a lightweight design, and a pretty good battery expectancy of about thirty minutes, the Black and Decker LST 300 also features a hedging component that the trimmer can be adjusted to.

Also, like the Makita, there is little to speak of in terms of flaws. It is, however, worth noting that the Black and Decker also struggles a little bit with power and is prone to dying quickly when used with thick grass or weeds.

There is also the matter of value to consider. The Black and Decker is similar in price to the Makita, but falls short in performance, meaning most users will be better served by our top choice.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Decent Battery
  • Hedger
Cons
  • Dies quickly in thick weeds
  • Lacks value compared to top choice

3. BLACK+DECKER GH900 Weed Eater – Best for the Money

BLACK+DECKER GH900

Coming in third and in our best for the money slot we have another Black and Decker, the GH900. The first thing that you will notice about this option is the price. Being about half the price of the last two options that we have seen today, the GH900 will be a great buy for anyone looking to save money.

In addition to being affordable, the GH900 is also lightweight, and it even features the edger component that we appreciated in the LST300.

The biggest con associated with this tool is actually a product of its design. This is a corded option which means that it will have a lot less mobility than the other weed eaters on the list.

That said, many shoppers may find the savings well worth the inconvenience.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Edger
  • Best for the Money
Cons
  • Cord greatly diminishes mobility

4. WORX 20-Volt WG160 Weed-Eater

WORX 20-Volt WG160

In fourth, we have the WORX WG160. On the surface, the Worx looks like a pretty good choice, and indeed it is not without its positive attributes, but there is a reason it finds itself in second to last. We will get to that in a minute.

First, the good. For one thing, this option features the hedging component that we saw in the Black and Decker models earlier. And, at 5.3 pounds, it is also one of the lightest options that we have seen today.

Unfortunately, there are some performance problems that keep the Worx towards the bottom of our list. The battery doesn’t last for very long. Some of the plastic components (such as the wheels) are not very durable. The automatic line feed does not work very well.

In short, this unit is close to being very good, but there are still some kinks to work out.

Pros
  • Hedger
  • Lightest Option on List
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • Not very durable
  • Automatic line feed does not work well

5. Weed Eater W2CBK Weed Eater

Weed Eater W2CBK

Coming in last place we have the Weed Eater W2CBK, a unit that unfortunately performs about as generically as the name suggests it would. Unfortunately, there is just very little that the W2BK does right.

The only really positive attribute that we were able to identify with this option is that it is lightweight, which means fatigue from using it should be minimal.

However, the many cons of the W2CBK will probably send shoppers looking for a lightweight weed eater elsewhere.

The shaft is very flimsy. The unit is difficult to start. The feedline is difficult to thread. Perhaps most importantly, it just doesn’t seem to last very long, with many users reporting that theirs broke in a matter of months.

In short, there is much to be wary of, and little to appreciate in the W2CBK.

Pros
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Hard to start
  • Poor feedline
  • Flimsy shaft
  • Doesn’t last very long

Buyer’s Guide:

Now that you have taken a look at what is out there in the world of weed eaters, here are a few buying considerations that will hopefully make the decision-making process a little bit easier for you.

Power Source:

There are several different options available when it comes to your power source. Corded, battery, and gas are all three valid and useful ways to power your weed eater, and each come with their own advantages.

Battery-powered options are going to be convenient and environmentally sustainable, corded can run all day without ever needing to be refilled or recharged, and gas generally tends to be more powerful.

Which option you go with ultimately depends on what you need to get done.

Battery Life:

If you do decide to go with a rechargeable unit you are going to want to pay close attention to the advertised battery life, as this will determine how long you can go without recharging or swapping out the battery.

Ideally, the battery life will be longer than you actually need to use the weed eater on a given day. For most yards, this can be accomplished with a battery life of around 30-45 minutes.

Conclusion

And that’s that. You have seen what is out there, and now comes the hard part. Which of these options is going to be right for you?

The decision is certainly yours to make, but if you are struggling with it, we do have a couple of suggestions that might make things easier.

For shoppers that value quality above all else, there is hardly any beating the Makita XRU02Z, which earned itself the number one spot on our list.

On the other hand, if you are more interested in finding something that offers quality and affordability, you will find it in the BLACK+DECKER GH900, our selection for the best option for the money.

Of course, you will ultimately have to decide for yourself which weed eater will work best for you. Our only hope is that we made the selection process a little bit easier.

More weed eater articles:

our list of the 5 best weed eaters (with all genders taken into account)

buyer’s guide: weed eaters under $200 

buyer’s guide: Husqvarna weed eaters

About the Author Adam Harris

Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!