The 10 Best Cordless String Trimmers

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you want a lightweight, easy-to-start alternative to that bulky lawn mower, consider adding one of these nifty cordless string trimmers to your arsenal of gardening tools. We've included a variety of models with ergonomic designs, long-lasting batteries, and powerful motors that rival the performance of many of their gas-powered competitors. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Makita X2

2. Husqvarna 115IL

3. DeWalt XR

Editor's Notes

March 08, 2019:

Versatility, power, and speed are the names of the game when it comes to using these lightweight tools to manicure various forms of vegetation around one's property. Some of the benefits I tried to focus on here included extended power, ease of use, and lightweight construction. For example, the brushless motor direct drive system and 18-volt lithium-ion batteries accompanying the Makita X2 afford the tool plenty of power and extended runtime. I also added both the Husqvarna 115IL and Greenworks Pro for their quiet operation. The Husqvarna 115IL has the additional benefits of an easy-to-use push-button keypad and instant start technology. When I think DeWalt, I always think "heavy duty loads" and durability, so the DeWalt XR is no exception to this rule with its impact-resistant metal case and patented gear drive. Also added the Makita XRU02Z for its fast operating speed, intelligent internal battery, and 180-degree adjustable pivoting head. I thought the inline-feed mechanism on the Worx WG184 made it an innnovative option, since slack can be provided instantly to the device. Unlike most of the other options I found, the rolling wheels on the Ukoke U02TE make it a great choice for use on slopes and hilly areas that are difficult to reach. Furthermore, its over-molded grip can serve to minimize user fatigue during long cutting jobs. Finally, I included the VonHaus Easy Feed for its safety and edge guards that support a dedication to perimeter work.

4. Toro PowerPlex

5. Greenworks Pro

6. Makita XRU02Z

7. Worx WG184

8. Ukoke U02TE

9. VonHaus Easy Feed

10. Black & Decker LST136

Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on March 11, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.

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