The 7 Best Gas Weed Eaters

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in March of 2019. If you've ever wrestled with long extension cords while trimming the lawn, you know why gas-powered string trimmers are so popular. With no need to worry about getting caught on shrubbery or landscaping, they can help you get the job done quickly. We've included a wide range of weed eaters at various prices suitable for both residential and commercial use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best gas weed eater on Amazon.

7. PowerSmart PS 4531

6. Husqvarna 342L

5. Remington RM2700 Ranchero

4. Ryobi RY4CCS

3. Echo SRM-225

2. Tanaka Commercial

1. Husqvarna 129C

Editor's Notes

March 30, 2019:

You have a number of choices to make when it comes to choosing the right weed eater for your needs. A curved shaft will be more comfortable for shorter users, while a straight shaft makes it easier to get under bushes and other obstacles. A 4-cycle engine is quieter than a 2-cycle, but you also have to change their oil regularly. We set out to make sense of these options and provide recommendations that hit the best of all worlds. Husqvarna models found their way both at the top of our list and near the bottom...both are good machines from a reputable brand, but one is quite a bit more expensive than its counterparts.

Of course, sometimes price isn't the main consideration, so we ranked the Tanaka model high on our list despite its price tag. It landed there due to its durability and 7-year warranty for around-the-house use.


Joseph Perry
Last updated on April 04, 2019 by Joseph Perry

An avid reader and outdoors enthusiast, Joe earned his doctorate in literary studies before making the lateral leap from academia to technical writing. He now lives and works in the inter-mountain West where he creates technical and marketing content, including white papers, solution briefs, and courseware for some of the world’s largest information technology companies. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, he has learned more than he ever thought he would know about such enterprise IT topics as cloud computing, storage, databases, business software, and networking. When he’s not writing about business computing, he can be found outdoors, probably hiking with his family and dog.


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