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Weed Eater String Trimmer: Review

Review of the Weed Eater String Trimmer

The Weed Eater String Trimmer had 85 customer comments and 17 answered questions on Amazon as of this writing.  I've read through the customer feedback and condensed the results into this review.  I hope that this helps you when shopping for a string trimmer/weed eater.

Best Fea​tures

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    ​Lightweight
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    ​Price
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    Good battery (included) for the price
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    Nice for narrow places
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    Generous warranty 

Item Specifics

The Weed Eater String Trimmer comes with a 20-Volt Lithium-ion battery that gives you plenty of power to trim grass and weeds with ease in up to 25 minutes of continuous run time.  The 12" cutting width allows you to trim in tight places.  This string trimmer features a single line auto feed spool with a 0.065-Inch Trimmer Line Diameter that ensures continuous work without bumping.  The Weed Eater String Trimmer makes edging easy with the Twist-N-Edge feature and Edger Guide while ensuring the best edging capability.  The telescoping shaft and adjustable handle makes adjusting height position easy based on your needs and cutting orientations.  

Battery

The 20-Volt Lithium-ion battery is made to run continuously for up to 25 minutes.  Most comments about the battery were very positive with people saying the battery kept a charge longer than they expected.  Many also commented that it charged back up very quickly too.  The majority of people said that the battery ran for approximately 30 minutes before needing charged which is more than the descriptions says.  Some of this will depend on if you are giving the weedwacker breaks in between use.  

Lightweight, Nice for Seniors or Anyone Who Likes a Lightweight Machine

There were many comments coming in from seniors about how they appreciated the lightweight factor of the Weed Eater String Trimmer.  One said, " I am a senior and can't stand for long periods and this tool seems ideal for me. I have always had good luck with Weed Eater Brand tools."  While just one more of many who liked the lightweight factor explained, "I bought this for my dad who is getting older and wanted something lighter than the traditional gas powered model. He has been very pleased with this weed eater."

12 Inch Cutting Width Is Good for Tight Places

The 12 inch cutting width is narrow enough to fit in places that a larger string trimmer couldn't fit.  Some people liked it for that reason.  One customer left this feedback about trimming in small areas:  "Love this machine. I have a small area to keep clipped and this is perfect for it."

Mostly Made of Plastic, but Surprisingly Powerful for Size and Material

This is not a heavy duty weedwacker by any means.  And the description doesn't claim it to be.  It is mostly made of plastic, hence the lightweight nature.  A large amount of customer comments centered around how people were pleasantly surprised by the quality despite how cheap it may look out of the box.

This was a typical comment of many similar customer feedbacks left about this product, " I was dismayed when I opened the box and saw that it was almost entirely made of plastic. But instead of sending it back, I charged up the battery and gave it a spin.  Imagine my surprise at the power this little battery-powered plastic trimmer put out! It really packs a punch, and as others on here have mentioned, it's not heavy.  So far it holds more than enough charge to trim and edge the nooks and crannies on my property.  I'm quite delighted with my new toy!"

Must Manually Feed String

Unfortunately, you will have to manually pull the string out to release more.  Customers suggested that it would be so much nicer if there was a button to push that would release more string.

Warranty

The battery and charger come with a 2 year warranty.  The string trimmer, hedge trimmer, and blower/sweeper come with a 4 year limited warranty.  For the price of this string trimmer, this is a generous warranty.  I feel confident buying from companies who give long warranties.  

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Pros

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    Lightweight
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    Low price
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    Good battery life

Cons

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    Must manually feed in string 
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    Not for heavy duty jobs

Weed Eater String Trimmer Conclusion

The Weed Eater String Trimmer is an inexpensive string trimmer/weed wacker that has a lot of nice features for the price.  First, it is lightweight.  Many seniors commented on how they stopped using their heavy gas powered string trimmer and started using this instead.  It is not a heavy duty string trimmer by any means, and that is reflected in the price.  The small cutting width (12 inch) makes it nice for trimming in narrow places where larger trimmers couldn't easily get to. Unfortunately, you must manually feed the string, which is going to slow your progress down.  Customers commented on how it would be nice if they added a button in the future that could be pressed to release more string.  The warranty is generous for what you are paying and the battery life is decent (about 25 minutes or so of life between charges).  In summary,  if you are wanting to buy a low priced, lightweight string trimmer that will get in narrow places and get a small job done, then I recommend the Weed Eater String Trimmer.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying a Weed Eater String Trimmer.

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    Is this only good for grass and weeds? What about overgrown yard, blackberry bushes etc?  If you have a lot of thicker bushes to trim/clear, like blackberry bushes, you might want to consider getting a brush cutter. 
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    What is the weight with battery?  Weight with battery is 5 lbs. Without battery, it's 3.6 lb.
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    How does the line feed? Does it have bump and feed feature or is it manual?   There is a yellow tab on the line housing that you push in to feed the line. 
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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