Top 5 battery powered weed eaters 2018
Top 5 battery powered weed eaters that won’t break the bank
Are you sick of changing the oil and running to get gas for your weed eater? Is your arm numb from the vibration after your done as well? If you want to make a change then check out these top 5 battery powered weed eaters. Some of these units come with a 1.5 Ah (Amp hours) or 2 Ah battery, but I would recommend to upgrade to the higher Ah rated batteries by either selecting that option or purchasing an additional battery with the higher Amp hours.
20V or 40V?
If you are already an owner of one of these brands you can purchase them without the battery to save some upfront cost. Just make sure they are of the higher Ah variety for best performance. The nice thing about all of these is the batteries are compatible with a lot of the other tools that these brands carry. The 20V and 18V tools have the most compatible tools, but there’s more coming out for the 40V varieties. The 40V is supposed to give a little more power and should last longer per charge. It does depend on the Amp hours however so there is some give and take to going each direction. The 20V tools will be a little lighter.
The Greenworks 40V line claims over 40 tools available in that realm. The DeWalt claims over 100 in their 20V Max line. Milwaukee says more than 125 tools, but I ended up removing that one for the Worx because of price so here it is if interested in that one https://amzn.to/2nLmB5G. That one has a 9Ah battery for more power and lasts longer, but that makes it more expensive. The Worx is a new model that takes (2) 20V batteries and works in conjunction to create 40V power. This helps if you are a current user of Worx 20V products.
Which should you choose?
There’s pros and cons to all of these so there isn’t really a perfect must have model. The two Black+Decker models are more for someone looking for something light and are a little less heavy duty, but both have the edger feature. If you want something that has the capability to use attachments like a blower, cultivator, edger, pole saw, etc.. then the Greenworks fits that description. The Greenworks, DeWalt and Milwaukee all have the brushless motors that are supposed to be longer lasting and quieter. Those 3 also have dual line feed to help cut the weeds more efficiently. Either way one of these should be able to fit the bill to fit your battery powered weed eater/String trimmer/whacker (whatever you want to call it) needs.
|Model and Links for Easy Purchase||
Black+Decker LST136W 40V MAX Lithium
Greenworks 14″ 40V 2.0Ah (Attachment Capable)
DeWalt DCST920P1 20V Max 5.0 Ah Lithium Ion XR Brushless
Black+Decker LSTE525 20V MAX Lithium with 3 batteries.
Worx WG184 2x20V (2Ah) 13″ Trimmer/Edger
|Battery||40V (2Ah?)||40V (2Ah). Also works with the 20 and 24v batteries.||20V (5 Ah)||(2)1.5Ah and (1)3.0Ah (They do have an option with just the (2)1.5Ah batteries as well)||(2)20V 2 Ah with Dual charger|
|Cut Swath||13″. (Single Line)||14″ (Dual Line)||13″ (Dual .08″ Line)||12″ (Single Line)||13″ (Single .08″ Line)|
|Feed Spool||Automatic Feed Spool||Bump Line Feed||Bump Line Feed||EASYFEED push button (AF-100 spool)||CommandFeed button|
|Notes||This is last years model, but during research found this one has the fast battery charger and the variable speed option. 6500-8500 rpm.||This has a Brushless motor that provides more power, longer run-times, quiet operation and extends the life of the motor.||Variable trigger with speed control up to 6,000 rpm. Does have a Hi/Lo speed control switch as well. The brushless motor maximizes motor efficiency and durability.||2-Speed control. 5500-7200 RPM.||Variable speed trigger. 7500 RPM. Batteries have own power indicators as well as the trimmer itself that combines the left over power.|
|Extra||Converts to Edger||Attachment Capable||Can use the flexvolt 60V batteries as well.||Converts to Wheeled Edger.||Pivoting cutting head and push button rotating handle to convert to in-line wheeled edger|
|Weight||7.8 lbs||15 lbs||8.5 lbs||5.3 lbs||8.6 lbs|
|Warranty||3 years||4 years on the tool, 2 years on the battery and 10 years on the brushless motor||3 years limited. 1 year free service and 90 day money back guarantee.||2 Year Limited||3 year|
|Other Links||https://amzn.to/2MmKHT1 (LCS40 40V Max Fast Charger)
https://amzn.to/2MT055I (LBX2540 40V max 2.5 Ah OEM Battery)
https://amzn.to/2PdCr5w (Autofeed replacement spools)
|https://amzn.to/2Bf7JGc (Trimmer only)
https://amzn.to/2L0i6NQ (40V 4 Ah G-Max OEM Battery)
|https://amzn.to/2KZOmk9 (Trimmer only)
https://amzn.to/2MutCFZ (DCB118 20V Max Flexvolt Fast Charger)
https://amzn.to/2Pbz7YG (DCB205 20V Max XT 5Ah OEM Battery)
|https://amzn.to/2MuF0Su (BDCAC202B 20V Lithium 2Amp Charger)
https://amzn.to/2nHe3g2 (LB2X3020-OPE 20V 3.0Ah OEM battery)
s://amzn.to/2PdCr5w (Autofeed replacement spools)
https://amzn.to/2L1T4hk (Powerextra 5Ah 20V Max battery)
https://amzn.to/2nOjkCx (LCC520BT LSTE525 with LSW321 blower and (2) Smartech 1.5Ah Bluetooth batteries w/ USB port)
|https://amzn.to/2L1oYL0 (WG545.9 AIR 20V 120 MPH Blower/Sweeper/Cleaner)
https://amzn.to/2vRtJ50 (WG163 GT 3.0 20V Trimmer/Edger with 2 batteries in case the dual battery option isn’t for you)
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