Part of taking care of your lawn includes getting rid of weeds and edging. Weed eaters all use to have cords, which meant you needed an extension cord or multiple extension cords in order to be able to reach the far parts of your property. When cordless weed eaters were introduced, the biggest problem was having enough power in the weed eater and it lasting long enough on a charge to be able to do the job in one pass. The cordless weed eaters made now are much better than their predecessors and will now last long enough for you to get the job done and be powerful enough to get through those tough weeds that always pop up.
In this article, we will cover the best battery powered weed eaters to allow you to make the best choice for you depending on your needs. These battery powered weed eaters come in a large variety now as compared to how they were in the past, the ones we cover here come in from 20V all the way up to a whopping 82V batteries. These reviews will hopefully give you an idea of what is out there and allow you to pick the best one for you and your trimming needs.
- BLACK+DECKER LST136W 40V MAX
- BLACK+DECKER MTC220 20V Lithium-Ion 3-in-1
- BLACK+DECKER LST420 20V MAX
- Greenworks 13-Inch 40V Cordless String Trimmer/Edger
- DEWALT DCST990H1 40V MAX 6.0 Trimmer
- Greenworks 12-Inch 40V Cordless String Trimmer
- Greenworks 12-Inch 24V Cordless String Trimmer
- Weed Eater WE20VT Battery Powered String Trimmer
- Poulan Pro 967038901 40V
- Snapper XD SXD82ZSTK 82V Cordless String Trimmer
BLACK+DECKER LST136W 40V MAX
This battery powered weed eater by BLACK + DECKER is a great weed eater for getting the job done. This product has a 40V battery to give you a longer runtime that will allow you to get the job done without having to stop and recharge before you are done. Even if you have a large yard, you should be able to do the whole yard on one charge.
This weed eater also has a Power Command dial that will allow you to choose between MAX Power or MAX Runtime, this way if you are not sure your extra large yard can be done on one charge, you can choose the MAX runtime which will run it on a little less power but it will run longer.
It has an automatic feed spool so you do not have to worry about taking time to feed more line to finish the job. Honestly, we think the best weed eaters all have the automatic feed since they save you time. With an easy turn of the shaft, you can turn it from weed eater to trimmer in no time, allowing you to go from trimmer to edger fast so you can get the job done. It has a 13-inch cutting swath, which will allow you to get the job done a little faster.
Overall, this cordless weed eater got high marks from consumers and it has a decent price. It is considered to be one of the best battery powered weed eaters out there.
BLACK+DECKER MTC220 20V Lithium-Ion 3-in-1
This is a compact mower and trimmer made by BLACK + DECKER, it is a really interesting idea. It works as a compact mower, trimmer, and edger in one machine. This runs on a 20V battery, intended for smaller yards, but can get the job done. The mower has an adjustable height deck so you can still choose the desired cut length for your lawn just like the larger mowers.
Once you are done mowing, you just unclick the trimmer from the base (mower deck) and you are ready to start trimming or edging. As with most standard trimmer/edgers, a turn of the shaft will change it from a trimmer to edger and it has an automatic feed system so you will not have to worry about having to feed it yourself. This is intended for small yards, they say up to 1,200 square feet, but if you are unsure, they include a second battery to make sure you can get it all done at one time instead of having to wait. If you happen to run out of battery during the job, just switch to the second battery.
This is a great machine for keeping your small yard looking nice, perfect for people who live in a city but still have a small yard to take care of.
BLACK+DECKER LST420 20V MAX
This is another great weed eater from BLACK + DECKER. It runs on a 20V battery and is in the MAX line of weed eaters. Since this is another one of the MAX lines from BLACK + DECKER you can set the power dial to either MAX power or MAX runtime to allow it to run longer on a charge depending on the size of the job you want it to do, but BLACK + DECKER threw in an extra battery just to make sure you can get your job done. Yes, this one comes with two batteries, so if you happen to run out of battery power before getting the job done, you can easily switch to the second battery.
It has an automatic feed system so you do not have to worry about feeding the line yourself, which will make it where you can get the job done faster. With a quick turn of the shaft, you can turn this from a weed eater to an edger to allow you to have an easy flow to getting the job done, long ago you use to have to buy two different machines to get weed eating and edging done. It has a 12-inch cutting swath, which is about standard now but allows you to get the job done in no time.
This is a really nice weed eater, definitely recommended, works well for people with an average sized yard to take care of.
Greenworks 13-Inch 40V Cordless String Trimmer/Edger
This weed eater by Greenworks is touted as a lightweight trimmer, coming in at just under 10 pounds including the battery so it will not give you a workout to do the trimming. It runs on a 40V battery and will last about 30 minutes on a full charge, which is usually enough for your average sized yard, if you have a very large yard, you may want to get a second battery so you will not have to wait to finish the job.
It has an auto feed system so you will not have to worry about feeding it yourself and the pivoting head allows you to switch it from trimmer to edger fairly easy. It has a 13-inch cutting swatch to allow you to get the job done in fewer passes. Surprisingly it does a good job even on tough weeds, many were surprised with how well it worked.
This is a nice litter trimmer and has mostly good reviews, only a very small amount of people have complained about the feeding system.
DEWALT DCST990H1 40V MAX 6.0 Trimmer
This trimmer by DEWALT runs on a 40V battery and is a heavy duty trimmer to get the harder, thicker weeds and vines done and has a large cutting swath. This trimmer has a variable trigger to allow you to control the speed and it has a bump feed. The battery will last about an hour on a full charge, which should be plenty of time to get the job done.
This trimmer will allow you to get those difficult thick weeds that even your mower has trouble with, you know those tough ones that like to just lay down when you go over with them with your mower. This trimmer will make those disappear in no time. While it may be pricey, you are paying for something that will get just about any job done that you use a trimmer for and the high quality that DEWALT is known for. It gives you the same power as a gas-powered trimmer and can be used on large properties on a single charge.
If you are looking for a heavy duty Cordless Battery Powered trimmer that can do large areas on a single charge, this one is worth the higher price.
Greenworks 12-Inch 40V Cordless String Trimmer
This cordless trimmer by Greenworks got rave reviews from consumers and most would highly recommend it. It runs on a 40V battery which gives you the power and time you need to get the job done, even on large areas. The battery will last about 30 minutes of continuous use on a full charge, which should give you plenty of time to get the job done. The auto feed system makes it where you do not have to bump it to feed more line, giving you a nice flow to getting the job done. The 12-inch cutting swath allows you to trim a 12-inch area in one pass before having to move on to the next, this is good if you have large patches of weeds.
Greenworks 12-Inch 24V Cordless String Trimmer
This trimmer/edger by Greenworks runs on a 24V battery, which is not included with this model. It will last about 30 minutes or so on a full charge with the 24V battery (not included), which is enough time to be able to get the job of getting rid of those weeds done. The pivot head makes it easy to switch from weed eater to edger in no time to allow you to get the job done quickly.
It has a 12-inch cutting swath, which is about standard, but it is still a large enough swath where you will not have to make a lot of passes to get the job done. The auto feed system saves you a little time since you do not have to bump the line and it does a good job of whacking those weeds. It is a great little trimmer to get if you already use one of the many products by Greenworks that use the 24V battery since they are interchangeable between products.
Again, mostly positive reviews about how well this trimmer/edger performs.
Weed Eater WE20VT Battery Powered String Trimmer
This trimmer by Weed Eater gets the job done whether it is whacking those weeds or edging.
It runs on a 20V battery which will give you about 25 minutes of continuous use on a full charge, which should be plenty of time to get the job done. It is touted as a lightweight because it weighs a mere 5 pounds, which means it should not wear your arms out before you are able to get everything done.
It has an auto feed system so you do not have to take the time to bump the line to feed more out to finish the job. When you want to switch from weed whacking to edging, just twist the shaft and you are ready to go. The shaft also has an adjustable handle to adjust the height position based on your needs.
Most consumers gave this one good review and were impressed with how well it worked for them.
Poulan Pro 967038901 40V
This trimmer by Poulan runs on a 40V battery, which will give you plenty of runtime on a full charge to get even the largest job done since it will last about an hour. It is also powerful enough to get those thick weeds and vines cut in not time, it basically gives you the power of a gas trimmer in a cordless version. The 14-inch cutting swath is another plus, allowing you to get the job done faster by cutting a larger path in a single pass than most other trimmers.
Most consumers were happy with their trimmers and how well it worked, the only complaint about it was that it was a bump feed instead of automatic, but was not enough to deter them from purchasing it.
Snapper XD SXD82ZSTK 82V Cordless String Trimmer
This trimmer by Snapper uses a Briggs & Stratton 82V battery which will give you plenty of power and battery life to get your job done. Another plus is the battery is interchangeable with their other products. This is another one that gives you the power of a gas powered trimmer but in a cordless version. Great for tough weeds and large jobs.
This one will get the job done no matter how tough your weeds are, it will get rid of those thick weeds in no time. It has a multi-speed control button so you can set it at the right speed for the trimming job you need to be done. Runtime on a full charge is about 40 minutes, so that should give you enough time to get the job done without having to recharge.
About the only complaint consumers had about this trimmer was that it had a bump feed instead of an automatic system.