Top 5 Trimmers

String trimming can almost be considered an art form, the way it frames off a yard and smooths out edges.

Whether you just do the basics or you’re a seasoned veteran of the weed wacking realm, you know the potential versatility of a string trimmer.

Coming into season, I thought it might be a good idea to share with you what I’ve found to be the top 5 string trimmers of 2014.

Best 4-Cycle Gas Handheld: Honda HHT35SLTAT (17″) 35cc 4-Cycle Straight Shaftbest 4-cycle

The Honda HHT35SLTAT has all of the attributes you will ever need in a 4-cycle trimmer.

The superior Honda 35cc GX35 Mini 4-Cycle Engine offering excellent torque and the heavy duty gear box both add to this tools durability.

The Honda HHT35SLTAT is an ergonomically designed well balanced trimmer made with commercial quality with the residential home user in mind.

Best 2-Cycle Gas Handheld: Husqvarna 128LD 2-Cycle Straight Shaft Trimmerbest 2-cycle

The Husqvarna 128LD gas trimmer is a versatile trimmer built especially for homeowners who know how to manicure a yard. The Husqvarna 128LD features a straight shaft design, providing long reach. The shaft is also detachable allowing ease of transport as well as storage.

The Husqvarna 128LD’s reliable 2-Cycle engine is equipped with a “smart start recoil system” so this trimmer starts quickly with minimum effort. The air purge button removes air from carburetor and fuel system to make that much easier.

The Husqvarna 128LD comes with reliable, easy to load T25 bump trimmer head, but with a simple adjustment of the onboard tool-less coupler, you can turn your trimmer into a blower, edger, cultivator & more.

Best Walk-Behind: Swisher STP67522BS (22″) 190cc Self-Propelled Walk Behindbest walkbehind

The Swisher STP67522BS walk behind string trimmer is an ideal alternative to heavy hand-held gas trimmers. If you have a large area to clear of weeds and other unruly vegetation, this is just the ticket.

The Swisher STP67522BS is powered by a Briggs and Stratton 190cc engine, so you’ll have plenty of power to tame thick weeds and brush. This trimmer also features a self-propelled drive system – one of the most asked for features when it comes to walk behind string trimmers.

The reliable chain drive propels the right wheel and helps you move the unit through thick grass and weeds. The Swisher STP67522BS features 13-3/4-inch wheels for plenty of clearance and smooth rolling over rough terrain. The durable .155” diameter cutting line provides ample cutting strength for weeds and thick overgrowth. You’ll also appreciate how the off-set trimmer head makes it easy to trim in hard to reach places.

Best Cordless: Core CGT400 Gasless Power String Trimmer product_8709_500

The Core Power CGT400 gasless string trimmer is the next big thing when it comes to grass trimmers. This trimmer features innovative technology that make it a clearly better choice than traditional gas powered trimmers.

The Core Power CGT400 uses Core’s revolutionary new motor technology which is capable of producing power output that rivals currently available gas powered 2-cycle commercial and consumer grade string trimmers.

Power is created by a state of the art, high energy power cell that can be quickly recharged and is interchangeable across all Core Power hand held tools. This power cell offers a run time of up to 70 minutes.

The Core Power CGT400 doesn’t just offer remarkable power though. It’s also easy to use and comfortable for the operator. Weighing in at just over 11 pounds with the power cell installed, this string trimmer is lightweight and very well balanced so your trimming chores can be completed with a lot less operator fatigue.

The best feature of the Core Power CGT400 has to be how quiet it is, even at full power. The Core Power CGT400 gasless string trimmer may have a steep price compared to other electric and battery powered string trimmers but it’s a great value when compared to commercial grade gas powered trimmers with similar performance. To top it off, the Core Power CGT400 string trimmer is 100% designed, engineered, and made in the USA.

Best Electric: Greenworks 21142 (18″) 10-Amp Electric Top-Mount Trimmer best electric

The Greenworks 21142 takes the top electric spot with an unprecedented 18” cutting diameter and a whopping 10 amps of pure power to back it up. The only corded trimmer powerful enough to be considered attachment capable.

The Greenworks 21142 has user friendly features like super soft molded grips and handle and quick connecting couplers for tool-less attachment changes. Your options are only limited to your imagination when clearing with the Greenworks 21142.

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