What are the best weed eaters?

We've all had experiences with grass and weed that keeps on growing in the same spot, or they'd love to scatter around areas that are hard to cover with a grass cutter. Weed eaters, also known as string trimmers, can provide the perfect job for cutting grass in hard to reach places. 

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    #1Ryobi RY4CCS

    Ryobi RY4CCS

    The Ryobi RY4CCS is a weed eater/string trimmer that is gas powered. It doesn't require the mixing of oil and gas, has a 17in. cutting width has a total weight of 10.7lbs. and has a curved shaft for lighter handling. 

    Household Items

    $143.03

    Nathan Sanchez
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "This is one of the best weed eaters there is. Imagine, it is very lightweight and easy to handle! And I could easily attach it to other attachable accessories of the same brand. Good buy. Not as noisy as every other weed eater there is. "
  2. 15

    #2Dewalt DCST970X1

    Dewalt DCST970X1

    The Dewalt DCST970X1 is a cordless string trimmer/weed eater that has a max power of 60volts. It has a gear drive design that can cut through tough overgrowth. It also has a 15" cutting diameter, and a high/low speed spin control.

    Electronics

    $481.93

    Laura Williamson
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "This is THE BEST WEED EATER!!!! Like it really EATS THE WEED. HEHEHEHE. But in all honesty, the fact that it has a 60v battery, it makes it so powerful. I bought an extra battery just so I could work longer. I love this. It's cordless and it can really power thru any kind of bush. 30 minutes of high powered spins can last for 1 full battery. "
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    #3Craftsman 26.5cc

    Craftsman 26.5cc

    Craftsman's string trimmer/weed eater has a 4 stroke gas engine that doesn't require the mixing of oil and gas. It has a cutting swath of 17.7 inches, and a 26.5cc full crank engine. It weights 10.6lbs. 

    Household Items

    $134.95

    Sharon Green
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "I don't need to mix gas here!!! It's a good weed eater, a bit noisy though. But works well! Plus i don't need to charge or purchase any batteries for this. "
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    #4Echo PAS-225VP

    Echo PAS-225VP

    Echo's PAS-225VP is a gas powered shaft trimmer and edge kit. It needs a 50:1 of fuel to oil mix for a 2-stroke cycle engine. It has a 21.2 cc professional grade engine and cushioned handle grips for increased comfort and control. 

    Household Items

    $299

    Christian Davis
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "I just hate how we need to mix the oil and gas for this. But it does its job. "
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    #5WORX WG163.9

    WORX WG163.9

    The WORX WG163.9 is a weed eater that has a 2in1 function. It can be a trimmer and an in-line edger. It weights 5.3lbs, battery operated with the exclusive batteries from the WORX brand. It has a 12" cutting diameter. 

    Electronics

    $40.99

    Luis Venegas
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "This definitely has enough power for the smaller weeds around the lawn. But not for the huge ones. Definitely what you would expect from something that is battery powered. "
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    #6Black+Decker LST136B

    Black+Decker LST136B

    Black+Decker's LST136B is an electric lawn and garden weed eater that has a 40-volt lithium-ion battery system. It has zero emissions and has an adjustable motor power system for adjusting to different cutting needs. 

    Electronics

    $78.94

    Muhammad Jaiteley
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "It obviously has the brand name, i just hate that the battery is bought separately. But i love how it has adjustable power. Works well. one of the best weed eaters out there in the market. Kinda affordable too. "
  4. 1

    #7Milwaukee 2725-21HD

    Milwaukee 2725-21HD

    The 2725-21HD of Milwaukee is a string trimmer also known as a weed eater. It includes a 9.0Ah rapid battery charger for shorter charging time. It has a cutting swath of 14-16in, and can run up to 1hr per fully charged battery. 

    Electronics

    $299

    Jason Cooper
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "I like electric weed eaters just because they're quieter than the gas ones. But they do have the same functions, it works enough to cut deep grass too. I love the comfortable handle grip its got. "
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    #8Makita XRU11Z

    Makita XRU11Z

    The Makuta XRU11Z is a battery powered weed eater. It has a rechargeable 18V lithium ion battery, an 8 string configuration, and has a clearing width of 18 inches. It has a straight shaft and is cordless for ease of use. 

    Electronics

    $199

    Michael Schmidt
    Written on June 5, 2019
    "This is a lightweight and cordless weed eater. It does what it's advertised to do, and it actually lasts longer than expected. I have quite a large lawn and this works fine. "

Summary

Best What are the best weed eaters
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ryobi RY4CCSHousehold Items 18 Paid
2Dewalt DCST970X1Electronics 15 Paid
3Craftsman 26.5ccHousehold Items 8 Paid
4Echo PAS-225VPHousehold Items 3 Paid
5WORX WG163.9Electronics 3 Paid
6Black+Decker LST136BElectronics 3 Paid
7Milwaukee 2725-21HDElectronics 1 Paid
8Makita XRU11ZElectronics 1 Paid
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