American Lawns Top Picks for Cordless Edger Trimmer Combo
When I first started to ponder about buying an edger, I was faced with a number of choices and not much information. That is why I did some research in order to help you find the best so that you don’t have make the same mistakes as I did.
Features To Look For:
There are a few features that you want to look out for when trying decide which one will be right for you.
Blade Speed – There are electric edgers with different speed levels. If there isn’t any level mentioned then it will probably take awhile to work through your yard so try to avoid these models.
Powerful Motor – As previously mentioned, the motor determines how fast the blade will spin. The more powerful the motor, the faster it can move, and the better job it can do. If you have a large lawn then this is especially important to try to get one with a high powered engine.
Long Lasting – With regards to battery life, buy cordless edger trimmer combo that is long lasting so that you don’t have to worry about recharging or replacing any parts for awhile yet. Warranty – A longer warranty means that the company feels more confident in their product’s durability which may translate into less problems down the road.
Safety Features – Consider how easy it is to use and if there are any safety features that would help avoid accidents.
Durability – The last thing you want to do is buy something that won’t hold up in the long run so try to avoid products that are flimsy looking or have reviews saying otherwise because this will end up costing you a great deal more money in the long run through constant buying of replacements.
1. WORX WG163 GT 3.0 20V PowerShare 12″ Cordless String Trimmer & Edger
The 2-in-1 GT quickly converts from a trimmer to an in-line wheeled edger and back again. Save your money and don’t buy a separate trimmer and edger. The Command Feed spool system gives you line when you want it at the press of a button. And press all you want because the GT comes with Free Spools for Life! The rubberized wheels provide traction and support for even, professional looking lines when you’re edging. The head tilts 90° so you can trim on uneven patches of lawn. The adjustable spacer guard keeps protects the tops of flowers and plants. And at only 5.3 lbs. you can get your trimming and edging done without feeling fatigue from it. Two powerful 20V Power Share batteries are included with this purchase, which you can use on any tool on the WORX Power Share platform.
The trimmer works well once you get used to it. Obviously it’s not as powerful as a gas trimmer but it works well enough. The batteries included aren’t great but I bought the better one from the Worx website (20V 4Ah) and it lasts for about 30-40 minutes non-stop.
2. BLACK+DECKER 20V Max String Trimmer/Edger, 12-Inch (LSTE525)
The BLACK+DECKER LSTE525 20V Max Lithium Easy feed String Trimmer/Edger + 2 Lithium-Ion Batteries is part of the 20V Max System; 1 System – Endless Tasks. Power for your Style. This tool is designed for trimming areas of overgrowth after mowing, as well as edging along borders, sidewalks, and flower beds. It features the Power Drive Transmission which increases torque for more cutting power at the string, and the 2-speed control lets you choose between more power or extended runtime. It easily converts from trimmer to wheeled edger. This unit features easy feed which allows you to advance your line with the push of a button with no bumping required. It has a premium micro texture soft grip that provides comfort and control while using the tool, with adjustable height and handle for ideal user comfort. Cutting swath of 12 inches; Line Size – 0.065 inches; RPM – 5,500/7,200; Replacement Spool – AF-100. Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18. Includes: (1) LSTE525 20V Max Cordless Trimmer/Edger, (2) LBXR20 20V Max Lithium Batteries, (1) Charger, (1) AFS Spool, (1) Guard.
I am surprisingly pleased by this weed whacker/trimmer! Despite all the positive reviews, I just couldn’t shake the notion that a battery-powered tool like this would be underpowered, or run out of batteries quickly. I am very happy to report that the positive reviews are right! This is VERY powerful and was able to handle very thick weeds, tall overgrown grass, and also delicate grass. I was also impressed by the edging — it went very quickly!
3. DEWALT 20V MAX String Trimmer Kit, 5-Ah (DCST922P1)
This 20V MAX* 14-inch String Trimmer features an innovative folding hinge mechanism that reduces the length by 40%** for accessible storage and quick portability. The QuickLoad Spool of the the edge trimmer allows for fast and easy line replacement of the DEWALT 0.080-inch line. The 14-inch swath gives a large cutting radius for knocking down wide sections of overgrowth in one pass. The variable speed trigger of the grass cutter offers precise power control, as well as performance and runtime management with the Hi/Lo speed control switch.
First of all, this thing has really good power for a battery powered unit. I wouldn’t be trying to cut knee high weeds with it (although it could probably do it), but for normal around the yard use, this thing is plenty powerful. On a fully charged battery, I typically have one indicator bar left on the battery, and that’s with some heavy cutting for around 30 minutes. I have several of the 20V 5Ah batteries, so I don’t worry about babying it when using it, but one battery definitely gets all of my trimming done.
4. BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX String Trimmer/Edger Kit, 10-Inch (LST201)
The BLACK+DECKER LST201 20V MAX Lithium 10 Inch String Trimmer/Edger is a Part of the 20V MAX System – 1 System. Endless Tasks. Power for your Style. This unit is designed for areas of overgrowth after mowing, and also for edging of grass around borders, walkways and posts. It easily converts from trimmer to wheeled edger. The Automatic Feed Spool (AFS) automatically feeds trimmer line when needed with no bumping required. It features a lightweight design of only 4.5 lbs., with an adjustable height and handle for ideal user comfort. A 20V MAX Lithium Ion 1.5Ah battery holds it’s charge for up to 18 months. Cut Swath – 10 in, Line Size – 0.065 in, RPM – 9,000, Replacement Spool – AF-100. Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 votes. Nominal voltage is 18. Includes: (1) LST201 20V MAX Cordless Trimmer/Edger, (1) LBXR20 20V MAX Lithium Ion Battery, (1) Charger, (1) AFS Spool, (1) Guard
I could not be happier with this! Now this is not a high powered gas weed eater that can destroy small trees, but it does the job of trimming a lawn nicely. I’ve used it twice, the 1st time the grass was very wet and the battery lasted about 15 minutes, the second time the grass was dry and it ran 20 minutes. It is powerful enough to take down large weeds with a few passes and zips across the grass with no issues. It is easy to operate and very light weight. I would highly recommend this and if 20 minutes isn’t long enough run time buy a second battery!
5. WORX WG163.9 GT 3.0 20V PowerShare 12″ Cordless String Trimmer & Edger (Tool Only)
The Worx 12” – 20V Grass Trimmer/Edger makes it easy to achieve straighter edges along your lawn and driveway and neater areas around trees and bushes and the side of the house. It’s light (only about 5 lbs), simple to use (just pull the trigger and go), and saves you money (rechargeable batteries are more cost-effective than gas or electric weed eaters). Plus, it’s two tools in one. And all you’ve gotta do is pull the shaft and rotate the head to transition between trimming and edging modes. The flower guard prevents you from trimming anything you don’t want to damage, like flowers, plants or lawn ornaments. But it flips up for when you do want to get really close to an object, like the side of the deck. The 12” cutting diameter is wide enough that you can make nice, even passes across larger patches, but still nimble enough to get in-between bushes and trees. The cutting line diameter is 0.065”, which is the same gauge that’s popular among professional landscaping crews. And that line is the specially designed DNA2 DoubleHelix aerodynamic trimmer string. Its unique oval shape cuts through the air and grass with less drag for a faster rotational speed that puts less strain on the motor. And with over 100 lbs of tensile strength, it lasts longer than trimmer string from other brands. This tool is so much more than a weed wacker, the Worx 12” – 20V Grass Trimmer/Edger is a modern machine full of features and performance that make it easy to use, easy to love.
I like most of the Worx tools. I have five of them now and I am satisfied with all of them. That said, they all came with terrible instruction sheets. There are several pages of warnings in type so small as to make reading difficult. Then there are several pages of drawn pictures that are supposed to show you how to assemble the various parts. The tools work fine, but the instruction manuals do not. Thus, I take off one star.
Finding the right mower for your small yard can be a tough decision with all of the available options. It might be a good idea to see how long it takes to mow your lawn. You may need more or less run time for some of the options above. The purchase of an additional battery could save you a lot of head ache and wasted time by adding the extra power you will need for your small yard.