Trimmer & Edger Reviews & Buying Guides

Lawn care may start with a mower, but it finishes with a nice string trimmer or weedwacker. We’ve evaluated the best string trimmers by reviewing most current models and paying close attention to cut quality, the cutting width and speed, features, and runtime. For battery-powered string trimmers, power and run-time take up a huge consideration in testing. Our best battery-powered string trimmer review and best gas trimmer reviews let us test that and more. Both gas string trimmers and electric models range from entry-level to professional tools. Battery models have started successfully competing with gas models for residential and commercial use. This is particularly important for areas with noise ordinances. Battery-powered trimmers and edgers also achieve lower vibration levels for the user than gas tools. On the ranch and large property side, brushcutters tackle thicker patches of weeds, brush, vines, and grass. For hedges, our hedge trimmer reviews focus on cut quality, cutting efficiency, features, and more. Battery-powered hedge trimmers show very promising run-time that matches gas. We also cover both standalone trimmers and edgers as well as those using backpack batteries.