May 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Hart 20V Cordless 13-inch String Trimmer/Edger

Hart 20V String Trimmer/Edger

Hart 2-in-1 20V String Trimmer/Edger Targets Streamlining Homeowners

Hart has a streamlined solution for homeowners looking to tighten up their lawn’s look without breaking the bank. The Hart 20V String Trimmer/Edger pulls double duty by trimming up those hard-to-reach weeds and grasses around the property and then switching to edge mode to put in those nice, tight lines around your driveway, hardscapes, and landscaping. This tool seems especially targeted towards those with small yards who don’t need multiple tools or extended runtime to get the job done.

What’s the Big Deal?

The Hart 20V string trimmer/edger has a unique pivoting trimmer head. The feature sets it apart from tools that might opt for multiple heads or even relying on twisting the whole tool sideways to edge. While string trimming around the property, this tool takes on the pretty orthodox form factor that you’re used to. However, when it’s time to trim up the edges of your driveways and patios, you can step on the adjustment lever. This swivels the cutting head so the trimmer line runs vertically.

Essentially, this accomplishes the same feat as turning your string trimmer over on its side. The difference, however, is the built-in guide wheel. It lets you glide smoothly over the concrete while you edge. It operates more closely to an actual edger—just using string instead of a metal blade.

Hart HGST041VNM Notable Features

Designed for the homeowner working a small- to a medium-sized lot, the Hart Tools string trimmer/edger gives you an adjustable cutting swath between 11″ and 13″. It also features an auto-feed head that releases a 1/4″ of line every time you release the trigger, which is particularly helpful when you configure the tool for edging.

We found that, even with the 1/4-inch auto-releasing line, we didn’t run out of string too quickly. Over time, you develop a rhythm and don’t “waste” string.

A variable-speed trigger provides you with adequate control over the work. We were able to easily transition from cutting thick grass to lighter overgrowth with enough precision to extend the battery run-time.

Overall, this string trimmer and edger combo from Hart Tools works pretty well. We think it makes for a great solution for anyone with a very limited amount of property to trim and edge. You can keep your lawn looking neat without breaking into lots of tools and having to find places to store everything in a shed. Of course, the advantages over gas products on a smaller lawn seem even more obvious!


Like all of the tools in the Hart catalog, you can find the 20V string trimmer/edger exclusively at Walmart. It comes kitted with a 4.0Ah battery and charger, and it retails for just $115. Hart warranties this tool for 3 years.

Hart 20V String Trimmer/Edger Specs

  • Model: Hart HGST041VNM
  • Motor: Brushed
  • Battery Platform: 20V
  • Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 8.27 x 9.55 x 29.72 in.
  • Cutting Swatch: 13 in.
  • Feed Head: Automatic
  • Guide Wheel: Built-in
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $115

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