Best Weed Eaters of 2018 – Review and Buying Guide

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Keep grass and weeds off of your sidewalk, fence line and garden after you mow using a gas or electric weed eaters. A good weed wacker may not weigh much but they can sure pack a punch! Using a rotating line weed eaters cut and trim grass and other small plants down to size.

We test all of the popular weed eaters and picked our favorite brands and models for a variety of usages. We test gasoline, battery and corded weed eaters built for commercial and residential use and picked the best!

Top Weed Eaters

Instead of making you search the internet and local hardware stores for the best models our team put together a list of what we use everyday so you can make the right choice. Our review and buying guide have all the information you need to start cutting weeds!

Best All Around Pick - BLACK+DECKER ST8600

Features

  • Power source: 5 Amp Motor
  • 13" cutting swat
  • 7700 rpm
  • Automatic feed spool
  • Weights 5.3 lbs
  • 3 year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 10 out of 10

Need a good weed eater to replace your old one but don’t want to spend a bunch of time comparing models at the store? Our team of lawn care experts did the legwork and picked the best weed eater of 2018 – the BLACK+DECKER ST8600!

Pros:

  • Weights less than 6 pounds
  • Snap on, pre-wound cutting line
  • Auto line feed so you spend more time cutting
  • Easily cuts thick weeds and wild grass

Cons:

  • Uses cutting string fast
  • Power plug can be difficult to reach

Best Gas Weed Eater - Husqvarna 128LD String Trimmer

Features

  • 28cc engine
  • 17 inch cutting width
  • On/Off Switch

OVERALL RATING: 10 out of 10

Best Electric Weed Eater - BLACK+DECKER LST420 Review

Features

  • Powered by Lithium Ion batteries
  • 20V MAX motor
  • 7200 rpm
  • Weights 5.7 lbs
  • Adjustable height and telescopic pole

OVERALL RATING: 9 out of 10

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