Electric weed trimmers might look a lot alike, but there are differences in power sources and power range. An electric weed eater can be powered with a cord or a battery. They come in many price ranges and power levels, so it is easy to find one that will fit your household budget.
Black & Decker
The Black & Decker Grass Hog NST2018 runs on two Ni-cad batteries. This model is cordless. It is lightweight--only 6.5 pounds--and has an adjustable shaft. It also features an automatic feed, so it doesn't need to be bumped to advance the trimming line. The Grass Hog comes with an extra battery to keep charged and ready. As of 2010, this model costs around $100 and comes with a two-year warranty
For around $50 (as of March 2010), Troy-Built offers its model TB50. This weed trimmer has a dual string, a 15-inch trimming span, and a 4.5 amp. motor. With the motor on top of the unit, it is designed to be easy on the back, and it has an adjustable shaft. This model includes an edger wheel for a neatly trimmed look. However, the unit has a cord, so if you have a large yard, you will need plenty of extension cords.
Weed Eater by Poulan
The Weed Eater 12-Inch 3.7 amp electric trimmer by Poulan is sturdy and easy to use. It is lightweight, at only about 7 pounds, which makes it great for a small yard. The handle is adjustable, and there is a cord retainer to help keep the cord out of the way while trimming. As of March 2010, this model costs about $50, and it comes with a two-year warranty.
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