Electric weed eaters come in corded and cordless varieties. Homeowners with large lots need electric weed eaters that do not require an extension cord, but trimmers with a cord are a good fit for people with smaller lots. What corded electric weed eaters lack in mobility they can make up for in cost savings. In addition to paying less for corded electric weed eaters, homeowners save money in not having to fill a tank with gas and oil.
Stihl FSE 60
Consumer Search rates the Stihl FSE 60 as the best corded electric weed eater for 2010. The weed eater has a 5.5-amp motor that is adequate for most grass and weeds. The Stihl FSE 60 weighs almost nine pounds, which is at the higher end of the corded electric weed eaters. Featuring a cutting width of 14 inches, the Stihl FSE 60 has a two-year warranty. The line is advanced on the Stihl by bumping the head on a hard surface. The weed eater does not allow for any other attachments.
The Troy-Bilt TB45E weed eater is one of the top machines for 2010, according to Weed-Eaters.net. The Troy-Bilt features a 4.5-amp motor and it has a 15-inch cutting path. A popular feature on the Troy-Bilt TB45E is that by pushing a button, the trimmer changes from a weed eater to an edger. The head rotates so that the weed eater can be used to edge driveways and sidewalks. The Troy-Bilt TB45E, which comes with a two-year warranty, has a standard line-advancing mode. Bumping the head on a hard surface advances the line.
Black & Decker ST4000
Weed-Eaters.net gives the Black & Decker ST4000 a high rating in the corded electric weed eater category. The Black & Decker is one of the lightest trimmers around, weighing only five pounds. The weed eater only features a 3.5-amp motor, so it is not designed for taller weeds and for heavier cutting. The Black & Decker ST4000 has a 12-inch cutting width and it features a 180-degree rotating head that allows it to be used to edge sidewalks and driveways and around garden beds. Line is advanced with the Black & Decker by bumping the head on a hard surface.