Grass trimmer reviews

Petrol trimmers outgun their cordless cousins.
 
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  • Updated:1 Aug 2006
 

01.Introduction

Grass-trimmers

Test results for 10 grass trimmers (petrol and cordless)

We tested them for:

  • Horizontal trimming along fences and walls, and trimming areas of lawn.
  • Vertical trimming (edging) along edges of paths and garden borders.
  • Cutting long grass.
  • Ease of use.

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Please note: this information was current as of August 2006 but is still a useful guide to today's market.


Findings:

  • The petrol models all performed well and are the best option for large yards. One model stood out as the best.
  • The cordless (battery) models are much less powerful than the petrol models, but two were effective enough to suit small gardens.

Brands tested

Petrol

  • GMC GLT25
  • GREEN MACHINE GM254CLT
  • HUSQVARNA 24C
  • RYOBI PLT-3043YW
  • TROY-BILT TB25CS
  • STIHL FS 38

Cordless (battery)

  • BLACK & DECKER FireStorm NST 2018-XE
  • ENVIROMOWER Envirotrimmer LT250
  • OZITO CLT-400
  • RYOBI CLT-1223
 
 

 

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