The best lawn trimmers of 2012 offer attractive features that make caring for your lawn a snap. Cordless and gas-power trimmers are popular this year. Gas-power trimmers can give you more power over a long period. Cordless trimmers, on the other hand, use rechargeable lithium batteries. Within each type, you will find practical options such as telescoping shafts, quiet engines, and a variety of attachments. These four trimmers will help you tackle your lawn and garden care with ease.
The Craftsman 29cc 4-Cycle Straight Shaft WeedWacker Gas Trimmer has all the right elements for easy lawn maintenance. While many 4-cycle trimmers run on a gas and oil combination, this trimmer runs solely on gas. The 57-inch shaft allows you to stand tall while working with this tool. It cuts grass, brush, and weeds. The trimmer comes with a variety of attachments, including an edger, hedge trimmer, blower, cultivator, and pole saw. It also has a guard to protect the tool from debris. You can purchase this trimmer from the Craftsman website for $239.99.
If convenience is a priority, consider the Black & Decker 36V Lithium High Performance String Trimmer. At 7.8 pounds, this lightweight trimmer is easy to use. It is also eco-friendly. The trimmer runs on a 36-volt High Performance Lithium Ion Battery. A recharger comes with the tool. The Power Command feature lets you adjust the speed to tackle thick brush, grass, or weeds. While other string trimmers require you to manually adjust the spool, this tool has an Automatic Feed Spool that will handle these tasks. This trimmer will help you get into tight spaces and difficult areas. It is available at Lowe’s or Home Depot for $169.
The FSA 65 STIHL Lithium-Ion Curved-Shaft Grass Trimmer has several innovative features for the novice gardener and landscaper. It runs on a 36-volt lithium battery, making it eco-friendly and inexpensive to operate. The battery allows you to run the trimmer continuously for at least 35 minutes. This tool also has a quiet engine with a low vibration. You can start the trimmer by pulling a trigger. The curved shaft will relieve pressure on your arms and back. Purchase the battery and charger separately from the trimmer. This tool is available through authorized STIHL retailers for a suggested price for $259.95.
Like other innovative trimmers, the Toro 24 Volt Max 12” Cordless Trimmer/Edger runs on a lithium battery. There are no cords or fuel to distract you from your task. By pressing a button, you can check the life of the battery. The trimmer has a telescoping shaft that you can customize for your height. The aluminum handle will not rust. You can change the length of the line by pulling a trigger. Another button will convert the trimmer into an edger. A wheel in the back lets you glide along sidewalks and paved areas. Purchase this trimmer though select retails for a suggested price of $169.99.