There is no way around it. Whether you love it or hate it if you have a garden you need to maintain it. One of the most important things in the garden to keep an eye on and maintain are weeds and they can be a pain to manage. You will know if you have had to manage a garden how quickly weeds grow and they can quickly take over a garden if left. The annoying thing about them is that they grow quickly, practically all year around and they can take a long time to get rid of.

We have some help for you though! Here at ConsumerEssentials we have got the top 5 weed eaters and strimmer’s for you to choose from. Rather than you have to go off and search for the best price, the best product and have to wade through a lot of content online we have gone off and researched extensively the customer opinion of these tools so you end up with a great product, one that will do the job and one that will not break the bank.

You will see our choices below and we have ordered them in terms of what we consider to be the top choice overall and then given you other options such as most features or best budget option. The end result is that you end up with a great ‘weed eater’ that will last you for a long time, do a great job and one that is getting some awesome feedback.

What To Look For In A Weed Eater Or Trimmer?

This will help you decide how to pick a good string trimmer and we will give you an overview of a few points to look at before you buy. This will help you make a decision and we have also placed them in the order of importance in our opinion. You will see our choices that we have picked both above and below score highly on these points and if you do decided to buy a trimmer from our recommendations you will be very happy with the results.


This is essential and it actually goes top of our list above all of the features, performance and the price because if you are gardening and you have something that is uncomfortable you will quickly find the whole process a VERY tedious. Whether you are trimming, edging or weed eating all of this requires holding the trimmer for long periods of time so you need something that will give you low vibration and to find out whether a model has low vibration you look at the amount of dampening it has.

Another thing to consider with the comfort is the bigger the model the more powerful but this can come at the expense of comfort so make sure if you are going for the larger models that you make sure they have a harness.


This is the next thing that you want to look at and the features that you will need depend on what you are using it for. We recommend going for something like the Husqvarna 128DJx which is our top choice and gives you a good ‘middle ground’ in terms of features. If you are really looking for most bang for your buck though you could also check out the Black & Decker LCC420 String Trimmer and Sweeper Lithium Ion Combo Kit as this gives you a combo kit at a reasonable price and will give you the most features.


The main way to decide on how much performance or power you need is the area you need to cover, if you are doing industrial landscaping for instance and have a huge area to cover you will want to spend some more money and get something that you can use for this. However, for most residential properties and small to medium sized gardens you will find all of our choices adequate in terms of power and if in doubt start with our top choice as this will give you something that is powerful and light and most people will find this has plenty of power.


We have put price last on our factors to consider and that is down to your personal preference, you may want to consider price at the top and if you are going for a budget solution then we recommend that you head over and have a look at the GreenWorks 21212 4Amp 13-Inch Corded String Trimmer. This is our top choice in terms of price if you really want to save money and it is very lightweight but also a great trimmer.