Yard Trimmer

Yard Trimmers and Lawn Trimmers

Husqvarna 223L

husqvarna-223lWe believe the Husqvarna 223L is one of the best yard trimmers that you can buy. The combination of reliability, power, comfort of use and trimming speed make this trimmer an easy selection.

Cutting speed: 5

Reliability: 5

Power: 4


There was just a slight amount of vibration after 20+ hours of use on the 223L. After another few hours this vibration went away. I suspect it was just machine breaking in.

Electric yard trimmers may be cheaper than gas trimmers. They may easier to operate. You do not need to mix special gas or ever have to run to the gas station before trimming your yard. They don’t smell nor do they make you smell, but there is one negative that can become a pain…

Tripping over the 100 foot extension cord you need to reach the farthest parts of the yard. I know, it’s not that big of a deal, but I just fell and I’m not a happy camper.  It’s also a pain to roll up a giant extension cord.  Still, for the price and power it’s hard to beat an electric yard trimmer.

hitachi CG22EASSLP trimmerThis is one of the better values going for a gas trimmer. Hitachi is a very good brand and the CG22EASSLP grass string trimmer features the S-Start feature for easier starting. It also has a quick-load head for easy trimmer line loading. You’re going to work like a pro with this trimmer. In addition, this trimmer features a commercial grade 21.1 cc, 1.2 h.p. Hitachi two-stroke engine – which also comes with the anti-vibration system so a long morning’s work will not wear out your arms. Again, it’s hard to go wrong with Hitachi.

Hitachi also has an outstanding warranty.

This is my latest string trimmer and it works perfect for cleaning up the yard. It is surprisingly light and can easily be used without a strap. The D-handle is easy to tighten and to adjust – which allows you to get the best angle of attack for the job at hand. The first time I tried to start this trimmer it took around 10 pulls to get it going. Once it was warm it started easily on one lazy pull. The throttle is easy to use and bring on plenty of power in a hurry. I even used it to shoot all the leaves away from my curb (and into the middle of the street) without a stall or problem. I recommend this yard trimmer for light duty use.

My Trimmer Broke

Well, my first yard trimmer finally broke. It was one of those cheap Black and Decker models. I think I bought it around 2002. This is not the first time it broke – oh no. It was in a constant state of breaking from almost the moment I first purchased it, Read the rest of this entry »

Cordless yard trimmers have an immediate advantage in that they are so easy to move around the yard. Being cordless means they are not tethered to an extension cord and have no limitations as far as where they can go. With an electric corded yard trimmer you are limited to the length of the extension cord.

Cordless trimmers will use rechargeable batteries Read the rest of this entry »

With summer days quickly moving along this is the time of years where yards can really get out of control. All you have to do is ignore the yard for a couple of week and it will overgrow in a hurry. Read the rest of this entry »

Trimmer Features

Trimmer features that can save time and make yard work easier include:

Rotating head: This lets you turn the trimmer for edging without having to change the handle position.

Easy starting: All electric trimmers feature push-button starting – an obvious advantage. Gas powered yard trimmers all need to be pull started. For in-tune or newer yard trimmers this is not an issue, but for older and heavily used models it can become problematic. Read the rest of this entry »

Gas or Electric?

Which Yard Trimmer is Right For You

If you’re trying to figure out which yard trimmer to purchase it is easy to become a bit confused with the larger number of selections. Electric yard trimmers are very easy to operate. After you purchase it all that is needed to be up and running is to plug it in to an electric outlet. They tend to last for many years and there is just not much that goes wrong. On the downside, they are somewhat underpowered and are limited by the length of the extension cord that will be used. Read the rest of this entry »

Grass Hog Trimmer

Black and Decker Grass Hog

I have owned a Grass Hog yard trimmer for 3 years now and overall it have been a serviceable tool. Mine has one string used to cut weeds/grass and it works well enough. If the weeds are too tough or thick the work does slow down, but it’s barely noticeable. What really slows things down is edging. Read the rest of this entry »

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