There are many powerful string trimmers available in the market, powered in different ways. Usually, gas string trimmers tend to be the most powerful.
However, we have found an electric string trimmer that is incredibly powerful and efficient.
The DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60V String Trimmer is by far one of the most powerful string trimmers available in the market. One of the benefits of the electric motor is that it provides you with an instant throttle response, and an immense torque even at the lower speeds.
The maximum of 60V is a lot more than what most string trimmers offer, and you will find that you barely ever even need to go to the higher speeds of this string trimmer in order to get the job done efficiently.
The gear drive design that it features helps it power through any overgrowth, including the tougher kind, so that there is barely any struggle whatsoever. It also features a high-efficiency brushless motor, which helps maximize both the run time and the motor life.
This way, this powerful string trimmer stays as such for longer, making it ideal for heavy-duty use on a regular basis, with a long lifespan ahead. You can add extra power to the tool by choosing a higher speed, thanks to the trigger control, so that you have the amount of power you need for each task.
- Gear drive design of the edger/trimmer powers through tough overgrowth
- High-efficiency brushless motor of the cordless grass trimmer maximizes run time and motor life
- Lawn trimmer provides 15-inch cutting swath with 0.080-inch line (also accepts 0.095 inch)
- Variable speed trigger with Hi/Lo speed control for added power or extended run time
- Lightweight and ergonomic design maximizes control and minimizes stress on your arms
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What is the best heavy-duty strimmer?
One of the best and most recommended strimmers for heavy-duty jobs is the BLACK+DECKER String Trimmer with Auto Feed.
Many customers have reviewed this product by considering it a ‘beast’, as it is one of the most reliably powerful strimmers around, and it is highly efficient in its use.
It is also very comfortable and easy to use, making it ideal for heavy-duty regular use, as it won’t cause too much of a struggle, and it is very convenient.
With this strimmer, you can take on the tougher weeds, grass, and overgrown plants, without having to struggle. It is also perfectly capable of covering larger areas at once, making it very heavy-duty.
This specific string trimmer is powered by electricity, and it features a cord retention system to prevent accidental disconnection while you’re working, so there’s no interruption of the work-flow.
It also features an Automatic Feed Spool Technology, which eliminates the bumping for more string. Whether you’re trimming down the entire lawn, or just the trickier bits around driveways and similar that are harder to reach, it can get the job done.
- Automatic Feed Spool (AFS) technology of the edger/trimmer eliminates bumping for hassle-free line feeding that helps you work without interruptions
- The 6.5 amp motor and POWERDRIVE Transmission of the grass cutter provide maximum performance when trimming through the toughest weeds, grass, and overgrowth
- 2-in-1 trimmer/edger with wheeled edge guide - just rotate to convert from lawn trimmer to wheeled edger
- Lightweight design with adjustable handle and height positions provide maximum comfort and control
- Cord retention system prevents accidental cord disconnection
Are Strimmers with plastic blades any good?
Most commonly, strimmers make use of strings, as this is how they were first invented, and what is still the most popular design, thanks to its efficiency.
However, there are also a few strimmers available in the market that make use of plastic blades, instead of strings. But are they any good?
Strimmers with plastic blades are just as efficient and can work just as well. So, ultimately, it comes down to personal preference, or to the specific requirements of different needs.
In fact, choosing a strimmer with blades can offer you a few advantages over those that use strings. Let’s take a look at the main ones.
The main benefit is that blades are a lot more durable, and have a way longer lifespan than the strings. The blades are also tougher, so they can usually cut through tougher areas of grass and weeds, and they do better with the woody plants, as they have more strength.
Another benefit is that, on average, they require less maintenance and less fiddling about. They’re ready to go as soon as you get the string trimmer, so they can save you some time each time you decide to use them.
What should I look for when buying a strimmer?
When buying a strimmer, it’s important that you aim to purchase one as high-quality as possible, so that it is reliable and efficient, with a good design and a trustworthy make.
It should also be as durable as possible so that you’re ensured a long lifespan, and so that it allows for heavy-duty usage on a regular basis, if that is what you need.
Very often, a higher price will be associated with the better product options, but this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. What’s important is that the strimmer is right for your specific needs and that it is high-quality where it matters.
So what exactly should you look for when buying a strimmer? Here are the basics:
- The amount of power and the power source:
The more powerful the strimmer is, the more efficient it will be and the better it will be able to cut through grass, weeds, and small woody plants. If you’re going to be using it for simple garden trimming, decent power is enough. But for more professional levels, or for more heavy-duty usage, you will need a higher power capability.
As for the power source, strimmers can be powered by gas, electricity, or by batteries. There are pros and cons to each type of power source, but ultimately, it is down to your preferences and requirements.
- The type of cutting head:
This will determine the efficiency of cutting through different types of grass and weeds, and should also depend on your specific garden needs.
- The length of the shaft
- The handgrip:
The handgrip is often overlooked, but it’s important to get a strimmer that is comfortable to use. Not only so that you can use it for longer periods of time without a struggle, but so that you have a firm and secure grip that will avoid any possible losses of control or accidents.
The more things a strimmer product comes with, the more versatility in use you will have, and the less you will have to buy separately! They can really add up to the overall value of a product!