Best Petrol and Electric Strimmers from GardenLines
Whether you're a gardening expert or a beginner, a quick and easy way to make your lawn look special is to trim the edges with a grass strimmer. There's a huge number on the market so read on to find out which one’s right for your needs.
Here at GardenLines we’ve put together our guide to the best strimmer buys based on user reviews and popularity.
Petrol strimmers are arguably the most popular type of strimmer. Petrol strimmers are suited to both domestic and professional use. They have a large range and are not tied to a power source. One of our best petrol strimmers is the Handy THBC43 which is very popular. This offers fantastic value for money and it also comes with a harness for operator comfort.
Electric StrimmersElectric strimmers
are a great choice if you do not like the fumes and mess of a petrol trimmer and suit smaller gardens. They are easy to start and as most are made mainly of toughened plastic they are lighter than petrol trimmers. Electric strimmers have the same power as petrol strimmers so you don’t lose out on any cutting capability. Our customers like the Ryobi RBC1000EX Electric Brush Cutter
as it is easy to put together and is straightforward to use.
The Flymo Contour 600HD
electric strimmer is another top buy. It is a low cost option but still provides great performance. This strimmer is particularly lightweight which is good for getting at those hard to reach areas.
Cordless StrimmersCordless strimmers
are a good choice if you are working away from a power source as they use a rechargeable battery. Our customers have been impressed with the length of the charge life on cordless strimmers. Also, some people have commented on how useful a cordless strimmer is on an allotment where often there is no electricity supply. Another pro of a cordless strimmer is they are lightweight and easy to handle. One of our most popular models is the Bosch ART23 Accutrim Cordless Grass Strimmer
which is well made, powered by an 18 volt Nickel Cadmium battery and can trim up to 800m on one charge.
Once you have picked your strimmer do not forget the extras like safety goggles, ear defenders, replacement strimmer lines and a harness (if one is not supplied). Try our Handy Trimmer Safety Kit
which includes a visor, ear muffs and sturdy gloves to make sure you are safe while on the job.
As with any garden machinery, GardenLines
recommends you read and adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Why not read our Lawn Care Calendar
article for more tips about how to keep your lawn looking great?
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