Where the mower has a cutting edge that runs over a large part of the steel blade, it’s only the string tip that does the cutting for a string trimmer. While it doesn’t cut the same volume as a mower, the string trimmer takes advantage of its design to maximise battery efficiency.
Mowers have a cutting edge that run over a large part of the steel blade. For a string trimmer, only the strip tip does that cutting. While it does not cut the same volume as a mower, string trimmers take advantage of its design to maximise battery efficiency.
To help choose a string trimmer, here are some features to look at:
- battery capacity
- attachment capability
- cutting swath and trimmer line
A string trimmer is an ideal cordless hand tool for gardening. A typical small home garden doesn't need much more than 15 or 20 minutes of run time to effectively get all trimming duties done. For a bigger operation needing multiple gardens to be done, you'll need battery capacity that can run for several hours. If you swap a few batteries on a charger with an inverter it is doable. Keeping ten or more batteries on board to get through the day might not be, so calculate your requirements carefully to invest wisely.
Here are some of our grass trimmers: