The Best Trimmers and Weed Eaters of 2021 

The Best Trimmers and Weed Eaters of 2021 

Top-Rated & Best-Selling String Trimmers

Dale, the Lawn Mower Expert
By 
Lawn Mower Expert

Looking for the best hedge or lawn trimmer to tidy up your property? Ready to eliminate those problem weeds? We've put together the Best Trimmers and Weed Eaters of 2021 based on our best-selling, highest-rated models with expert recommendations to ensure you get the perfect model for your needs.

 

If you're not sure what kind of trimmer you need, check out our String Trimmer Buyer’s Guide to get started and come back to the list for an expert recommendation.

Happy trimming! 



 

Best String Trimmers List

You can scroll through the full recommended list of gas and electric string trimmers, hedge trimmers, and brush cutters below, or simply click on the one you want to see right away.

Best Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer

1
Learn More About Honda HHT35SLTAT
$389.99
Expert Review
The Honda HHT35SLTAT has all of the attributes you will ever need in a 4-cycle trimmer. The superior Honda 35cc GX35 Mini 4-Cycle Engine offering excellent torque and the heavy duty gear box both add to this tools durability. The Honda HHT35SLTAT is an ergonomically designed well balanced trimmer made with commercial quality with the residential home user in mind.
Features
Honda 35cc GX35 Mini 4-Cycle Engine
  • Excellent torque, fuel efficiency & incredibly quiet
  • Easy to start and no need to mix gasoline and oil
  • Diaphragm type carburetor with fuel pump
17" Semi-Matic Trimmer Head
  • Bump feed makes this trimmer easy to use
Heavy-Duty Gear Box
  • Provides long component life & smooth operation
  • Improved durability when compared to solid shaft models
Flex Shaft Design
  • Superior shock absorbing characteristics
Ergonomically Designed & Positioned Controls
  • Provide excellent balance and feel


Best Curved Shaft Gas String Trimmer

2
Learn More About ECHO GT-225
$159.99
Features
21.2cc ECHO Power Boost Vortex™ 2-Cycle Engine
  • Exclusive i-30™ starting technology reduces starting effort by 30%
  • Delivers exceptional performance and reliability
  • Commercial-duty air filtration system provides protection and longevity
Curved Shaft Design w/ Flex Cable Drive
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver in tight areas
  • Flex drive cable minimizes vibration and allows for smoother performance
  • Trim extra weeds and grass your mower can't reach
Ergonomic Adjustable Handles
  • Provides a custom fit - specific to the operator
See-Through Fuel Tank
  • Quickly see the fuel level
Comfort & Durability
  • Built-in armrest and spark plug protector


Best Power Head Gas String Trimmer

3
Learn More About Honda UMC435LAAT
$379.99
Expert Review
The Honda VersAttach multi-purpose system features two different powerhead options along with six different attachments that will allow you to handle all sorts of yard work around your property. At the core of the Honda VersAttach system is the powerhead driven by a reliable Honda mini 4-cycle engine. The UMC425 uses the GX25 engine and the UMC435 uses the larger and more powerful GX35 engine. Both engines are designed to provide full 360 degree operation, so you can use and store your VersAttach upright, sideways or upside down. The 4-stroke design also means no mixing of gas and oil! Each powerhead can be paired with any of the VersAttach interchangeable tools there's an edger, line trimmer, blower, hedge trimmer, pruner and cultivator that all can be quickly attached and detached from the powerhead with the Honda SureLoc joint-locking system. Each Honda VersAttach powerhead includes a pair of safety goggles and a single (GX25) or double harness (GX35) for added convenience and control. Both models carry a 36-month residential warranty and a 24-month commercial warranty.
Features
Honda Multi-Tool Powerhead
  • Easily handle a wide range of lawn and garden tasks
VersAttach™ System For 6 Optional Attachments (Not Included)
  • Trimmer, edger, pruner, hedge trimmer, cultivator, & blower
35cc Honda GX35 4-Cycle OHC Engine
  • Easy to start and runs on regular gas, no messy oil/gas mixing required
  • Less smoke, odor & provides the lowest sound level in the industry
Fuel Efficient & Up to 50% Less Operating Costs Than A 2-Cycle
  • Loaded with low-end torque so more can be done with less throttle
Honda's Unique 360° Inclinable Engineering
  • Versatile design allows for operation and storage in any position


Best Brush Cutter

4
Learn More About Honda HHT35SUKAT
$429.99
Expert Review
The HHT35SUKAT from Honda is about as high of quality as you can get when it comes to a brush cutter or trimmers. Making it great for anyone looking to cut some serious brush on their property. Equipped with a Honda GX35 4-cycle engine, the HHT35SUKAT provides the durability and longevity expect from any Honda product as well as plenty of power to get through the toughest of brush. Adding on to Honda's amazing reputation of easy to start engines, this unit is no exception. While the engine provides supreme torque and terrific fuel efficiency, it is a extremely easy to start. Something which cannot always be said about comparable 2-cycle brushcutters. A heavy duty gear box and helical cut gears, the HHT35SUKAT provides long component life as well as a smooth operation. The superior shock absorbing characteristics which come with this machine are due in part to the flex shaft design making this unit a true joy to work with. The HHT35SUKAT is going to come equipped with a 17-inch cutting swath manual feed trimmer head standard as well as a 10-inch cutting blade. Other blades and heads can be switched out on this as well making it versatile in every way depending on what type of demands your property may have. Honda does not hold back on the safety either when it comes to this model. Equipped with bicycle type handle bars, the HHT35SUKAT provides ergonomically and easy to use controls. Along with this is an included double strap shoulder harness to help cut back on the fatigue you may encounter when using for long periods of time. What else can you say, it is a Honda and the HHT35SUKAT provides quality, durability and safety to say the least.
Features
Honda 35cc GX35 Mini 4-Cycle Engine
  • Excellent torque, fuel efficiency & incredibly quiet
  • Easy to start and no need to mix gasoline and oil
17" Cutting Width
  • Manual feed trimmer head
  • 10-inch brush blade included
  • Makes cutting that heavy vegetation an easy task
Heavy-Duty Gear Box & Helical Cut Gears
  • Provides long component life, smooth & quiet operation
Flex Shaft Design
  • Superior shock absorbing characteristics
Bicycle-Type Handle w/ Ergonomically Designed Controls
  • Provides comfort and ease of operation


Best Walk-Behind String Trimmer

5
Learn More About Earthquake 37676
$449.99
Features
Briggs & Stratton 163cc 4-Cycle Engine
  • Strong, quiet and reliable
  • Useful around buildings, fences and overall landscaping
22" Cutting Width
  • Quickly trim through your tough grass, weeds and brush
  • Get large trimming projects done with ease
  • Cutting height ranging from 1.5" - 3.0"
  • Uses .155" diameter cutting line
Rust-Resistant
  • All steel handle and housing material
Large 14" Airless Wheels
  • Maneuver around rough terrain with less strain
Adjustable Handle Height
  • Increases comfort and helps with storage


Best Electric String Trimmer

6
Learn More About EGO ST1511T
$219.99
Features
High-Efficiency Brushless Motor
  • Reduces vibration and extends tool life
  • Provides a longer run time
  • Make quick work of the toughest jobs
Bump-Feed Head w/ POWERLOAD™ Technology
  • Just insert the line and push the button to wind the line!
  • It loads the trimmer line quickly, and lets you get back to work
  • Holds dual-feed spiral twist 0.095" line
Adjustable Telescopic Aluminum Straight Shaft
  • Conveniently adjust the length to your height
  • Puts you in control and maximizes comfort
Variable Speed Control w/ 2-Speed Settings
  • Pick your pace depending on the job
  • Helps make your trimming more precise
ARC Lithium™ 56-Volt Battery & POWER+ Standard Charger
  • 45 minutes of run time on a single charge
  • The battery fully charges in 50 minutes with an EGO POWER+ standard charger
  • Charges in 30 minutes with an EGO POWER+ rapid charger
  • ARC Lithium™ batteries are compatible with all EGO POWER+ tools and chargers


Best Electric Hedge Trimmer

7
Learn More About Shindaiwa DH2000
$119.99
Was $344.99
Expert Review
One of the best cordless trimmers out there on the market and at a fantastic price. The Shindaiwa cordless hedge Trimmer model DH2000 gives you the optimal performance you're looking for. It provides a commercial grade performance without all the maintenance and smelly fumes like gas powered hedge trimmers provide. This hedge trimmer comes with a 24" double -sided reciprocating blade for extra support and more durability. The tip guard increases the life of the blades by preventing damaging structures to get inside the teeth. The 56-volt battery gives you that commercial grade power. Because of the powerful motor the Shindaiwa provides a safe design which prevents the blades from moving unless two hands are on the machine.
Features
56-Volt Powered Brushless Motor
  • Powerful and maintenance free
  • Maintains power under intense load
Easy Gearbox Access
  • External zerk fitting allows for quick access to gearbox
  • Easier for operator to perform routine maintenance
24" Double-Sided Reciprocating Blade
  • Aluminum support bar is light and provides great strength
  • Designed with an extremely durable full-length plastic blunt
Protective Tip Guard
  • Prevents damaging structure and protects the blade
  • Increases longevity and life of the blade
Safe Design
  • Throttle lock and safety handle lock
  • Prevents blade from moving unless using two hands


Best Gas Hedge Trimmer

8
Learn More About Husqvarna 966 53 24-02
$349.99
Expert Review
The Husqvarna 122HD60 2-cycle gas hedge trimmer is a powerful and lightweight hedge trimmer; perfect for home owners. The durability and features make it the right choice for the homeowner who only wants to buy a hedge trimmer once, especially if they have some heavy trimming to do. From the makers of quality power tools, the Husqvarna 122HD60 is proud to offer a smart-start engine, a carburetor air purge system, and an adjustable rear handle. The engine and starter have been designed so the machine starts quickly with minimum effort. You will save yourself strain and aggravation as it releases compression so an easy pull or two gets the unit purring. The Husqvarna 122HD60 also has a LowVib feature to reduce vibration and take some of the strain off your hands and shoulders. This and its light weight design result in a nice clean cut. The Husqvarna 122HD60 has hardened steel blades that stay sharper longer and ensure durability and performance for many seasons of trimming.
Features
21.7cc Low Noise 2-Cycle Engine
  • 93 dB(A) noise level at operators ear
LowVib® Design
  • Effective anti-vibration dampeners absorb vibration
  • Reduces stress on the user’s arms and hands
Smart Start® Recoil Starter
  • Air purge removes air from carb & fuel system
  • Engine starts quickly with minimum effort
Double Sided 23.6" Cutter Bar
  • 1.1" teeth openings
  • Recommended for twigs and branches 8/10" & smaller
  • 4,050 cuts per minute cutting speed
Auto Return Stop Switch
  • Automatically resets to the ON position for easier starting


Best Lawn Edger

9
Learn More About ECHO PE-225
$239.99
Features
21.2cc ECHO Professional Grade 2-Cycle Engine
  • Delivers exceptional reliability and performance
  • Exclusive i-30™ starting technology reduces starting effort by 30%
Curved Shaft Design
  • Lightweight and easy to maneuver in tight areas
  • Blade tip guard reduces wear and tear when near the ground or walls
  • Replaceable plastic blade guard helps resist bending and deformation
  • Perfect for trimming edges your mower can't get to
Throttle Control
  • Comfortable control with lock-out
High Impact Debris Shield
  • Increases operator safety by reducing material kickback
  • Extra-large height-adjustable wheel with rubber tread allows for more maneuverability
  • Replaceable steel wear plate prolongs gearcase life
Large Handle
  • Provides greater control and more comfort



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