The Best Trimmers and Weed Eaters of 2021 

The Best Trimmers and Weed Eaters of 2021 

Top-Rated & Best-Selling String Trimmers

Jake, the Lawn Mower Expert
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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 HHT35SUKAT
$429.00
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 Curved Shaft Gas String Trimmer

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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


Best Power Head Gas String Trimmer

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Learn More About Honda UMC435LAAT
$379.00
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

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Learn More About Blue Max 52623
$134.99
Expert Review
The Blue Max 52623 may be economically priced, but it shares many of the same attributes you will find in "higher end" hand held brush cutters. With the Blue Max 52623 you have the option of using this as a string trimmer, or utilizing the dual purpose guard to transform the unit into a heavy duty brush-cutter. The blade is included with this model. The Blue Max 52623 is equipped with an ergonomically designed bicycle style handle bar that also helps to reduce vibration. There is also a detachable shoulder harness that offers the user comfort and easier control for longer periods of use.
Features
Powerful 42.6cc Blue Max Engine
  • Designed to help cut through extreme ground cover
  • EZ start recoil starting system
Anti-Vibe Handles
  • Increases stability and comfort
  • Allows for less fatigue on operator
2-In-1 Combo String Trimmer / Brushcutter
  • Tri-blade head for heavy, thick brush up to 20mm
  • String trimmer head for easy trimming
Detachable Harness
  • Provides safer carrying
  • Less operator fatigue when using for long periods


Best Walk-Behind String Trimmer

5
Learn More About Cub Cadet ST 100
$349.99
Expert Review
The Cub Cadet 25A-262J710 is designed to make short work of thick weeds and overgrown areas that a mower would either not be able to handle or would be restricted by the deck. The Cub Cadet 25A-262J710 is powered by a premium Cub Cadet 159cc autochoke engine let's you tackle the tough stuff without worrying about clogging. This unit is great when you have areas too large to cut with a handheld trimmer. An adjustable height cutting head allows for easy adjustment from 2-3/8" to 4-3/8", giving you plenty of options depending on the type of grass or weeds. The deck on the Cub Cadet 25A-262J710 is offset, which allows for trimming against walls and fence lines, or around corners and obstacles with greater ease while walking a straight line. Along with this comes an ergonomic, multi-position handle which decreases wrist and hand fatigue when using and the handle will fold down as well for easy storage. The Cub Cadet 25A-262J710 is a great tool for the homeowner looking to cut either an overgrown area a mower cannot handle or just a ton of fence line which needs to be trimmed around.
Features
Cub Cadet 140cc 4-Cycle OHV Engine
  • Autochoke SureStart™ guarantee
  • Unit will start in 1 or 2 pulls for full 3-year warranty period
Designed With The Large Property Owner In Mind
  • Takes care of cutting those tight, hard-to-reach spots
  • Chop down unsightly weeds and stubborn brush
  • Designed to perform in harsh conditions
22-Inch Cutting Swath
  • Cutting height is adjustable from 2-3/8" to 4-3/8"
  • Uses standard .155 diameter trimmer line
Off-Set Deck Design
  • Trimmer head is permanently offset at an angle
  • Makes it easy to trim in hard to reach places
  • Trim along walls and fences while walking in a straight line
14-Inch Ball-Bearing Wheels
  • Move easily through rough terrain


Best Electric String Trimmer

6
Learn More About Shindaiwa T3000W
$99.99
Was $199.99
Features
56-Volt Powered Brushless Motor
  • Powerful and maintenance free
  • Designed to maintain output under heavy load
Solid Steel Driveshaft
  • Smoothly transfers power from motor to trimmer head
1.4:1 Gear Ratio
  • Provides increased torque to get through the thick of it
Speed Feed® 400 Bump-Feed Cutting Head
  • Tap-to-advance; the quickest, easiest line replacement on the market
  • Features dual .080" Silentwist lines
  • Special lines provide less resistance and longer run times
Narrow Line Shield
  • Gives you greater visibility for greater precision
  • 12" or 14" swath lengths to match your application


Best Hedge Trimmer

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Learn More About Shindaiwa DH2000
$119.99
Was $349.99
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


 

Jake, the Lawn Mower Expert
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