Brush cutter/trimmer same thing?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KathysLGC, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    I was at Walmart getting some garden tools and I noticed they had snapper trimmers. One was labled brush cutter ($135) the other weed trimmer ($99). The look identical. Same cc's/size/color/head. Could the brush cutter have different gearing than a trimmer?
  2. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Brush Cutter usually have blades instead of line.
  3. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    Thats what I thaught but this one came with line. It look identical to the trimmer. Maybe Walmart made a mistake in pricing or something. I just found it odd for the BC model to be more $ and look the same as the trimmer.
  4. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    The reason the brush cutter cost more is because it has a clutch. The grass trimmer doesn't. The way to tell is to litely pull the handle, and if the head spins, no clutch. So I guess the clutch is why the brush cutter is 30 dollars more

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