which cordless string trimmers are the best?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Listerek, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Listerek

    Listerek LawnSite Member
    from NJ
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    I am buying a straight shaft string trimmer and want some advice on which brands are best. Thanks for any advice.
  2. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Cordless as in battery powered or gas? Battery powered I'd say dealt or Milwaukee. Gas I'd go with the stihl 94r.
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  3. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
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    Corded is even an option?
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  4. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Love the t3000’s w/2ah batts. Perfect power to weight ratio. Lighter than most under 25cc gas units. Great throttle response and come w/Speed Feed.
    but they discontinued.

    Going w/the egos now. Top end homeowner unit over the pro for the head and weight. Running the 2ah. Good trimmer as well.

    need carry a few extra batts w/2ah but weight makes it worthwhile. .080 line if you not a homeowner and remove the guard.
  5. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    Have you considered the Echo trimmer?
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  6. Crazy 4 grass

    Crazy 4 grass LawnSite Silver Member
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    What cordless power tool platform are you currently invested in? Sticking with this could be a consideration for battery interchangeability.
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  7. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Would not worry about interchangeability w/other tools. String trimmers to replace under 25cc gas only worthwhile units w/current tech. Hedge trimmers and chainsaw and mowers and blowers and snowblowers Not ready for commercial use yet. Purely homeowner performance.
  8. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Newer echo model may be better. Didn’t like throttle response on units avail last time I checked
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  9. Derwood

    Derwood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have been using the Milwaukee brand the last couple of years and I really like it a lot. I use the 9.0 batteries (I have 6). It is heavier than my Echo 210 gas trimmer, but we're not talking about a lot of weight, so that part doesn't bother me at all. I haven't tried any of the other brands, so I am not suggesting that Milwaukee is the way to go, by any means. I have a speed-feed head on mine, it has been super reliable. I have never run out of juice during the work day, either (and we use their blower too - so I have 6 batteries to run 2 tools). I would consider their 12.0 batteries, too. But at this point, I'm not sure I need them.
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  10. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Was echo you used the motor on top or bottom?
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