Okay, you’ve got a lawn mower—a great machine to cut the grass on your lawns and other large clean areas. You have appreciated its electric power and handiness. But, alas, it’s too awkward or just unable to fit in in smaller areas and thus useless. That’s why you may want the best corded electric string trimmer for these. It’s an especially great choice if the area is not too large or distant so that you can go with an extension cord rather than fiddle around with batteries. So, let’s see what’s in store.
4 Best Corded Electric String Trimmers Reviewed
- BLACK+DECKER 3-in-1 String Trimmer/Edger & Lawn Mower – Top Pick
- Greenworks 18-Inch 10 Amp Corded String Trimmer – The Runner-Up
- Toro 51480 Corded 14-Inch Electric Trimmer/Edger – The Budget Pick
- CRAFTSMAN String Trimmer, 14-Inch, 6.5-Amp – The Best Balanced Trimmer
It’s quite a specific sort of device, with string-made blades, so the selection is not as enormous (though this market is large enough to research). Still, if you want the best corded weed eater for your property, you should see what areas you’re going to apply it to. Is it large or small? Plain or curvy? Are there flower beds, trees, other objects you’d like to leave undamaged? Have a look at these corded weed trimmer reviews before choosing.
1. BLACK+DECKER 3-in-1 String Trimmer/Edger & Lawn Mower: My Top Pick
One by a famous American manufacturer looks like a small lawn mower, and it can be used as one. However, its modular structure allows for removing the wheeled deck and using the 12” trimmer on the handle. You can also use it to edge the grass near paths and alleys; to switch modes, you just need to rotate the trimmer to put it vertically.
It may be even more comfortable than having a full-size lawnmower machine. It feels lightweight and easy to operate, and under $100. This comfort only feels on small areas, though. You would gladly exchange the lightness for productivity and cut the cord for a powerful battery or a gas engine for large lawns.
- Great for full care of small areas;
- Easy to switch modes;
- Reasonable price.
- Not so great as a lawn mower;
- Narrow cutting path;
- Only makes sense for small lawns.
2. Greenworks 21142 Trimmer: The Runner-Up
If you do not need that extra functionality and just want the best corded string trimmer for yourself, consider this one by a fresh American vendor. Its 18” cutting path lets you process the area quicker. Also, with its 10 Amp motor, it’s the most powerful electric weed eater reviewed here. It matters if you trim your grass after a long absence when it has grown thick and high.
You can also change attachments for other uses – use it like an edger, a cultivator, a disc blower, even a pole saw! It’s compatible with attachments by Greenworks as well as by other vendors. Its regular price, though, is slightly above $100, unless you find a discount.
- Powerful motor;
- Wide cutting path;
- Replaceable attachments supported;
- Comfortable grip.
- Quite expensive.
3. Toro 51480 Electric Trimmer: The Budget Pick
Founded in 1914, Toro has been providing lawn and garden tools for over a century. As for this particular trimmer, it’s the lightest in this selection, at just 6.3 lbs, though due to balancing, it may feel heavy. This size reduction had its cons. The cutting path is just 14” (though still wider than the 3-in-1 by Black+Decker). The motor is just 5 amps. The price of this is, though, just under $60.
Yet if you need it for an extra small area (size of a living room or a bit larger), this budget corded grass trimmer definitely pays out. A more powerful device would have been overkill. If you have used something bigger before, though, you’ll have to use this one with extra care. An extra effort may kill it. And… as it’s less powerful, you’ll have to apply it more often, not to let the weeds grow out of control. Otherwise, you might end up fixing the string constantly.
- Ergonomic build;
- Functions as a trimmer and an edger;
- Power saving motor;
- Great for small areas.
- The engine is only 5 Amp;
- Requires frequent cutting;
- May feel heavy.