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But using them can still be hard work, since you're holding these machines aloft for extended periods. That makes a trimmer's weight, balance, and vibration as important as its performance. Safety is also important given the number of injuries that occur each year. Fortunately, you'll find several models that blend comfort, capable cutting, and features that help protect you while you work.
Black & Decker and Craftsman (Sears) dominate the corded and cordless-electric market; Craftsman also sells gas-powered models. Other brands include Echo, Homelite, Husqvarna, Little Wonder, Remington, Ryobi, Stihl, and Weed Eater.