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What's more, getting a capable trimmer needn't mean spending $100 or more for a gasoline-powered model.
Several of the latest plug-in trimmers provide fine trimming and edging for less. But gas trimmers are still tops overall for tall grass and weeds. Faster starts for gas models, fewer tangles, and easier handling are among the other features you'll find as manufacturers improve these tools.
Black & Decker, Craftsman (Sears), Toro, and Weed Eater are the major brands for electrics, while Craftsman, Homelite, Ryobi, Troy-Bilt, and Weed Eater are the big names in gas-powered models. Leading high-end brands include Bolens, Echo, Husqvarna, John …