Choosing a string trimmer – key features
When you select a string trimmer for your landscaping needs, there are a few key variables to consider. The first is line type. Most string trimmers come with a single line that feeds from a spool. Its whipping motion provides crisp cutting action to trim grass and weeds. Single-line trimmers like the BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* EASYFEED™ String Trimmer/Edger make it easy to wind a new line and are typically the simplest trimmers to maintain. Dual-line grass trimmers have two lines spinning from the spool, requiring a little extra effort to wind. But they offer faster cutting than a single-line trimmer and can cut more easily through tough overgrowth.
Another feature to consider is line thickness. String trimmers are designed to accommodate line ranging from .065mm (as on the 20V MAX* EASYFEED String Trimmer/Edger) to .08mm.
The thicker the line, the tougher the cutting job it can handle. If you are simply trimming and edging your lawn most of the time, a thinner line will usually meet your needs.
For comfort, weed trimmers typically feature adjustable handle positions and a tool-free telescoping arm you can set the right height.
Finally, lawn trimmers like our 20V MAX* EASYFEED String Trimmer/Edger offer two-speed control, providing extra power when you need it or normal power to maximize runtime.