While growing up I became all too familiar with the joys of string trimmers. “Let the boy do it” was a familiar phrase. We had a big-ass yard — 2 acres fenced in with chain link — so electric models were out. (Who has a cord that long?) Though gas powered trimmers are great for commercial work, for my job they seemed a bit like sand blasting a soup cracker. The Worx 18v cordless string trimmer splits the difference: it’s electric — but cordless — so you (theoretically) get the best of both worlds.
Besides just the fact that it’s cordless, the Worx trimmer is interesting because — in classic Worx fashion — it’s adjustable to the user and task. The head tilts to fit in tight spaces, or to cut a sloped landscape. The auxiliary handle has a finger-tip release to immediately change positions. The shaft telescopes up to 8″ to match the user’s comfort, and the unit converts to an edger is as quick as a flip of the head and turn of the handle. The 0.065″ line feeds automatically whenever needed. Worx claims a one hour runtime, which seems like enough for some serious use.
The Worx String Trimmer is priced at $99 plus a $7 S&H charge through the Worx site.
18v String Trimmer [Worx]