A weed wacker is a lawn tool used to trims weeds and keeps your garden pruned to perfection.
The weed wacker is known as both a weed strimmer or weed trimmer, it is a well-known gardening accessory. Therefore, weed wacker’s are available in many a reputable hardware and gardening shop.
They can come in a variety of different sizes, styles and capabilities which makes choosing one quite difficult, unless you know exactly what you hope to use it for and how they can be a great addition to your gardening tool set.
What does a Weed Wacker do?
As one can guess, a weed wacker cuts through overgrown weeds on any surface, it cuts through weeds and unwanted plants or grass in one swift movement.
It has a durable strimmer which can cut through most pesky weeds regardless of their size and although it doesn’t treat the root of the weeds, it definitely tidy’s up one’s lawn or paving to then make treating the problem a much easier task.
Tips for choosing a Weed Wacker
There are also a few other tips when helping to choose your weed wacker…
Consider how much power you require when using your trimmer, so figuring out its purpose.
Petrol powered weed eaters are very powerful, this is important when tackling high growing weeds.
One should consider the size of the garden before choosing between either an electric or petrol powered weed wacker.
This is due to the electric trimmers and their need to be close to an electricity source due to their power cord, although newer models have longer cords now to make this easier.
You can purchase battery-powered trimmers now, but these are said to only last a short amount of time and are less robust compared to both the electric and petrol powered trimmers.
It may be useful to test the battery life of cordless trimmers before purchasing one and read plenty of reviews.
It is important to consider your budget when choosing which weed eater you are hoping to purchase.
Petrol powered trimmers are the least expensive, followed by corded weed trimmers, with the cordless/battery-powered trimmers being the most expensive.
This, of course, depends on what model you go for as there is a range of tools for every budget.
To understand the specific capabilities one must do some searching, it is important to compare the individual features of the different trimmers available.
Some of these additions can add to the safety of the machine, making it less important to purchase additional safety items of clothing.
Another important consideration should be to check the size of the engine or motor.
When comparing electric trimmers note that these are measured in volts or amps, the petrol powered ones are measured in cubic centimetres.
With cordless electric, you’re looking for something between a 12V and 60V power output. 12V is quite weak and for basic domestic use, whereas 60V is for professional use. Somewhere around 24V-36V is ideal for home users.
If you are considering purchasing a corded trimmer then please consider its trimmer line abilities. The more rounded the line is the longer it lasts.
The squarer the trimmer line is the more easily it goes through weeds. If the line is very thick they have much more power in cutting through plants and weeds with ease.
Consider what you will be using the trimmer on, if you are to only use this weed wacker on weeds and small plants then having one with only a string attachment will work perfectly for you.
If you hope to use this on tougher plants like shrubs or branches, then consider purchasing a machine that comes with an option to have a blade attached to the end, this makes the product more usable and with a greater ability to help tidy more of the garden.