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Weed Eater Reviews
Weed Eaters Performance
Low-cost Weed Eaters Trimming Ability.Although cheap weed eaters don't earn unanimously glowing reviews, some perform better than others.
Cheap Weed Eaters Ease of Use.Ease of use, especially the starting mechanism, is important to consumers. In their weed eaters reviews, many are quick to complain if starting the unit takes several tries. This is one performance factor that earns the Black & Decker NST2018 solid reviews at Sears, where one user who was frustrated with trying to start gas weed eaters decided to try the NST2018 and writes about how easily it gets going. Some weed eaters reviews of the NST2018 gripe about the relatively short battery life, but this doesn't seem to bother others. (Remember that these batteries need to be charged overnight, and since the machine is designed for small suburban yards, don't expect your cheap weed eater to conquer a full or even half-acre yard without a recharge.) Weed eaters reviews on the Target website comment appreciatively on the Black & Decker NST2018's light weight, automatic feed, and the absence of power cords or gas fuel; one user reports that an overnight charge for the battery is sufficient to trim his entire yard, and several other users say the battery life is OK. Over at Amazon, one consumer writes in a weed eaters review that the Black & Decker NST2018 is user-friendly and the adjustable handle makes it possible for his wife to share the yard work. The NST2018 also beats out the battery-operated Toro 51467; one user who posted a weed eaters review on Amazon compared the Toro 51467 to the Black & Decker NST2018 and concludes that the Toro model has a better battery and holds its charge longer, but the does a better trim job, weighs less, and is easier to use.
Another Black & Decker model that users like for ease of use is the corded Black & Decker GH600. Consumers posting weed eater reviews on Epinions have positive things to say about the Black & Decker GH600, and particularly note its light weight and automatic feed. One user review on Epinions reports that start up is simple (once you've figured out the plug guard), and it's nice not to have to worry about messing with gasoline.
The best thing about the Black & Decker ST1000, according to string trimmer reviews on Amazon, is its size. Most users comment that it's so lightweight and small, anyone can use it -- and, it fits into hard-to-reach areas. The main gripe against the Black & Decker ST1000 is the time it takes to get used to the bump feed, but once you get the hang of it, consumers find this very cheap model is a very good deal.
Weed eaters reviews on Buzzillions are down on the Weed Eater FeatherLite SST25; one user reports that the first time he tapped it on the ground it turned off and wouldn't start back up.
Cheap Weed Eaters Durability.Most affordable weed eaters come with a two-year warranty, while the pricy Echo SRM225 features a five-year consumer warranty and a two-year commercial warranty. Regardless, users expect their cheap weed eaters to last a while. At Target, one weed eaters review comments that the Black & Decker NST2018 may seem as though it's made with low-cost plastic but it's actually quite durable. A weed eaters reviewer on Epinions notes that his two-year old Black & Decker NST2018 is still going strong after two years. The durability of the Black & Decker GH600 also merits a shout out, according to a weed eaters review on Amazon, where a user writes that she bought this cheap weed eater after her husband passed away because it seemed so easy to use, and it's handily trimmed her three-plus acre lot, including heavy, thick weeds and roots, for more than two years.
On the other hand, durability seems to be a problem with the Weed Eater FeatherLite SST25. Users posting weed eaters reviews on Walmart say that it's poorly constructed and doesn't last long (several claim that it died just a few minutes out of the box), and some report the shaft doesn't stay connected and the head stopped spinning after a short time in use.
Falling in the middle of the two extremes is the Black & Decker ST1000 9-Inch. Weed eaters reviews posted on the Ace Hardware site are mixed, with one user reporting durability of three seasons and another saying it died after 15 minutes, although he was willing to try a replacement (no word on how the replacement worked for him). But as one consumer points out in a weed eaters review on Amazon, given the super-cheap price, you don't care so much about this model's durability.
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Weed Eater FeatherLite SST25
The Weed Eater FeatherLite SST25 is definitely not a favorite with consumers. In the few reviews we found, users complain that it only works for a few minutes and falls apart easily. This is about the only gas weed eater we found in the Cheapism price range (for refurbished units, at that), which may indicate you'll just have to pay more for a good gas trimmer. The Weed Eater SST25 weighs 9.8 pounds and boasts a 17-inch cutting swath and a bump-feed operation. Read more »
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