Grass trimmers: Compare features & prices Honda UMS425LE review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/garden/reviews/grass-trimmers/honda-ums425le/review/
The Honda UMS425LE is the most expensive trimmer we tested and has a powerful four-stroke engine. Did it scalp the lawn or edge like a dream? We tested this trimmer on horizontal and vertical lawn edges - find out how it did
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How effective and quick the trimmer is at edging borders and trimming grass, and how well it coped with longer grass and weedy patches.
How effective the trimmer is at cutting when the line is rotating vertically, ie edging grass growing over soil border.
Horizontal cutting - lawn edge
How well the trimmer tackles the edge of a lawn, ie the 15cm or so strip that a lawnmower can't easily reach.
Horizontal cutting - hard edge
How effective the trimmer is at dealing with grass growing along a fence, wall or other hard edge.
Cutting longer grass
How well the trimmer tackles grass longer than 15cm.
Cutting rough vegetation
How effective the trimmer is at clearing a weedy patch.
Line feed test
Does the line feed mechanism work effectively or does the line break and get lost within the spool?
How easy the trimmer is to set up, use and maintain.
How easy the trimmer is to set up and get going, ie how easy it is to adjust the handles and length, how well-balanced it is, how heavy it feels, how easy it is to fill with petrol or change the battery on cordless and petrol models respectively.
Ease of use
How easy the trimmer is to use, ie how comfortable the handles are, how easy it is to feed out more line, how much effort is required to carry out cutting tasks, how much it vibrates during use etc.
Recovering the line
How easy is it to access the line to retrieve the lost line or replace the line spool?