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Which? reveals the best new grass trimmers

Grass trimmers for perfect lawns

Worx-WG168E 14 DM


Which? found four new Best Buy grass trimmers, two corded electric, and two cordless grass trimmers when we put the latest models through our rigorous tests. 

The grass trimmers cost from just £20 right up to an eye-watering £250. The best models breezed through our tests. They give a neat finish and are easy to use and maintain, but the worst made our testers stand in an awkward position to use them and even threw grass in their faces.

This year there is a new generation of with 36v and 40v batteries that are very similar to petrol grass trimmers in the amount of power they can release. They are at the top of the price range, but our results show there are also Best Buy grass trimmers that do not cost the earth.

Corded, cordless or petrol grass trimmer?

We tested the Worx WG168E and the Bosch Art 30-36 Li, both are designed much like a petrol grass trimmer. These were great at our long grass and tough weeds tests. Log on to find out if either of them could cope with our lawn and path edging tests and whether they are Best Buy grass trimmers.

If you are after a strimmer to cut shorter grass then a lower cost cordless or a corded grass trimmer will be right for you. We tested models from Bosch, Black and Decker, Stihl, and Ryobi.

Our Best Buys are very versatile, able to cope with a variety of jobs and they have adjustable shafts, handles and cutting heads to make them multi-purpose tools. Find out how to choose the right grass trimmer.

Line feed problems tested

In our tests we push the grass trimmers to complete a wide range of tasks, from cutting lawn borders to patches of tough weeds and look at all aspects of ease of use from cleaning to how comfortable they are to use.

We also know that many of your have problems when the grass trimmer line breaks, and this year yet again our testers found it frustratingly difficult to repair and replace the line on some models. To find out more, look at our advice on how to avoid line feed problems.

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