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Bosch grass trimmers guide

By Adele Dyer

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Bosch is well known for its extensive range of grass trimmers. Find out what to look for in a Bosch trimmer, whether you're buying electric or cordless. 

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Bosch is one of the biggest manufacturers of electric garden power tools in the UK, with a wide range of lawn mowers, scarifiers, hedge trimmers, grass trimmers, shredders, chainsaws and pressure washers.

Bosch specialises in electric and cordless grass trimmers that are easy to use. It doesn't make any petrol models but some of its models are aimed designed for cutting down long grass. You can find out which are the best models by looking at our reviews of Bosch grass trimmers

In the table below we've outlined how many of the brand's current models are Best Buys and highlight its reliability and value for money, as rated by Which? members, to help you decide if a Bosch grass trimmer is right for you.

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Bosch strimmers - brand data
Bosch grass trimmers overview table
Number tested in the last 3 years 3
Number of Best Buys
Average test score
Brand reliability rating
Value for money rating
Customer score
Should I buy one?

Table notes
Table correct as at July 2018. Range of test scores and average test score based on results of all models tested April 2015-July 2018. The customer score and brand reliability ratings are based on a survey of more than 1,700 Which? members conducted in January 2018. The customer score is based on whether members would recommend the brand to a friend, and reliability is based on members' experience of that brand. 


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How much do Bosch grass trimmers cost?

Most Bosch grass trimmers are mostly reasonably priced. The cheapest model, the Art 23 SL, costs around £25, while the Art 35, which is designed for cutting long grass, is around £90. Cordless models are more expensive, with the lowest-cost models being around £60, going up to around £290 for a 36v grass trimmer with the battery and charger. 

Choosing the best Bosch grass trimmer

There are a number of electric grass trimmers from Bosch. The current basic grass trimmers are the SL range, which don't have a rotating head or an adjustable shaft. The Art 27 and Art 30 have 450W and 550W motors respectively and a rotating head. You might also still be able to find the old Combitrim models for sale. 

Finally, there are two grass trimmers with a longer, fixed shaft, designed as heavy-duty grass trimmers to cut down long grass and weeds around the garden. We have reviewed the Art 35 and the AFS 23-37, which has a 950W motor and a brushcutter metal blade. 

We have reviewed the Bosch cordless grass trimmers. The ART 23-18 Li and the ART 26-18 Li both have 18v batteries. The EasyGrassCut 12-230 has a 12V battery and cuts with a blade rather than grass trimmer line.