String Trimmer Buying Guide
April 30, 2014
Few things are more frustrating than looking at your freshly mowed lawn to see weeds, stray brush, hard-to-mow grass and shaggy edges ruining your dreams of the perfect yard.
A string trimmer is the outdoor power equipment solution for homeowners facing this challenge. As a follow-up to your Snapper mower, a string trimmer (also called a weed trimmer) can edge the grass and eliminate hard-to-reach weeds and other unsightly lawn nuisances to give you the tidy, manicured lawn of your dreams.
Learn more about Snapper string trimmers and how they can benefit your yard today.
Yard Care Benefits of Using a String Trimmer
While using a Snapper® mower is great for cutting your grass, mowers are designed to cut large amounts of grass in a precise way, which means they’re less suited to detail work like tackling stubborn weeds in hard-to-reach areas or chunks of tall, thick grass.
That’s where the string trimmer comes in. With a long handle and gas-powered engine, Snapper string trimmers have the power to clean up your yard quickly and effectively. It’s no longer a problem to trim right up against a fence, under and around trees. Snapper also offers walk-behind string trimmers if you require maximum power to tackle stubborn lawn issues.
Which String Trimmer is Right for You?
Snapper offers different string trimmers for your yard care needs. When choosing a string trimmer, there are some things to keep in mind:
•Power: Depending on how big your yard is and the nature of the terrain (whether your yard has lots of rocks, trees, or weeds, or hills), that should inform your decision on whether you need a high-powered string trimmer or if a lighter model for tackling weeds here and there is sufficient.
•Weight & Balance for Ease of Use: Who will be using the string trimmer? Gas trimmers weigh between 10 and 14 pounds because of their engine, which gives more freedom than being attached to a cord like lighter electric models.
It’s important to try out the string trimmer at a dealer or retailer to test the weight and the balance as you use it. Try holding it in the cutting position, a few inches above the ground, to check out weight distribution and to check how easy the controls are to reach and use.
The Snapper curved shaft gas string trimmer and the straight shaft gas stringtrimmer are easy-to-use, handheld models that are lightweight and allow you to reach weeds easily. The handheld gas trimmers are available with a variety of attachment options to tackle even more of your yard care needs.