There’s no doubt that when it comes to gardening, the machine at the top of everybody’s list is a lawnmower. And while we agree, we also know that the lawnmower simply isn’t suited to every gardening job. There are certain areas that are either inaccessible or too stubborn for it to tackle. And that’s why brushcutters and grass trimmers are indispensable tools for gardening. The former can trim long, unruly, dense patches of undergrowth, while the latter provides the precision needed to neaten edges, borders and places around features.
There was a time when cordless brushcutters and grass trimmers were more trouble than they were worth. This was because of the inefficiency of their batteries, which couldn’t hold a charge for a sufficient period of time, nor provide enough power to tackle the more unruly patches of a garden. However, this changed with lithium-ion batteries. They are rechargeable, provide longer operation time, and can power high-intensity work for longer.
And cordless models have a number of benefits which electric and petrol models do not have. They are quiet, vibration-free, non-polluting, and allow you complete freedom of movement. All of this makes them neighbour-friendly and environmentally friendly. Plus, they are often more affordable, and can save you on future costs since the technology is rechargeable.
Bosch have cultivated a reputation for high-performance, high-end gardening equipment. It’s therefore no surprise that they make some of the best brushcutters and grass trimmers in the industry. The UniversalGrassCut 18-26 is a great, ergonomic, and easy to adjust model. And it’s powerful enough to trim the edges of 8 tennis courts on a single charge.
Another option which is slightly more expensive but makes up for it in terms of power, energy efficiency and a wide cutting circle is the Husqvarna 536 LiL. It’s a commercial grade grass trimmer that runs quieter and cleaner than any petrol alternative.
As mentioned before, Bosch make some of the best cordless strimmers. That includes the ART 23 and the Art 26-18. Both models are extremely light, have telescopic shafts, and feature aerodynamic cutting technology for an accurate cut. They’re great for home gardening jobs.
Bosch aren’t the only kids on the block, though. The Oregon ST250-E6 is a dual trimmer and edger with a motor capable of 7,000rpm, meaning it’s more than a match for the vast majority of cutting requirements around a residential area.
And Honda has models of their own, including the HHTE38 BE, which is one of three different machines all powered by the same battery. Homeowners who already own a Honda hedge trimmer or leaf blower might do well to plump for this one, since the lithium-ion batteries can be used interchangeably and will save on expense and storage space. Depending on whether the 2.0 Ah or 4.0 Ah battery is employed, users can expect a running time of 28 or 39 minutes before recharging is required.
And that’s our list of the best cordless brushcutters and grass trimmers in the market. Browse our Free Advice section for more information. And if you have any doubts about which model is right for you, please do get in touch and we’ll try our best to help you.