When we talk most seriously about gas-powered and electric string trimmers, you may be surprised to know that there is another differentiation; the electric models can come as corded-electric, running on electric power, or on batteries
These 3 diverse types of machine essentially perform the same function, but each has their own advantages and disadvantages.
- String trimmers are designed with a flexible monofilament line, which circulates at high RPM, to trim away greenery, instead of making use of blades.
- In terms of design, most are extremely similar, featuring a long-reach handle, with the motor or engine mounted on the handle for balance, and the monofilament line mounted at the front.
Gas trimmers- advantages and disadvantages
- The power afforded to the machine by a gas engine, is usually impossible to match with electric, be that AC or battery power.
- Your sessions are not limited by a flat battery and your reach will not be hindered for the fact that it is cordless.
- Gas-powered string trimmers require fuel to operate, typically either gasoline, oil, or a combination of the two.
The machine should not be stored for a long time, while the engine is being filled with gas or oil, as it can lead to undue corrosion and wear of components.
- When fuel and oil is being drained from the engine before storage, there is the possibility for both general mess and ground contamination.
- You’ll also need to budget for annual checkup of the gasoline motor, and items such as spark plugs, fuel filters etc, needing replacement on regular basis, all of which adds to the running costs.
Electric trimmers- advantages and disadvantages
- Their activities do not lead to the production of fumes and they do not contaminate the ground with chemicals.
- They also avoid producing as much noise pollution.
- One type of the electric-powered string trimmers, which is a corded-electric machine runs on AC mains power, and uses an extension cord plugged into an outdoor power outlet.
This reach of the device is limited in this way, except if you have a nearby electrical outlet.
- The batteries used to power electric trimmers lack something in the way of power when compared to gasoline units. The batteries also tend to degrade faster than