Keep your garden tidy and tackle long grass with a line trimmer.
Power, performance and convenience are our main considerations when testing a line trimmer.
Our overall score comprises two equally weighted sub-scores:
Our performance scores are based on:
Ease of use (50%)
Our ease of use assessment looks at:
We recommend petrol trimmers scoring above 85% overall. While the performance and ease-of-use of the best petrol trimmers in our tests has hovered at or above this level for a few years, battery-electric models continue to improve year on year.
We raised the bar for the performance of battery-powered trimmers to 80% after a batch of 7 cordless models returned impressive performance in our 2017 test.
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