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In all honesty which is a better way to go when choosing a trimmer?Gas or battery?

Its not a huge yard but im a little concerned about power and being able to complete the job.

Asked By: chewbaer90 - 6/16/2009
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depends on your situation. Gas is usually the best solution. but not always... More
Answered By: Greg B - 6/16/2009
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Gas is the Only way to go. Electric is a waste of money and you will end up buying gas, anyway. Get a Robin. They are the best trimmers on the market.
Answered By: James - 6/16/2009
 
To be honest the Black/Decker cordless is quite adequate for my double lot. Since it comes with 2 batteries + charger, if you have one battery on the charger at all times it is ready to change out when the RPM's slow. All gas trimmers are 2-cycle which includes the hassle of mixing oil/gas. And yes I have two - but... More
Answered By: simmran1 - 6/16/2009
 
It depends on how much trimming you do. I have an 18v B&D trimmer and I get about 10 minutes from one battery. That's more then I usually need, but I also have an extra battery just in case. I hate gas trimmers, they are always breaking down and arn't worth repairing.
Answered By: Charlie F - 6/16/2009
 
the gas powered trimmers are much heavier than the battery powered ones. I never liked the long weed eater trimmers. I just use a rechargeable clipper type trimmer. the blade comes off to be replaced with a small hedge trimmer attachment. works well for me. if it's not a big yard than you won't need to worry. the... More
Answered By: sealife8 - 6/16/2009
 
I would suggest electric. Its lighter, quiter, safer, no gas or heat or fumes. You can turn it upside down no oil spill. I use a battery powered reel mower with no problems - unless you don't recharge properly.
Answered By: Bob S - 6/16/2009
 
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