Cordless strimmers have undergone significant advancements, making them ideal for most small to medium-sized gardens. The advancements can be seen in the strimmer’s improved battery life, adjustability and lightweight constructions.
As with most battery-powered tools, the batteries used with cordless strimmers are also interchangeable with other cordless power tools. Therefore, if you already own or plan on purchasing another cordless tool, you may only need the bare tool and a single battery that you can use between the multiple matching branded tools.
To assist you in selecting a cordless strimmer, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience using multiple strimmers to cut grass, weeds and other garden debris. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
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How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Cordless Strimmers
From trimming grass around trees, walls and driveways to precision edging, strimmers are an essential tool for perfecting your garden. Cordless strimmers in particular are the most popular type to use and over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of testing multiple from top brands in the UK. During our testing, we analysed the cordless strimmer’s battery performance, cutting performance, safety features, ergonomics, build quality and ease of use.
As you can see in the images below, we’ve tested cordless strimmers from a variety of brands and a common trait of each is that they’ve all improved massively over the years when compared to their predecessors.
However, determining which is the best comes down to several factors and of course your budget. Another aspect that may sway your buying decision is if you already have a battery from the same branded power tool. This is important because the battery is often the most expensive part of a cordless strimmer and if you only need to purchase the bare tool, it’ll be much cheaper overall.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest cordless strimmers (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new and improved model, we will attempt to buy it and put it to the test where applicable.
Below is a video that we posted on our YouTube channel that shows us testing our top recommendation (WORX WG163E Strimmer). As you can see in the video, we were able to easily trim grass with one hand and this is just one example of just how lightweight and easy cordless strimmers have become over the years.
As well as our testing and experience using multiple cordless strimmers, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the strimmer’s battery performance, build quality, ease of use, ergonomics, cutting performance, safety features, additional functionality, warranty and value for money.