Gas string trimmers and brush cutters have significantly more power than electric or cordless string trimmers. The gas tools have more power to blast through tougher materials. Plus, brush cutters actually use blades rather than string, which makes it easier to plow through heavy weeds and small brush, as well as small sapling trees. These are ideal for clearing an area or path with ease.
A cordless string trimmer can cut brush, but depending on the thickness of the material, a lot of strain can be put on the battery and shorten its run time. With gas tools, you don’t have to worry about that, and some gas string trimmers will convert to brush cutters.
When you’re looking for power and portability, a gas tool is the way to go, but you need to be mindful of the required maintenance and winterizing. Prior to long periods of rest, run the tank dry to avoid ruining the internal gaskets.
Another option for a gas-powered string trimmer is to use propane, which runs cleaner than traditional gas. These tools are similar in power to regular gas string trimmers, but run on propane tanks.
Use our exclusive tool-comparison engine in the bar below to gas string trimmers & brush cutters. If you're having trouble understanding exactly what to look for, read our full article on how to choose a string trimmer.
Hitachi CG24EASP - String Trimmer - User Review
ToolSelect.com put the Hitachi CG24EASP String Trimmer into the hands of Rhonda Boer of Summit Landscape Management to get her professional review of this 23.99 cc String Trimmer.
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