First of all, this is not a sponsored post. This weed trimmer is a quality item I am so, SO thrilled I found after having been told they were discontinued. Here’s the deal…
I do all my own yardwork, except for the odd mow my son takes care of. This means one thing… my tools have to work for me. From a good lawnmower that self propels, right down to a weed trimmer I can handle myself until the yard is done.
So many tools are too heavy, bulky, and just require more muscle than I have. How many times do you wish you could do something yourself, knowing what you have is too heavy or hard to operate? Well, I’m going to change the way you think about trimming weeds as of today.
I burned out my last FeatherLite WeedEater a couple years ago. It was just time. So when I went hunting for another, the story was they were discontinued. I wasn’t a happy camper so I bought something else.
Well, it was hard to start and was too jittery to hold. So I returned it and bought another late in the season. Used it once (was a pretty rocky first) and put it away. Next time I needed it I couldn’t start it and it was too late to return. So all last year I’d been trimming with hand clippers, refusing to spend one more dime on yet another weed trimmer that wouldn’t work for me
And then lo and behold, I came upon one of these all by itself on a store shelf. No way!! And it was all mine.
I went home, put it together in minutes (it was VERY easy), added the oil/gas, primed it (pushing the red button), and it started in a few short pulls. The lawn was edged in about 10 minutes.
This thing was MADE for women I swear, or even beginner lawn mowers. It is lightweight, smaller scale, and is perfect for a regular sized lawn that is generally well maintained.
This trimmer requires an oil and gas mix. A small amount of oil comes with the unit to start with so you can just get to work. It also comes with a small amount of cutting line. I recommend buying another pack before you leave the store.
I have a special 1 gallon gas tank that is filled with the fresh gas and oil mix. Shake, and pour in the tank.
Tip: Gas can go bad in time so make sure it’s freshened up every so often. Your equipment will just work longer.
The only thing that makes using the FeatherLite WeedEater a little tricky is the bent shaft. If you are trimming something that needs a dip down away from you, you have to exaggerate your hold due to the bend. We’ve also rigged up a shoulder strap out of rope to take the weight off your arms. But on every other account, this thing is WORTH it.
It won’t last you forever. It’s around $100ish (bonus!) but even if it only lasted for one season, I’d buy it.
easy to put together
easy to start
easy to operate
not much shake when using
comes with line and oil mix
no need to ‘bump’ for more line, it’s automatic
no shoulder strap
bent shaft can be tricky, but most times, doesn’t matter
may be a little short for someone taller than 5’5″
You will definitely need eye protection
should wear hearing protection
wear long pants when operating
I don’t really attempt to pump particular brands unless there is something I absolutely LOVE. And this is one of them. If you wish to do your own yard work in a regular sized lot, and heavy tools bog you down, this weed trimmer is most definitely for you. I purchased mine at Rona Hardware in Canada, but if you google Featherlite, you should be able to find them most anywhere.
No excuses gals, you can have your own weed trimmer. If there had been two on that shelf, I would have purchased them BOTH!
What are your favourite tools for weeding and edging?
Disclosure: this is not a sponsored post. I adore this tool and purchased it with my own money. It’s my hope that by sharing this, that it’ll empower other women and beginner mowers to use the right tools of the trade for them.