As many of you know, I am a sole owner household, so what gets done around these parts (or lack thereof) is done by me.
One rather big hurdle for me personally lately is yard upkeep. Is it just me or is yard work better geared for the younger crowd?!
Perhaps it’s finally realizing I’m not in my 20s any longer. I don’t really know what it is, but one thing I do know, I had thrown my weed trimmer to the curb until this one came along.
I was using the Weedeater Featherlite for years. I still in fact have it! But when my one cutting cord wonder died, I bought another. Only… now they make them with two cutting cords.
Let me just say, the two stringer is sitting brand new on my workbench used only once. I can’t start it, and can’t stand fussing with the more technical cord stringing. Done! I’m totally over it.
So I resigned to just do without a weed trimmer and pull the grass by hand.
I did this over the course of several weeks, and felt really enlightened I no longer had to fight that silly machine, when I spotted my neighbour
through the weeds and proudly chortled, “I am so weed eater free! Yep! Happy to be pulling by hand these days…”
“Oh, I LOVE my weed trimmer!” stated Janette.
What? When did this happen? I remember them having a big heavy lug that made you shake like a jack hammer after the fact.
“What are you even talking about? You hate weed trimming!”
“Not since I got my battery operated one!”
“It’s soooo light! It doesn’t need any pulling to start, just flick a switch. And the battery lasts for my entire yard and then some. AND… my hands don’t shake afterwards at all! Hang on a minute and I’ll show it to you…”
I lifted it up and it felt like a feather. And perhaps even.. dare I say it… toy-ish?
“May I try it?”
So I proceeded to crack that little whip on my entire yard in minutes. With a half used battery. My goodness… it was so light, it was like I just walked around with a broom in my hands.
And get this… no grass even landed back on my legs. Don’t you hate it when you turn into a walking grass creature after the fact?
Ecstatic, I then put that thing on my shopping list pronto and finally picked one up not long ago.
It does not have the wheel, but there are some that do.
It only came with one battery which lasts a long time. I nearly purchased a 2nd, however they are as much as the trimmer. No point! Just get another trimmer if you want another battery. (so silly isn’t it?)
This is a light duty edger, perfect for a typically kept up regular sized suburban type yard. It would not be tough enough for say…acreage needing to hack down blackberries.
Easy to assemble
Oh I don’t love assembling stuff. But I made myself drag out the directions so I could figure out how to snap the protection cover on, then screw it in. VERY simple. When you read directions…
The (single) cutting cord was already installed, so I purchased an extra.
This is my fav feature!
I like to trim along cut turf edges and sidewalks, however I always had to hold my old weed eater upside down in order to do edging.
For this unit, the handle loosens, allowing you to spin the head so the cutting part swings backwards.
Janette’s had a wheel so you could roll the head while edging. I found when I used hers, I didn’t use the wheel.
So when I purchased mine without the wheel (by mistake), I didn’t worry about it.
But it is a neat feature to watch out for.
So anyway, I told one lie in this post.
I said I was thrilled to not have to use an automatic weed trimmer.
Light duty tools, you are now officially welcome in my home anytime, as long as you do your tasks well.
And without killing me in the process…
Click above to see how I edge my flower bed edges with this weed trimmer! It works so good!
Visit the original blog post on how to edge flowerbeds like a pro HERE
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And HERE is a post on my other current fav tools…