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These yardworks grass trimmer any good?

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Apr 9, 2008
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These yardworks grass trimmer any good?

They need extension cord which is not cool ut I can live with it.
Other trimmers with batter (not a fan of them as battery eventually dies) are just too pricy like $100+

So if only obvious issue with these two trimmers for use on a small/medium size lot for normal use is extension cord then I dont mind saving extra bucks.

In my back front and side yard there are many edges because I have tree and multiple flower and vege beds so I do need a trimmer. Also the grass keeps popping out of the little brick platform I have in the backyard, so I want it to closely cut the grass so I dont see it over the bricks.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/yardw ... p.html#srp

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/yardw ... p.html#srp

I dont let grass grow too big.
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Penalty Box
Nov 23, 2012
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maybe?
Yardworks stuff lasts a few years but they also change every year.

right now I have one that turns 90 degrees, has a wheel and allows me to edge along the sidewalk. I was surprised how much the wheel/90 degree thing made things easier.
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Oct 20, 2011
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If I'm not mistaken "Yardworks" is Canadian Tires home brand. While I have purchased a couple of there products due to the amazing sale prices, I no long have any left. Reason being is they either broke, or don't work properly. I've read several reviews that the customer service is poor and the quality is low. I no longer will purchase them unless I know I won't keep it for long. I don't baby my tools and Yardworks, products just don't seem to stand up to my usage.
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Yardworks stuff is economy grade. You get what you pay for.

Using an extension cord is not too much of a hassle, a long as you have a nice reel for it.
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Jan 5, 2015
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I avoid anything Yardworks.
Bought a wooden axe a year ago, stored in garage.
This year it broke in half chopping a small crab-apple tree, after a dozen more swings (using it like a small hand-axe) the wedge came out...
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I have a good size yard and can easily get around with my 75' extension cord. I inherited my parents 'Weed Eater' the original from 30 years ago and it finally died. I picked up a 3A Black and Decker unit from Walmart for $30. It does the job and I was surprised how light it was compared to the first generation model!
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I have some YW products, no issues.
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Echo or Stihl. I prefer Echo.

That's about it. Good luck.
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Anikiri wrote: Echo or Stihl. I prefer Echo.

That's about it. Good luck.
But there's a huge discrepancy between OPs pricey $100 and a Echo valued at $400. :)

OP just needs a 50ft light duty cable and a $50 electric trimmer, will last years with the usage it's going to get. Probably won't even need a new spindle of twine.
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