|Greenworks 21602 20-Volt Lithium Ion 12-Inch Cordless Electric String Trimmer/Edger with 6 Amp-Hour Extended Run-Time Lithium Ion Battery & Charger|
|Retail Price: $149.00|
|Amazon Price: $149.00|
This model is capable of cutting a wide 12” path which reduces trimming time, but larger projects aren’t an issue either thanks to the six hour run-time. The Greenworks 21602 also features a telescoping shaft that easily accommodates the height of the operator for maximum comfort and the auto line-advancement system eliminates frustrating line changes. This model is also backed by Greenwork’s four year warranty.
My Experience with the Greenworks 21602
Cordless trimmers are becoming more and more popular these days and it’s easy to see why. They eliminate all of the problems that come along with gas-powered trimmers like engine maintenance, having to mix the fuel, difficult startups, fumes, smoke and of course the noise.
If you’ve decided to give your lawn a quick trim in the morning before work with your gas-powered trimmer, I can guarantee your neighbors weren’t too happy. Cordless trimmers like the Greenworks 21602 are whisper quiet though and offer the perfect balance of power, run time and comfort.
Setup and assembly of the Greenworks 21602 was a breeze – you literally need to put in one screw, that’s it. Once I took it out for a test trim, it was immediately clear that this is a well-built machine. The balance and weight are excellent and the length of the shaft is perfect, so it’s very comfortable to use, even if you plan on doing some extensive trimming.
Now this trimmer isn’t going to handle the thickest brush like a commercial grade gas-trimmer would, but most people don’t need that. What it will handle though is most tall grass, weeds and brush that the majority of homeowners are going to encounter.
Best of all, not only does this perform well as a trimmer but equally well as an edger, and the design gives you a great view of the cut while you’re working. And as far as run time goes, it wasn’t even an issue. In fact, after 45 minutes of heavy trimming the battery still have plenty of juice left.
- Excellent build quality
- Long lasting 20-volt lithium ion battery
- Wide 12” cutting swath
- Easy switching between trimming and edging
- Automatic line feeder
- Well balanced and comfortable to use
- Four year warranty (double the industry standard)
- Battery is compatible with the Greenworks 24602 blower
- The air vents on the motor can get clogged with grass and that can effect performance, so keep an eye on it while trimming and clear any debris that gets stuck in there
- The instruction manual was poorly written and contained repetitive information, but this is only a minor issue. Operating this tool is very straightforward, even for novices.
Final Thoughts on the Greenworks 21602
If you’re skeptical about the power and performance of cordless trimmers like I was, don’t be. The Greenworks 21602 proves that you can have a cordless trimmer that performs just as well as a gas-powered trimmer, without any of the downsides like nasty fumes, difficult startups and, oh yeah, the noise.
This won’t handle extremely thick brush, but for the tall grass, weeds and shrubs that most homeowners are likely to encounter, it easily gets the job done, so if you’re in the market for a new trimmer, the Greenworks 21602 definitely deserves your consideration.
Price Alert: At the moment Amazon.com is offering free shipping and a 5% discount for the Greenworks 21602 Lithium Ion 12-Inch Cordless Electric String Trimmer/Edger. This is a savings of $9.40 off the usual retail price.