There are many types and models of weed eaters available in the market. This can make it difficult and even a little overwhelming for a homeowner or user to buy the right one for them especially if they have never used one before. If you are considering buying a weed eater and don’t know where to start, below is a guide and some tips you can use in order to buy one that is within your budget and also suitable for your needs.
Which Type of Weed Eater Should You Buy?
Before you buy a weed eater, the first decision you will need to make is the type of weed eater you want. The size of your lawn and the reason you require a weed eater will help you decide which type of weed eater to buy.
Basically there are three types of weed eaters which include; gas-powered, battery-powered and electric models. Gas-powered weed eaters generally have more power capacities than battery –powered or electric models are suitable especially in maintaining large lawns and controlling stubborn weeds in a larger area. They are however very noisy, produce emissions and require a lot more maintenance that than the other two types of weed eaters.
Electric and battery-powered weed eaters have less power than their gas-powered counterparts but they generally have sufficient power to handle weeds and small to medium tasks in the average lawn while producing little to no noise and zero emissions when in operation. However, they also have their downsides; battery-powered models need to be recharged from time to time and electric/plug-in models are attached to a cord which may limit the area of operation as the weed eater must be plugged-in to a power source to operate.
What is Your Budget?
How much are you willing to spend on a weed eater? Weed eaters are generally not very expensive with electric and battery powered models ranging between around $45 to $100 and gas-powered models ranging between $80 to a little over $200. Models from recognized or big weed eater manufacturers are usually the more expensive ones. However, like with any other purchase, cheap is usually expensive. If you can, spend a little more to buy a quality weed eater as you will definitely use it for longer and get value for your money.
Check Online Weed Eater Reviews
There are many online reviews on weed eaters to help new buyers make informed choices and better purchasing decisions. Whatever your budget is, you will certainly get a good model that has been tried and tested by other consumers, and as a result, you will also be able to avoid buying a weed eater that seems to have many problems.
Like with all other purchasing decisions, window-shopping is very important as it enables you to find the best deals possible. Once you have checked online reviews and have settled on one or a few models that seem like viable options for you, visit various stores home and garden stores and even department chain stores near you( if it is within the weed eater season). You may get a good model with great features at a cheap bargain.