If you're not keen on a gas string trimmer, either because of a past experience or for whatever other reason, the Greenworks 21052 trimmer is a good alternative. Greenworks are a provider of outdoor lawn and yard tools and are committed to protecting the environment. They offer three corded electric models of varying sizes and with a 15" cutting width the 21052 is their mid-size model.
The Greenworks 21052 is ideal for anyone with a fairly small garden to maintain and doesn't want to pay out hundreds of dollars to do so. The electric cord allows you to avoid the hassle of handling gas and oil, and it costs very little to power the trimmer whilst you are maintaining your garden. Greenworks are so confident that their products will last that they offer a 4 year warranty as standard - which is so much better than the industry standard of 2 years. You get a lot of features for the price you pay, which has seen it remain one of the best selling models on the market since its release in 2010.
Here are the Benefits of the Greenworks 21052 String Trimmer:
- The Greenworks 21052 packs a punch for an electric powered model and can handle most situations with ease. Obviously it’s better to stay on top of things, but if you ever do need to cut back an overgrown area this will do the job. This powerful string trimmer cuts with ease and allows you to get the job done quicker.
- The auto line advancement feature feeds out more line to keep it at the optimum length for cutting. No matter how good your line is, eventually the end will break off as it gets worn down. If you had to stop and manually feed out more line every time this happened the job would take forever – so this feature is a real timesaver. Every time you take your finger off the trigger mechanism it will automatically feed about another 1/4″ of line.
- You can edge as well as trim with the Greenworks 21052, which saves you from having to get a separate trimmer. On many models the cutting head rotates to make this function possible, but on this model it is the handle which rotates 180 degrees. There is an edge guide to help you go in a straight line and you have enough power at your disposal to get a nice crisp finish to the edges of your lawn.
- A single position cutting head is not always able to reach all areas and can make life awkward at times, which is why Greenworks allow you to pivot the head to three different settings so you can adapt to any situation.
- It doesn’t matter if you are 5ft 2 or 6ft with this string trimmer as the handle can be adjusted in seconds to a length that is comfortable for you.
Here are the Reported Disadvantages of the Greenworks 21052
- This model is heavier than other options and much of the weight is located in the head, making it cumbersome to handle if you don’t set it up right. Some gardeners have resorted to holding the shaft, but this can prove very tiring for your back and arms. The best thing to do is spend a few minutes adjusting the handle length and support handle before you start and find a position that feels comfortable.
- There have been a few complaints that the Greenworks 21052 eats line pretty fast. The thing you have to remember is that the auto line advancement feature will feed out more line each time you take your finger off the trigger. So to make your line last longer, make as few stops as possible. You’ll also get the job finished quicker that way too. The Homelite replacement spools can be used with this model if you find the Greenworks ones are unavailable (a problem a few users have encountered).