Weed wackers look like simple engine machines, yet the task of comparing them and finding the best among all is daunting. It can take days, and if you are not careful, you might still not find an outright winner. You need a tight criterion for your selection, and you should know the significant design differences of the week wackers and their influence on the overall usability of the tool. You should also test them on trails, barns, stone walls and other everyday-use surfaces. However, you might not have all the time and space to do all that testing. Therefore, here are qualities of the best weed wackers for your to use when making your choice.

Low vibration

The trimmer mostly sits on the weed surface and cuts them. You need a steady hand to get the best trims. However, some of the week wackers make the job easier because as soon as you start their engines, they normalize their vibrations to a steady minimum so that there is no residual nuisance to interfere with your steady hand.

They have strong filters

You will be working in the dirty atmosphere most of the time, out in the farm and field, dealing with stubborn weeds. You need an air filter that will do the job. It must be large and robust enough so that you minimize the need for repairs and it should also help to take in adequate air to keep the fuel burning ratio of the cylinder-engine at desirable levels.

Aggressive cuts

The tool should do its job well so that you do not have to keep revisiting the same spot. An excellent tool will let you cut weeds aggressively out of the box. It will come with little or no vibration and conveniently slash anything that you point it towards while it is running.

Safety shielding

Shielding of cables is important because one loose grip that reaches the rotating parts can turn the friendly tool into a life-threatening weapon. There should be maximum insulation of grips and other exposed parts of the machine. You also need coatings and covers for any wires used in the tool’s assembly. Joints should have seamless connections so that they do not protrude or present the risk of letting external particulars of surfaces interfere with internal components of the tool.

Easy to start

The engines will mostly need a gentle-pull recoil start that is standard for most week wackers. However, some can be a pain because you need to use so much effort. Your best choice will be a tool that has a well-engineered design so that its parts work effortlessly. It should also have a well-encased engine. Full encasing is the preference here but some equally good week wackers have only part of the engine, the critical parts inside an enclosure.


In the end, the size of work you have could determine some of the compromises you make on the quality of material and design used for the wackers. In general terms, following the considerations made in this article leaves you with a choice of the best tools out there that are a great value for money.