- by Bob
So you have finally decided to get yourself a weed eater? Well, lets face it, it’s probably something you should’ve done years ago, but as you know, there’s a famous saying that it is better late than never.
But where do you start?
There are a huge number of different models on the market today from those that use a fixed power cord to gas or even battery powered machines.
At Weerd Eater Guru, though, we are huge fans of gas weed eaters, so, lets take a look at why thats the case and uncover our top 3 reasons to buy a gas powered weed eater.
Great Results On Large Lawns
I mentioned at the start of this article that there are a range of different kinds of weed eater around, but, mainly they can be distilled down into a couple of main groups; gas and electric powered. Electric weed eaters can also be divided into corded or cordless which are, of course, battery powered.
The biggest advantage of purchasing a gas weed eater is that it can handle huge yards.
Electric weed eaters are relatively speaking smaller, lighter and less powerful compared to their gas-powered conterparts. So, it fugures that, if you have an enormous lawn, then using a gas weed eater makes sense. Gas weed eaters tend to be more robust and larger so are also great for cutting through denser, tougher plant material.
Engine Power & Adjustability
The bigger the yard the bigger the weeds – so the more powerful the weed whacker needs to be. I always advise that you, for larger yards, you should opt for a 30cc or bigger gas engine and a weed eater with a x” cutting diameter. Not only will these machines save you money on running costs in the long run but they will save a tremendous amount of time – and lets face it, thats whats really important to most people.
This could be another reason for buying a gas weed eater instead of an electric one.
The ability to adjust the power settings on most gas powered models is a big plus when comparing them to most electric powered models. As well as adjusting the power, you can normally adjust the head orientation from a trimmer to an edger, which makes for perfect results from a single machine. Also, most good gas powered weed eaters offer height adjustability and a host of safety options.
Believe it or not, contrary to most people’s belief, price is one of the main reasons why you should opt for a gas weed eater. True, while you can find elctric weed eaters around the low-end price of just 30 bucks, and you can easily spend $300 or more on a large gas powered model, the fact is, theres not much difference in the price when comparing similar specifications.
In the mid-price range – say $100-$200 – there are many
There are a huge number of reasons which give favor to gas weed eater over electric, but due to time constraints above mentioned are just three of them. These reasons will give a quick idea that why people are opting for gas weed eaters instead of electric one.