Brands to Know – A Quick Start Brand Guide for Best Weed Eaters

brand guide picYou are on the search to buy a quality weed eater. You need to know the best ones in the business and narrow them down to the ones which will fit your needs and more importantly your budget. It is also important that you should have this little brand knowledge which will help you all the way in making a right decision.

Following are some of the well known and not-so well known brands in the market of weed eaters (Not in any particular order). There is also a mention of a ‘stand out’ product which is their best offering either by the sheer quality or by the love provided to it by the people after using them.

Black & Decker

Black & Decker is a well known brand in the world of power and garden tools. You might have already heard of them because of their popularity. They provide quality products for mowing and trimming purposes. Though some products can be a bit costly, it still rides on a lot of quality.

Stand out product Black & Decker LST136

Why? People absolutely love this product. Not very expensive and does a real good job.  It also features in our top 15 best weed eaters list.


Worx is another well known string trimmer brand. They have been known to produce a lot of products that has served people well and also long. It offers products in all price ranges and the customer service is very good.

Stand out product Worx WG175

Why? It offers good features in a moderate price range. Good user experience and yes, it is in our top 15 string trimmer list.


Stihl is one of the big players in the market along with the likes of Black & Decker and a few more. They offer excellent products and service. Customers benefit from the wide range of product availability.

Stand out product – Stihl FS 38

Why? Excellent features. Good user feedback. Featured in our top 15 list? No.


Ryobi offers good variety in terms of products as any other brand would. But the lack of user reviews in the internet can be confusing to a potential customer. We will try to fill that void. Product cost varies from low to high i.e. they have products for everyone.

Stand out product – Ryobi RY40210A

Why? Good feedback from real users; Offers a good set of features. Can it be found in our best products list? No.


Husqvarna is another old boy in the house. The gas trimmers of Husqvarna are famous for their power and are one of the best in the market.

Stand out product Husqvarna 327LS

Why? Powerful gas trimmer. It has received lots of positive reviews from users. Yes, it is featured in our top 15 weed eaters list.


Greenworks has been doing a good job in garden tools and its string trimmer section is impressive. Products from this brand are being sold only in Amazon right now which means safe delivery.

Stand out product Greenworks 21142

Why? It has a combination of good features and a really affordable price. Yes, it does have a place in the top 15 machines list in our ultimate guide.


Toro is in this business for a very long time; 1914 to be exact. You can get an idea of how experienced they should be in this area of string trimmers. Wide variety of products is something you can expect from them.

Stand out product – Toro 51484

Why? Good feedback from users; Easy mode change from trimmer to edger. Sadly, doesn’t hold a place in our top 15 list.


Echo is another biggie who has been in business for the past 40 years and has led to the development of lot of industry firsts. The trimmers are of excellent quality and pretty straight forward to use.

Stand out productEcho SRM 225

Why? Powerful and has excellent feedback from the users. Though it is only the costlier, its sheer power does the job like no other machine.

Poulan Pro

Poulan Pro is well known for users who have been working on garden for a long time. They have been giving out quality products since 1944 and have a rich heritage to talk about it.

Stand out productPoulan Pro 966774301

Why? Powerful 4 cycle string trimmer. It has amazing reviews from people who have used it already and though costly, delivers quality output.


Tanaka is a brand within the Hitachi power tools group. We know Hitachi and there is no compromise in quality here as well.  The products are more affordable and mostly receive good feedback

Stand out ProductTanaka TCG22EASSLP

Why? The product has a very good feature set. It has received very good feedback from the customers and it is also in our top 15 products list.

These are only some of the brands that should never be missed out when you thinking to buy yourself a weed eater.