Strimmer generally works on method of line and spool mechanism. A plastic or metal line (cutter) emerges out from a reel that is covered inside and breaks the shield, to reach the required length. There are many machines now that are totally automatic.
Earlier they needed to mow down manually, pulling the wires manually and chopping off, reaching to the heights. The machines were heavy and needed to be carried out all along. But, today we have a wide variety of machines with unmatchable features, each competing to one another.
Factors to consider before you buy the automatic or manual machine:
The bigger is the line width, the deeper and longer it can cut through the grass, and the heavier weeds it can chop. Few come with plastic lines and needs frequent replacements often. There are new machines which automatically switch itself from one line to another depending upon the thing to be cut.
This defines the time spent and the wider the job done. The higher the number, more the job is done, in lesser time. Most of the strimmers can go up to 20-35cms, petrol models that are considered the most powerful equipment can reach up to 42cm.
Electric strimmer’s and cordless are the ones that use power. The devices are proportional to the power, more power quicker is the work done. Whereas for petrol strimmer’s you need to look for the capacity, the more petrol it can take, much the work can be done.
Check for easy to handle strimmer. It tells about the durability. The ones that need high maintenance can’t last longer than its counterparts.
There are machines ranging from different rates and prices. Choose the best one based on the work type you need to do, the price is the next thing. Check them out when they are in sales if you intend to save a little.