Cutting grass with a lawn mower is easy. It’s built to cut evenly without the user needing any specific skill to get good results. However, there are areas of your lawn that may be inaccessible or unsafe to run the lawn mower over. This is where a line trimmer (aka grass trimmer / string trimmer / whipper snipper) will come in handy. With a cordless grass trimmer like the WORX 20V Cordless 2-in-1 Line Trimmer/Edger/Mini-Mower, you can easily cut any areas where a lawn mower is unsuitable. The 20V POWERSHARE batteries (2Ah-6Ah) provide plenty of run time, and each are well balanced when connected to your trimmer. While using one of the best battery-powered grass trimmers will often help make the job easier, it does require having some technique and a little bit of practice for stellar results. This post will go over the safety precautions for using a Line trimmer, how to cut grass by holding the tool evenly and go from low to high, and what to do after you’re done with the task at hand.
Safety Tips for Using Your Grass Trimmer
Beyond having a good line trimmer, you are also going to want to make sure you have some safety gear. For the most part, it is very safe to operate a battery powered or electric grass trimmer, but there is always a chance that the machine will kick off debris. At the very least, look to wear some safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, and do consider wearing long pants and gloves. It’s also a good idea to look for any rocks, sticks, or debris in the area that is to be trimmed to avoid any potential hazards. Finally, give your trimmer a once over to make sure everything is secure and in good working order.
Cutting Grass with Your Battery-Powered Line Trimmer
Cutting grass with a cordless line trimmer is slightly different from using it to remove weeds. Since you are trying to get an even cut, hold the head even with the ground and make short sweeping motions as you trim. You also want to be careful not to cut the grass too short. For this reason, it can be a good idea to start high and work your way down to the desired level. Start your battery-powered line trimmer and hold it so the handle is snug against your hip. Look to see where the head is and make sure it is at a comfortable height for trimming the grass. Go to one edge of the area to be cut and start trimming the grass. Remember, you want to hold the battery powered trimmer level to the ground and make passes using a short swinging motion. As you go along, just overlap the passes to get all the grass in the area. Once you have the area at a uniform length, you can then turn your cordless grass trimmer to edge the grass. If you have a standard grass trimmer, you will need to turn your tool so the head is vertical. With a model like the WORX 20V Cordless 2-in-1 Line Trimmer/Edger/Mini-Mower, the head is designed to turn for use as a grass edge trimmer, complete with wheels. That will make it easier to get nice clean edges around your grass.
Caring for Your Line Edge Trimmer After Use
Once you are done trimming the grass, you want to clean your equipment and put it away. If you were cutting near a patio or deck, you might want to see if the area needs to be cleaned. For small spaces, you can simply clean up with a broom. If the area is a little larger, a more efficient method, like using a leaf blower, will make the job easier. Keep these tips in mind when looking for battery powered line trimmer/ mini-mower and maintaining a beautiful, even lawn will be easy.
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