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Pros Exceptional battery life, fairly effective at weed eatingEasy to use, great battery life, low noiseQuiet, lightweight, easy to controlInexpensive, quietFantastic at weed eating, easy to use
Cons High-pitched, annoying, heavyNot the lightest tool around, priceyPricey, short reachNot the most powerfulRequires additional motorized head, decently loud
Bottom Line Scoring close to the bottom of the pack, we weren’t huge fans of the GreenworksIf you are looking for the best of the best when it comes to cordless weed eaters, we think it’s hard to beat this top-tier toolThe shorter reach of the Husqvarna is pretty much the only thing keeping it from claiming an awardCosting a fraction of the top-tier models, this yard tool does a decent job of holding its own against much more expensive offeringsIf you already use EGO tools and just want a string trimmer attachment, the STA1500 won’t disappoint
Rating Categories Greenworks 14-inch... Makita XRU15PT 36V Husqvarna 115iL Black+Decker LST136 EGO Power+ STA1500...
Weed Eating (30%)
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9
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9
Ease Of Use (30%)
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Battery (25%)
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4
Noise (15%)
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Specs Greenworks 14-inch... Makita XRU15PT 36V Husqvarna 115iL Black+Decker LST136 EGO Power+ STA1500...
Line Feed Mechanism bump bump bump auto bump
Cutting Path (in.) 14 15 14 13 15
Shoulder Strap Attachment Yes Yes No No No
Measured Sound Level from 36" Away 103 dBa 85 dBa 95 dBa 85.9 dBa 104.6 dBa
Measured No-Load Runtime 95 min. 88 min. 92 min. 43 min. 21 min.
Measured Weight 14.375 lbs 10.375 lb 10 lb 7.812 lb 12.375 lb
Nominal Voltage 40 36 40 36 56
Tested Amp-hours 4 5 4 2 2.5
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