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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award  
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Pros Inexpensive, quietEasy to use, great battery life, low noiseQuiet, lightweight, easy to controlFantastic at weed eating, easy to useExceptional battery life, fairly effective at weed eating
Cons Not the most powerfulNot the lightest tool around, priceyPricey, short reachRequires additional motorized head, decently loudHigh-pitched, annoying, heavy
Bottom Line Costing a fraction of the top-tier models, this yard tool does a decent job of holding its own against much more expensive offeringsIf 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 awardIf you already use EGO tools and just want a string trimmer attachment, the STA1500 won’t disappointScoring close to the bottom of the pack, we weren’t huge fans of the Greenworks
Rating Categories Black+Decker LST136 Makita XRU15PT 36V Husqvarna 115iL EGO Power+ STA1500... Greenworks 14-inch...
Weed Eating (30%)
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9
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Ease Of Use (30%)
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Battery (25%)
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Noise (15%)
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Specs Black+Decker LST136 Makita XRU15PT 36V Husqvarna 115iL EGO Power+ STA1500... Greenworks 14-inch...
Line Feed Mechanism auto bump bump bump bump
Cutting Path (in.) 13 15 14 15 14
Shoulder Strap Attachment No Yes No No Yes
Measured Sound Level from 36" Away 85.9 dBa 85 dBa 95 dBa 104.6 dBa 103 dBa
Measured No-Load Runtime 43 min. 88 min. 92 min. 21 min. 95 min.
Measured Weight 7.812 lb 10.375 lb 10 lb 12.375 lb 14.375 lbs
Nominal Voltage 36 36 40 56 40
Tested Amp-hours 2 5 4 2.5 4
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