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Makita XRU15PT 36V
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Pros Easy to use, great battery life, low noiseQuiet, lightweight, easy to controlInexpensive, quietFantastic at weed eating, easy to useExceptional battery life, fairly effective at weed eating
Cons Not the lightest tool around, priceyPricey, short reachNot the most powerfulRequires additional motorized head, decently loudHigh-pitched, annoying, heavy
Bottom Line If 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 disappointScoring close to the bottom of the pack, we weren’t huge fans of the Greenworks
Rating Categories Makita XRU15PT 36V Husqvarna 115iL Black+Decker LST136 EGO Power+ STA1500... Greenworks 14-inch...
Weed Eating (30%)
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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 Makita XRU15PT 36V Husqvarna 115iL Black+Decker LST136 EGO Power+ STA1500... Greenworks 14-inch...
Line Feed Mechanism bump bump auto bump bump
Cutting Path (in.) 15 14 13 15 14
Shoulder Strap Attachment Yes No No No Yes
Measured Sound Level from 36" Away 85 dBa 95 dBa 85.9 dBa 104.6 dBa 103 dBa
Measured No-Load Runtime 88 min. 92 min. 43 min. 21 min. 95 min.
Measured Weight 10.375 lb 10 lb 7.812 lb 12.375 lb 14.375 lbs
Nominal Voltage 36 40 36 56 40
Tested Amp-hours 5 4 2 2.5 4
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