Top Rated Gas Powered String Grass Trimmers

The following is a review of the highest rated, top selling gas powered string grass trimmers available for sale on I would classify all of them as entry-level trimmers most suitable for typical home garden and light commercial use. Although none of them are 100% perfect (per my own personal experience), I do in my humble opinion believe that each one of them represents a very good value in terms of price, performance and ease of operation especially for those first-time buyers, who are considering replacing their current electric based grass trimmers with a gas-powered version, but just may have been intimidated by the very thought of taking action.

Poulan Gas Powered Straight Shaft String Trimmer

The Poulan Pro PP125 Gas Powered Straight Shaft String Trimmer presents a very good value in terms of price and performance. Its easy to assemble.....just attach the two tubes together and add the safety guard. It relatively quiet while in full operation and at idle...something your neighbors will likely appreciate I'm sure. Last but not least, the Poulan gas powered trimmer is compatible with a long list of Poulan interchangeable attachments, including a trimmer, blower, cultivator, edger, pole pruner and brush cutter. Its all backed by a 2 year limited manufacturer's warranty.

Product Features At A Glance:

  • Engine - 25cc 2 cycle gas powered engine
  • Straight Shaft - Split boom straight shaft for easier starting and control
  • Seventeen (17) inch trimming width
  • Dual .096 inch diameter trimming line
  • "Tap N Go" double line cutting head
  • Safety Shut Down - Trimmer automatically stops when you release the throttle
  • "Sure Fire" pull starter for easy pull starting
  • Durachrome Engine Cylinder
  • Two year manufacturer warranty

What's in the Box

Poulan 25 cc gas trimmer


Troy-Bilt Gas Powered Curved Shaft String

Troy-Bilt string trimmers are well known for their rugged build, powerful engines and commercial-grade components even on their entry level models. The Troy-Bilt TB20CS Gas Powered Curved Shaft String Trimmer featured here is no exception. The TB20CS trimmer features a 31cc engine vs. the 25cc versions often found on competitor machines in this price range. The trimmer also includes a clutch which allows you cut the power to the cutting line while you turn back the throttle to idle. The cutting head features a dual line bump head spool (with twice the cutting action of some of its single line competitors), as well as a Speedlock fixed line spool at no extra charge. Last but not least, at the time of this review, the Troy-Bilt TB20CS trimmer received the most 4 and 5 star ratings of any entry level trimmer on


Product Features At A Glance

  • Powerful 31cc, 2-cycle engine
  • 17-inch cutting swath
  • Spring Assist feature for easy engine start-up
  • Lightweight, curved shaft
  • EZ Link coupler accepts trimmer attachments
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California
  • Operating weight 16.3 pounds
  • 2-year limited manufacturer's warranty

What's In The Box:

Trimmer; standard bump head knob; SpeedLock fixed line trimmer head; oil; and manual.

Weed Eater Gas Powered Wheeled String Trimmer

The Poulan/Weed Eater WT3100 Gas Powered Wheeled String Trimmer features a unique (especially at this price point) sturdy pair of back wheels that makes it highly maneuverable over challenging terrain as well as significantly reducing the physical strain (e.g. shoulders, back and arms) that often goes along with having to lug around a more conventionally designed gas-powered grass trimmer. The WT3100 also features a heavy duty cutting head powered by a strong 31cc 2-cycle engine, allow you to cut through tough grasses and weeds seemingly effortlessly. The trimmer is manufactured by Poulan under the company's Weed Eater brand and is covered by a 2-year limited warranty.

Product Features At A Glance:

  • 16-inch dual cut gasoline-powered wheeled trimmer; 1.15-inch diameter line
  • 31-cc engine, 10-inch high-traction wheels; heavy-duty, dual-exit, fixed-line cutting head
  • Rugged metal body, plastic line shield, comfort handle with cushion; assembly required
  • Includes trimmer and trimmer line
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California
  • Operating Weight 18lbs
  • 2-year Warranty

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