Gardener Yardstick Light Weed Wacker - Tool Reviews
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Gardener Yardstick Light Weed Wacker
- Model: YS180
I bought an
American Gardener Yardstick Light weed whacker
(model YS180) at a hardware store for about $65.
It is rechargeable and needs no electric cord to
run. I like this tool because it is very light
and seems to have a lot more power (18V) than
other rechargeable weed whackers. The great
thing about this tool is it recharges in only an
hour and seems to hold a charge until I finish
my whole lawn trimming, which is considerable.
It has a feature that shuts it down if it gets
too hot. It does take a while to cool the
battery down if it is hot.
This unit comes with prewound replacement spools
at a cost of $5 each, although you can rewind
the spool yourself. Iíll just buy the
replacements; itís a lot easier to change. The
spool locks into place quite easily and is easy
to grip. My old weed whacker was an electric
Weed Eater Model 1210. It was a pain to drag a
long cord around the trees and replacing the
cutting line was almost impossible; very hard to
grip and turn, not to mention it had a very
small spool that didnít last long.