When taking care of a yard or garden, cutting the grass is only the first step of the process with trimming the edges being just as important to maintaining a clean allotment. That is why we put together a list of the 5 best cordless strimmer for allotment reviews of 2020, highlighting what each one does best.
Best Cordless Strimmer for Allotment in UK of 2020
|36 V||2.0 Ah||30 cm||3.5 Kg|
|Greenworks Tools G40LTK2||40 V||2.0 — 4.0 Ah||30 cm||4.2 Kg|
|Ryobi OLT1832||18 V||5.0 Ah||25 — 30 cm||2.3 Kg|
|Terratek TTCGT18-3||20 V||1.3 Ah||25 cm||2 Kg|
|SWIFT EB310D2||40 V||2.0 Ah||25 cm||4.8 Kg|
1. BLACK+DECKER GLC3630L20 – Quietest Cordless Strimmer for Allotment
BLACK+DECKER is not only the largest company on our list, but it is also the most experienced– though it tends to favor consumer-grade products over professional ones. That said, the BLACK+DECKER GLC3630L20 strimmer offers a solid range of features that do not prevent it from being used on even heartier allotments.
A great example of this is the strimmer’s motor which pushes an impressive 36-voltes, the second most on our list. Even better, the BLACK+DECKER GLC3630L20 strimmer spins at a blinding 8500 rpms which is more than fast enough to tear through even the toughest grass and weeds.
While not the lightest, the fact that this strimmer only weighs 3 ½ Kg is all the more surprising considering it offers such a large cutting width at 30 cm. However, we would argue that the BLACK+DECKER GLC3630L20 strimmer’s best feature is its relatively quiet operation which only produces 80 dB of volume.
Unfortunately, you do not get the best or near the best specs in virtually every major category without having to pay for it, and the BLACK+DECKER GLC3630L20 strimmer is an expensive model. It also does not help that the 2.0 Ah battery provides a shorter runtime than some of the competition.
2. Greenworks Tools G40LTK2 – Most Powerful String Cordless Strimmer for Allotment
Greenworks Tools may not be one of the more experienced companies on our list, but it is one of the few taking climate change so seriously that it focuses exclusively on electric lawn care equipment. That said, this should not mislead you into believing the company’s products sacrifice anything in performance as the Greenworks Tools G40LTK2 is one of the most powerful strimmers we reviewed.
For starters, this strimmer leads our list with the most powerful motor we found, able to push 40 volts. As if that were not enough, you also have the ability to choose how much you want to spend on the battery with a 2.0 or 4.0 Ah battery, depending on how large of an allotment you need to keep neatly trimmed.
Of course, you likely will not have to spend as much time edging the grass with the Greenworks Tools G40LTK2 strimmer as you will some of the competition thanks to a sizable cutting width of 30 cm. As if that were not enough, this strimmer makes protecting flowers and other desired plants easier with the inclusion of a flower guard.
On the downside, the Greenworks Tools G40LTK2 falls into the same category as other strimmers which top our list in the most relevant categories and is expensive. Another thing to keep in mind is that it is a bit more tiring to use this model on a larger plot thanks to a heavier weight of 4 ⅕ Kg.
3. Ryobi OLT1832 – Best Budget String Cordless Strimmer for Allotment
Ryobi is a bit interesting in that the company tends to focus more on power tools, but it still offers a solid line of lawn care equipment at reasonable costs. For the Ryobi OLT1832, in particular, both the bare tool and one with the battery included are inexpensive options making it the best budget option for a stringed strimmer we found.
Part of the benefit that this strimmer offers as a stringed model is the ability to choose how wide of a cutting path you prefer with a range of 25 to 30 cm. Even better, it is fairly easy to use the Ryobi OLT1832 strimmer thanks to a telescopic pole, a 4-position head, and an auto-spool feed cutting mechanism.
The convenience and great vaIue of this strimmer extends even further if you own other Ryobi products as the Ryobi OLT1832 is part of the One+ system that allows you swap out power supplies from one tool to another. If you need to cut a large allotment, you should not have much issue using this strimmer for extended periods as it only weighs a slim 2 ⅓ Kg.
That said, all budget-friendly product have to pay for their low price somewhere, and the Ryobi OLT1832 does it in the power department with the weakest motor on our list at only 18 volts. That would not necessarily be the worst quality, but the strimmer does not come with a battery pack either– though it can accept sizable batteries for a long runtime.
4. Terratek TTCGT18-3 – Best Budget Bladed Cordless Strimmer for Allotment
Terratek is a tricky company to gauge as it seems to be exclusively sold through online retailers and is likely a “boutique” power tool company buying directly from the factory. While that can make it a bit difficult to judge its reputation, it does mean that it can sell its products for lower prices.
On top of that, Terratek TTCGT18-3 strimmer specifically is the first entry on our list to do away with the sometimes frustrating string approach and adopt a bladed design. This design allows you to cut far more grass before you have to change the blades, and changing the blades is easier than unspooling string.
It is also easier to use the Terratek TTCGT18-3 strimmer in general, thanks to a flower guard that protects desired plants as well as a head that articulates a full 180-degrees. As if that were not enough, you should have no problems using this strimmer for extended periods thanks to its lightweight design of only 2 Kg– the lightest model on our list.
That said, like other budget-friendly products, the Terratek TTCGT18-3 comes with its own caveats and this time you get a double-whammy with performance. For starters, this is one of the least powerful strimmers we reviewed at only 20-volts, but it also has one of the shorter runtimes thanks to a battery with only 1 ⅓ Ah.
5. SWIFT EB310D2 – Most Powerful Bladed Cordless Strimmer for Allotment
Like some of the other brands we reviewed, SWIFT only has an online presence and can be a bit difficult to judge from a reputation standpoint. That said, the company seems to skirt the line between price and performance and might offer the best all-around value that we encountered when all things are considered.
One of the best qualities of the SWIFT EB310D2 strimmer is that it ties our list for the most powerful model we reviewed with a motor that pushes 40 volts. On top of that, you do not have to worry about constantly unspooling string to cut the grass thanks to the use of nylon plastic blades that are easy to snap on and off.
That said, the blades do not have large of a cutting path as string strimmers, though the design and blade guard make it easy to go from trimming to edging. The SWIFT EB310D2 strimmer’s head adjusts to suit your comfort while the body holds additional blades when you need to change one out.
Unfortunately, this is also part of this strimmer’s flaw as it can be difficult to assemble and adjusting the telescopic pole is a bit fiddly. This is also not a great option if you have a larger allotment or otherwise need to use it for an extended period as it is the heaviest entry on our list at 4 ⅘ Kg.
As we can see, the best cordless strimmer for an allotment depends on how large the plot is, how thick the grass is, and a host of other factors. If you need an inexpensive option, the Terratek TTCGT18-3 is a great bladed option while the Ryobi OLT1832 is a great stringed model.
That said, if your allotment has thick, heavy grass, you might need something with a bit more power and should look to the SWIFT EB310D2 for a bladed entry or the Greenworks Tools G40LTK2 for a stringed one. Finally, if you just want a strimmer that can do the job without disrupting you and the community, the BLACK+DECKER GLC3630L20 is an excellent choice.