Pros / This weed whacker lets you add attachments for other landscaping activities besides simply eliminating weeds.
Cons / This device tends to vibrate quite a bit during operation.
Verdict / It does not come with a shoulder strap or anti-vibration features, but this gas trimmer helps you whisk away annoying grass and weeds and complete other outside chores.
This weed eater has easy-to-find controls and an adjustable handle. Perhaps one of its most noteworthy features is its 17-inch cutting swath, which lets you mow down weeds and tall grass without a lot of extra work. A wide cutting radius is a real timesaver.
You get a debris shield with this string trimmer that prevents any bits of vegetation from flying around and ending up on your face and clothes. You can easily extend the trimmer line simply by bumping the head on the ground to produce additional string.
While this Troy-Bilt trimmer has some nice features, it also has its share of weaknesses. At 12.4 pounds, it is the second-heaviest trimmer we tested, and it takes some time to assemble. It also lacks anti-vibration features to protect your hands, wrists and arms. When we tested it, the Troy-Bilt got the second-lowest Vibration Score. Exposure to heavy vibrations can cause fatigue and muscle strain in the short term and permanent damage if your hands experience this extensively over a long period of time. The Bolens BL160 is a somewhat lighter trimmer that performed well in our vibration tests.
When it comes to warranties, the Troy-Bilt TB32 EC Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer is protected by the industry standard, which is two years for parts and labor and two years for the drive shaft. If you need assistance, you can first check the online manual. For more personal assistance you can call the manufacturer or take the weed eater to a service center.
The generous 17-inch cutting radius of the Troy-Bilt TB32 EC Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer will help you quickly clear annoying weeds and grass from your yard. You can purchase extra attachments for other landscaping tasks. In our tests, this trimmer vibrated noticeably and was one of the heavier trimmers in our lineup. If you have a large yard, this would take a toll on your body.