How to Choose the Best Strimmer for the Job

Struggling to understand which strimmer you require for the task in hand? SGS Engineering have put together this guide to help you choose which strimmer to buy.

When it comes to essential gardening tools, you’d be hard pressed to find something more convenient then a strimmer. These trusty pieces of equipment can offer you a wealth of benefits which can leave your yards looking pristine in next to no time.

That being said though, you can’t just buy any old strimmer, you need the best strimmer for the job you have at hand. So if you’re yet to invest in one of these, or you’re simply wondering ‘which strimmer is best for me?’ then the latest SGS product post has the answers you’re looking for. We can guide you through our impressive selection which breaks down the best options for different requirements.

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Why choose a Strimmer?

As aforementioned, there are many advantages to owning a strimmer. Firstly, their powerful trimming action can leave your garden looking neat and tidy as you effortlessly smarten out edges, shrubs and overgrown areas. On top of this, the smart designs in the SGS range means they’re comfortable to use and won’t leave you feeling exhausted like you would doing such work manually on your hands and knees.


The Differences

Before we look at our options though, strimmers come in different shapes, sizes and uses, these include:

  • Petrol or battery powered
  • A variety of engine capacities and power ratings
  • Different lengths of shaft
  • Different handle styles and grips
  • Different applications (for example, cutting, strimming, sawing)
  • Adjustable trimming angles
  • Wearable harnesses for added control

The SGS Options

So rather than continuing to wonder ‘what strimmer do I need?’ or indeed ‘what strimmer size do I need?’ here’s a few to consider from our quality collection, based on different situations.

A Small Back Garden

We recommend:
Ryobi ONE+ 18V Cordless Grass Trimmer with EasyEdge

Here’s why: If you happen to have a smaller lawn, this battery powered model is ideal. It provides a powerful delivery thanks to the 18V battery and is also lightweight, so this quick trimming job will be a breeze. Additionally if comes with EasyEdge, to leave you with a nice square finish. Here’s why:
If you happen to have a smaller lawn, this battery powered model is ideal. It provides a powerful delivery thanks to the 18V battery and is also lightweight, so this quick trimming job will be a breeze. Additionally if comes with EasyEdge, to leave you with a nice square finish. View Now

A Big Front and Back Garden

We recommend:
26cc Petrol Grass Strimmer/Trimmer

Here’s why: This model packs a bit more punch than the one above thanks to its petrol powered 26cc engine and can easily get through larger garden lawn areas. It’s again lightweight enough to make sure you can work for longer. Here’s why:
This model packs a bit more punch than the one above thanks to its petrol powered 26cc engine and can easily get through larger garden lawn areas. It’s again lightweight enough to make sure you can work for longer. View Now

Large Gardens with a Variety of Greenery

We recommend:
 52cc 5in1 Cutting Multi Tool Garden Set: Chainsaw, Trimmer, Strimmer, Brush Cutter

Here’s why: If your gardens are home to other plant life (aside from just grass) then you can’t go wrong with this model thanks to the versatile functionality it can provide. You get plenty of power from its impressive 52cc, but with four different cutting applications that can deal with grass, shrubs and tougher branches and brush, as well as the extending shaft for reaching higher areas, your garden will be sorted in no time. Here’s why:
If your gardens are home to other plant life (aside from just grass) then you can’t go wrong with this model thanks to the versatile functionality it can provide. You get plenty of power from its impressive 52cc, but with four different cutting applications that can deal with grass, shrubs and tougher branches and brush, as well as the extending shaft for reaching higher areas, your garden will be sorted in no time. View Now

Tougher Jobs and Heavy Duty Work

We recommend:
52cc Petrol Grass Strimmer/Brush Cutter/Trimmer

Here’s why: For lines of work that require wide scale trimming work, such as in fields or on the roadways, you need a model like the above which is both powerful and incredibly durable. This great strimmer is very much what it says on the tin, a petrol cutter and trimmer that won’t let you down. Here’s why:
For lines of work that require wide scale trimming work, such as in fields or on the roadways, you need a model like the above which is both powerful and incredibly durable. This great strimmer is very much what it says on the tin, a petrol cutter and trimmer that won’t let you down. View Now

As always you can get in touch with our experts at SGS Engineering who can advise you on exactly which of our range is best suited to your needs. We also have other fantastic quality strimmers available to choose from. Otherwise, take on board this useful post and in no time your answer to the question ‘which strimmer do I need?’ will be revealed.

Compare the Range

Have a look at our full comparison table of strimmers so you can choose the perfect tool for your requirements. Prices correct as of 23/05/2016 - subject to change and availability. 

Tool Engine / Motor Power Weight Key Features Price
SST260

26cc Petrol Grass Strimmer

26cc 2-stroke petrol engine 5.8kg Easy to set up and use

Spare parts available for maintenance

£49.99

Incl. VAT £59.99

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SST520 Spool

52cc Petrol Grass Strimmer

52cc 2-stroke petrol engine 6.9kg Brush cutter attachment and high speed strimming spool included

Spares available

£58.32

Incl. VAT £69.98

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SCT501-Splayed-18

52cc 5in1 Cutting Multi Tool Garden Set

52cc 2-stroke petrol engine 5.9kg Chainsaw, strimmer, brush cutter and hedge trimmer

Includes long reach pole attachment

£154.16

Incl. VAT £184.99

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Ryobi ONE+ 18V Cordless Grass Trimmer

18V lithium-ion battery powered electric motor 3kg Telescopic shaft

EasyEdge for simple edging

ONE+ range compatible

£55.75

Incl. VAT £66.90

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Ryobi 26cc Petrol Grass Trimmer

26cc 2-stroke petrol engine 6kg 430mm cutting path to get you work done quickly

Expand-it attachment compatible

£99.95

Incl. VAT £119.94

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Hyundai 36v Battery Powered Grass Strimmer

36V ithium-ion battery powered electric motor

2.6Ah included

3.5kg 2.6Ah Samsung battery included designed to last 1000+ charges £141.66

Incl. VAT £169.99

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