I vaguely remember a prolonged discussion with my ex-husband about whether or not weed trimmers should run on electricity; he convinced me that the only good trimmer was one that runs on gas, so that you needn’t worry about a plug and extension cords and such.
So we bought a gas trimmer. It smelled horrible, stunk up the garage, and—the very best part—almost never agreed to start. Fabulous.
I’ve since been keeping my eyes open for a nice little electric one, and I think I may have spotted a winner: Check out this Black & Decker string feed trimmer. It’s not a beast by any means—and so not a good choice if you have a huge yard, I suppose—but for light weed whacking it looks like it might be fine. And it ships for free at just $23.21.
True, it’s not a fabulous pair of shoes… but sometimes a gal just has to be practical. Sigh.