Homelite string trimmers, which feature 13- to 17-inch cutting swaths and advanced string heads, are available in both gas and electric models. The gas models feature quick-fire carburetors and improved starters.
Four models of trimmers are available from Homelite. The two electric engine models have smaller cutting swaths but are lighter than the two gas engine models and are able to double as edgers. The electric models also feature adjustable handles for additional comfort and ease of use. The electric models require access to an electrical outlet for the duration of use as the engines do not contain a battery.
The gas models feature two-cycle, low-emission engines and dual line bump feed string heads. Homelite recommends using fresh pure gas and notes that using ethanol leads to poor engine performance.