Some highly rated battery-powered trimmers include the Black + Decker LST136, Core CGT 400, Craftsman C3 315.CR2000, Cub Cadet ST59L and Ryobi RY24200. The Stihl FSA 85 and Troy-Bilt TB60 AF are also rated among the best, notes PopularMechanics.com.
The Black + Decker LST136 is powered by a 40V MAX lithium ion battery. It is rated among the best trimmers for dealing with tough weeds and overgrowth in both residential and commercial settings, notes Black + Decker. It has an automatic Feed Spool that makes it possible to operate continuously without encountering bumping. The product can be purchased along with a charger that works within two hours.
The Core CGT400 trimmer runs on a Primatic High-Energy cell. The trimmer is light in weight and comes with a rapid charger. The average charging time is estimated to be three hours. A comfort grip handle and open-view grass guard are some of the features that make this trimmer popular. Dual-mode controls and instant trigger start are other features that endear this trimmer to customers.
The Cub Cadet ST59L features a straight shaft for each reach under shrubs. It is powered by a 20-volt lithium ion battery. The product comes with a charger that take an estimated 4.5 hours to recharge the battery.