Straight shaft trimmers are typically used for edging and trimming around the perimeter of a garden. Straight shaft trimmers are the preferred tool for trimming and edging because they are easy to control, lightweight, and comfortable.
Straight shaft trimmers can also be used for trimming longer grasses in the garden that may have grown taller than one inch during growth periods.
However, straight shafts do not allow you to reach plants in awkward spaces like under bushes or trees which is why curved shafts should often be combined with a smaller long-reach hedge trimmer when tackling those sorts of jobs.
Straight shaft trimmers are best for smaller areas with a lot of dense growth since they can maneuver around obstacles better than the curved variety but often don’t have as much power so need to be used more sparingly, though some models will allow you to attach an extension pole which can help reach taller plants or those your feet cannot get close enough to.
The size range is quite large from 19 inches all the way up to 42 inches wide, meaning there’s likely something out there that’ll suit any situation you might find yourself in while maintaining your yard.
Curved shaft trimmers, on the other hand, can be good for general maintenance work in smaller areas like flower beds or vegetable gardens as well as larger areas.They work much better when using long strokes across your property.
Curved shaft trimmers come in both single line and dual line versions. Both types are designed to cut wide expanses quickly without tiring your arms out too much as you would get using an electric lawn mower on rough ground or up and down slopes.
Curved shafts usually come in at about 24-30 inches long (depending on model) with lengths varying depending on what type of work it’s designed for.
What type of trimmer is best for what task? Straight shaft vs curved shaft?
A straight-shaft trimmer is typically more versatile and better suited to general maintenance work in a wider range of situations than the angled, or curved, models are.
Curved shafts come with both single line and dual line versions that have their own advantages depending on the area you’re working in- they cut wide expanses quickly without tiring out your arms too much.
Here are our key tips for choosing a line trimmer for your garden:
– Straight shafts are more versatile, but curved shaft models can be better for cutting wide expanses quickly
– Single line trimmers might be the way to go if you’re just dealing with light trimming and maintenance work.
– Dual line models give you a wider range of options when it comes to tackling thick weeds or tough patches of grass. The motor will need power so make sure that your model is matched up with an adequate battery pack before purchase.
Some landscapers may prefer to use both types in their yard and keep one on each side of the truck to swap out as necessary based on what they plan on doing next. This cuts down significantly on moving back and forth across the property depending how much time they have available.