The Best Garden Strimmers 2019

Are you looking to buy a garden strimmer in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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This report shows you five established, reliable strimmers, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Garden Strimmers 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of strimmers with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis. This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the strimmers with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Garden Strimmers 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
McGregor 25cm Cordless Trimmer1844.8££Argos
McGregor 30cm Corded Strimmer2494.7£Argos
Makita Cordless Grass Strimmer1334.7££Amazon
WORX Cordless Grass Trimmer2934.6£££Argos
McGregor Corded Grass Trimmer2104.6£Argos

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis on February 22nd 2019. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated strimmers. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

McGregor 25cm Cordless Grass Trimmer

  • Cordless Grass Strimmer
  • 18v Lithium Battery x2
  • 25cm Cutting Width
  • Auto Line Feed
  • “A first class piece of kit, quiet, powerful, does an excellent job, very quick recharge, would very highly recommend.”
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McGregor 3-in-1 30cm Corded Strimmer

  • Corded Grass Strimmer
  • 450w
  • 30cm Cutting Width
  • 8m Cable
  • “This is the first time I have used a McGregor product and I have only used it once, but I am impressed by the quality, easy assembly and clever hooks to wind up the cord neatly.”
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Makita 18V Cordless Grass Strimmer

  • Cordless Li-Ion Line Trimmer
  • Requires Interchangeable Battery
  • Adjustable Height Loop Handle
  • Battery Status Light
  • “Beautifully made, works a treat with Makita 3Ah battery. For grass and soft weeds only. Quiet, cord feed does work well.”
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WORX 18V Cordless Trimmer

  • Cordless Grass Trimmer
  • 20v Lithium Battery x2
  • 30cm Cutting Width
  • 3 Hour Charge Time
  • “I purchased this trimmer two or three years ago. I love it The wheeled edger is great and the trimmer is great.”
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McGregor 25cm Corded Grass Trimmer

  • Corded Grass Strimmer
  • 350w
  • 25cm Cutting Width
  • 8m Cable
  • “Twists round for lawn edging, so easy to use, does job well, I recommend!”
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Well Rated Finds The Best UK Products

Our Notes on this Market

This our 2017 report on the best garden strimmers in the UK. We have researched this sector since 2015.

You can view this, and previous years in-depth ratings, here.

There are lots of strimmers to choose from in the UK. Argos alone sell nearly 60 different models.

The main manufacturers of strimmers on sale in the UK are – Bosch, Mountfield, Qualcast, Ryobi, Black & Decker and Makita.

This is a quality sector, with many high scoring strimmers – our Top 5 has improved since our first report in 2015.

We think this is partly due to continued improvements in battery life and line delivery systems. It is a market that is continuing to innovate.

The Black & Decker GLC3630L20 strimmer, in 2nd place, continues to score very highly with owners – over 600 ratings and still getting 4.7/5


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