Grass on a plot near the house is growing quite rapidly. Hand scythe to mow, it is not always convenient, and the time it takes predostatochno. But manual trimmer mowing takes a few minutes. There are two types of trimmer: gasoline and electric. Each of them has its pros and cons.

Electric trimmer

Electric trimmer is a hand lawn mower that works from the mains. Among its indisputable advantages are:
- light weight (with electric trimmer easily controlled by a woman or young person);
- low cost (good trimmer can be purchased for 2-5 thousand rubles);
a small noise at work;
- the launch button.

Electric trimmer in mind its low weight and has a relatively small capacity. To mow the grass near the house they can, but if the landscape is complex with differences, the task becomes much more complicated. Additionally, some shrubs and plants simply impossible to cut such a device, the line constantly breaks, and the motor overheats.

Among other things, an electric trimmer, there are other disadvantages: the attachment to the socket. This applies to most budget models. If you want to mow a large area, you may need several extension cords. In addition, wires can cling to shrubs and trees. Use an electric trimmer after the rain is also not recommended because the high risk of closure.

There are electric models which work not only offline, but also from the battery. The weight of the trimmer is substantially higher, instead of the standard 1,5-3 kg it is between 4.5 and 5 kg, which is not always convenient. Electric models with rechargeable battery are supplied with a shoulder strap. Are these trimmers are much higher: 4-7 thousand rubles.

Petrol trimmer

A petrol trimmer several advantages:
- portability (you can use anywhere, even near the house, even in the field);
- high power;
refuelling - at any time;
- high performance.

Petrol trimmers are not much more than electric, so the price can not be any special criteria for selection. Weight depends on how big is the gas tank. Distinguish between the trimmers with a volume of tank: 0.5 liters, 1 liter, 1.5 liters. The greater the volume, the greater the weight of the trimmer.

There are two type of petrol trimmers: two-stroke and four-stroke. The first type in a tank filled with gasoline, diluted with a special oil. The second – oil and fuel poured separately. The power of a four-stroke trimmer a few times more, and the effect of noise from work less.

If the model involves, in addition to fishing line on a gasoline trimmer can be supplied, and the nozzle-rotor, which is designed for cutting small trees and large shrubs. The only disadvantage of the petrol models in the way of their inclusion. You want to pull the special cord-zavadilka that requires some physical effort.

Definitely say which model is better, petrol or electric, is impossible. It is worth remembering that the bevel of grass on large and thickly forested areas is better to buy a powerful petrol trimmers and lawn with a bevel or monotonous grass in small areas can handle and lightweight electric model.