In 1971, an ambitious young inventor named George Ballas invented the first weed wacker. Inspired by the cleaning brushes of a car wash, he took a tin can and some fishing wire and went to town. While we don’t have a picture of the very first weed wacker, it wasn’t pretty. Thankfully, they’ve developed a ton in the last fifty years.
Craftsman WC205 – Editor’s Choice for Best Gas Powered, Curved Shaft Weed Wacker of 2019
Ryobi RY253SS – Editor’s Choice Best Gas Powered, Straight Shaft Weed Wacker of 2019
Black & Decker LST140C – Editor’s Choice Best Electric Weed Wacker of 2019
Husqvarna 324L – Editor’s Choice Best Professional Grade Weed Wacker of 2019
Buying Guide for the Best Weed Wacker
There are two critical facets that consumers need to consider before buying a weed wacker: power source and shaft shape. We’re willing to bet that you don’t understand how those can affect your buying choices, so let’s get into what we’re talking about.
Other things to consider