If you're online shopping for a gas trimmer to make yard work easier this year, you'll have to decide between corded and cordless trimmers, and gas vs. electric ones. They all have pros and cons. Think about the size of your lawn and how much trimming you have to do. Is it mostly small grass or are there patches of thick, tall grass or weeds? Also think about whether you'll need attachments to make the trimmer a multi-tasking machine. Keep those thoughts in mind as you review the pros and cons of each.
The No. 1 pro for a gas trimmer is that you can fill it up and go. There's no buying or charging batteries. There's no cord to work around. You can cover one end of your yard to the other, even if you have several acres. Depending on the diameter and shape of the line, you can tackle trimming grass or large patches of tall grass and weeds. It can handle a large workload. You can purchase several attachments for the machine if it's gas: hedge trimmer, edger, blower (which is akin to a leaf blower) and more. One con is that a gas trimmer weighs more, so carrying it around could be cumbersome. Two other cons include that you have to buy gas and the emissions make it a little less environmentally friendly than other options.