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EGO String Trimmer Review: Best Cordless Trimmer (ST1511T)

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We tested the EGO string trimmer and found it to be a a strong performer in the cordless, battery operated class. It has the power and ability to handle most household yard needs for trimming edges and whacking weeds. A top feature was EGO’s string loading mechanism which makes the task of replacing string something anyone can now do.

Read our full review below and watch the video where we discuss the general features of this trimmer and do a quick demo of its trimming and weed wacking abilities.

White and blue house set behind a lush green lawn and blue skies in the background.

Summer enjoyment in your garden with kids and family is a thing to behold. One of the irritants in summer life are the pesky weeds that grow everywhere. Particularly in spring. It is always helpful to have an easy way to get rid of them. A good weed wacker or string trimmer is a good garden tool for this.

Trimmers are also useful for cutting grass in the edges of your lawn where you mower cannot reach. If you have a riding lawn tractor, you will have several areas that need a trimmer because the tractor cannot make those tight turns.

We chose to test and review the EGO string trimmer because of its Powerload feature that makes reloading string easy. The possibility to have an electric trimmer with the ability of a gas-powered one was too good to pass up testing on.

What Comes In The Box ( EGO Tool Only)

First, let’s take a look at what’s in the box. The version we tested and reviewed came with the power tool only (no battery and charger), Model ST1511T. In the box you get the unassembled power string trimmer, spare replacement string, and the user manual.

Contents of the EGO string trimmer packaging box displayed on a brown patio with a shed and trees in the background.

Assembling The EGO Cordless Trimmer For Use

Installing the EGO string trimmer is fairly easy. The telescopic unit unfolds and is then held in place with a bolt that is supplied. The handle is bolted in separately, as is the black plastic guard on the bottom of the trimmer per the instructions included.

Man in purple shirt installing the EGO string trimmer on a brown patio with a shed and trees in the background.

EGO has made the assembly rather simple. We’ve seen some brands that are difficult to piece together. A lack of assembly hassle goes a long way in making a good first impression of the EGO tool. Once assembled, this trimmer is sleek, durable and has a great finish that we’ve come to expect from EGO.

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Full Video Review And Unboxing Of The EGO Leaf Blower 650 CFM

Watch this video where we unbox, review and test out the EGO electric cordless string trimmer in a yard during late spring. Some of the grass was overgrown and the weeds were running wild. Making it a great time to put this to the test.

The EGO cordless string trimmer was tested out as a edge trimmer on grass. And we even hacked away at an area of tall grass. This unit could handle everything we threw at it with no issue. As you will expect from a string trimmer, the thicker the weeds and grass you chop away at, the faster you work your way through the string.

EGO Power String Trimmer cutting grass near some grew rocks in a garden.

The 5 Ah battery held its charge quite easily for the speeds we needed. With the 2.5 Ah battery you should get about 30-40 mins of trimming. Overall, this is an outstanding cordless string trimmer that matches a gas-powered one easily.

Our favorite feature of this unit is the simple string re-loading system. Anyone can do it and you get a perfectly wound string each time. We were also impressed with the lightweight frame of the trimmer and the adjustable length of the trimmer through the telescoping pole.

Speed Control Dials

Green power button and black handle of a weed wacker leaning against a black metal fence.

There are two speed settings, low and high. Weed whacking and grass trimming on the edges work well on the low speed. For taller grass and larger patches of significantly overgrown weeds you would want to go with high. Performance-wise, the low setting has enough cutting power. It is something you will use most often for routine garden needs.

Ergonomic And Comfortable Handle

Black handle of a EGO string trimmer leaning against a black metal fence.

The handle is foam-cushioned and comfortable to work with. The telescoping pole lets you adjust enough to accommodate most people’s height and reach.

In the trimmer unit, we were looking to see if the string re-load was as easy as advertised. It was. The weight with battery was also something to check. Overall, the unit is not too heavy and there is an option to add a shoulder strap. See below.

EGO Power String Trimmer cutting grass near the edge of a white fence.

Of course, the motor strength and cutting ability is also important. In this area too, we feel that this is a solid trimmer. It is more than ready to live up to the task of trimming edges and taking care of pesky weeds.

EGO Power+ ST1510T 15-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless POWERLOAD String Trimmer – Battery and Charger Not Included, Black

EGO Power+ ST1510T 15-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless POWERLOAD String Trimmer with Aluminum Telescopic Shaft - Battery and Charger Not Included, Black

If you don’t have other EGO tools, you will need the unit that comes with a battery pack and charger.

By EGO Power+

Our Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Just insert the line through the hole and adjust to equal length on both sides. Then, push a button to wind—get back to work in seconds. It is that simple.

EGO Power+ AL2450S 0.095″ Premium Quality Twist Line for EGO 15-Inch String Trimmer

String trimmers use up string at a faster rate than you’d expect, specially on thick grass and heavy weeds. Luckily it is relatively inexpensive. You can get the right size from EGO here.

With the 5 Ah battery, the trimmer could feel heavy over extended periods. For lower strain, get a shoulder strap.

Universal Shoulder Strap – Replacement AP1500 Shoulder Strap, Compatible with EGO 56V String Trimmer

There is a special strap that is sold by EGO. But we found a cheaper one ($11) that is more than handy and fits this model of the EGO. It is adjustable and allows you to position the trimmer in multiple holding positions.

Yellow flowers on tall green grass in a field with dark trees and sunlight in the background.

EGO Power+ LB6504 650 CFM Variable-Speed 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Leaf Blower 5.0Ah Battery and Charger Included

NamePOWER+ 15″ POWERLOAD™ STRING TRIMMER WITH TELESCOPIC ALUMINUM SHAFT
Model NumberST1511T (w/ battery & charger); ST1510T (tool only)
ASINB093F7ZQLY
Manufacturer/BrandEGO Power+
Item Weight7.63 pounds, 3.46 kg (without battery)
Power SourceBattery powered
BatteryCompatible with all EGO 56V ARC Lithium batteries
Cutting Width15 in. (38 cm)
Cutting Line Type0.095 in. (2.4mm) nylon twist line
Cutting MechanismBump-feed trimmer head
No-Load SpeedLow speed set: 3000-4800 RPM
High speed set: 4500-5800 RPM
Manufacturer’s DescriptionThis 15 in. String Trimmer with POWERLOAD™ technology automatically winds your trimmer line. Replacing your string line is as easy as feeding the line into the head and pressing a button! With the telescopic aluminum shaft, easily adjust the shaft length for ease of use and comfort. This trimmer is built with a high-efficiency brushless motor, bump feed line advance, 0.095″ professional cutting line, and is compatible with all EGO ARC Lithium™ batteries to maximize the convenience of cordless and deliver Power Beyond Belief.

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