Best Battery Whipper Snippers

Battery whipper snippers are now as quiet and lightweight as ever, and come with an abundance of features to pick and choose from. A battery or cordless whipper snipper helps maintain the neat lines made by a garden edger or lawn edger, which is why it’s important to choose the right model that helps you make light work of gardening. Continue Reading...

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$79 to $849
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Voltage
18 V
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Cutting Width
35 mm
Line Diameter
1.6 mm

Based on 343 reviews
Ryobi 18V One+ OED1850

Ryobi 18V One+ OED1850 🏆 2024

3.9  (38)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $199
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeStraight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
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ForgottenIt
ForgottenItVictoria15 posts
 
AEG ALT18B

AEG ALT18B

3.6  (28)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $329
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeSplit
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
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dylansouthcott23
dylansouthcott23NSW
 
Just receivedI just got a ALT18B aeg line trimmer and it seems as though the pins that hold the shaft in aren’t lined up correctly, has anyone had a similar issue? Show details
Ego 56V Power+ 380mm Line Trimmer ST1520E-S

Ego 56V Power+ 380mm Line Trimmer ST1520E-S

3.8  (12)
 Summary
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeStraight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
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stressed
stressed27476 posts
 
Wont power wind lineHad the line trimer repaired on the 10/2022 under warranty 2/2023 wont power wind again Show details
Stihl FSA Range

Stihl FSA Range

2.8  (25)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $369 to $399
  • Shaft TypeStraight and Bent
  • Power SourcesBattery (Built-In)
Rocketman
RocketmanHamilton48 posts
  FSA 85
Ozito PXCLTK-218

Ozito PXCLTK-218

2.3  (66)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $99
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeExtendable / Telescopic
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
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J5
J5NSW11 posts
 
total rubbishtotal rubbish
dont waste your time
spend the money on a ryobi instead Show details
Makita 18Vx2 Brushless Loop Handle Line Trimmer

Makita 18Vx2 Brushless Loop Handle Line Trimmer

3.7  (10)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $399
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeStraight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Built-In)
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Bungle
Bungle72 posts
  Verified
Ryobi One+ 18V OLT1832

Ryobi One+ 18V OLT1832

4.2  (6)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $119
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeExtendable / Telescopic
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
ChrisS
ChrisS7 posts
 
Easy to use lawn trimmer!Very easy to use and lightweight trimmer. Just click the battery on and and away you go. Battery runs close to an hour so you have plenty of time to do your job. All straight forward from angle to changing lines. Good value for money. Show details
Makita Brushless Line Trimmer Kit DUR189RM

Makita Brushless Line Trimmer Kit DUR189RM

2.7  (12)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $309
  • Handle TypeWalk-Behind (Push)
  • Shaft TypeExtendable / Telescopic
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
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Pieter
PieterSA
 
Ozito PXCLTS-0182

Ozito PXCLTS-0182

3.3  (7)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $155
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeSplit
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
davew
davew168 posts
  Verified
Ryobi 36V Brushless Line Trimmer RLT36BL

Ryobi 36V Brushless Line Trimmer RLT36BL

3.3  (6)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $329
  • Shaft TypeStraight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Miss Honest
Miss Honest5 posts
 
Ryobi 36V Brushless Line Trimmer Kit RLT36X4BL

Ryobi 36V Brushless Line Trimmer Kit RLT36X4BL

3.0  (7)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $429
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Bel Del
Bel DelNSW4 posts
  Verified
Stihl FSA 57

Stihl FSA 57

2.3  (12)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $399
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeStraight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Mick
Mick
 
Ozito PXCLTS-018

Ozito PXCLTS-018

2.6  (8)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $79
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeExtendable / Telescopic
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Razor
RazorQLD19 posts
  Verified
Spare blade replacements no longer availablePoor battery life and the plastic blades didn’t stay on for more than a minute and it was really difficult to fit replacements. But now you can’t even replace them at all, because there are no replacement blades available in any Bunnings store, and apparently the manufacturer has ‘suspended’ them. Show details
DeWalt 18V XR String Trimmer DCMST561N-XE

DeWalt 18V XR String Trimmer DCMST561N-XE

2.3  (11)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $319
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeSplit
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
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Brian S.
Brian S.
 
I can not recommend this productHas enough power for domestic use but the line feed is a constant nightmare and, in my opinion, renders the machine useless. I am giving serious thought to switching brands as my current skins require replacement. Show details
Ryobi 36V Edger RED3600

Ryobi 36V Edger RED3600

4.0  (3)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $299
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeExtendable / Telescopic, Split and Straight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Built-In)
jameswindsor
jameswindsorNSW8 posts
 
Great when it workedI bought this about 8 years ago but only use it once or twice a year. The trigger mechanism failed in such a way that once it starts you can't turn it off without taking the battery out. Contacted Ryobi and they said there are no authorized service centers in Sydney so I need to ship it to Victoria. Show details
Ryobi One+ 4.0AH Edger Kit RED1850Li40

Ryobi One+ 4.0AH Edger Kit RED1850Li40

4.5  (2)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $269
  • Handle TypeWalk-Behind (Push)
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
bjacko
bjackoVIC22 posts
  Verified
The best edger I have ever ownedI find it is by far the best and easiest lawn edger I have ever owned, once I got used to using it after the about three times. I have owned other types large and small petrol and hand operated. Show reply
Ego ST1300E

Ego ST1300E

2.4  (5)
 Summary
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeStraight
Eric B.
Eric B.QLD5 posts
  Verified
Stihl FSA 86 R

Stihl FSA 86 R

2.0  (6)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $399
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeStraight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Jim
Jim
 
Don’t buyAwful design to the trimmer line. Never lets the out, always have to let the line out manually. Show details
Stihl FSA 90 R

Stihl FSA 90 R

2.7  (3)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $549
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeStraight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Jodie
JodieNSW2 posts
 
Fantastic until motor failedLoved this on my 4 acre property, but 3 yrs in and the motor died. One year out of warranty and the cost of repair isn't worth it, so now I have to buy another one! Really annoyed and not happy Show details
Stihl FSA 60 R

Stihl FSA 60 R

3.5  (2)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $369
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeStraight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
POBoxford5
POBoxford5Quakers Hill2 posts
 
Bushranger 36V Brushless Line Trimmer BRU36V9101

Bushranger 36V Brushless Line Trimmer BRU36V9101

3.0  (2)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $229
  • Shaft TypeStraight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Built-In)
Greg L.
Greg L.
 
Customer service is very poorUnit lasted 10 minutes poor customer service very poor communication Show details
Bushranger
Bushranger   DM   
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Husqvarna Aspire 18V Trimmer

Husqvarna Aspire 18V Trimmer

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $269
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeExtendable / Telescopic
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Highlands Lady
Highlands Lady2 posts
 
  • Price (RRP) $249
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeExtendable / Telescopic
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Ivan36
Ivan36VIC66 posts
 
Bosch Universal GrassCut 18V-260

Bosch Universal GrassCut 18V-260

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Shaft TypeExtendable / Telescopic
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
BobTech
BobTechNSW59 posts
  Verified
Ozito PXLTK-1828

Ozito PXLTK-1828

5.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeExtendable / Telescopic
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
The Y-man
The Y-manVIC104 posts
 
Makita Brushless Line Trimmer Kit DUR192LST

Makita Brushless Line Trimmer Kit DUR192LST

2.5  (2)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $299
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Shoelessjoe
ShoelessjoeVIC13 posts
  Verified
Worx 20V 2-in-1 Line Trimmer and Edger WG163E.9

Worx 20V 2-in-1 Line Trimmer and Edger WG163E.9

2.5  (2)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $139
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeStraight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Bob
BobNSW34 posts
  Verified
Black & Decker STC1820PC-XE

Black & Decker STC1820PC-XE

2.5  (2)
 Summary
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeExtendable / Telescopic
  • Power SourcesBattery (Built-In)
consumer
consumerSydney60 posts
 
RubbishHow can this rate so highly, mine must ne broken and takes several passes to cut grass to length, am throwing it away. Show details
Milwaukee M18CLT-0

Milwaukee M18CLT-0

4.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $399
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeStraight
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Lochlan73
Lochlan73QLD9 posts
 
Swift Garden 40v Grass Trimmer

Swift Garden 40v Grass Trimmer

4.0  (1)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $222.17
  • Handle TypeLoop Handle
  • Shaft TypeSplit
  • Power SourcesBattery (Removable)
Robyn
Robyn9 posts
 

Why choose a battery whipper snipper?

Man using a Makita battery whipper snipper to trim his garden lawn
Image credit: Makita

A battery whipper snipper uses power from either a removable or built-in battery to cut grass and weeds. The motor is usually located at the cutting head rather than the handle (as is the case for petrol whipper snippers).

Pros
Great for everyday use in your own garden.
Fully portable.
Doesn’t emit fumes.
Doesn’t require ongoing maintenance.
Relatively easy and quiet to operate, meaning that for some professional gardeners working in residential areas they may be more suitable.
Cons
Generally have lower power output than petrol whipper snippers, which can make them less suited to heavy duty gardening.
Must be charged in advance and charged again when the battery is low, making them a bit inconvenient for time-consuming gardening jobs.

Understanding the voltage of your whipper snipper

The voltage (V) of your battery indicates its power. It’s common to see power tools that take an 18V battery, but nowadays there are many models on the market that use batteries from 36V to as high as 82V. Generally speaking, a higher voltage battery means better cutting and trimming performance.

Although battery operated whipper snippers don’t quite offer the same level of power and run time of petrol models, developments in lithium ion battery technology are closing this gap between the two. Also take into consideration that the larger your lawn, the larger your battery will probably have to be.

How long does a trimmer battery last?

If you’re unfamiliar with battery cutting edgers, you may be surprised at their seemingly short battery life. The batteries for these whipper snippers usually last between 30 and 60 minutes of continuous use, and should take anywhere between 30 minutes to 3 hours to charge, depending on your battery and battery charger.

Features

When you’re shopping for a battery whipper snipper or garden bed edger, there are some features you should look out for that can take a lot of the hard work out of gardening.

  • Vibration damping: A vibration damping feature steadies the handle of your edger trimmer, letting you hold it without feeling any discomfort from the vibrating machine.
  • Shoulder strap: A shoulder strap helps take some of the weight of the machine off your hands, so you can power through large areas without working up too much of a sweat (and also saving you sore muscles later).
  • Automatic line system: An automatic line feed system sends out more cutting line when it gets too short, as opposed to a manual feed system that requires you to turn off the whipper snipper and unwind the line.
  • Pivoting head: A pivoting head lets you easily change the cutting direction (either horizontally or vertically) so you don’t need to tilt the entire machine.

Ease of use

Battery whipper snippers are generally easier to use and maintain than their petrol counterparts. You can just insert a charged battery when you’re ready to use it and start the motor at the push of a button. They make for a more lightweight whipper snipper.

You should however consider getting a second battery to keep with you, so that if you have a larger yard that needs more than one battery charge, you can easily switch them out - saving you time waiting for your battery to recharge.

The type of shaft on your whipper snipper also affects how easy it is to use.

The different types are:

  • Straight shafts: Straight shafts are generally more ergonomic, as you don’t need to stoop to use them - making straight shaft models better suited to taller gardeners or those who need a further reach in their yard work. They’re more expensive, but are easier to service and find parts for.
  • Bent shafts: A model with a bent shaft is more affordable and can do the job effectively if you don’t have a large yard or do simple gardening work. It can however be hard on your back over time as you may need to bend a little to use it.
  • Split shafts: A split shaft lets you use the same motor to power other attachments for different gardening purposes, saving you valuable shed space.
  • Extendable shafts: An extendable shaft gives you extra reach when trimming your lawn.

Cleaning and maintenance

Battery powered whipper snippers are generally easier to clean and maintain than their petrol counterparts, however you should still be aware of what’s needed to keep your machine spick and span before you buy one.

Luckily, you won’t have any fuel spills to clean up, but you will have to clean your machine with a damp cloth. You should keep any metal bits of your machine lubricated to prevent rust, and sharpen blades once a year. Ensure that before doing any maintenance or repair work on your garden tool, you turn it off and remove the battery cartridge.

Safety

When using a battery grass trimmer, ensure you follow these safety guidelines:

  • Use ear protection, particularly if you’re going to be using your whipper snipper for a long period of time.
  • Wear closed shoes (such as work boots), thick gardening gloves, safety glasses, thick long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
  • Ensure that there aren’t any small children or pets near your work area.
  • Check that the line of your tool is in good condition before starting your gardening, and replace it if required.
  • Use the machine slowly, with even movements, while watching where you step - large rocks and pot plants can trip you up when you least expect them to.
  • Ensure your battery trimmer is dry before you store it.

Price

Battery whipper snippers can set you back anywhere from $80 to upwards of $600, although most of these battery powered tools cost between $200 and $400.

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