While string trimmers are a great way to clear thick overgrown grasses and weeds, they just don't have the power and resilience to handle larger tasks like clearing thick brush, saplings, and hearty reeds.
If you're struggling to cut through thick overgrowth with your string trimmer, you may just need to step up to a brush cutter. They're the big brother of string trimmers, offering more power, thicker more resilient line, and even blades capable of cutting through saplings and hearty reed patches.
Brush cutters come in a few styles: hand-held, walk-behind, and tow-behind. So whether your tackling a small patch of overgrowth along the back of your property, or you're faced with managing a larger field of heavy brush, there's a tool to meet your needs.
Handheld Brush Cutter
Sporting larger engines and thicker line, handheld brush cutters work like string trimmers with extra muscle.
They're ideal for thick brush and overgrown weeds, grass, and even saplings because they have the strength to power metal brush cutter blades.
Handheld brush cutters are available in 2-cycle and 4-cycle, depending whether or not you're comfortable with mixing gas and oil.