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String trimmer for 83 year old?

Posted by John__ShowMe__USA 5 (My Page) on
Mon, May 19, 03 at 18:17

My DOM is obsessed with keeping her yard & garden neat. A gas weedeater is just too much for her to handle. Are there similar lightweight battery powered tools that would do what a weedeater does? She is quite mobile and has no problem with being on her hands and knees working in the garden. Perhaps something on wheels? Or something really small? No extention cords please.

John


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RE: String trimmer for 83 year old?

I'm 'only' 70 , but have fibromyalgia and arthritis.
I bought a light-weight electric weed eater , and find that I can use it quite easily. Maybe that would work for your mother.
I admire her for wanting to continue 'doing' her yard!


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RE: String trimmer for 83 year old?

gardeningangel,

I'm thinking about getting the one in the link below.

John

Here is a link that might be useful: GrassHog


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RE: String trimmer for 83 year old?

John,
It looks like the one I got from WalMart.


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RE: String trimmer for 83 year old?

I'm only 55 - but have physical limitations - Weedeater came out with a new super lightweight, easy to start weedeater that is really cheap and does a super job - I'm very impressed - - - other than that I would recommend an electric one with a long extension cord (but be sure to ask a person "in the know" to get you the right amp for the length of the extension as well as the amp of the weedeater). The electric ones are really lightweight. barb


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RE: String trimmer for 83 year old?

HI..I have had several surgeries..shoulder,ankles, ,knees, etc and can not manage a heavy weedwacker either..plus I could never start a gas powered ones and electric ones get in the way..dragging cords etc. We just found the perfect thing for me a few months ago at sears.. Its a rechargeable battery powered weed eater. It is great for edging grass around our pool, landscape ties etc. And..I dont have to ask anyone to crank it for me..no smell..no cords..not very loud.. Im well pleased with it..Always starts..easy to use and handle..Might just be exactly what you are looking for.
Hope this helps and Happy Gardening..


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