My husband bought me the Earthwise 12-inch Rechargeable Trimmer last summer because the larger gas-powered trimmers were a little more than I could handle. Not only were they too long (I'm only 5'4") they were too heavy too. That meant putting a lot of pressure on my shoulders and arms. Because I have arthritis and have a tendency to develop bursitis and tendonitis, I thought weed whacking was a thing of the past for me. This weed trimmer proved me wrong.
Although it's not perfect, there are a lot of things I love about this trimmer - we'll get to the drawbacks later.
Things I love:
This trimmer is great for anyone who has difficulty maneuvering a large gas powered trimmer. It's easy on the joints, back and arms. It is great for cleaning up around raised beds or around a walkway. While it isn't meant for heavy duty trimming, it can handle tough weeds when needed. If you have a larger yard or large areas to trim regularly, I'd recommend getting a second battery. While many of it's features are ideal for those with arthritis, if you have arthritic hands, you may need assistance changing the battery.