Aldi 20V Cordless String Trimmer
Aldi continues with yard and garden products for their Aldi Finds going into summer. This week (6/1/2022) you can pick up either this Ferrex Cordless Trimmer or the Ferrex Cordless Blower to keep your yard looking good. This cordless string trimmer (aka weed wacker) will be available for just $49.99. It will work either as a trimmer or edger to keep your sidewalk and driveway edges clean. It uses the included 20V rechargeable battery to power the trimmer which may a little on the small side.
Ferrex Cordless Trimmer and Edger
- Price: $49.99 (2022 prices may vary)
- Compact design with telescopic shaft to save space
- Adjustable auxiliary handle and rubber grip
- 1.5 Ah Lithium-Ion battery with battery life indicator (20V) and battery charger included
- 12″ cutting diameter
- Auto feed string system for easy use and fast trimming
- In-line edging function keeps driveways and walks looking neat
- Flower guard helps protect flowers and ornamental lawn fixtures
- Three-year warranty included
- Aldi Product Code: 814733
Is the Ferrex Cordless Trimmer a Good Deal?
The Ferrex Trimmer/Edger will be selling for $49.99 which seems like a pretty good price for a cordless trimmer. The first thing to consider is this trimmer runs on a 20V battery which is on the smaller side. This string trimmer is probably best for a very small yard or for someone that needs a lighter trimmer and doesn’t mind stopping to recharge.
The other thing to consider is the lifetime of the battery. Since Ferrex is one of Aldi’s “Store Brands” (as far as I know) you probably won’t be able to go down to the local hardware store and find a replacement battery when the included one eventually dies. All batteries like this will go bad at some point but with other brands you can generally find replacements pretty easily so the entire tool isn’t worthless. This does have a three year warranty and there should be some company that offers replacement parts and support so you should be able to get one, just with more effort. With other brands you can also get more tools that use the same batteries.
If you have decided the 20V Trimmer is right for you let’s look at the price of the competition. I looked online for 20V Trimmer/Edgers that include a battery and charger and I found that most were $70-$100+ for a brand I recognized. I also found this Power Smart String Trimmer on sale for around $55 with a regular price around $80. This Worx Trimmer was on sale for $71 with a regular price around $90.
Probably the best deal I found was the Worx Trimmer + Blower Bundle for $112 (on sale) which includes 2 batteries and a charger. This is the option I would go with if I needed a small Trimmer/Edger and a Leaf Blower. It is about $10 more than buying both from Aldi but they have great reviews and I know I can find replacement batteries and other parts pretty easy. If you only need the trimmer the Power Smart Trimmer could be an option for just $5 more if you don’t want to go with the Ferrex Cordless Trimmer.
So the Ferrex Cordless Trimmer/Edger Looks like a good, but not great deal. If you want to save the money or just like buying at Aldi instead of online I’m sure you will get your money’s worth. But if you want something that more widely available I would give another of these brands a shot.
If You Need Something a Bit Bigger
If you have a larger yard I recommend going with a 40V trimmer like this Ryobi I use. The 40V battery is generally going to last longer and the motor may have a bit more power. I also have a 40V Ryobi Leaf Blower that uses the same battery and charger. With that I can keep one battery charged up and swap as needed. There are other brands out there with similar batteries and specs but Ryobi is the one I have experience with.
Ferrex 20V Cordless Trimmer and Edger Reviews
Great trimmer.you can order parts and they match some worx trimmers..mine did
I like the tool for what it is. Overall great. But in edger mode, the string wants to retract. I manually feed it out, and it goes right back in. I’ve emailed [email protected] but it returned undelivered. And the phone number is missing a digit! 1-888-997-875 How does one get ahold of Ferrex “After Sales Support”?
I cannot find replacement string for my battery operated trimmer.
Best trimmer I had!
However how do you order replacement parts?
Push a button, it goes, have had no problem with the string yet. But need a new charger, and would like to have extra string.
I love it!
I’ve had several trimmers all of which had the problem of the line jamming up. On this trimmer you press a button, the line comes out smoothly and you continue trimming.