Which Trimmer Brush Blade is Best? Let's find out!

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  • Published on:  Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Using trimmer string has its limits and not all brush blades are equally effective. In this video, I compare 5 different brush blades for clearing tall grass, light brush, and small trees. Please follow manufacturers instructions and use all appropriate safety gear and equipment if you decide to do this. This is educational and entertainment purposes only. I'm not sponsored by any of these brands and I purchased all of the products that I tested.
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  • Source: https://youtu.be/HYOlZb2bmmU


  • Anty Googl

    Anty Googl

     22 hours ago

    Trimmer of that sort will propably never be able to 'do everything'. All these blades are waving against tougher objects. Its simply dangerous to a blade, machine, user, plants and evironment. Either do it by the numbers, with different tools or don't do it at all. Saves a lot of time.

  • Tana Natung

    Tana Natung

     2 days ago

    Your video was helpful. Good one.

  • John Parrish

    John Parrish

     6 days ago

    I change out the blade on my Radial Arm Saw every year so I can use the old one on my Weedeater, it is the bomb for trimming the hedge in a hurry.

  • J Man

    J Man

     7 days ago +1

    I had a neighbor lose a leg to a metal trimmer blade breaking off. After that I only use the string.



     7 days ago

    Even the regular plastic spool thing can do some damage. Definitely would not want to be the guy using a weed wacker without a guard cause it flings a rock and your going to have to find where a pair of tweezers are to pull out the pebble embedded in your leg. My dumb brother was wacking some weeds once and sent a rock flying into his neighbors brand new car. Ended up shattering their windshield and of course his neighbor was outside when it happened. Ended up having to pay a couple hundred for being dumb.

  • Roger Edrinn

    Roger Edrinn

     7 days ago

    Another excellent PF video: Tightly edited, useful video clips, recommendations I can trust. Thanks!

  • Wil Adams

    Wil Adams

     7 days ago

    I was cringing too much to actually watch the video of saw blades without a guard cutting.

  • Ricky Lee

    Ricky Lee

     7 days ago

    Thank you for a great informative video. Just what I was look for. Appreciate your comments and video of e arch blade doing the same types of brush and grass, make for good comparison. 👍😃

  • ABADDON 247

    ABADDON 247

     14 days ago

    My eyes got bigger and bigger ever time you brought out a new blade. They look scary. Great review

  • loganmasterhi9


     14 days ago

    4:52 we have one like that but a different brand and I use it all the time to cut down a thorn bush and it dose a good job but if it is to thick the wood will smoke or start a short fire

  • Mike Purvey

    Mike Purvey

     14 days ago

    I’ve used the forester blades quite a bit mostly because they’re easily resharpened. I get that the renegade blades probably work better but how easily resharpened are they? I know they’re only $16-18 but if you go thru one or two every time you clear brush this can add up.

  • TMB247


     14 days ago

    I'm Old so I use a Mattox (sp) Old Fashioned Pick Axe ... takes longer initially but I'm lazy and don't want to do it more than once... I want the roots.
    I don't get much done per day and it is real work but in the end I basically only have to do it 1 1/4 times (still got to go back and dig up them sneaky buggers you missed the first time)

  • Steve Perry

    Steve Perry

     21 days ago

    I just bought an 82 volt cordless string trimmer. Would this work with these brush blades?

  • Skoolblow


     21 days ago

    It's funny how the forester says Grass only but is defnitely designed for Brush.. liability issue I'm sure..

  • Elizabeth Villalobos

    Elizabeth Villalobos

     21 days ago

    Hi can you recommend one for women. Lightweight. To clear brush as shown

  • Matthew ellis

    Matthew ellis

     a months ago

    Just bought 6 acres and had no idea what i was gonna use outside of hiring a Bush hog. Thanks for the review!

  • maccas NZ

    maccas NZ

     a months ago

    I use used circular saw blades

  • DukeOfMarshall


     a months ago

    The traingular blade works wonders on my redmax. When it cones to the brush you had trouble with, my redmax would have laughed at that and said "Really? That's all you're giving me?" So the power of the trimmer, or brush cutter in my case, helps in the overall picture as well.

  • YT Farmer Bangka

    YT Farmer Bangka

     a months ago

    I try your recomended

  • Karl Jensen

    Karl Jensen

     a months ago

    When using a carbide tipped blade, I found the best method for branches up to 2 1/2” is to rev up and jab. The branch is instantly severes before the weight of the branch pinches and binds the blade. Ideally it’s better to attack the limb from the tension/upper side, but you will find that as you progress into thicket, everything starts to lean towards you. Much faster than a chain saw for most smaller branches. For larger 2 1/2” to 6” the jab method is out. Cut the low side till it just about wants to pinch, then sides and top. Here a chain saw is faster and cleaner. The larger brush cutter cuts are ragged and could promote plant disease, that is if you care. Your biggest problem is dealing with the fallen matter. It gets in the way of cutting close to the ground. DO NOT have anyone help by jumping in and clearing. Sooner or later communications will breakdown along with fatigue and you WILL have a disaster. Lay the saw down in a safe direction and clear it yourself or shut it down and allow help. No one else in the vicinity (360 degrees) when it’s running. The reach and speed of swing is dangerous. You can only appreciate it’s danger by seeing what it can do to a
    2 1/2 “ branch....zing, gone!