PowerSmart PS76110A 20 Volt (18V) String Trimmer/Edger Review


PowerSmart PS76110A is a 20 volt (according to retail description, actual battery used is 18 Volt) string trimmer that double down as an edger. It does 8,200 RPM at no load and uses 0.065” line. It has cutting swath of just 10 inches – significantly less than most string trimmers.

For the price it’s reasonably powerful but you have to keep in mind that it’s a budget priced string trimmer – it’s not made for heavy duty jobs.

For simply trimming grass and weeds that aren’t too thick in your yard it works well enough, however due to extremely small cutting swath trimming does take longer than usual.

PowerSmart PS76110A can be converted into edger in seconds but edger wheels are too small. The line also doesn’t work properly when edging so this feature is pretty much useless.


Battery

PowerSmart PS76110A uses 18V battery (despite listings saying it has 20V). It lasts around 30 minutes on full charge.


Ergonomics

Is a bit short – if you are tall you might have to hunch which i uncomfortable and might cause discomfort and back pain. At 7.5 pounds it’s farm from being the lightest string trimmer out there but compared to gas powered ones neither is it super heavy. It does have adjustable handle though.

PowerSmart PS76110A measures 35.4 inches long, 7.87 inches wide and 5.9 inches high.


Flaws

Instructions it comes with are trash making assembly very difficult task.

Consumers often experience problems with automatic feed spool system. Replacing string is also unnecessary difficult and many consumers have a really tough time doing it.

Overall quality of the PowerSmart PS76110A string trimmer doesn’t feel great either which is as expected considering the pricing. It’s questionable how long it will last – but it doesn’t mean it won’t.


Conclusions

PowerSmart PS76110A is a very cheap and for a reason – it does have a lot of flaws. Despite that according to consumer reports there is still reasonably many people who are satisfied by it. So perhaps for some that want to save as much money as possible and have little expectations it might be good enough – but personally I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.





Alternatives

If you have come across this review you are probably looking for a good string trimmer to purchase. So to help you make the right decision here is a list of best string trimmers we have reviewed so far:






PowerSmart PS76110A String Trimmer / Edger Specs:

  • Type: Electric (battery powered)
  • No load Speed: 8,200 RPM
  • Cutting diameter: 10”
  • Line diameter: 0.065”
  • Battery type: 18V Lithium-ion
  • Battery model: PS76018B
  • Charging time: 1 hours
  • Charger model: PS76018C
  • Charger rating:
    • Input: 120VAC, 60Hz, 0.54A
    • Output: 18V DC, 1.5A
  • Approximate dimensions: 35.4″ x 7.87″ x 5.9″ (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs

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