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Is the new ‘Manscapedbody groomer from Shark Tank the best one yet?

Our intrepid writer tried the buzzy trimmer for ‘downstairs’ grooming to find out.

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I’m not sure when I first became aware of the term “manscape,” which apparently means to groom or trim a man’s body hair, but Urban Dictionary’s top definition dates back to 2003. I also admit that when Reviewed first asked me to test products by the brand Manscaped, made famous by Shark Tank and Instagram, I didn’t realize that its Lawn Mower is specifically marketed as a trimmer for a dude’s hair, um, down there. (Manscape’s mission is to be the “global leader in below-the-waist grooming” and “spark a movement to unlock men’s confidence, allowing them to lead their best lives.”)

A few disclosures before I get into the so-called weeds. I’m in my late 40s, married, and not especially vain. My head is mostly bald, and what hair I have on my face and body doesn’t grow particularly thick but can get unruly. I’m open to learning new things about grooming because I’m diligent about hygiene.

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What is Manscaped?

The brand, founded by a father-and-son team (feel free to unpack that on your own), sells two versions of a cordless pubic hair clipper, a cordless ear- and nose-hair trimmer, nail-grooming kits, and various grooming products for men’s hair and skin—all bestowed with “clever” names—both a la carte and in sets.

In the last couple years, I’ve tested the Lawn Mower 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0, which are waterproof electric hair trimmers featuring what the company calls “SkinSafe Technology” to prevent nicks. (The 2.0 has been discontinued.)

For this review, I also tried the Crop Preserver, an “anti-chafing ball deodorant,” and the Crop Reviver, a “ball toner and refresher,” and the Shed, a travel bag to hold all this stuff, and separately I’ve reviewed Manscaped’s Weed Whacker, which is a waterproof electric trimmer for ear and nose hair.

What does Manscaped cost?

The Perfect Package 4.0 includes the Lawn Mower 4.0, Crop Preserver, Crop Reviver, Magic Mat, Manscaped Boxers, and Shed toiletry bag.

Like many of these subscription-model startups, Manscaped‘s pricing is, well, a little convoluted. Allow me to try to break it down:

  • The Lawn Mower 4.0 retails for 89.99 on, or 84.99 if you sign up for the “Peak Hygiene Plan” to receive two replacement products of your choice (such as more blades or any of the so-called Formulations) every three months for which you’re charged 14.99. (Manscaped recommends popping on a new blade that frequently “for optimal performance and hygienic operation.”)
  • The Lawn Mower 3.0 sells for 79.99, or 69.99 with the Peak Hygiene Plan.
  • Crop Preserver, 12.99, or a recurring 9.99 for each shipment with a subscription; you can choose to receive it every one, two, three, or six months.
  • Crop Reviver, 10.99, or a recurring charge of 8.99 with a subscription
  • The Shed travel bag, 39.99 (or free with certain sets).

A note about the Peak Hygiene Plan: Previously, this subscription plan covered only the replacement of the ceramic blade, which meant that you’d be charged 14.99 every three months and get one new blade. Now, Manscaped allows you to choose two products for the same 15, one of which can be a new blade. You can also mix and match and change your selections before each shipment. Do you want one blade for the Lawn Mower and another for the Weed Whacker? No problem. Want a new mower blade and a refill on the ball toner? Cool. also sells several sets that bundle the trimmers with other products, offering a significant discount from what you’d pay a la carte.

The Perfect Package 4.0 comes with the Lawn Mower 4.0, a bottle each of Crop Preserver and Crop Reviver, the Shed bag, “anti-chafing” boxers (Dear Universe: Shouldn’t all boxers be anti-chafing?), and a three-pack of Magic Mats, or disposable, recyclable-paper mats that look like a newspaper for placing on the floor to catch clipped hair (now that we no longer read actual newspapers that could be used for this purpose and instead have to buy mock newsprint is perhaps a sign of the apocalypse. but I digress, again). The Perfect Package 4.0 costs 109.99, or 99.99 with the 14.99 quarterly Peak Hygiene Plan.

The Performance Package 4.0 is all of the above plus the Weed Whacker ear- and nose-hair trimmer. This bundle costs 129.99, or 119.99 with the 14.99 quarterly Peak Hygiene Plan.

Purchased separately (and without the various subscriptions), the items in the Perfect Package would run you about 178 and those in the Performance Package about 218. So, if you want and will use all or most of those items, buying one of the packages is a no-brainer.

However, most of the products are also available on Amazon without the obligation to get a subscription. The Lawn Mower 4.0 is priced at 89.99 (at the time of publication) from Manscaped and fulfilled by Amazon (or cheaper via some third-party vendors). The Lawn Mower 3.0 costs 69.99 with no further purchase required—so it’s actually a better deal on Amazon.

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However, neither the Perfect Package 4.0 nor the Performance Package 4.0 is available from Amazon. Instead, you can grab a bundle called the Perfect Package 3.0 for 99.99. It comes with the older model Lawn Mower 3.0, Crop Cleanser (“refreshing all-in-one cleanser” for “post-trimming in the shower”), Crop Preserver, Crop Reviver, the Shed, Magic Mat, and a five-piece stainless steel nail kit called the Shears 2.0. Confusingly, the items in this set are somewhat different from what Manscaped sells in the Perfect Package 3.0 directly on its website. That version has the Lawn Mower 3.0, Crop Preserver, Crop Reviver, Magic Mat set, Shed, and Manscaped Boxers for 89.99.

After all that, are you still with me? Deep breath.

Does Manscaped work?

The Lawn Mower 4.0 feels good in the hand with its octagonal shape.

For my first test “down there,” I stepped into the tub, opened the shower faucets, and went to mow the lawn under the stream of water.

The wet environment made keeping my skin taut and guiding the blade through my water-flattened hair more difficult but looking down at the hair-covered shower floor told me I was making progress.

I found it worked best without using the plastic comb attachment because the unencumbered blade lifts and cuts wet hair more easily that way. Also, I only did some light mowing, so to speak, while under the shower because of the overall reduced visibility.

Because you can use the trimmer wet or dry, I later repeated the manscaping exercise without water. This time, I stood in front of a body-length mirror on the bathroom door so I could better see what I was doing. I stepped onto some actual newsprint (yes, I still get the paper on weekends) and gave it a go below my waist.

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I easily guided the trimmer around my sensitive areas, being mindful to keep the skin taut and moving the trimmer only in the direction the blade points, as per the well-illustrated guide that came in the box.

The Lawn Mower 4.0 features a small LED light just below the replaceable blade, which helpfully lights the way. I was happy to see this innovative feature from the 3.0 carry over to this latest generation.

The answer to your inevitable question: No, I didn’t nick myself in either test. Yes, I was very careful, but the Manscaped trimmer is light (just over four ounces) and easy to maneuver so I wasn’t really worried that I’d get hurt. Several of the bad reviews on Amazon are from users claiming they cut themselves using the trimmer. (A couple of reviewers even posted … photos. Oh, my eyes.) Of course this is a risk—even Manscaped includes the disclaimer in its quick-start guide that “nicks, cuts, or other injury may occur” and advises you to “mow low and slow.” But after my experiences testing three versions of the Lawn Mower, I have to wonder what those users did to draw all that blood.

Can you use Manscaped on your face?

The Lawn Mower 4.0 made pretty quick work of removing my beard.

Although Manscaped markets the trimmer for groin and body grooming, a post on Manscaped’s blog states that the Lawn Mower “can be safe and effective for grooming your face.” (Your face is part of your body, no?)

But the company advises you to use one blade for your face and a separate blade for the rest of your body to prevent bacterial cross-contamination. I decided to try the trimmer on my face first for this reason. But also, two more reasons: 1) I wanted to see how it performs as a beard and mustache trimmer because I personally don’t want to have to buy a different device for every corner of my person and I’m sure many of you don’t, either. So if it does a decent job there, too, cool. And 2) If I don’t shave for a long time, my beard gets quite long, curly, and wild, which presents a perfect additional challenge for testing the Lawn Mower’s mowing power.

After letting my beard grow out for about four weeks, I fired up the Lawn Mower 4.0 and pushed it into the unruly growth with the goal of clipping everything off. I shaved one half of my mug in under two minutes and paused to capture my Two-Face look on camera (see image above). Then I finished the job in just about another minute. This left me with a very short, soft buzz, which is what I like. You can either stop there, if you’re like me, or you can switch to a razor to then quickly give yourself a closer shave. And here’s the fun fact: I did all this in my backyard, without the benefit of a mirror. I felt a pinch just under my lip and again near my Adam’s Apple but that has happened to me with dedicated beard trimmers, too, so I won’t hold it against the Lawn Mower.

Can you use Manscaped for other body grooming?

The Manscaped Lawn Mower has a good feel in the hand and trims hair closely to the skin, as seen on this lower leg. (It’s a G-rated site, mmkay?)

Yes. Trimming my chest hair in the shower was quick, though I don’t have a ton of torso hair in the first place. The only hang-up was that hairs tended to stick to my skin rather than fall away, which made it harder to tell where I’d trimmed. Still, the results were good. The more I test Manscaped products, the better I get at using them. When I was a manscaping novice, I missed some spots, go figure, both on my chest and down below. But by now, I’m much more comfortable guiding the devices on my real estate to achieve smoother and neater results.

But remember—the Lawn Mower is a trimmer, not a shaver, so it can only snip your hair so short. If you’re looking to go hairless, you’ll want to go over your skin again with a men’s disposable razor like our top pick, Gillette Mach3 Turbo or try one of Manscaped’s razors, (The Plow 2.0 for le visage and the Crop Shaver for the groin—or book a waxing appointment and skip the home trimming altogether.

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How do you clean the Manscaped Lawn Mower?

One benefit of the device’s waterproofing is that, even if you don’t use it in the shower, you can clean it under running water. After I rinsed it clean of hair, I popped off the blade attachment, gently tapped it and the unit to shake out loose hair, and then brushed them with a toothbrush. (The tiny brush that comes with most electric trimmers is pretty useless because it’s hard to hold and doesn’t really sweep enough. I prefer using a soft-bristle toothbrush.)

How long does Manscaped’s battery last?

The Lawn Mower is charged via USB, which was new to me in the personal care space when I first tested it. The 4.0 comes with a USB braided charging cable (it looks a lot like an iPhone charger but black instead of white) and a cradle that holds the trimmer upright while it juices up. What’s new with this model: The trimmer recharges wirelessly through electromagnetic induction, meaning the trimmer sits in the cradle and charges via contact alone. The cable it comes with is to charge the cradle. This also means that you can try charging the handheld on a third-party wireless charging pad, although Manscaped doesn’t guarantee it will work with every generic pad on the market.

To test charging time, I slid a fully drained Lawn Mower 4.0 test unit into its charging cradle and waited. A strip of three blinking lights shows the trimmer’s charging progress. (Those lights also indicate the trimmer’s approximate charge in thirds.) The mower recharged in just over three hours. Manscaped says the 4.0’s fully charged battery gets you up to 90 minutes of use. To test that claim, I let the fully charged 4.0 run with the LED on until the unit died, which took about 70 minutes. I repeated the drain-until-dead test with the LED switched off. This time, the charge lasted 91 minutes.

Remember that your real-world experience will look very different—you’ll likely use the device for just a few minutes at a time. But the battery life seems more than adequate to keep you in business for several manscaping sessions before needing to juice up. It’s also about the same charge-up and draining time I got when I tested the Lawnmower 3.0.

What’s good about Manscaped?

The LED headlight on the Lawn Mower 4.0 is one of its best features.

I’ve appreciated each version of the Lawn Mower’s design and build. The 4.0 shaver, which weighs about 4.3 ounces and measures just under six inches long, feels light and great in my hand. With my index finger wrapped under the concave of the shaver’s neck, my pinky clutches the rounded bottom while my thumb easily presses the power button, which delivers a nice tactile response when pressed.

Pressing the button three times activates the travel lock to prevent accidental activation (and draining of power) if the trimmer bangs around in the Shed or some other case while you’re on the go—a very useful feature that should be on every electronic personal care product.

The LED spotlight is genius. Without this feature—or perhaps some low-angled floodlights in your bathroom—I don’t know how you’d see where you need to trim the farther down you go. But when you don’t need to shine the spotlight on your work area, you can switch it off by holding down the power button for about two seconds while the trimmer is buzzing.

Another plus is that the Lawn Mower is quiet. You can hear the buzzing just enough to let you know it’s charged and working. In fact, for my battery life test, I placed the buzzing unit on a small washcloth on my desk while I worked on my computer and I barely noticed the humming sound after a while.

The 4.0 comes with two comb attachments, a.k.a. trim guards, which is more than enough. Each clicks into two trim lengths, giving you four options: 3mm, 6mm, 10mm, and 13mm. I’ve had shavers that came with many comb attachments I never used and they ended up being clutter. This is my preference, of course, and you might wish you could have several different lengths. But how many lengths do you need for focused grooming on your chest and groin?

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After each test, I didn’t notice any itching or signs of ingrown hairs (but to be fair, I couldn’t really get that close).

What I didn’t like about Manscaped

The placement of the Lawn Mower’s power button, while comfortably under a thumb or finger, can be triggered accidentally, as several Amazon reviewers noted. The button on the 4.0 requires deliberate pressure to activate. And yet I accidentally switched off the trimmer three times while using it. This wasn’t a problem for me when I tested the 3.0, which leads me to think something may have changed design-wise.

Also, the narrow one-inch trimmer blade, while good for tight places, makes shaving larger areas, like the belly, chest, and face, a more tedious task.

As for those adjustable comb guides: I accidentally clicked the guide completely off the blade once while shaving. I’d done the same thing several times with a guide on the 3.0, so this time I knew to expect this. It would be helpful if removing the comb required a different motion than the same sliding between the two lengths.

Finally, I don’t love the price if you just opt to buy the Lawn Mower alone; 90 is a lot for a specialized hair trimmer that serves a niche purpose—and that’s 10 more than what the 3.0 cost when that model came out.

But if you’re willing to wash it thoroughly and use separate blades for your separate bits, you can get more use out of it. Also, if you go for one of Manscaped’s sets, you’ll probably appreciate the value you get for a lot of products.

How are the Manscaped Lawn Mower 4.0 and Lawn Mower 3.0 different?

Manscaped’s Lawn Mower 4.0 has udpated features, including a wireless charging station.

After testing both trimmers, I’ve concluded that the trimming performance of the 4.0 and 3.0 are very similar. In fact, they use the same ceramic blade and both have a 7,000-rpm motor.

The main differences are in the features. The 4.0 has the travel lock, which is useful if you plan to take it with you on the go. The 4.0 also has a charging and power indicator​. The 3.0 has neither. The new model also has two comb guides giving you four lengths whereas the previous model offers one comb with two lengths. And the fourth-gen unit had wireless charging.

The other noticeable difference is mostly cosmetic. The 4.0 has an octagonal shape; you can feel edges as you hold and rotate it. The 3.0 has an elliptic cylindrical shape with a textured surface; so no edges around the main shaft.

The 4.0 costs more than the 3.0, too, but if you’re looking for a device for your manscaping purposes (and have the cash to spend), I say you may as well go for the Lawn Mower 4.0.

Should you upgrade to the Lawn Mower 4.0 if you already have the 3.0?

If you like your 3.0 and it does the job, stick with it. Maybe wait for the 5.0.

Go for the upgrade if any of the following apply to you: you’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of your 3.0, you like getting new toys, you appreciate the new travel lock and wireless charging features, or you’re a hairy beast.

Are Manscaped body grooming products any good?

The Manscaped accessories can be purchased in the Perfect Package 3.0 or a la carte.

I tested two bottles: the Crop Preserver (deodorant) and Crop Reviver (skin toner). I’m a fan of keeping all areas of my body, especially that one, clean and as odor-free as possible. But I can’t help but roll my eyes at pricey liquids billed as an “anti-chafing ball deodorant” and a “ball toner and refresher,” respectively. I tried both products, which have muted but distinctly pleasant fragrances. And no, they don’t sting. (I’m sure every young man has at some point in his life experimented with deodorizing his testicles—with possibly terrifying results.)

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I think we can probably survive without spending 10 bucks on a few ounces of some concoction that’s probably not that different from using a combination of good soap, standard body lotion, and possibly a shake of talcum powder.

Who else likes Manscaped?

The Lawn Mower 4.0 doesn’t have many Amazon reviews yet. It has an average rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 across about 420 global ratings. (The 3.0, by comparison, rates an average 4.5 across 51,310 global ratings.)

Many reviewers seem to love the new version, saying they like the travel lock, wireless charging, LED, and more. Others posted complaints about red marks and nicked skin. Men who are already fans of taking time to groom below the waist seem to appreciate the Lawn Mower’s design and features. But dudes who are skeptical about bringing an electric-powered blade close to their tender bits are probably not going to be convinced it is worth the trouble and care required.

Should you get Manscaped?

If you’re more consistent about manscaping than I am, you will probably like the Lawn Mower, especially if you’re single, dating, and actively working to make a great impression on intimate partners.

Still, I asked some friends about their thoughts on manscaping, to be sure I wasn’t alone in my assessment. I was a bit surprised.

Carolyn, 38, a social worker, said there’s no need to go all lumberjack. “Don’t clearcut the forest,” she said. “Just pick up the fallen branches and cut back the weeds.” Whether she is casually dating or is in a long-term relationship, Carolyn said she hopes a man’s habits are consistent. “The presentation matters, and I expect somebody to do the same maintenance I do,” she told me.

Angela, 43, a writer navigating the dating waters, is also pro-manscaping. “A man with a well-coiffed beard is sexy. And if he’s also groomed below the belt, you know personal self-care is top of mind,” she said. “And that’s incredibly attractive.” Seriously?

“Seriously, if it looks like an overgrown weed patch down there and I can’t find my way around, it’s totally a turn off,” she said.

Well, OK then. Guys, are you paying attention?

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Lawn Mower Vs Trimmer Mower: When To Use Each

By now you’ve probably seen commercials for trimmer mowers and they are absolutely useful tools. Can or should they replace your lawn mower, though? We took a deep dive into the design and uses of each to help you decide for this lawn mower vs trimmer mower comparison.

Lawn Mower Vs Trimmer Mower Design

On the surface, the comparison between a lawn mower and a trimmer mower is simple. A lawn mower cuts using a spinning blade and a trimmer mower uses a thick trimmer line.

There’s more to it than what each one cuts with, though. A lawn mower completely surrounds its blade with a deck while a trimmer mower only partially encloses its line.

Then there’s the drive system. Lawn mowers use four wheels, usually no more than 8 or 10 inches on the back and 6 inches or so on the front. Self-propelled drive systems can reduce the amount of effort you put into mowing. A trimmer mower uses just two wheels and they are oversized to roll well on terrain that doesn’t get as much attention as a typical lawn.

To adjust the cutting height of your lawn mower, you pivot the wheels so they either raise or lower the deck. On a trimmer mower, you change the location of your trimmer line up or down on the head.

One design feature that makes a big difference in how these tools are used is engine placement. A lawn mower’s engine is a direct drive and sits immediately above the blade. A trimmer mower has an elongated front section that extends the center of the head well in front of the engine.

Of course, lawn mowers have ride-on options that take their design to a whole different level. Trimmer mowers don’t, per se, but they do have tow-behind models making your UTV or tractor a ride-on trimmer mower.

There are a couple of things they have in common, though. Both have both gas and battery-powered options available (though battery-powered lawn mowers are far more widespread). You can also find electric start options for models with gas engines.

Lawn Mower Vs Trimmer Mower Cutting Characteristics

How well each type of mower cuts varies as widely as what they cut with. A lawn mower’s blade slices through grass and creates clippings. The deck design creates airflow that lifts the clippings up where they can be cut multiple times before they discharge.

Many lawn mowers have a 3-in-1 design. They can discharge out the side (which is great when you miss a cut and your lawn gets too tall). You can bag to leave a clean lawn or you can mulch to return nutrients back to the soil. Lawn mowers also have the advantage of choosing between standard, high-lift, and mulching blades to match the way you mow. Plus, there are dethatching blades, making your lawn mower a bit more versatile.

Trimmer mowers attack grass with the tips and edges of the line cutting through. Because of the open design of its deck, most grass is only cut once before the line throws it aside with enthusiasm. This leaves you with much longer clippings.

While there are some line options, they don’t affect the cut quality in terms of evenness or efficiency the way lawn mower blades do. It primarily boils down to the thickness and durability of the line you want and pairing it with the type of grass you’re cutting.

When to Use a Lawn Mower

Use a lawn mower for cutting defined lawns and other areas that are maintained regularly. If you need to cut more than 8 to 10 inches off, you’re getting out of range of what a lawn mower is designed for.

Keep in mind a lawn mower’s ability to side discharge if you’re cutting overgrown grass. Once you have it under control, you can bag or mulch to get that even, cultivated look back to your lawn.

When to Use a Trimmer Mower

Trimmer mowers do their best work in reclaiming overgrown areas that are too tall for a lawn mower’s fully enclosed deck. The height of the grass isn’t the question—only the thickness of the stalks. Thanks to the open front section, a trimmer mower is great for trimming under fences and into areas that a lawn mower’s deck and engine placement can’t reach.

Trimmer mowers are better for areas of field rather than maintained lawns. The trade-off for their much greater cutting range is a rougher finished cut compared to what you can get from a lawn mower blade.

Lawn Mower Vs Trimmer Mower Price

While it may be a surprise, lawn mowers and trimmer mowers run in similar price ranges. You can find both in the 350 – 1000 range, though there are some lawn mowers that run on both the lower and higher sides of it.

One of the big differences is the availability of battery-powered options. You can find effective battery-powered lawn mowers running from basic homeowner all the way to commercial level with a lot of options and price points. Battery-powered trimmer mowers are much less common at this stage.

Want to know more about the mowers we used in this comparison? Check them out at DR Power Equipment’s website!

Lawn Mower vs Weed Wacker: Which is Better?

Are you wondering about the right tools to use to maintain your lawn? There are a few various tools that can be used to maintain a lawn and keep it looking tidy. A lawn mower and a weed wacker are two of the most common choices. Both offer distinct advantages and disadvantages, and choosing between the two is frequently challenging.

However, choosing the right tools is essential to make your lawn healthy, even, and lush. In this post, you will learn about their similarities, differences, and tips for Selecting a Lawn Mower and Weed Wacker.

Lawn Mowers

Lawn mowers manage your lawn’s growth at the best height to keep it tidy, dense, and robust. Push and riding mowers are the two significant types offered, and each is available in manual, gas- or electric-powered variants. The vast majority of individuals prefer gasoline and electric-powered models.

You can think about using “sweat power” if you’d instead push the lawnmower by hand. Blades are attached to the underside of lawnmowers, and as you push or steer the mower, they rotate quickly to cut the grass.

A push mower is a good option if your lawn is tiny and has less grass because it matches your needs and is less expensive. However, riding mowers are a more sensible option for homeowners with vast lawns. However, given their simplicity and capacity to reduce stress, homeowners frequently use riding mowers with tiny lawns.

Weed Wackers

A weed wacker, also called a string trimmer, is a device for cutting grass and removing weeds in difficult-to-reach areas. This practical gardening tool is a portable, lightweight power tool that eliminates grass and weeds in your lawn and garden.

Weed whackers can access the grass around trees, fences, buildings, and other places that a lawnmower cannot due to its highly mobile nature and versatility. A Weed-adaptable whacker’s monofilament line construction enables it to chop grass in odd areas.

These tools, which have a spinning head at the end of a long shaft, come in various versions powered by gas, batteries, or electricity. A quickly spinning monofilament thread that applies centrifugal force facilitates the head’s ability to cut through weeds and grass efficiently.

They offer corded, cordless, and battery-operated electric models. Corded models have electric cords that plug into an electrical outlet. The best option may be to purchase a cordless electric trimmer if you have a sizable lawn and anticipate covering a lot of ground. These tools are typically more robust and portable.

Lawn Mower vs. Weed Wacker: What to Use

Comparing the functionality of a weed Wacker with a lawnmower for maintaining and caring for your lawn is challenging because both products excel at their respective tasks. A lawnmower is a tool that does the bulk of the cutting, and a weed whacker completes the task by clearing off any areas the mowers might have missed. Combining these two instruments for your yard work will enable you to achieve remarkable results quickly.

However, the critical distinctions between the two depend primarily on their respective strengths. For starters, lawnmowers are more potent, efficient, and excellent for mowing yards or significant sections of grass.

A mower will enable you to move grass more quickly and physically more affordably than a weed whacker. Additionally, lawnmowers offer a height-adjustment mechanism that enables you to get an excellent level lawn, making it best for you and your lawn.

Including a container for gathering grass gives a lawnmower a significant advantage over a weed whacker. Unlike when you use a whacker, using a mower eliminates the need for a hand collection of mown grass from the yard with rakes.

On the other hand, a weed wacker is the ideal finishing equipment to give your yard that polished and professional appearance. It has a revolving head that propels a string quickly, enabling it to cut through grass and weed patches.

A weed whacker can’t handle large areas, but its small size and portability make it ideal for trimming around shrubs, houses, fences, and garden beds. It also makes quick work of weeds. Thanks to this particular feature, it is the ideal tool for nearly removing those areas that your mower could have missed.

Similarities Between Lawn Mower and Weed Wacker

The lawnmower and weed wacker were designed to cut grass, regardless of their differences in construction. They consequently assist in maintaining a tidy and well-kept lawn. However, to function, they require physical support. There are many different types and power sources for lawnmowers and weed eaters.

Most of them use either gas or electricity as their power source. For whatever reason, most people prefer gas-powered lawnmowers and weed eaters to electric ones. It’s a result of their excellent coverage. However, electric weed eaters and mowers are also available if you’re allergic to fumes or don’t want to harm the environment.

Lawn Mowers vs. Weed Wackers: Differences

Although weed eaters and lawnmowers are used to trim the grass, they differ significantly. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand their differences before rushing to either a lawnmower or weed Wacker.


These two trimming tools are different in design and construction despite performing similar job functions. A lawnmower is large and comes in various types, including manual, pushover, and driven lawnmowers. On the other hand, a weed eater is typically tiny and slender. Weed whackers, on the other hand, only come in one design and must be carried around at all times when in use.

Nevertheless, these machines are propelled differently, with gas and electricity as primary fuels. They vary not only in size but also in cutting styles. A weed wacker uses string to cut grass, whereas a lawnmower uses a blade. While the string requires some talent to correctly and precisely trim the grass, the blade doesn’t.


The size and weight of a weed wacker and a lawnmower are the main differences between them. A lawnmower is enormous and heavy, whereas a weed wacker is compact and portable. It’s a surprise that using a lawnmower is more accessible than using a weed wacker. It’s because a lawn mower can chop far larger pieces of grass at once than a weed eater can.

Additionally, a lawnmower may be used by anyone, whereas a weed wacker demands more muscle and energy. Lawnmowers are more suited for covering a more significant area because they are typically pushed or driven. On the other hand, a string trimmer is challenging to manage and can only be used in a short area.

Ease of Use

To mow a big lawn, you should acquire a lawnmower. Any mower won’t do, as some lawn equipment, including electric lawnmowers, doesn’t cover a greater area. Although they only cover a small area at a time, string trimmers are still preferable to them. A string trimmer is far more challenging to use than a lawnmower.

It’s so you don’t have to hold the mower while using it. Depending on the model, you need to push or drive a lawnmower, whereas a weed wacker does not require either action. It would be best if you kept this gadget while using it. Therefore, those who are disabled or have underlying medical conditions may be unable to use a Weed Wacker.


A string trimmer lacks the power of a lawnmower; additionally, it is better and more efficient at cutting a lot of grass. A weed wacker is more efficient at trimming grass and weeds around trees, fences, patios, garden edging, and much more, even though it only removes grass and weeds in small amounts. You might want a weed wacker and a lawnmower to have a clean and lovely lawn.

Effects on the Grass

A higher mower has less influence on the grass than a weed wacker. Like a lawnmower, a weed wacker doesn’t make a sharp cut. Instead, it uses a quick-spinning string to swat the grass. It causes harm to the grass, which could take some time to repair.

Your lawn may also grow uneven grass, resulting in some sections being different from others. A weed whacker works better than a lawnmower to eliminate tall grasses. If more than a third of the grass’s blades are removed at once, it still puts pressure on the grass.

When should a Lawn Mower and a Weed Wacker be Used?

A lawn mower is advised when you want to trim grass to a fixed height. When compared to a weed wacker, it covers a more significant area. To cut grass in places where a lawnmower can’t, however, you should use a weed wacker or weed eater.

Tips for Selecting a Lawn Mower and a Weed Wacker

The following features must be considered to select the best trimming tools for your lawn.

Size of your Lawn

It would be best if you thought about the size of your lawn before purchasing a lawn tool.

There are little lawns of about 100 square meters, medium-sized lawns of up to 250 square meters, and vast lawns of more than 250 square meters. Electric or cordless mowers work best for smaller lawns. While gasoline, cordless, and electric mowers are appropriate for medium-sized lawns.

Electric Lawn Mower Option

Typically, batteries, gasoline, or electricity are used to power lawnmowers. Each of these has unique advantages and disadvantages. For instance, cordless equipment may cost more than electric lawnmowers.


In conclusion, weed eaters and lawnmowers are essential for maintaining a tidy lawn. The decision between the two will mostly depend on the size, nature, and maintenance needs of your current lawn. A lawn mower is suited if you have a large lawn because it can cover more ground more rapidly and give an evener trim.

A Weed Wacker, on the other hand, is a more practical option if you have smaller areas with weeds, rocks, and other impediments because it allows you to reach confined spots and can be used to trim around flower beds, trees, and other obstructions.

Now that you know that your specific needs and the peculiarities of your lawn will determine the answer to the question, as mentioned earlier.

Lawn Mower Vs Weed Whacker: What to Use

When it comes to the size and care of your lawn, it is safe to assume that you have been faced with the decision of whether to purchase a lawn mower or a weed whacker. Undoubtedly, everyone needs a lawn mower for lawn care, but not everyone needs a weed whacker. While it is true that these two garden tools perform the same general task of cutting or trimming grass, there are still some major differences in their basic operation that you must keep in mind, especially when faced with the decision of whether to go for a lawn mower or a weed whacker. These tools may have similar functions but they also have different operations and results. This is why you should learn how and when to use each of them in order to get your lawn looking its best. With the right process of lawn maintenance, your lawn can be looking well-manicured with that professional touch in no time.

Lawn mower vs weed whacker, what to use:

A weed whacker, or string trimmer is used to trim grass and remove weeds in areas that are hard to reach. They are only suited for small areas, like the side of the lawn, or close to a tree. A lawn mower on the other hand is meant to cut quickly large areas of grass, but is less suited for the area close to a tree.

Using the right lawn mower and weed whacker can make a huge difference in the amount of effort you apply, as well as in the quality of the finished job. In addition, knowing the basics can help match your needs to the tools that will meet them. Do you want to know the differences and similarities between a lawn mower and a weed whacker? Are you confused as to which of them to use for your job? Don’t worry too much; in this article, we will highlight some of the major differences between the lawn mower and the weed whacker as well as the right one to use.

Weed whacker or Weed Eater: Are they the Same Thing

The term “weed whacker” and “weed eater” is often used interchangeably by a lot of people, but there is no difference at all in their meaning and function. Typically, both of these terms simply refer to the same piece of equipment: a string trimmer, plain and simple. It is normal for many people to think that a weed whacker refers to one heavy-duty brush cutter that comes with a metal blade, but the truth is, this is usually just another term for a string trimmer used by many. Then why the different names? In the rest of this article, you’ll see reasons why these two terms are often used interchangeably.

When the weed whacker was invented, the term was coined by its manufacturers. However, with time, different manufacturers began making similar products but with different names. You’ll find purists that might argue that the weed whacker is an incorrect term because it isn’t what the manufacturers named it, but this is not entirely true as “Weed Eater,” and “Weed whacker” are both brand names of different manufacturers. This simply means that they are not intended to refer to the general non-branded product.

Additionally, there seems to be a regional or location tag as to which of these names people prefer to use. You’ll find that in the southwest region of the United States, people prefer to use the term “weed eater,” rather than “weed whacker.”

That being said, lawn mowers and weed whackers are excellent helpers in maintaining the appearance and neatness of our lawn. However, there are some people that are still unsure about the proper application of both equipments, which raises the question: what to Use? Before we consider both options, it is crucial that we look at some features of a lawnmower and weed whacker.

Lawn Mowers

Lawn mowers maintain the growth of your lawn at just the right height to keep it neat, thick, and healthy. The two main types of mowers available are the push and riding mowers, and each is available in manual, gas-powered, or electric-powered models. Most people prefer the gasoline-fueled and the electric-powered model. However, if you prefer to push the mower manually, you can consider the “sweat power” option. Lawn mowers come with blades on the underside of the tool, and as you push or drive the mower, the blades rotate at a high speed to cut the grass. If you have a small lawn with little grass, you might want to consider a push mower as it fits your task and saves cost. However, for homeowners with large lawns, riding mowers are the more practical choice. It is not uncommon though, to find people that have small lawns using riding mowers; given the convenience and ability to avoid stress.

Weed whackers/Weed Eaters/String Trimmers

Also known as a string trimmer, a weed whacker is a tool used for trimming grass and removing weeds in areas that are hard to reach. This handy garden equipment is a lightweight, versatile power tool used for ridding your lawn and yard of weeds and grass. Because of their highly mobile nature and versatility, weed whackers are able to reach the grass around trees, fences, buildings, and other areas that a lawnmower cannot reach. A Weed-whacker is made with a flexible monofilament line that allows it to reach and cut grass in difficult places.

These tools are available in a wide variety of models that have either gas powered, electric powered, or battery-operated engines, featuring a spinning head at the bottom of a long shaft. The reason for this is because the head uses a rapidly spinning monofilament string that exerts a centrifugal force on it to cut through weeds and grass efficiently. Their electric models are available in corded types- with electric cords that are attached to a power outlet, cordless, or battery-operated types. If you have a large lawn and you know you’ll be covering a lot of ground, it may be best to invest in a cordless electric trimmer as they tend to be more powerful and easy to move around.

Additionally, there are some other variations in the features of a weed whacker. You may have guards, guiding wheels, or decide to go with an angled or straight rod. There are even more expensive models like the gas-powered ones (2 or 4-cycle engine) and can be rather costly compared to the others, but on the bright side, you’ll get the most of it when you have large areas to clear up or yard to edge. After the gas models, the more economical ones you’ll find include the electric corded and battery-operated models, some going for about 50. Both models are great options for people with smaller yards to cover or areas that do not require a lot of maintenance.

Lawn Mower Vs Weed-whacker: What to Use

For your lawn care and maintenance, it’s somehow difficult to compare the functionality of a weed whacker and a lawnmower as both tools perform their different tasks remarkably well. A lawnmower is that equipment that handles a large part of the cutting while a weed whacker does the finishing job, clearing out places where the lawnmower may have missed. When you combine these two tools for your yard work, you’ll be able to get impressive results quickly and easily.

However, the major differences between the two depend greatly on their capabilities. For one, lawn mowers are more powerful, effective, and efficient and are great in cutting large areas or yards of grass. When using a mower, you’ll be able to move grass faster and at a lower physical cost than a weed whacker. Also, lawn mowers have a height-adjustment feature that allows you to get a perfectly flat lawn, which makes it perfect for you and your lawn. Another great advantage of a lawnmower over a weed whacker is the presence of a container for collecting grass. When you use a mower, you won’t have to manually collect mown grass from the yard with rakes, like when you use a whacker.

A weed whacker, on the other hand, is the perfect finishing tool that will give your yard that professional, manicured look. It features a rotating head that spins a string at a very high velocity, allowing it to slice through grass and patches of weeds. While a weed whacker does not the capacity to tackle large areas, its compact size, and mobile nature makes it perfect for trimming around shrubs, houses, fences, and garden beds while also getting rid of weeds easily. This particular feature makes it the perfect tool for nearly clearing those spots that your mower might have missed.

Final remarks

Weedwhacker and lawnmowers are both great tools that give your lawn a clean and professional look, but it is important to know that each tool is best-suited for their individual tasks. However, when you combine the great power and cutting area of a mower with the maneuverability and edging capacity of a weed whacker, you’ll be able to make your lawn look the best.