Toro 60V Max Flex-Force Brushless String Trimmer review: Slash weeds save on gas

Every time I go to the gas station my stomach drops a little. It’s one thing to have to fill up my car, a necessity I suppose. When it’s for just about anything else like a weed eater or lawn mower, I am annoyed for two reasons. The first is that I have to inconvenience myself to go get it. The second is that I have to pay for it. I have to ask, is an electric string trimmer/weed eater worth it? Toro helps me figure that out with their 60V Max Flex-Force Brushless String Trimmer.

Getting Started

Perhaps the most annoying part of getting a new product now days is having to put it together. Whether it’s a new Blackstone, toy for the kids, or in this case a simple string trimmer, some assembly is required. Thankfully Toro makes it fairly easy, and I’m up and running within roughly fifteen minutes. For most of you who are smarter than I am, it will probably take you ten. Nonetheless, the included 60V battery requires an immediate charge before using the product, so I highly recommend putting that to charge as soon as possible.

The first thing I notice outside of having to put this together is how solid it feels. The motor head is made from cast aluminum. According to Toro, it should be able to last a long time and “take a beating”. I’m not sure why the head of my trimmer would ever take a beating, but maybe I’m just not that tough on my power tools. I just hope it means this thing will last forever, but if it is as tough as it feels, then I think I’m good for the long-haul. Is it too heavy? Not necessarily, but users should know this probably isn’t the best option for grandma.


I adjust the handle to balance out some of the weight and it makes a significant difference. After the battery is charged, I decide it’s time to fire this sucker up and start killing weeds. The beauty of it all is no cords are following me around. Additionally, I don’t feel like I’m going to wake the entire neighborhood up while revving something as simple as a weed eater.

I traverse the yard and test out the two speed options (high/low). The higher speed brings a significant power boost to the destruction, and I’m loving this thing. Toro includes a high-end string for this beast, and I don’t have any issues with it breaking against the rocks. My old cord powered Black and Decker trimmer went through a roll of string per use. This won’t be happening with the Toro 60V Max Flex-Force Brushless String Trimmer. It holds up quite nicely.

The only thing that really annoys me is that I wish the String Trimmer had a built-in rotation for edgework. If I want to slice up the edges of the driveway to my liking, I have to hold it at an awkward angle, and it really doesn’t feel made for this approach.

However, the overall results I get while using the Toro 60V Max Flex-Force Brushless String Trimmer are incredibly satisfying. It destroys weeds with ease. The battery lasts for a good 40 minutes which is plenty for my 1-acre yard. This battery will also work with other Toro products such as Lawn Mowers, Snow Blowers and other power tools. I can’t say enough about the convenience of this thing. I was initially concerned it wouldn’t have enough power. Wrong. This trimmer is excellent and does the job it sets out to do. I’m done paying for gas on these simple products where a battery does the trick.


All in all, the Toro 60V Max Flex-Force Brushless String Trimmer is a force to be reckoned with. Convenience, savings, and ease of use make this a must for many homeowners. Those with larger lawns may want to consider a second battery, but it won’t be a necessity for most. The best thing? No more gas. My wallet says thank you.

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