The Homelite UT41110 performs well in tests and gets positive owner reviews at HomeDepot.com. With only a 4-amp motor and 13-inch cutting width, the UT41110 cannot handle big yards, tall grass or weeds, but it is lightweight (just over 5 pounds) and owners say it's easy to use. It uses an auto feed line advance and comes with a two-year warranty. If you want an electric trimmer but need a more powerful one, the Stihl FSE 60 (*Est. $110) has as much power as some gas trimmers, according to experts.
A professional review at ConsumerReports.org and user reviews at HomeDepot.com are the best sources of opinion on the Homelite UT41110.
The Homelite UT41110 is compared to seven other electric trimmers, based on objective testing. The ratings chart also includes 22 gas-powered trimmers. Trimmers are rated on their ability to trim, edge and handle tall grass and weeds, as well as on handling and ease of use.
Review: String Trimmers, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, May 2011
Fifty owners give the Homelite UT41110 an average rating of 3.6 out of 5. Most reviews are positive, but some owners say it's hard to edge with this trimmer, since you can't quite see what you're doing. One owner writes, "If all you need is to whack weeds, this is a good one. If edging is part of your plans, do not buy this one."
Review: Homelite Electric, Straight Shaft, 13 In. Cut Width, Trimmer, Contributors to HomeDepot.com