Spear & Jackson Grass Trimmer Review 2021 – Corded vs Cordless

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Are you thinking about buying a Spear & Jackson Grass Trimmer over the next few days? If so, then make sure to check out our Spear & Jackson Grass Trimmer review which will give you a detailed overview so you can see for yourself if indeed this grass trimmer is for you or not. Our focus will be to review the smaller and lowest price Spear & Jackson 25cm 350W Corded Grass Trimmer but we will also present our findings for the larger corded models and also 2 cordless models under this brand so at least you have more than just one choice when it comes to making your own final decision.

The one thing that attracted us to these grass trimmers is the great 3 warranties that Spear & Jackson provide and the price level that they are on sale for was certainly eye catching as some were available for less than £50 at the time of this review. Another thing worth noting is the fact that Spear & Jackson have tons of experience in the industry as they have over 250 years work completed in making high quality garden tools and working on continuous innovations in the latest manufacturing technologies so these guys certainly have been around for a long long time which gives peace of mind when using their tools.

In addition to this review, we will also outline some frequently asked questions that hopefully can benefit you in some small way along with price comparison options that can possibly save you some money while you are here.

Spear & Jackson Grass Trimmer Review Content:

  • Section 1: Overview & FAQ’s
  • Section 2: Spear & Jackson Grass Trimmer Review – Corded Options
  • Section 3: Spear & Jackson Grass Trimmer Review – Cordless Options
  • Section 4: Conclusion & Feedback (optional)

Please note that guide prices can only be published at the time of this review so please make sure to view the price checkers outlined below which will help ensure you get the most accurate up to date price information.

Section 1: Overview & FAQ’s

Brief Overview:

Brand:Spear & Jackson Grass Trimmers
Models:Corded x 3 / Cordless x 2
Power:Corded 350W to 600W / Cordless 18V to 36V batteries
Trimmer Sizes:25cm up to 30cm
Lowest Price: Corded 25cm for less than £50 @ Argos – View Today’s Price Here
Warranty:3 years provided
Customer Support:Direct Support 01904727505/ Helpline 03456052067

Frequently Asked Questions about Spear & Jackson Grass Trimmers (10)

Q1. If the line breaks, will the line be dispensed automatically?
A. Yes, extra line is dispensed automatically with the auto feed spool system
Q2. Can the length of the shaft be extended?
A. Yes, you can extend or shorten the length of the telescopic shaft where needed
Q3. Which model is better for thicker grasses or denser grasses?
A. You should choose a 450W/600W power grass trimmer for denser thicker grasses as the 350W is designed more for lighter duty edging work instead
Q4. How many spools of line are provided?
A. They include 2 spools of line in the package.
Q5. How long is the cable cord for the corded models?
A. The length of the cable is 10m long so you may need to invest in extension cords also.
Q6. What are the min and max possible lengths of the telescopic shaft?
A. The minimum height is approx. 98cm and the maximum height is approx. 118cm
Q7. What is the thickness of the line for the 25cm corded trimmer?
A. The thickness of the line for the 25cm corded grass trimmer from Spear and Jackson is 1.2mm
Q8. Can a universal spool be used for these grass trimmers?
A. Yes, they can be used as they can accommodate universal type spools such as spools from Qualcast or Bosch
Q9. Where is the 2nd spare spool located?
A. The main spool is in the base but the 2nd spare spool is located in the handle area.
Q10. How long does the batteries last for on the cordless grass trimmers?
A. The batteries will last for approx. 30 to 35 minutes on the 18V cordless model

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Section 2: Spear & Jackson Grass Trimmer Review – Corded Options x 3

1, Spear & Jackson 25cm 350W Corded Grass Trimmer

Brief Summary:

Model number S3525ET
350W power / 25cm wide
Auto line spool feed
2 spool lines provided (1 spare)
For lighter duty trimming work
Foot pedal head adjustment
Wheel support for edging
Front handle is adjustable
Flower guard included
Tele-shaft is height adjustable
Cable cord is 10m long
Weight 3kg / Warranty 3 years

Pros for the Spear & Jackson 25cm 350W Corded Grass Trimmer:

  • This is one of the lowest prices you will see around so it is ideal if you are seeking a bargain of a high-quality trimmer at the best possible price
  • The warranty level of 3 years is excellent in our view and it is great to see this company stand over their products like this with such confidence
  • The wheel support is great around edging which gives a much cleaner, neater and tidier finish around the edges – overall you get a nice professional look around any type of border using the wheel
  • The foot pedal adjustment works great also where you can adjust the angle of the cutting head which is perfect for those awkward spots.
  • Working the trimmer provides lot of different features such as the height adjustable shaft, the flower guard and the angles of the front handle can also be adjusted to provide maximum comfort and reduce the level of hand or arm fatigue that may set in.
  • It provides you with an auto line feed so you don’t need to worry about trying to provide a line yourself – the line filters through the feed automatically
  • As the head can be tilted, you can easily trim under benches, garden furniture or even trampolines which is a nice additional feature to have

Cons for the Spear & Jackson 25cm 350W Corded Grass Trimmer:

  • The power level is quite low for this model so it is only capable of dealing with lighter type duty trimming work – won’t be powerful enough to handle thicker or denser grasses or brambles
  • As it is corded, you always have to be extra careful with cables and cords lying around as you work. You need to develop a technique to avoid the cable or extension cord lying across the yard while grass trimming
  • The string can tend to break a little easier than expected so you need to work it with more care instead of ploughing into tall thick dense grasses. The quality of the line here could be stronger and better with handling weeds

Price Guide: £35 to £50 from Argos UK

Further images of the Spear & Jackson 25cm 350W Corded Grass Trimmer is outlined below (6)

  • Spear & Jackson 25cm 350W Corded Grass Trimmer: Cable & Shaft

Further Spear & Jackson Corded Grass Trimmer Options:

If you need a larger and more powerful Grass trimmer for brambles or denser, thicker or taller grasses, then check out the 2 options outlined below which are also available under the Spear & Jackson brand that could possibly work better for your own particular garden

2, Spear & Jackson 28cm 450W Corded Grass Trimmer

Key Features to Note:

Model number S4528ET / Power level 450W
Auto feed line spool system
Wider cutting of 28cm / Flower Guard
Foot pedal adjustment for the head
Wheel support for neater edging
Front handle is adjustable / Cable 10m long
Shaft is height adjustable / 2 spools included
Weight 3.6kg / Warranty 3 years
Price Guide: £45 to £65 @ Argos

3, Spear & Jackson 30cm 600W Corded Grass Trimmer

Key Features to Note:

Model number S6030ET / Power level is 600W
Auto line spool line system / Cable 10m long
Wheel support for edging assistance
Foot pedal adjustment for the head angles
Front handle is adjustable for max comfort
Wider cutting of 30cm / Flower Guard included
Shaft height adjustable / 2 spools included
Weight 3.7kg / Warranty 3 years
Price Guide: £55 to £75 @ Argos

A short comparison table for the 3 Spear & Jackson Corded Grass Trimmers are outlined below to add further clarity if needed…

Feature:Spear & Jackson S3525ETSpear & Jackson S4528ETSpear & Jackson S6030ET
Width:25cm28cm30cm
Power:350W Corded450W Corded600W Corded
Line Feed:Auto feedAuto feedAuto feed
Spools:2 included2 included2 included
Cable:10m long10m long10m long
Shaft:Height adjustableHeight adjustableHeight adjustable
Flower Guard:IncludedIncludedIncluded
Weight:3kg3.6kg3.7kg
Warranty:3 years3 years3 years

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Price Comparisons:

To help you compare prices elsewhere, check out the 2 options provided below that could possibly save you some money while you are here…

Section 3: Spear & Jackson Grass Trimmer Review – Cordless Options

In addition to the corded grass trimmers, Spear and Jackson also have a great selection of Cordless grass trimmers which may work better for you if you wish to avoid the hassle of extension cords or cables lying across your garden as you work at your grass trimming. 2 of the most popular options currently available are summarised below

1, Spear & Jackson 25cm 18V Cordless Grass Trimmer

Key Features to Note:

Model number S1825CT / 18V Battery
Auto line spool feed / 2 spools included (1 spare)
Cutting width 25cm / Wheel support for edges
Foot pedal head adjustments / Flower Guard
Recharging takes 1 hour on average
Battery runtime is 30 to 35 minutes on average
Shaft length adjustable / Front Handle adjustable
Weight is 2.7kg / Warranty is 3 years also
Price Guide: £50 to £70 @ Argos

2, Spear & Jackson 30cm 36V Cordless Grass Trimmer

Key Features to Note:

Model number S3630CT2 / 36V Battery
Auto line spool feed / 2 spools included (1 spare)
Recharging takes 90 minutes on average
Battery runtime is 40 to 45 minutes on average
Cutting width 30cm / Wheel support for edges
Foot pedal head adjustments / Flower Guard
Front Handle is adjustable / Shaft length adjustable
Weight is 3.3kg / Warranty is 3 years also
Price Guide: £80 to £120 @ Argos

A short comparison table for the Spear & Jackson Cordless Grass trimmers is also outlined below to add further clarity if needed when making your own comparisons…

Feature:Spear & Jackson S1825CTSpear & Jackson S3630CT2
Width:25cm30cm
Power:Cordless 18VCordless 36V
Line Feed:Auto feedAuto feed
Spools:2 included2 included
Charge Time:Avg 60 minsAvg 90 mins
Battery Runtime:Avg 30-35 minsAvg 40-45 mins
Shaft:Height adjustableHeight adjustable
Weight:2.7kg3.3kg
Warranty:3 years3 years

Spear & Jackson Cordless Grass Trimmers - Pros & Cons

Pros for the Cordless Spear & Jackson Grass trimmers:

  • The lightweight design makes these a great tool for trimming for longer periods of time. Plus, the handles can be adjusted to reduce arm and hand fatigue
  • No cables or cords to worry about across your lawn as you work – more freedom to work different harder to reach areas across your lawn.
  • Prices for the cordless are actually lower than what we expected and not far off the corded versions so there is good value going the cordless route if preferred
  • It can suit various heights as the shaft can be easily adjusted to suit the needs of different people’s heights

Cons for the Cordless Spear & Jackson Grass trimmers:

  • Like the corded grass trimmers, the strength of the trimming cord could be better as it tends to break with heavier foliage and heavier duty work
  • Wet foliage and more difficult trimming work tends to deplete the battery a lot quicker than expected.
  • You are limited to a specific working timeframe so you may need to get additional batteries as backup which can be an unexpected added expense.

Section 4: Conclusion & Feedback

Conclusion:

For extra power, our preference on the Corded grass trimmer would have to be the 30cm 600W as it can do a really great trimming job and the extra money you need to pay is not all that bad to be fair – generally it would less than £30 extra that the lower priced 25cm 350W grass trimmer model. The quality of the line could be somewhat better to avoid it breaking especially on denser areas or tougher weeds but the fact that it can handle other lines from universal brands means that this small problem can be solved quite easily as the trimmer tool itself is excellent and we would highly recommend it to gardeners across the UK. For larger lawns, we would recommend the cordless version S3630CT2 36V as it can avoid all the hassle associated to cables and extension cords and it gives you a lot more freedom in terms of the harder to reach areas where you need to work.

Feedback (optional)

Have you ever used a Spear & Jackson Grass Trimmer yourself in the recent past? Was it corded or cordless and did you come across any problems that we need to be aware of?

If possible, please share your own feedback good or bad by leaving a short comment in the comment box section provided below – so that others across the UK can learn also!

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3 Comments

  1. Oh awesome level of info. You did a number of reviews on different trimmers from Spear and Jackson company here and I have to say you give us some nice tips to note for each of them in the range (not just one) Our trimmer got spoilt towards the end of last year and we didn’t really put it to mind to get a new one but since the grasses didn’t get too much out of control, we didn’t bother. I think it’s good to do it earlier but just wanted to express a small word of thanks for helping us decide which one to invest in for the year ahead from this brand as our neighbour has one from Spear and Jackson and never stops bragging about it.

    • Yes, they are great trimming tools and they would also be one of our favourite brands to work with when it comes to garden tools. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and best of luck with your grass trimming jobs in the months and years ahead. Regards, Steve

  2. Purchased the 600W trimmer. It worked well for a few minutes until the line broke and the auto feed stopped working. Tried the spare spool and this did exactly the same. Investigation indicated that both spools had been poorly wound.
    Trimmer manual recommends not refilling spools by hand and to purchase a factory refilled item as hand rewinding can possibly cause the auto feed to jam. Both spools looked as though they had been poorly “hand wound”.
    Spent more time trying to fix the issue than actually trimming grass. Had to cut the line and unwind it, losing about a metre of line off each spool. Don’t know if the rewinding has worked because I ran out of daylight.

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