Best Brush Cutter (Reviews for 2024)

The Best Brush Cutter for Homeowners - When String Trimmers Won't "Cut-It"

Are you trying to find the Best Brush Cutter for your Home? After extensive research and testing, we rated these as the Top 5 Best Brush Cutters, according to size, power, and price.

Maybe you moved into a new property with badly overgrown hedges or tons of scrub brush? If that’s you, check out these Brush Cutter Reviews to find the Best Brush Cutter to clean up your yard.

Sometimes, a Weed Eater won’t cut it, especially if you have dense brush or small trees (saplings).

It would be best to have something more like a “Weed Walloper” for that job! And that tool would be a Brush cutter with a Blade – Not a string trimmer.

What you’re looking for is a Heavy-Duty Brush Cutter to clear small trees or very dense brush:

 Best Brush Cutters for Homeowners (2024)

Best Value Brush Cutter “Kit”: “Maxman” Battery-Powered 52″ Brush Cutter

Weed Wacker Cordless Electric Brush Cutter 52 Inch Grass Trimmer Stingless Lightweight Grass Weedeater Battery Powered 8 Blades,2 Batteries, 1 Charger Used for Dense Weeds and Garden Yard Trimming

Our pick for the best brush cutter kit value for homeowners is the Maxman 21 Volt Brush cutter.  While searching for the best brush trimmer, Maxman’s reviews stood out as one of the few lower-cost tools that offered superb value.

It’s designed to be light and ultra-easy to maneuver, and I have to say, they succeeded in every way possible. The ability to add attachments easily also makes it very versatile.

The Good

  • Lightweight – Very easy to handle
  • Telescoping handle 47″- 52″ long
  • Two (2) 21-Volt Lithium Ion Batteries Included
  • Two “Grass Blades” included
  • Six Brush Blades included
  • Requires little effort to start, thanks to the embedded quick-start technology


*Interchanging the accessories can be a little difficult and time-consuming

Nearly everyone using the Maxman brush cutter marveled at just how light it is while remaining very powerful

It may be that this product is just balanced well, but at 8 lbs, it is the lightest brush cutter tested.

Either way, it feels like a lightweight brush cutter, and I’m sure I’ve used “weed eaters” that are much heavier than this brush cutter. If you need something manageable, you need to look at this one.

The Verdict

You’re looking for a brush cutter on a budget. However, you still want decent value from your purchase; if not, you’re throwing money away. I think it’s safe to say that the Maxman checks those boxes—a complete brush Cutter Kit for a Bargain.

We think it is a good brush cutter for the money. It’s lightweight and has sufficient power. Sure, you may be unable to cut down the thickest of shrubs with it, but it is certainly a viable option for residential use.




Runner Up:  Proyama Extreme Duty 42.7cc Gas

PROYAMA 42.7cc Gas Weed Wacker, 3 in 1 Weed Eater Gas Powered, Brush Cutter and Gas String Trimmer 2-Cycle Extreme Duty, Grass Trimmer 2024 Upgraded…

The Pranayama is a favorite among gas brush cutters due to Its large 42.7cc 2-stroke gas engine. But that’s not all. The Proyama brushcutter also includes a one-year warranty and many accessories not offered by other brands.

The Good

  • This piece of equipment includes three separate blades
  • One-Year Warranty
  • Includes vibration reduction, shoulder harness, ear defenders, gloves, and face shield.
  • Quick-release split shaft for easy transportation and storage
  • String Trimmer and Brush Cutter blade attachments.
  • A durable and unbelievably 8-inch solid blade for cutting thorny brush
  • When you need power, this machine at 42.7 cc’s will provide it

Most brush cutter reviews have offered this as one of the best brush cutters you can buy, and it’s easy to see why. It is versatile, powerful, and dependable, providing plenty of bang for your buck.


Some reviews noted a little difficulty starting this equipment. Once started, it appears to run very efficiently.

The Verdict

I tend to enjoy products with enough versatility to allow me to get rid of some of my other tools. That is a large part of the reason the Proyama 42.7 cc Brush Cutter ranks so highly on my list of favorite brush cutters.

This is now a fantastic brush cutter with minor tweaks to the shaft and an upgraded blade.




Best Value:  Wild Badger (4 Tools in One)

WILD BADGER POWER 26cc Weed Wacker Gas Powered, String Trimmer/Edger, Pole Saw, Hedge Trimmer and Brush Cutter Blade, 4-in-1 Multi Yard Care Tools, Rubber Handle & Shoulder Strap Included

What is the best brush cutter for the money?  While researching the best brush trimmer, The Wild Badger Brush with a 26 cc Gas Engine stood out as one of the few lower-cost multi-tools that offered superb value.

It is valuable because it has four (4) tool options in one piece of equipment. With the power handle, you change out the tool you need, including a Brush Cutter, String Trimmer/Edger, Hedge Trimmer, or Pole Saw.

It’s designed to be light and ultra-easy to maneuver, and I have to say, they succeeded in every way possible. The ability to add attachments easily also makes it very versatile.

The Good

  • Lightweight – Very easy to maneuver
  • 4-IN-1 Tool Options
  • 26 CC 2 Cycle (no gas-oil mixing)
  • EZ start – recoil system
  • Locking trigger handle
  • 3-Year Warranty from the Manufacturer


Nearly everyone using the Wild Badger marveled at just how light it is while remaining very powerful.  It may be that this product is just balanced well, as at 28 lbs, it isn’t the lightest – it falls right in the middleweight of models we tested.

Either way, if you have a small to medium-sized yard and are looking for a cheap, overall, user-friendly trimming kit, this one should get the job(s) done.

The Verdict

It is an excellent option for those looking to save money but still needs reliability but on a tighter budget.




Best Brush Cutter Attachment:  Trimmer Plus – BC720

TrimmerPlus BC720 Brushcutter with J-Handle for Attachment Capable String Trimmers, Polesaws, and Powerheads, 8, Fatigue

Trimmer Plus manufacturing isn’t among the biggest brands in lawn care, but that doesn’t mean they don’t offer excellent products.

This versatile brush cutter attachment is one of those unique products that can be used on most gas trimmer models with detachable attachments. 

Such brands include Husqvarna, Troy-Bilt, Remington, Craftsman, yard machines, yardman, Snapper, Bolens, Murray, Ryobi, GreenWorks, Kobalt, and other major brands.

trimmerplus BC720 | Best Home Gear

The brush cutter attachment also comes with a J-Handle and shoulder strap. The Trimmer-Plus offers a lightweight product that harnesses a surprising amount of power.

The Good


The included harness isn’t nearly as comfortable as one would like, but you can find a good replacement, and it should be just fine. The biggest issue people seemed to raise was that the Trimmer Plus doesn’t offer the wide handle with bicycle grips that most dedicated brush cutters provide.

The Verdict

This is a suitable attachment for the money, and assuming you only need a brush cutter occasionally,  it should be a great option vs. paying for a higher-priced stand-alone brush cutter.

Just be sure it is a compatible attachment for your existing gas-powered trimmer. The tube size of the attachment is as follows: Inner coupler tube Diameter: 1. 65 inches—Drive Shaft connector: Square shape, 1/5”, Female.




Best “High-Wheeled” Brush Cutter Lawn Trimmer: Remington RM1159

Remington RM1159 159cc 4-Cycle Gas Powered Walk-Behind High-Wheeled String Trimmer - 22-Inch Trimming Mower for Lawn Care, Black

This is a fantastic Brush Cutter option as you may be unable, or willing, to wield a heavy brush cutter around the yard.

Even though hand-held Brush Cutters have straps and two handles typically, the weight of these machines can make them difficult or just a nuisance to operate for some folks, and we think the Remington High Wheeled 22” Brush Cutter solves that problem in a big way.

Editor’s Note: While excellent at clearing Heavy grass and weeds, this machine cannot trim small trees. It doesn’t have a “Steel Blade” attachment. Instead, it incorporates a heavy-duty trimmer line.

This model is designed to be used as a Lawn Mower for Heavy Grass or Weeds, but because most Brush clearing involves tall weeds or grass, you may have found a great alternative to Hand-Held brush cutter machines!

Best Brush Cutters - Top 5 Picks to Clean up Your Yard 2019

The Good

  • Powered by a 159cc 4-Cycle OHV engine
  • Equipped with a comfortable folding handle for convenient storage and transportation
  • The off-set trimmer head feature helps to trim hard-to-reach places
  • Designed with a 22-inch cutting swath and using a standard 155-diameter trimmer line, 14-inch ball-bearing wheels help you move quickly through rough terrain
  • This user-friendly trimmer will help make big jobs seem small and help you clear the tallest, toughest grass and weeds.

Comments (Or maybe just a tiny concern)



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  

What is the difference between a Brush Cutter and a String Trimmer?

String trimmers are designed to cut grass or weeds, and Brush Cutters are designed to cut dense brush and small tree saplings.

At first glance, there may not seem to be much difference between string trimmers and brush cutters, but both pieces of equipment serve different tasks, with string trimmers being ineffective at cutting dense brush or small saplings.

Are String Trimmers and Brush Cutters Operated The Same Way? 

Weed Eaters, sometimes called String Trimmers, are hand-held (sometimes walk-behind) units that help you trim down grassy areas your lawnmower may not get to.  String Trimmers use nylon strings to cut down the weeds.

On the other hand, a Brush Cutter is what the name implies and is meant for cutting down large brush, saplings, or shrubs; it typically includes a harness and two handles to help carry the weight of the brush cutter far easier.

Like any other lawn equipment, you have multiple options when powering a brush cutter, including gas-power or battery-powered motors. 

Which is Better, a High-Wheeled or Hand-Held Brush Cutter?

A High-wheeled brush cutter uses a trimmer line and is effective for cutting dense or long grass, whereas a handheld brush cutter offers trimmer line heads or steel blade heads to cut down dense brush, bushes, or small saplings.


We love taking pride in our outdoor space; we barbecue; our friends hang out on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, sip a favorite beverage, and argue about football while our children play. So it’s no wonder we take pride in keeping our yards pristine.

Sometimes, we need help, and brush and shrub can take hold and overrun our yards. It’s good to know that these brush cutters are around to help us fend off invasive yard grabbers when that time comes.

What’s your favorite brush cutter? Let us know in the comments below, and thanks for visiting BestHomeGear!

References and Additional Resources

Kevin Carroll
Kevin Carroll
Kevin is the author and editor for Best Home Gear, and uses his 25+ years experience in Commercial and Residential Construction Management to author and publish the work for this website. In addition to publishing Best Home Gear; Kevin enjoys the outdoors in Michigan and Arizona, hiking, cycling, fishing, golf, and completing DIY projects at his Home and Garden.


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