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12 in. 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless String Trimmer - Battery and Charger Not Included

Product Overview

The EGO POWER+ String Trimmer performs equal to or better than many premium gas-powered models. Up to 45 minute run time with 56-Volt battery 2.0 Ah (not included). A 12 in. cutting swath for efficient trimming around your yard. The EGO POWER+ string trimmer delivers the performance of gas without the noise, fuss and fumes.
  • Compatible with all EGO power+ arc lithium batteries
  • Weather-resistant construction
  • 12 in. cutting swath
  • Dual feed twist line with 0.080 in. Dia
  • 49 in. aluminum straight shaft to quickly cover large areas
  • Soft start with constant speed control
  • In-line grip with integrated trigger for comfort and convenience
  • Auxiliary assist handle adjusts along the shaft for improved user comfort
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • EGO Power+

    EGO 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless String Trimmer

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Voltage (v)56v 60v
FeaturesAntivibration Brushless
Line Advance SystemBump Bump
Trimmer Line TypeString String
Shaft TypeStraight Straight
Start TypeElectric Electric
Power TypeCordlessCordlessCordless
Voltage (volts) 20
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Refurbished No
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Assembled Depth (in.)
12 in
Assembled Height (in.)
10 in
Assembled Width (in.)
68 in
Line Style Size
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.)
Recommended Line Diameter (in.)
Shaft Length (in.)


Assembly Required
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Head Type
Wind with Assembly
No-tool Line Replacement,Replacement Head
Line Advance System
Number of Total Batteries Included
Number of Trim Lines
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Shaft Type
Start Type
Trimmer Line Type
Voltage (v)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 5 Years

Questions & Answers


Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
    out of 185 reviews
  • 81% recommend this product
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Light-weight AND powerful!
What more could you ask for out of a trimmer?!? It is light-weight, but has enough power to get the job done. Assembly was easy and the battery was charged in less time than advertised AND lasted longer than I needed it to. Very happy with this product!
by Turf
Got the job done!
I totally pushed my trimmer to the limits! I drained and charged the battery three times to accomplish this task. Trimming times lasted about 35 minutes estimated. (Wasn't really paying attention to the time.) The trimmer cut all but the thickest brush. 1/4" stalks and thicker were being cut at the expense of the nylon string. I used ALOT of string! ...but no mercy! While the batteries were recharging it gave me a brake from the sun and a chance to rake up the cut grass. I would definitely recommend this product. I do wish the string bump was a bit looser but I've heard that the string is wound pretty tight from the factory. Not a deal breaker for me. It just took a bit of patience to manually press the green bump button and pull the string out.
by imukrox
Awful bump feed
The bump feed sticks and does not feed the line. I've tried loosening up the wind and have also tried a non grooved line, but neither has solved the issue. I would not recommend this unit.
by Corrado
Response from ServiceAug 27, 2018
Hi Corrado! We're sorry to hear about the trouble you've had, but we'd love to help as it sounds like your trimmer is under-performing. Please give us a call and we'll start troubleshooting right away. You can reach us seven days a week at 1-855-346-5656.
Powerful trimmer
I've had this trimmer for 3 years and have been happy with it for the most part. It is very powerful and the battery life is excellent. It is also reasonably light and easy to handle. The only problem I have had is with the string advancing mechanism. Most of the time I have to tap the head very hard 5 to 10 times on the ground to get the string to advance. At times, I have had to pull the string by hand to advance it. I'm afraid I'll damage the trimmer at some point just trying to advance the string.
by Tim25
Ideal Trimmer for Manicured Yards
This was my first Ego purchase, and I have continued to buy another line trimmer, a mower, blower, and chainsaw from Ego. The snap down metal guard on this trimmer is really nice for trimming around posts, trees, and vulnerable garden and flower plants. I bought the second 15 inch line trimmer because I was taming a jungle yard during a remodel in Alaska, where the weeds grow incredibly fast in the summers. The larger trimmers do much better in the tall weeds that I sometimes have to work, but I miss using this 12" unit when it comes to not getting flipped by flying debris, or not accidentally damaging posts or plants. This is a superior trimmer if you are primarily doing detail edging with grass along fences and gardens. If you have a jungle job, definitely go with the Ego 15 inch models for more power and reach.
by JP in AK
Still Assessing
The trimmer took awhile to arrive. There were no instructions in the box, but it is simple to put together. It does the job nicely except for one thing - the bump device that extends more line doesn’t work. I have to take the head off, extend the line, put the head back on ... I have taken the head apart to make sure the line was installed correctly, watched 30 videos to find other possible causes. Nope - not working. I should return it but like the machine overall. My wife says I’ll never figure it out. I’ll show her.
by Xcountry
Response from EGO Support Team.Sep 10, 2018
Thank you very much for posting! We’re sorry you’ve had such a challenging experience so far. It sounds like your trimmer might be under-performing. However, it is covered by a five year warranty and we’re here to help. Please give us a call and we’ll sort this out: 1-855-346-5656. egopowerplus
Great tool
I’ve been using this weed eater four years now with no problems works great every time I get it out
by Crazyokie
Mostly good.
Have had this trimmer for over two years and it works well. The only detractor is the poly line that trims. It is a real pain to adjust and reload.
Response from SupportJan 31, 2018
Thank you very much for writing in! Please know that we greatly appreciate your feedback and will be sharing it with the team for review. As you've experienced, the number 1 customer complaint with any string trimmer is line replacement. EGO has taken this pain point away with our NEW EGO 15" Rapid Reload trimmer head. We encourage you to check it out! Thanks again for writing in!
Love my cordless weed eater
Absolutely cuts amazingly thru tough weeds. I recommend it to anyone who gets sore trying to start their gas weed eater.
by BrnBrn
Great decision and excellent value
I bought the EGO mower and the trimmer at the same time about 2 years ago and have been using both relatively maintenance free since purchase. I have had to replace the spool from the weed eater three times now, it is not as easy as other trimmers I have used in the past, but not difficult either. This thing has quite a bit of power behind it too, I have not had any limitations to this trimmer when compared to my previous gas trimmer, and have been impressed by the run time that I can get out of a single charge. If you are doing more than just trimming around your driveway, fence, and a few trees, then you should consider getting a second battery. One charge tends to last me about 15-20 minutes.
by Jon P
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