It really depends on what you are trying to cut down with the weed eater. I had a gas one for years, but it finally was getting too heavy for me to carry around, and I had to ask Bobby to pull the cord to start it; so I know it was time for something different. I had a WORX weed eater for the last 3-4 years, and I loved it ! It was perfect for the little weedeating jobs that I wanted to do around the yard. I got it at a yard sale, so it had had a lot of use before I bought it, and it finally gave out last summer. This year, I bought another battery one that Walmart had on sale, (a Hart) and I like it fine,, too. I was looking for the lightest weight one I could find and the best price. They are much better than the little electric ones that you have to drag a cord around for, but certainly can’t compare with a gas powered one. Bobby uses his big gas weedeaters for heavy duty cutting, and I use mine more for trimming back grass and weeds around the flowers and garden area.