Trimming grass and weeds that grow along walkways, driveways, and garden beds can be tough work. Not only does the job require knowledge of mixing the right cocktail of gas and oil to fuel the power trimmer, but it leaves a mess of grass blades that's a pain to clean up. Give yourself a break with a multifunctional product like the TB525 EC Curve Shaft String Trimmer from Troy-Bilt. The 4-cycle engine eliminates the need to mix gas and oil, and produces less noise than competing models. Perhaps the most attractive feature of this sleek machine is its ability to combine with Troy-Bilt’s long list of impressive attachments—like an Add-On Broom that can clear grass, snow, and other debris with ease—to make this tool’s grass-improving possibilities virtually endless. Available on Amazon; $200.