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Toro 51484 Cordless 12-Inch 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Electric Trimmer/Edger

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  • Cordless electric trimmer with 12-inch cutting width for fast results
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery; converts to an edger in seconds
  • Auto feed line system keeps the trimmer at the right length
  • Telescoping shaft and adjustable assist handle for comfort and extended reach
  • Measures approximately 6 by 11 by 42-1/2 inches; 2-year warranty
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Item Weight 6 pounds 6.2 pounds 6.3 pounds 10.5 pounds
Size 20V Trimmer 1 Corded Trimmer 41.5"L x 10"W x 4"H
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Size: 20V Trimmer

Product Description

Toro's 5-amp string trimmer and edger is powerful and durable, with high-performing features that make yard care seem effortless. 14-inch wide dual line cutting width gets the job done quickly and user friendly features make the job much easier. With a simple 1-step push button, the operator can convert to edging in seconds and the wheel guides the edger for precision trimming.

Toro Electric Trimmer/Edger
12-inch trimmer with one-step edge guide. View larger
Toro Electric Trimmer/Edger
Cordless design for go-anywhere convenience.

Toro 51484 Cordless 12-Inch Lithium-Ion Electric Trimmer/Edger

Toro's powerful 5 amp cordless trimmer provides high-performing features that make yard work feel like a walk in the park. With no extension cord to get in the way, easily maneuver the trimmer down the driveway, up the front walk, along the side of the house, next to the fence line, and anywhere else that needs to be quickly and neatly trimmed.

The unit's 12-inch cutting width gets the job done quickly, and there's no gas or oil to maintain. Plus, it runs quietly, which both you and your neighbors will appreciate, and at 6.9 pounds, it weighs a lot less than a gas trimmer.

With a simple one-step push button, you can even convert to edging--a wheel guides the edger for precise results.

Toro Electric Trimmer/Edger
Lithium-ion battery for powerful performance. View larger
20-Volt Max* Lithium-Ion Battery

The trimmer comes equipped with a 20-volt max* lithium-ion battery that provides up to twice the power per weight versus traditional nickel-cadmium batteries.

Toro Electric Trimmer/Edger
Adjustable handle for an ideal working height. View larger
14-Inch Adjustable Handle

The unit's handle can be quickly adjusted to accommodate any size person, helping to ensure an ideal, comfortable working height.

Toro Electric Trimmer/Edger
User-friendly battery charger. View larger
Charging the Battery

Easily check the battery life with just a push of a button. The lights will light up showing the charge. If it needs charging, simply insert the battery into the charger. The light on the charger will turn green when the charge is complete.

Toro Electric Trimmer/Edger
Automatically adjusts the line.
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Auto-Feed Trim Line

When you pull the trigger, the trimmer automatically adjusts the line to the perfect cutting length.

Toro Electric Trimmer/Edger
Telescoping shaft for extended reach. View larger
Rust-Free Aluminum Shaft

The unit's durable rust-free aluminum telescoping shaft provides not only extended reach, but it's also tough and durable enough to withstand any stresses while trimming.

Toro Electric Trimmer/Edger
Converts to an edger with the push of a button. View larger
Edge in Seconds

With a simple push button, the trimmer converts to an edger in seconds. The guide wheel helps you roll along smoothly and prevents scalping. Push the button again to convert to trimming.

Toro's bare tools program features tools that run on the same battery platform, so you can buy one battery and use it for multiple tools
Corded String 14-Inch Trimmer, 51480
Cordless String 8-Inch Trimmer, 51467
Cordless String 12-Inch Trimmer, 51484
Cordless String 12-Inch Trimmer, 51487
Tool with Battery
Bare Tool
51484, Bare Tool
51487, Bare Tool
Corded Tool
Cutting Width
5 amp, 120V AC
Battery Type
12V Lead Acid
20V Max* Li-Ion
24V Max* Li-Ion
Line Feed
Line Type
Dual 0.065"
Single 0.065"
Single 0.065"
Single 0.065"
Edge Guard
One Step
Telescopic Handle
Power Saver
CSA Listed
UL listed
UL listed
7.5 lbs
6.4 lbs
6.9 lbs
7.2 lbs
2-year Full**
2-year Full**
2-year Full**
2-year Full**
Spool (Bag)
Spool (Card)
Battery Charger
Spool (3-Pack)
Extended Life Battery
*Battery manufacturer rating = 20-volt maximum and 18-volt nominal; 24-volt maximum and 22.2-volt nominal; actual voltage varies with load
**See owner's manual for details on warranty coverage

Product Details

Size: 20V Trimmer
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 42.5 x 11 x 5.9 inches ; 6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B007M8LKKM
  • Item model number: 51484
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,291 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

117 of 125 people found the following review helpful By John I. Gonzales on June 10, 2012
Size: 20V Trimmer Verified Purchase
So I have looked over every brand out there and settled on this Toro based on 4 people giving it "5 star" reviews.

I am a current Toro owner with a 2 stroke GAS power head and 4 different attachments (trimmer, edger, blower and tiller). I love it but am ready for something lighter, easier to store and easier to deal with (no gas mixes, pulling starter cords, etc).

So I was excited to look into this product and could not wait to use it!

BUT here is what I found;

1) I am 5'4"... and the design of the shaft/angle made it feel like I was hunching over to get to the sweet spot for a good clean edge. My gas Toro you can twist around easily (although heavier) but the shaft length gave me that ability to do so. This thing feels like a toy (sort of) by comparison. DO NOT confuse this for a power to power comparison. This thing has plenty of power, I am sure that the 20v lithium battery is also up to the challenge... but when you get this in your hands and you are confined to using it within its operational range (angle of head and short length of shaft) it feels like a toy and you are compromising your body position to try to get the best angle of attack on your lawn. This did not work for me.

2) I need a trimmer and edger combo.... the trimmer was OK for wacking against a fence line or brick BUT was not very good around flower beds and weird spots due to the limitations stated above.... BUT what was absolutely horrible was the edger ability. The head has a significant amount of play.... so when you are rolling down the sidewalk to get that "straight line".... good luck! The slop in the moving rotating head makes it hard to stabilize. On top of that poor design the edger has a SMALL single wheel that you are balancing on.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By T. Cramer on May 18, 2012
Size: 20V Trimmer
The Toro 53484 string trimmer is the best battery operated trimmer I've used. I haven't tried too many, but I do greatly prefer the Toro over similar Li-ion Ryobi and Black & Decker models, which I give 4 and 3 stars respectively. Even though they are all 20 volts, the Toro seems to have much more oomph not to mention better battery life.

Appearance wise, this looks like a typical Toro device. It's a glossy red with black and an aluminum shaft. This trimmer was very well designed for several reasons. First, the adjustability is great and works well as you can set the shaft to the perfect height and then adjust the handle to most comfortable position. The aluminum shaft is super strong yet very lightweight which makes it a joy to carry this thing around. For edging, you simple push a button on the head and flip it 90 degrees - this could not be easier. The one thing that concerns me is the venting around the motor. It tends to get covered with grass that may not be really dry. It's not a huge deal, but I do suggest you brush it out of the venting after each use to prevent future problems with overheating.

I was surprised at just how well this Toro trimmer worked. The first time I got it I wanted to try it out and I did so on a patch of thick, wet grass and weeds. The Toro cut through it like butter with minimal bogging down. Of course if you have tons of thick heavy grass, you'd want either a gas model or one of the new 36 Volt Li-ion's that are on the market but for the average homeowner, this model will be perfect.

Many times these trimmer/edgers just don't get the job done for edging. This model actually worked very well.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By John W. on June 25, 2012
Size: 20V Hedge Verified Purchase
I bought this because I was tired of fighting a 100' extension cord while climbing a ladder to trim the 85' of 8' hedges we have in back. I'd be stepping on the extension, tangling it on the ladder, tripping all over it, wrapping it around trees and patio furniture. Cutting the hedges was a nightmare. But because I like neat and manicured hedges, I was doing this every 4 to 6 weeks. This Toro has changed my yardwork world!

When I found the 22", 20v lithium-ion Toro at Amazon, I decided to try it. I thought it was a better price than the 24v model, and if I wanted to buy other compatible devices (it, string trimmer) they were cheaper too. I settled on the Toro because of reviews for similar yard products.

I trimmed the hedges in less than 1/2 the time it took me with the corded Remington I've had for years. It's strong enough to cut through the branches, which in our case only reach about 3/8". We're not cutting fat branches, so no issue there. The battery life was awesome! I used it off and on for about 40 mins, and the last minute was as strong as the first. It's so balanced and (relatively) light, I was able to hold the ladder with one hand and trim with the other, giving me a good 5' of reach. I was skeptical of the rotating handle, thinking it gimmicky and unnecessary, but minutes intoo the job I found myself making frequent use of the feature to trim the hedge row face.

Great product, I hope it stands up to the test of time.


9/14 I have no choice but to scale back my glowing recommendation of this product. The battery recently failed. Two years seems too soon but OK. So I went to buy another battery. Guess what? The new battery is significantly smaller than the old one.
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