Bauer 20V String Trimmer Spotted

Harbor Freight has been keeping themselves busy with their Bauer line and I mentioned in a recent article regarding the new Bauer tools that a string trimmer was missing from the cordless outdoor tool category. Well I guess the Bauer 20v string trimmer wasn’t ready yet as it didn’t make the family photo with the other Bauer tools, but it did show up in the April 2019 coupon catalog.

My thoughts: As I’ve said about the other Bauer tools, I’m glad to see more options for users with the Bauer battery platform, as it ultimately increases the value for the end user. This new trimmer is definitely on the smaller side which means it will be better suited for smaller yards with lighter trimming needs. I’m curious how runtime will be considering the Bauer line only has batteries up to 3.0ah in capacity. Hopefully they’ll add a bigger battery option soon for more runtime. There’s not much info available yet, but there are a few specifications/features listed in the catalog. This string trimmer features a 12” cutting swath, 3 in 1 functionality as an edger, trimmer and mower, automatic line feed, and a pivoting head for edging and tall and short users alike.

Features and Specifications:

  • 12” cutting swath
  • 3 in 1 functionality as an edger, trimmer, and mower
  • Automatic line feed
  • Pivoting head for edging and different height users
  • Voltage: 20v DC
  • Price at the time of writing: $49.99 (not yet available as of late April/early May 2019)
  • Warranty: not yet listed but probably 90 days with 1 or 2 year replacement plans available for an extra cost

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Thanks – any other updates ? seems like most string trimmers hit stores spring to early summer -have they missed the boat for 2019? Do bauer 20v batteries work with any other systems (non bauer) ?


They haven’t mentioned a release date. Only mention “coming soon”. This could be days, weeks, months and even years as we’ve seen from them before so “coming soon” doesn’t really say much.

To answer your question about compatibility, check out this article which explains it in more detail:


I emailed Harbor Frieght asking when the Bauer String Trimmer would be available and recieved the following response from Michael in Product Support Department.

“We are expecting to have them in the September/October time frame. Keep an eye on our website and in our stores when they are available.”


Just got a response back from HF and they state that the Bauer String trimmer is now scheduled to be in stores and online in the Nov-Dec 2019 time frame.


Harbor Freight indicated to me via email they currently have NO plans to offer 20V batteries greater than 3AH. Bummer. They really really think hard about that and offer a 5.0.


They are available in-store and online now. February 2020.

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