Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 106
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yardhog best multi power tool on the market
I bought this combo kit last month I use it weekly and it pre fires in two pulls then fires in one pull on cold starting yes I recommend this product I have a Stihl chainsaw that I just got back from the shop it starts great but Boggs down when cutting though trees I'm going with an all echo line up instead of stihl 1 because of warranty and price echo is a little bite cheaper but not much
April 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeedKiller Fantastic
I had initially purchased a Ryobi 2 Stroke 25cc trimmer. It worked well but cold starts were a paint. So I exchanged it for a Ryobi 4 Stroke as I thought it has more torque, no mixing and had a good price point. But that sucker is so hard to start. After 15 tries it starts and then runs fine no complaints. But I couldn't imagine breaking my wrist trying to start it every time.
Hence I thought I would give this ECHO a try. Opened the box and I was surprised by the build quality.
I put it together and just ran a few minutes on some weeds... it has amazing power.
What impressed me about this unit?
2)Ergonomic handle that also flexes a little. Nice touch!
3)Gas tank guard!!! Important. Imagine placing your unit gazzillion times in pavement and driveways and scratching that plastic gas tank!
4) Strap hook. (A supplied strap would have been a nice touch, but alas not)
5) Bump feed or speed feed head is great.
6) The supplied edger is built like a tank!
7) Lastly the most important thing. Starting! The i30 start is smooth as butter. I couldn't believe I was starting a 2 stroke engine with so much ease and smooth pull. It's awesome.
8) Oh yes they do come with safety glasses.
For 299? It's a great value for the excellent quality. I remember buying the Ryobi 4 stroke power head for 169 then a edger for 60. So for 70 dollars more you get a solid product in the ECHO.
I own many Ryobi products (lithium battery based drills and such) and I love their products which is why I bought their trimmer in the first place. But when it comes to outdoor power equipment, ECHO rocks!
If you are a homeowner and need a solid trimmer, give this a try and you won't be disappointed..
As for me? I have become an ECHO fan. Ordered the curved shaft and high torque attachment as well.
Might get the power broom later for which I might need the PAS 266 which has more power.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Whyli750 exactly what you'd expect from Echo
Ordered this to replace a troybilt weedeater that I've had to work on every year I've owned it. It had a bigger engine but it's echo has more power. Starts like nothing runs great. Looking forward to lots of years of hard use to come.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rainman61 Great trimmer
This is a very well made and lightweight trimmer and edger. Easy assembly and started on third pull right out of box. Runs great plenty of power much better than any trimmer I ever owned before.
May 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JorgeTheHandyman So far it's great
Just used it for the first time the other day and everything worked really well. First start was a little hard but seems to be easier now. The attachments can be interchanged very easily. Great Echo Quality
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buddy Works just as good as stand alone trimmer & edger
The trimmer and edger accessories work just as well as my old Echo trimmer and edger. I also owned an Echo blower but gave to my son for his yard and bought this set as a replacement. I have used about three time already and just as powerful and a better value given you do not need to buy three machines. Does not take long to change accessories but does take getting used to.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patdry Echo
Great tool. Worth the money! Been wasting my money on lesser brands.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by None More power than I expected
This product is performing much better than expected.
May 10, 2016