Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 876
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PK Absolute satisfaction!!
I am 80 years old and still take care of my 10 acres. This is the FIRST weed-eater I have ever had that was easy to start, easy to reload string and light enough to weed-eat around all of my Crepe Myrtles. I have about 100 . Love the weedeater.
July 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Saki Replace 2-line Rapid Loader trimmer head with Speed-Feed Universal 400 trimmer head
My wife and I chose this because it is lightweight and has a curved shaft that provides for a nice, ergonomic fit. I am 5'5" and she is 5'4" and the curved shaft seems to fit shorter folks better. The trimmer handles well and is very powerful. The only complaint I have is the 2-line Rapid Loader trimmer head. I had to replace the trimmer line three times to mow my lawn. This trimmer head is a terrible invention. But rather than return it, I decided to try replacing the trimmer head with the Speed-Feed Universal 400 trimmer head (P/N 99944200907). It cost $30 at Home Depot and uses a thicker trimmer line than what the GT-225 comes with. It works fine and my only complaint about that is that the instructions are not very clear. Had the Speed-Feed Universal 400 trimmer head been standard, I would have given this product five stars.
August 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Blackie Echo 2 CYCLE 21.2 cc Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer
This is my third Echo trimmer of this model - I have one and I bought one for each of my kids who own homes. For two of them I did choose to replace the heads with bump feed heads (about $30 each) but even still, considering the light weight, ease of starting, reliability (have had two for 4 years each and no problems), and power, they are a good value for just under $200 ($170 plus the bump feed head I replaced for $30). I looked at 8 different brands of gas models and battery and corded trimmers before deciding to buy another Echo GT 225.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Papa echo trimmer review
This is the best trimmer I've owned. Just start it up and trim. No problems with string issues ( a blessing ).
It just runs and runs. You can't by a better trimmer.
August 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jm Good tool
Best small engine experience that I have ever had. Started right up no issues. Used for several hours no overheating when stoped it would start right back up. Great little device. If you have heavy grass get the bigger model.
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lonewuf Echo
Have used only once and I was satisfied with the Echo. I don't particularly care for rapid loader line. They break very easily and spent more time changing line than weed eating.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AJ Echo String trimmer
I have to return the unit I bought because the string won't go into the hole on one side.
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bossmare So Far, Best Weedwacker
After 4 comparable-model Craftsman trimmers in 3 years, the Echo has, so far, surpassed all. I have only used it a few times so far, but it started up instantly each time and performs great in all trimming conditions.
My only gripe is the string that came with it, it doesn't last at all. I will replace it with a braided more durable style for my next trimming job and hope it lasts longer.
August 2, 2016