Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1249
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jo1022 The weed whacker you want!
I've owned several different brands of weed whackers and have not been nearly as happy with them as I am with this ECHO2 Cycle 21.2 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer! It works extremely well (as you can tell with the pictures provided). Its very light and easy to control, and for the price you can't beat it. I own four acres and it is all meadow/field, so I weed whack often and I needed a reliable weed whacker. This definitely does the job and is light enough that I can do the entire property with out feeling like my arm is going to fall off! Great product, would recommend to anyone, large or small property.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by legoman Well made, powerful trimmer
I have this trimmer, it came in a box fully assembled, and ready to go. I have a large area that needs trimming several times a year, for a big job the long shaft and wide cutting area help to easily get the job done. The high power also helps me to cut through high thick weeds. Well made tool, solid construction, easy to start, ran well. The easy start is very nice, all plastic is well made and sturdy, the Cutting head is easy to open and close for when you have to re-load the string. Trimmer came with a pair of safety glasses.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by arkie Echo only for me
Debated on the curved vs. str8 shaft and glad I took this one (str8 shaft). IMO very well built and easy starting and the extra weight doesn't bother me a bit since it has excellent balance. Agree with others on the reduced fuel usage. And looking forward to using the speed feed head to refill , but after using it twice , I am shocked that I only had to bump out more line one time. I now have an echo chainsaw, weedeater, and trimmer , and I'm sold on their products. The reason I like the str8 shaft better is reach , plain and simple.
April 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Great Trimmer
I've had the SRM-225 trimmer for almost 3 years now. It does a great job trimming around my lawn(1.5 acres) and my in-laws lawn(1 acre). I had purchased another brand Hasq trimmer that died after a little less than a season. I had cleaned the carb on that one and it still refused to run right.
This SRM-225 has plenty of power to tackle everything that I've thrown at it, normal lawn weeds, thickets, small sprouting trees. The only issue I had was that after 2 1/2 seasons I had to replace the carb due to buildup from running ethanol gas through it. That was a quick and easy two screw job. You can get a carb gasket kit and soak and clean the carb in carb cleaner but for $7 more you can just get a whole new carb and be set to go without having to tear it all apart and mess about putting the new seals and all in.
If you need a trimmer that gets the job done and is going to last more than 1/2 a season then pick this one up.
March 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by chase BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I BOUGHT THIS TRIMMER AND IT QUIT WORKING AFTER TWO MONTHS IT WILL NOT PUMP FUEL AND I HAVE CHANGED ALL THE PARTS OUT FOR NEW ONES HOME DEPOT REFUSED TO HELP ME IN ALABASTER, ALABAMA AND THEY WERE VERY RUDE ABOUT IT AND WANTED ME TO PAY THEM HOURLY TO FIX IT AND ECHO WANTS YOU TO PAY YOURSELF TO HAVE IT CHECKED BE FORE THEY WILL EVEN TELL YOU IF THE WARRANTY COVERS IT SO THERE NO HELP I WOULD NOT RECOMEND THIS TO ANYONE I LOST OVER 200 DOLLARS IN THE DEAL AND STILL HAVE NO TRIMMER!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS TRIMMER OR SHOP AT HOME DEPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JollyGreen85 Farm
i bought this trimmer in 2012. It was been a great investment. I live on a farm and have a 13 acre pasture. I can trim the entire fence line on a tank an a half. I have recently had to put a new head on it but other than that I have no complaints. I would encourage anyone form homeowner to commercial lawn companies that wanted to save money to get this trimmer.
April 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jumpmaster From A Pro - Quit Looking And Buy This One!
I rarely write reviews because I don't feel qualified enough to offer valid evaluations of products, but in this case I worked for several years on a maintenance crew that owned many different properties and for most of the spring, summer and fall seasons, trimming weeds and grass dominated our work week. We used the expensive $500 commercial units. I didn't want to spend that much for my property and I didn't want extra weight so I bounced around from trimmer to trimmer. I got to the point where I thought unless you spent $500 you had to live with trimmers with absurd vibration, hard starting and less than dependable performance. After purchasing another one of the standard buck thirty trimmers that failed after the third day, I decided to throw in a few extra bucks for this one. That was the best trimmer decision I ever made. I read the great reviews, watched the videos above of how easy it starts and how easy it was to restring and I was skeptical. Oh my goodness ... the videos are true. Also it is true about the fuel efficiency because I use less fuel to trim my 1 acre property (with gardens, pool, porches, garage, sheds, etc.) This is the best running, least vibrating, easiest to string and start trimmers I have ever used in my life. I spent the extra $25 for the 2 year replacement warranty and from what I have seen so far I am guessing that that will be the best 25 dollars I have ever wasted. Stop looking and go buy this trimmer! You will be well satisfied! I would choose this one over any $500 models I have ever used!
May 6, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bofredTX Bad counter-clockwise spinning head design - get pelted by debris!!!!
"Counter-clockwise" spinning head throws clippings & debris back at you. This makes the unit not useful as an edger and you become a shooting range for the debris. Typical situation where as it is designed by engineers for a budget and restricting it to be used as edger. When you rotate the left side down using it as an edger it will die-out shortly. The tank must be full to do this.... any less & you are restarting constantly. The engineers only play with the unit in their own pride not using it for real work. They had the right idea but missed the grass roots end user. Be sure to wear eye protection & get ready to be pelted by debris as you use it! (DO NOT WEAR SHORTS!!!)
March 31, 2015