Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Rakemaker Rock Solid and Lite
My first Echo purchase. I've owned a Stihl before... a decent trimmer... but our local shop carries Echo, so I gave one a test drive and I bought it. I believe in buying local. My entire spine is busted up from a bad motorcycle accident, so my arms are weaker than most and a task like weed-eating is a chore. This Echo Trimmer is super easy to start and it is lite, and I adore the 5 year warranty! I also like the extended shaft length, too. And the build quality is simple and effective; another plus. I will be telling my family and friends to stop buying the "dime store" trimmers and buy an Echo and be done with it...
August 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by angryjohnny angry johnny approved
Im 6 2 so the extra length is perfect for me. last weekend i cut the tall grass and weeds behind my fence and this thing powered right through all of it no problem. its light weight starts right up does the lawn and moderate brush. i might go to heavier line next refill as i have in the past. the bump string head works well. the handle is good not excellent. echo products are well made, and i can recommend the gt 230. i have owned several others i would not.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CW Tuna Awesome trimmer
This is my 2nd Echo my first had to be replaced after about 10 years but only because my kid didn't close the tailgate on his truck and it bounced out. I love the easy feed cutting line I always hated those tap n go ones they never worked. This baby has plenty of power and always starts within a couple pulls
June 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome Saw GT - 230
An awesome weed eater! Very happy an impressed with the performance of the GT - 230.
July 12, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by onthemove10 Nice product, loosy string system
The unit is great but the system for string replacement is a major pain. Cap does not come off/on easily, nor turn easily.
September 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by freetime99 Echo always good
good product,nice people to deal with, have had a number of echo products, will buy them again
June 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Elhomeowner good quality, confortable for the shorter user
Powerful unit , i'd like to see a soft grip added that the straight shaft has on this higher 230 unit due to vibration that most homeowners will encounter in their holding hand after a short time of usage. Also the straight shaft has a fatter bump on the bottom that allows for a smoother 'ride'. However I chose to buy the curved shaft for i find it easier to use for my shorter height 5'5''
November 9, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LadyDi My Hubby Really Wanted This
For Fathers Day, my hubby went thru all kinds of info to find the "right" trimmer & picked this to b the best one, which he thinks is right.....BUT found that the line doesn't work well where he was working, so he bought a 3-plastic head to tackle the hard weeds he's trying to cut. Now, we'll see.
July 8, 2011