Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 81
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by USMCRet93 It really does the job!
I purchased the PAS-266 power head and the brush cutter attachment to take care of brush along the back of my fence line that has been growing wild for about two years. This tool took care of the job in short order, and had no problems doing it! Take a look at the photos below to see what I started with, and what it looked like 3-4 hours later. I did have to change the blade about halfway through, but I had been cutting through brush that was up to 1 1/2 - 2 inches thick. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with this purchase and how it works.
December 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beau Does a great Job, but you may tire easily without a harness.
Have the smaller Echo trimmer, and this cuts circles around it - absolutely no bogging down. I use both the edger and trimmer attachments. The guards on the head keep your arm from getting toasted by the exhaust.
September 17, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DSpeng Worst engine available
The engine never starts. It is ongoing issue with these that no Echo service will fix.The four times it has cold started (twice at a service center) it will run until it is shut off. It will not start again with a warm or hot start. PAS system was a good idea, but the attachements are useless without the power source which is nothing but a time waster. Our local Home Depot and Echo service have 5-7 week waits on looking at it.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2WRONGBOX YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
After returning 3 Troy Bilt 4 cycles I did some research. I found the Echo Pro Attachment Series. I went with the PAS-266 because when I add attachments I want no loss in power. The trimmer is a beast. The price is a little high, but I have a commercial trimmer that is reliable! I can write this review because my arms don't feel like they are going to fall of from using that heavy Troy Bilt. The Echo has power, light weight, and is well balanced. They also stand behind their product for 5 years. Its a no brainer! The Troy Bilt blower might be next! I take pride in my yard and like nice equipment. Thanks ECHO.
June 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TomH521 Torquey engine
This unit replaced a 15 year old Echo of smaller displacement (22cc). More power, for sure. But, probably overkill if just using it with edger, weed wacker and hedge trimming attachments. Little bit heavier. Hope this one lasts 15 years!
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mac49 Powerful and easy to start!!!
Powerful and easy to start. The available attachments are easy to install and uninstall. So many uses.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mason Tough
After extensive research and comparison I decided to purchase the PAS-266 and great. This is a great professional grade weed eater/trimmer. Spend the extra dollars for a better performance and endurance. No hanging up or slowing this powerful motor down. Stihl is great; but, this is a beauty. Not as heavy as I thought it would be. Built with quality. Compared to the PAS-230, the PAS-266 is higher grade with better features. The extra CC makes a difference.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ironsides Great Product!!!
This is not a toy. My wife used it with a straight shaft rapid-load trimmer and took pain off the mailbox post and wood trim on the house...be careful. This is a very powerful machine. ONE swipe trims so it saves a great deal of time. Starts easily (even for my wife) and weight to power ratio is also great. Only problem I have had is it was shipped without the shoulder strap...therefore, only 4 bars on "ease of use"...called Home Depot and they are having ECHO ship me one directly. This should make it a perfect power source.
May 15, 2012