Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 111
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WLGef Works as advertised - which is saying a lot
Glad I spent the extra money for the Echo PAS power head. Very easy to start (if you follow the instructions), great power, easy to handle. I purchased it with the brush cutter attachment (blackberry and Scotch broom eradication) and felt it's perfect for the job. I also just purchased the high torque string attachment but haven't used it yet, but if it performs as well as the rest, it should be great. Definitely recommend Echo products, seem to be really well made and they provide a good, readable, understandable instruction manual.
April 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by speedy1 Awesome!!!
Best thing since, sliced bread! Just makes it a lot easier to just have one power source to fill with gas and maintain. My garage has more room too. Plenty of power for all the attachments, no matter what job you are doing.
May 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Superduper Good power but not easy to start
Not sure about durability yet since I haven't owned this that long but it is fairly lightweight which is a plus, especially if you use it a lot. Fuel tank is not that large and I found myself refueling more frequently than I'd like, which is a pain since you need to stop work to refuel and hope you don't spill gas on your hands in the process. Past reviews said you needed to buy some kind of setup to attach a shoulder strap but not the one I got. There is a ring that you just snap the strap to and maybe echo added that in later models in response to complaints? Power is excellent as this head has more power than a craftsman 40+ cc 4-stroke unit I have which is impressive since the craftsman motor is over 50% larger displacement. I never did observe any bogging down using trimmer head or hedge trimmer attachments. However if there is one beef, it is that this head is difficult to do cold starts. Not sure if it has to do with oil in fuel suppressing combustibility compared to straight gas in the 4-stroke motors but the 4-strokes start up almost always on first pull. This guy takes a bit of work to get started but once it does, it works fine and easy to restart. And when I say cold start, I'm not talking a cold January morning. I'm talking 70 degree weather and if the engine hasn't been used in a day or so. Or as new out of the box. I have seen reviews regarding these being difficult to start, or easy to start. All I can say is that I suspect that it varies depending upon the actual example in use and yes, I know how to start these things having operated 2 and 4 stroke motors for over 35 years (and an ex-mechanic).
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lodge307 Best Power source yet
Incredible power in this little unit. Starts on no more than 2 pulls. Excellent balance with attachments.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by robert Great Product
Have the Pas 225. Wanted a little extra power for my pruner and hedge trimmer. What a world of difference the 266 makes!
May 3, 2016
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by WB POWER PLUS
Received the PAS system from the store this week and assembled with ease. Started after several pulls. Installed the power edger and went to work. This equipment has more than enough power and edges through thick sod like a hot knife through butter. You have to be in good shape to handle this equipment with the edger for a period of time and I recomment a shoulder strap. Well worth the money and the job well done.
September 7, 2015