Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DB 10x better than the next model down.
Bought the PE 225 which couldn't edge through warm butter. This model on the other hand does the job. Easy to operate and gets the job done quickly and efficiently- no bogging or clogging.
July 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Banjo5 Have always had great experience with ECHO products but this edger was no good out of the box. The quick start guide did not reflect what I experienced. I've owned many 2 cycle machines and this was the worst I've had. In short, it would not start and only after Google searches and trial and error I finally got it to run. After i got it running I used it and it seemed to be ok. The next time I tried to use it about 5 days later I never got it to start again. Maybe I got a bad one but there were others in my Google searches that had similar problems getting it to start as well. I ended up buying a Stihl and it starts on the 1st or 2nd pull each time I've used it. I hope ECHO resolves these issues as I'd like to consider their products (chainsaw in particular) in the future.
My experience with returning to Home Depot was perfect and they were very helpful.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KC Echo Edger
This is a professional grade edger. Motor is extremely powerful. You literally have to hold it back at times when digging through a tough spot. Unit is a bit heavy, and takes a little getting used to, but will absolutely handle any job. Ships fully assembled in box reinforced on all corners.
August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve QUALITY PRODUCT
Fired right up. Worked great. You get what you pay for!
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DD1217 Awesome as advertised
Used it four times since purchase, effortless in functionality and useability.
July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BZim Great Edger!
I started using an ECHO string trimmer while I grew up on our family farm. After my wife and I purchased our house, I bought my own SRM-225 last year and absolutely loved it. This summer, I added the PE-266 to my collection and it's working great!
As I was researching the different models, I watched some YouTube videos where PE-225 owners had trouble with the engine being under powered. As I've used this edger, it never feels underpowered. I am very happy I selected the larger engine PE-226 over the PE-225. And yes, this model starts really easy too!
May 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Won't Start
This edger was shipped to my home as a birthday present (model not carried in my city). I was so excited it finally arrived. Well after my brother-in-law put it together and filled it with gas mixture, the thing wouldn't start.
After trying for about 10 minutes I assumed it was flooded, so i let it sit overnight and finished my yard work. The next day, my brother-in-law tried to start it; no luck. I must have defective unit. Echo is a great product and I've never had any problems with my string trimmer. Now I have to return the defective item and wait for a new one to ship.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kssmith Runs and works great.
Excellent product. Debated on Stihl since I already have a string trimmer and blower but I'm glad I made the switch. Better quality and warranty. I will most likely by Echo now.
July 1, 2016