Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 34
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Superduper Top quality but you need to be strong
First the quality is top notch. The blades are ultra sharp and nothing about it feels cheap. But it is heavy so be prepared to get a work out when you use it. Since it is intended to be used with power heads that already has a pretty long shaft, it does and will add quite a bit of weight to the assembly. Also the PAS power head that I used it with had a standard small plastic handle and I think for something this heavy, a more substantial aluminum handle would've been preferable... Not the handlebar type you see on brush cutters but something else. I used this with a harness that came with my old craftsman brushcutter since the loop strap that came with the power head is a joke but found that for my purposes it hung too low to be of any use in shifting weight to shoulders.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JJ johnson flexabity and easy to use
I purchased about a month ago I have a lot of trimming to do did in more than a forth of the time . The only thing you have to have good shoulder muscle , I was tired but best thing I have ever purchased.
July 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bpman Nice item
I believe this is a well built item. Its heavier then some of the other units, but it is definitely better built and will last longer then the lesser expensive ones.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ed Does the job
Assembly was easy, the unit started right up with no problems and was pretty much plug and play. I am 6ft tall and the trimmer reaches 7 more feet so I got 11ft of total reach out of the unit without a latter. Unfortunately my Ficus hedge is 15ft and holding this beast over you head for an extended period is a challenge. The strap helps and the units balance helps, but it is heavy. The articulating arm really helps, especially when you are working up high or down low. After a warm restart watch out the engine floods easily but that's easy to cure by removing the air cleaner and letting the engine evaporate or burn off excess fuel. Over all good unit, cuts through the hedge like butter, only wish list would be a maybe a 30" head unit to use on low hedges so I didn't have to but two separate units.
June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steggie Finnally a trimmer that I can cut the cord!
Definitely needs the support strap. Heavy without it. It takes a little practice to feel comfortable with it.
I have a lot of shrubbery that needs a good haircut. Now it will get it.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Youngwelder1 It's an Echo....
A quality Echo product. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.
My garage consist of two main brands......Honda and Echo. Quality is the only way to go!!!
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greenthumb Good addition to Echo system
Echo makes high quality equipment, and the hedge trimmer seems to be true to form. It is a little on the heavy side, but it's ability to cut at 10' vertical height while standing on the ground will help. I really like the adjustment feature also.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maverick Boss high quality product
I use this piece of equipment commercially. I'm glad I bought this one instead of the stationary hedge trimmer. It's far more useful. The blades have stayed sharp for 6 months and I've used it about 2/3 times a week. This is the tool you need to deal with blackberry bushes. One guy cuts and another guy uses a pitchfork to scoop up what's been cut as you go. I have it hooked up to the 266 and it has plenty of power.
October 22, 2015