Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 95
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nottirble Met my expectations
As a "mechanically challenged" person, I expected to encounter difficulties changing out the components of this item, and especially with changing the trimmer line. This was not the case. Very easy and simple to switch out components (I.e., trimmer, edger, blower) and changing line was easy. I pulled out and restrung the line that came with it just to find out. A piece of cake! I also like being able to use the heavier .095 trimmer line, since my previous electric trimmers would only use the smaller trimmer line, which did not last long and was tedious to put in new line. The weight is more than my previous electric trimmer, but not too heavy. In short, so far I like it.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonR Works Great - Echo Pro Attachment Series Trimmer
My son recommended I buy an Echo trimmer when my 3 year old, hardly used Troybilt 4 cycle trimmer broke for the 2nd time in a week. (Broken bevel gears & lower drive shaft)
A friend gave him a USED Echo trimmer 7 years ago, and its worked great for the past 7 years. Now it needs some work, but is fixable because Echo trimmers are designed to be repaired, not thrown away.
I bought the above Echo trimmer, a little pricey, but in a throw away world, it doesn't usually pay to go cheap. Received it in a couple of days. My son also recommended the Echo Cross-Fire 095 trimmer line.
Now I'm sure its partly because its the 1st time I used it. Almost everything works good, when new.
But, this is the BEST trimmer I've ever used. If you have a working trimmer that can handle .095 thick line, TRY THE Echo Cross-Fire line with 8 cutting sides. IT IS GREAT, You won't be disappointed !
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PMC Pleasant Purchase Experience
Very pleased with the power and balance of this Echo trimmer. Impressed at how easy it started right out of the box. Like how the cutting wheel quickly comes to a complete stop. Paid a little more than I have paid for trimmers in the past, however I hope the return on investment comes from having this one for years to come. I am looking forward to purchasing the hedge trimmer attachment that is compatible with this model.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Llia Good Quality
The PAS-225SB is perfect for light duty maintenance of regularly maintained yards, it works well with a single string / two cutting line head, and is very lightweight. The PAS-225 also shares the attachments with the PAS-266.
If you need more power the PAS-266 is a much better choice for heavy clearing jobs in overgrown areas and wont bog down on two string / four cutting line heads like the PAS-225 does.
I use the premix 92 Octane Ethanol Free Fuel that comes in a can and always swap out the factory head in favor of push load heads, details below.
Rino-Tuff Push-N-Load Trimmer Head, for the PAS-225 (Sold at Home Depot)
Shakespeare Push-N-Load Trimmer Head, for the PAS-266 (Sold at Lowes)
May 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TommyB Excellent product
Excellent product. Starts with two pulls and is easy to handle .
February 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Harproy Engine great, trimmer not so much
Started on the first pull every time, which kept me from throwing across the yard, as I have many, many other string trimmers in my lifetime. Engine-wise, this was an awesome trimmer. Unfortunately, having spent three times what I normally do, in hopes of getting a good quality string trimmer - not a "disposable after one season" trimmer as I have in the past - I expected the actual "trimming" to be much easier. The string bound up in the head & broke off just like the El Cheapo trimmers of old. Not a bit of improvement there. So...in short, starts great, runs great, but is still a string trimmer, not a machine that magically trims grass & leaves you feeling happy & content when you're done.
July 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Trimmer
First start was very difficult. It took over fifteen to get it running. Once I got it started it ran like a champ. Used it again five days later and it started right up and ran great. We will see how hard it will be to retwine it when the line runs out.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fulley66 great gas trimmer
love it . it starts easy and burns very little fuel . best yard trimmer I have owned
October 27, 2015