Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 50
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Popeye Not immpressed
Purchased my trimmer in November 2014 and have used it four times. Today the engine accelerated by itself and could not control it. Even the Throttle Lock-out Lever was disabled. I could only stop it by using the Stop Switch. I have never had a trimmer (of any brand) break in only three months. Taking it to Home Depot tomorrow to see what they say. It is also difficult to hold and start and it very tiring to use. This is my first (and last) Echo.
February 28, 2015
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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimmy Great Purchase
This weedeater has been great...easy to start and has the easy load head for the cutting string...excellent product...would highly recommend it.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PeterVilla Pas-225
Just got my first Echo Pas-225. You will enjoy this product. Don't forget the blower. I do recommend it. Don't waste your time time looking for others. The Power and handling is awesome. Oh yeah you still get a good tanning. No more sweeping. Too bad it took me so many years to get one.
June 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0��by Sambo Now I know why the Pros use Echo!
Best I've ever owned. Has longer shaft - great help when trimming under bushes. Well balanced, exceedingly smooth running, extremely easy to load. Delighted with it.
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SWEETIE trimmer
VERY EASY TO USE.....GREAT SO FOR BETTER THAN A CRAFTMAN'S....
July 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by riffer great purchase
the machine works great. It is very easy to start. power is plenty for my usage. machine is well balanced, and easy to handle. overall I am well pleased; and would recommend to my friends
April 28, 2015