Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LawnWarrior Excellent for heavy jobs of thick brush
FIVE YEARS OF HISTORY BEHIND THIS REVIEW
I have a great deal of trimming to do around the trees and creeks in my yard, as well as on some large commercial properties that were only mowed/trimmed every six to eight weeks.
Thin line in the standard bump-head trimmers was not thick enough and constantly wore down. I purchased this style of trimmer head to use thicker line. What many trimmers come with is .080" - .095" diameter line. I use .155" Rhino line that I buy in a 100' spool. I cut a few pairs of lengths and bring them out with me when running the trimmer. If I trim grass and weeds only, I never replace the line. When I take out small privet or trim against a chain link fence or by rocks and concrete, the line does wear. Need to clear a fence of honeysuckle? A nice strong Echo trimmer with some thick, strong line will make short work of it.
If you are in the market for a trimmer, the Echo bump heads are easy to wind and don't tangle like most do. It's thinner line than I use, but cuts right through tall grass. That should suffice for most people, unless you get annoyed by scalping the grass when you bump the trimmer head to feed line.
For five years, I have been running my Echo srm-230 with this rapid-loader style head with no issues, aside from replacing it twice due to wearing the head down on concrete or stone. I have cleared undergrowth in the woods by my house without any resistance. I couldn't be more satisfied.
If you are not going to use thicker line, maybe you don't need one of these heads. If, however, you are dealing with a bunch of thick vine and other difficult to trim growth, this is the upgrade you need. Don't buy line pre-cut and complain about the price. Buy a spool of the thick stuff and cut it yourself. Use care when trimming along privacy fences or other wood landscaping. A strong trimmer with thick line will gouge.
I COULDN"T RECOMMEND THIS STYLE TRIMMER HEAD STRONGLY ENOUGH FOR THOSE WITH BIG JOBS OR THICK TRIMMING OR JUST A NEED TO HAVE A MORE DESTRUCTIVE PIECE OF YARD EQUIPMENT.
October 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lawnbuster "JUNK" TRIMMER HEAD
Goes thru trimmer string like crazy! String sometimes just comes out. Grass and weeds
gets balled-up underneath. One of the cams holding the string, on the third use, quit letting string be inserted, so had to dismantle the head to fix the cam. All of this so far in a new GT-225 trimmer and in only four uses of minimal time. A very time consuming and near worthless trimmer head.
May 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rolie Awesome Trimmer
I use these on all my Echo Weedeaters and for years they have held up and saved me tons of money on buying spools of thread it's worth every last cent when running a lawn business.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hero Greatest Invention
1st, this head does fit the 210 model. Just put it on mine. Like the other man said, spray eyelets periodically with WD-40 and will last for years. Most of you having problems, make sure your line is not too long, and catching your knife blade. If your knife is dull it will pull out line. Either sharpen the blade, or cut line a hair shorter. Don't be afraid to buy this because of bad reviews. Follow directions, oil once in a while, cut line to right length. Will last for years, and You'll love it.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cutter Loved it
We bought this product years ago. We love it. Just bought another one. The old one started throwing strings about a yr ago so we are replacing it. If I get 1 or 2 seasons of no throwing strings out of it, it would still be well worth the money. Cut extra strings to carry in your pocket and a needle nose pliers for easy replacement of old strings.
August 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Snowman8 Great product!
I have used this on my trimmer for close to 7 years now and I love it! I use a very thick line which helps it last longer although it does still wear quickly around chain link fences, concrete and rocks. I don't buy the precut line, I cut my own line... it isn't rocket science. Just spray the eyelets with WD 40 every now and then and it should last you for many years.
May 17, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jimtherunner Been using this head for 4 years
Simple to use. I've tried several styles of replacement heads and this is the only one that works acceptably with my chain link fences. I have to carry a needle nose pliers to grasp the string remnants when replacing the strings each time, but I have become used to it. This style head saves me literally hours each week around the chain link fence.
July 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mason Head Trimmer
For the price I figured it couldn't be a failure. This trimmer head make the Echo cut like a lawn mower. I was very happy after use all day. The string does not come out. Don't use no more than .105 trimmer string, the others are too thick. Clean and lubricate after cutting in a dusty area. The springs are strong which does not cut the line.
October 23, 2013