Model # ST1201

Internet #204753708

EGO 12 in. 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless String Trimmer
0692042003851

Discontinued EGO

12 in. 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless String Trimmer

  • 2.0 Ah battery is compatible with all EGO power+ products
  • 49 in. aluminum straight shaft to quickly cover large areas
  • Quick and easy cutting line replacement
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The EGO POWER+ String Trimmer delivers the performance of gas without the noise mess and fumes. With a 12 in. cutting swath and all-weather durability, the trimmer makes for efficient trimming around your yard. The advanced EGO POWER+ 56-Volt battery uses industry-leading Arc-Lithium technology to deliver Power Beyond Belief and is compatible with all EGO POWER+ products

  • 2.0 Ah power+ battery is compatible with all EGO power+ products and chargers
  • Weather-resistant construction
  • 12 in. cutting swath
  • Dual feed twist line with 0.080 in. Dai
  • 49 in. aluminum straight shaft to quickly cover large areas
  • Soft start with constant speed control
  • Integrated trigger for comfort and convenience
  • Auxiliary assist handle adjusts along the shaft for improved user comfort
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • Auxiliary assist handle adjusts along the shaft for improveduUser comfort
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • EGO Power+ System Advantage


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Customer Questions & Answers

does this come with battery and charger?

Asked by: scotty
Yes, both battery and charger are included with the unit.
Answered by: tinkerer
Date published: 2015-11-06

Can you use any .080 string or do you have to use there brand.

Asked by: Hawkeye
Yes but get the rino heavy duty line it performs like someone has added a turbo to your trimmer and doesn't break as easy as the ego line
Answered by: Moon
Date published: 2016-06-12

Can the EGO 12 in. 56-Volt Lithium-ion Straight String Trimmer be purchased without the battery? I already own the blower and hedge trimmer.

Asked by: Mike
Yes, it is offered on line with out the battery
Answered by: TC
Date published: 2016-03-20

Can this trimmer be used as an edger?

Asked by: yourbuddy
Yes, but it is not as good as a dedicated edger. It maintains an edge well, but an edger cuts into the grass and soil better.
Answered by: tinkerer
Date published: 2015-11-06
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Customer Reviews

12 in. 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless String Trimmer is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 421.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bump feeder problems All the reviews i looked at said the bump feed doesn't work. I got a tip from a review back before we bought ours a couple of years ago from an owner who told us that would be a problem and how to solve it. We switched to 0.95 size string and wound it on carefully, not too much and snug but not too tight, and we have had very little line feed problems.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cutting Power To Spare I bought my string edger June 5, 2014, charged the battery in less than 40 minutes and went out to cut away the buildup of thatch along the border around my St Augustine lawn. The string was down to a nub in about 12 inches of cutting and the bump feature was not working. I was pulling out more line by hand. I called EGO customer service and they immediately shipped me replacement line. I put this line on and cut the entire border of my 1000 sq ft lawn in about 15 minutes. The secret is having the correct line installed. The bump feature worked great and the line usage was good. I am very happy with this product and plan to buy a blower next.
Date published: 2014-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features! I've had my trimmer over a year now. I love it. No cord and no gas fumes. It was frustrating at first because the bump feeder didn't seem to work, but I soon learned that you just have to bump it 4 or 5 times in a row and it works great. It has lots of power, too.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad ,I hope the battery last a few years ? Over all I'm impressed with it,my first charge lasted 2 hr. The only thing I don't Like is the cover,it's not large enough, a lot of the debris gets all over you,could Be its positioned to high and has only one adjustment ie fixed location.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Got the job done! I totally pushed my trimmer to the limits! I drained and charged the battery three times to accomplish this task. Trimming times lasted about 35 minutes estimated. (Wasn't really paying attention to the time.) The trimmer cut all but the thickest brush. 1/4" stalks and thicker were being cut at the expense of the nylon string. I used ALOT of string! ...but no mercy! While the batteries were recharging it gave me a brake from the sun and a chance to rake up the cut grass. I would definitely recommend this product. I do wish the string bump was a bit looser but I've heard that the string is wound pretty tight from the factory. Not a deal breaker for me. It just took a bit of patience to manually press the green bump button and pull the string out.
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome - Powerful and Light Weight Best Trimmer I have ever had. Better than the past three gas trimmers. Lighter, easy to use, cuts great. Doesn't chop up my legs while trimming, but gets the grass.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Line feed I like the trimmer with one negative. The line feed is absolutely terrible. When it does feed out its great.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EGO Trimmer Head Wobble I am a "charter" owner of the original EGO string trimmer - I bought the trimmer and lawnmower when they first came out in 2013. The battery option is awesome - I don't miss the gas, fumes and spillage from my old 2-cycle trimmer even though it had more power. The bump feed on the EGO trimmer did not work well in the first season until I figured out that a spray of silicone on the trimmer string in the spool allowed it to feed much more easily. The trimmer head has been vibrating oddly and the motor has not been running smoothly on no load. Today I decided to do some maintenance and look into the problem. The vibration was getting so bad that it was hard to hold on to the trimmer during heavy use. I disassembled the motor this evening to take a look. Either the housing has enlarged slightly or the motor case has shrunk. I cleaned up the motor and wound one wrap of black electrical tape around the motor block to tighten its fit inside of the housing. This has now eliminated the wobble and the trimmer once again runs like new. I own one of every EGO tool - the string trimmer, lawnmower, chain saw, hedge trimmer, snow blower, leaf blower and backpack leaf blower. I have 6 batteries on 6 chargers. The fleet of tools is awesome. I live in the woods and have lots of leaves, grass, shrubs, and trees to deal with. I have not noticed a decline in battery life and the tools have been totally reliable. The only gas motor I have for lawn maintenance is a riding mower - and hopefully even that will change someday. Thanks EGO!
Date published: 2017-07-09
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