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EGO 12 in. 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless String Trimmer
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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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does this come with battery and charger?

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Yes, both battery and charger are included with the unit.
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Yes, both the battery and the charger are included with the unit.
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yes it comes with the 56v 2.0ah battery and charger.
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Yes, It come with both items.
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Yes, both are included.
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Lancaster, PA
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The $199 version comes with a 2 amp battery and charger.
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Santa Fe, TX, USA
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It depends on which model you purchased, one comes with both, the other does not. Read the outside information on the box to see what is included.
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Yes the battery and charger are included. It is a 56 volt 2.0 amp battery and standard 45 minute charger. Also, you can purchase a 56 volt 4.0 amp battery for more power. And a 30 minute charger for quicker charging of the battery. As a side note the batteries are the same for the trimmer, mower, blower, and hedge trimmer. All universal fits.
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April 30, 2014
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Yes. 1 battery and 1 charger. Additional equipment from this maker also include 1 of each and they are interchangeable. I use the string trimmer and hedge trimmer.
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April 25, 2014
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Yes. Both the 46v battery and the charger are included
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April 25, 2014
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Yes, this EGO Power+ string trimmer comes with the 2.0 Ah battery and a standard charger included.
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April 25, 2014
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The kit for $199 comes with the battery and charger, the $99 one is the "TOOL ONLY".
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Can you use any .080 string or do you have to use there brand.

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July 16, 2014
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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
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June 12, 2014
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Any good quality line should work fine. I have seen where "edged" line, with a square or triangular cross-section will cause feed problems, so I would recommend you stay with round line.
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Any string is supposed to work, but they have recommended brands.
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laurel, Maryland
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June 3, 2014
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you can use any .080 string, but being that it is dual, it will be difficult to string. The refill for the Ego Trimmer is $8.97 at my local home depot. So Why go through the hassle.
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It's best to use their string. You can use other brands as well.
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May 29, 2014
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I used .095 universal line
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May 19, 2014
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Any .080 trimmer line will work. Get a heavy duty one if you want it to last longer.
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May 14, 2014
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Any .080 string will work, but according to EGO customer service, you can not go to .095.
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May 14, 2014
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Any .080 string will work in this trimmer.
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Any brand will work as long as you use the same size.
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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.

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Yes, it is offered on line with out the battery
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Yes online - I bought the blower like that...
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Yes - supposedly but only by special order. The Home Depot did list it without the battery, special order only.
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It can be on-line through the home depot website, but it has to be shipped!!
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i have never seen a box without it. I don't see that option available in store and have been told by the staff at my local store that they do not. However, you might fetch a nice price over ebay because people do like having back up batteries. Maybe cal the company that is on the inserts that are in the packaging and see if they will buy it back?
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The item comes complete. You can't pick and choose the items you want.
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Yes but only on line
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Yes, there is a "tool only" version for $99 available.
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May 14, 2014
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Yes, the EGO Power+ string trimmer can be purchased as a "bare tool" (no battery and charger). If you just search "ST1200" (that's the model number) on Home Depot's site, it should pop up for you.
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Yes. I answered that question fully in my review. Read my review for complete information.
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Can this trimmer be used as an edger?

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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.
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Yes, but it takes some getting used to. It is not nearly as good as my actual edger, but it does maintain an edge. I cut edges into all concrete margins with an actual edger and this tool maintains that edge well.
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yes it sure can. I do edging on mine and my next 4 neighbors yards. It edges with awesome accuracy and is quick because of the dual line. I use the metal guide that comes attached to it and I get straight lines every time.
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yes you can. I have -zero- experience with lawn maintenance, and I was reasonably able to do it. First try was meh, but then I got the hang of it and it was very easy and simple to switch between modes.
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Yes. But it's not easy to use as an edger. You have to bump for string every two min.
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Yes, but you will need to get a heavy duty .080 trimmer line to make it work better. The default line is not the greatest. You may also find it easier to adjust the handle before using as an edger.
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It can be turned on it's side and be used as an edger, but I find it to be under powered somewhat for edging
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Absolutely. Just flip it over and you can edge very easy. It even has a guard you can flip down to help keep a straight line. It edges very well.
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It has a flip out wire guide that extends just past the length of the string. This is useful around trees to cut the grass without nicking the bark. You can also use it with the trimmer rotated 90 degrees to run along the ground and edge. This cuts the grass and weeds without marring the cement, etc.
The only downside is the power. It is about at its limit with edging a thick section. It gets the job Read More
It has a flip out wire guide that extends just past the length of the string. This is useful around trees to cut the grass without nicking the bark. You can also use it with the trimmer rotated 90 degrees to run along the ground and edge. This cuts the grass and weeds without marring the cement, etc.
The only downside is the power. It is about at its limit with edging a thick section. It gets the job done, but just slower than a typical gas model. Read Less
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April 28, 2014
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The EGO Power+ String Trimmer, like other professional-quality trimmers, is designed specifically to optimize trimming performance. However, it is easy to rotate the trimmer 90 degrees, re-position the handle for your comfort, if desired, and start edging.
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12 in. 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless String Trimmer is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 415.
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 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 Super power and well balanced. Purchased this when the kit (without battery) came available as we already had the batteries from the mower and hedge trimmer. Had lots of power for our entire yard front and back on a fairly large lot. No problems with the bump and feed. So far so good. We were originally a little concerned about the weight as my wife likes to do the edging but she had no problem as it was well balanced. Good job EGO!
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of use I bought this about a month ago I love it very easy to use does a great job the power behind it is awesome only thing I think I would change is the people who lined up the replacement string they never do it right and it always gets caught I have to flip it over take it out and readjust other than that I love it
Date published: 2016-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great! Does as good-better than any gas trimmer I've had. Lightweight and easy to maneuver. Would have given it 5 stars, but there appears to be no brush cutting kit that fits the arbor on this unit. I would have bought a 2nd EGO trimmer so I didn't have to change heads if that were the case.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from String bumper renders trimmer useless This is my second EGO product and after fighting with the string replacement and bumper for months, I give up. Power and battery worked fine for me but I spend more time feeding string than using the trimmer. The 15" looks improved, this model should be discontinued or redesigned.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from String Trimmers - A Love/Hate Thing! I wish string trimmers were never invented. This is the 5th trimmer I have owned in the past 5 years and I'm happy to report that we are getting along. This unit has tons of power and is super maneuverable. I was having trouble feeding line by using the bump head BUT as it turns out I was not pressing the unit down hard enough to advance the line. Mostly this was a user error issue and on a good note, once you become familiar with the trimmer it is easily corrected. Prior to EGO I had a Ryobi 40volt unit and manually advanced the line, so this is a vast improvement.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Should have returned...... The bump feed to advance the line does not work. I have tried other lines and even the "special" line sent by EGO customer service. Now, I am past the 90 days for a return and stuck with a product that does not function as advertised. Lesson learned, if it does not work out of the box, take it back. Do not let customer service drag things out trying different "fixes" to the point you can no longer return the item.
Date published: 2014-06-23
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