Model # ST1201

Internet #204753708

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

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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Product Overview

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 416.
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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EGO has got a Winner I've used gas trimmers for at least the last two decades. While I've stuck with them, its been a love hate relationship so I was pretty excited to give this EGO 56-Volt trimmer a try. Before it arrived, I looked at their website. They state that their sole goal is to convert gas users to EGO. So what's the verdict? The EGO trimmer is almost as good as my gas trimmer but what it lacks in one regard it more than makes up in others. My gas trimmer uses a .095 trimmer line versus the .080 line the EGO trimmer uses. That's not a huge difference but the larger line alone with more power is great for edging. That is the only advantage my gas trimmer has over the EGO trimmer. It on the other hand is light, very well balanced, and powerful. It has a dual line, the battery last long enough for most yards, it's quiet, and it's down right easy to use. I've literally left my gas trimmer in the middle of the yard after fighting to get it to start. To me charging a battery is a 100 times easier than mixing gas and oil, going through the priming/start ritual, and dealing with the loud noise.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great power . . . But The string trimmer works great with power to spare. EGO customer service is great! The problem is with the bump head that allows the factory installed .085" green string to bind up and not extend regardless of how many bumps you give it. Changed the string to .080 Rino Tuff, round, and still have the same problem. Ego is working on the design, but until that's fixed I will have to manually pull out enough string to complete my trimming. Ego, PLEASE make a fix!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Impressed I wasn’t sure what to expect out of a battery powered trimmer, but this weedeater has definitely impressed me. My first concern was power, but it quickly made me feel foolish for having doubted it as it easily ripped through weeds and brush – even took down a few tree shoots (very small - probably less than ¼” diameter at the base) that were trying to sprout in the back of my yard. I also like that it uses a thick gauge line so you’re not constantly having to replace it. The 12” cutting radius is quite adequate, and I appreciate the large guard it comes with – no one enjoys being pelted in the calf with a stray twig. My other concern was battery life. I have a pretty large yard and can easily spend upwards of 30-40 minutes weedeating at the peak of the summer. To see just how it was going to stack up, after initially trying it out around the yard, I charged the battery all the way up, put it back on the trimmer and clamped down the trigger to see how long it would run non-stop. The answer: 39 minutes and 30 seconds. Now, while 39+ minutes should be plenty for the average homeowner, anyone concerned by that number needs to realize that that was 39 minutes of constant use. Because this trimmer is battery operated, it only runs when the trigger is pulled, so when you’re not actively weedeating, there is no drain on the battery. So, take out all the time you spend walking from area to area in your yard, taking a breather, throwing sticks for your dog so he’ll get away from the trimmer, or whatever – and if you’re left with more than 39 minutes of weedeating, then you’ll probably want to stick with a gas model. However, I feel like for the other 80-90% of homeowners, this product is ideal. You simply push a button to start it & it’s ready to go – no flooding, no throwing your shoulder out, no mixing oil and gas – just turn it on and go. It’s also MUCH quieter than a gas model – much more of a hum than a roar, and when you’re not actively pulling the trigger, it’s completely silent because it only runs when in use. Other things to note – the product came almost entirely assembled and with enough of a charge on the battery to run for 15 minutes or so. You can go from unboxing it to using it in 10 minutes or less (the majority of that time was trying to get through the packaging). The battery for this thing is 56v, so it’s LARGE, as is its charger, thus you’re going to have to be willing to part with some counter space in the garage. The battery also has a fan that runs while it’s charging – something I didn’t expect. Not a huge deal unless you’re planning on charging this battery indoors or somewhere else that the noise will be a bother, but something I thought was worth mentioning just in case white noise drives you crazy. All in all, this trimmer has made a believer out of me. The more I use it, the more I prefer it to my gas model. For the average homeowner, I really can’t find any reason not to recommend this product.
Date published: 2014-01-22
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