Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 200
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by meeaspapa EGO string trimmer
There seems to be an issue with the bump feed on these trimmers. The string that comes with the trimmer seems too wound to tight. I tried to rewind it and it still would not feed. The solution for me was to replace the string. I purchased .080 string, rewound it on the spool. The bump feed works fine now. Too bad they can't remedy this problem at the factory.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Hotwell 56 volts cordless weed wacker
I used it today for the first time. It has lots of power to do everything I asked it to do. Love it.
May 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Slim Hi hopes, low results
Gas trimmer died and wanted to try a cordless. This seem to have the best features with dual 0.080" lines and 58v battery. It was well balanced. Then I used it. The bump feed worked once then I had to stop every couple of minutes and feed the string out manually, The string shortened to a couple inches very quickly. Even with full out, it has a 6" cutting radius compared to my 9" gas trimmer and wouldn't get under the fence. Had to keep the head too close to the walls kept bumping the guard. I don't have the time to deal with a product that doesn't work. I cleaned it up, boxed it up, and am taking it back to get another Homelite gas trimmer.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by astonman 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.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by dcmikez Great trimmer, well balanced, gets the job done
I've been waiting for strong cordless options for a yard trimmer for a decade now and EGO seems to have hit the sweet spot.
This, by all appearances, is a standard, contractor grade trimmer, only instead of gas it's powered by a 56v li-on battery. After that, you really won't notice the difference in use, except you don't need ear plugs and won't choke on fumes. Win-Win.
I've owned a 36v cordless trimmer and it wasn't very good because the battery was so heavy it was easy to get fatigued using it. Not so with the EGO. The battery, though massive in size, is rather light and the trimmer is balanced so well that if you're on the taller side (5'10" or more) you'll have no problem using this for a day.
Keeping on the topic of the battery, it has a button on it that when you push it it will glow to tell you the amount of charge on it. It looks like a large power button and glows either green, yellow, or red. Once in the, again, massive, charger the button will flash through the light cycles until fully charged. A nice touch. The charger is actually fan cooled so it's not silent.
The trimmer also has a manual trim gauge that's simply a chromed rod that can be flipped over so you can see how far out your line will trim (unnecessary) and so you can't trim any closer than that range.(see photos of it in both stages).
The trimmer comes with minor assembly needed, simply use a philips head screwdriver to attach the trimmer guard and the hand grip to the shaft and you're ready to go. The trimmer works great and is plenty powerful. It had no problem cleaning up the weeds in our alley and dead brush from the winter. The only odd thing is that it's not instant on. When you pull the trigger there's a slight delay for the trimmer head to start spinning and get up to speed. You'll get used to this, though it is odd at first.
It comes with one battery, but if you're going to use this commercially, you'll likely want to buy a back-up. Battery charges in 30min, so with the 45min predicted run-time, you could keep it in constant use with 2 batteries.
The nice thing about this system is that the batteries are swappable for other EGO tools, as they should be, so buying an extra battery, or another EGO tool with a battery already would keep you working all day.
March 18, 2014