Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 88
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by asuchemist Tangled on first use!
Purchased the Homelite UT41121 string trimmer hoping the people who gave it negative reviews just didn't know what they were doing.
Turns out the negative reviews are right. Out of the box the unit was missing the washer and lock washer for the plastic shield assembly. No biggie if you have that laying around the house.
Plug in the power and fire it up. Sounds strong and cuts strongs....5 seconds later blue line flying all over the place and blue line wrapped around the head. Unplug power, unwrap line. Plug power back in, fire it up, start cutting grass, 6 inch pieces of blue line starts flying, unplug power, and line wrapped around head again.
End of story...taking back.
Would of given it zero stars because now I have to waste gas and take unit back.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by scrubbles Great Trimmer for the Price...
Picked this up a little while ago and just got in from the yard after first use. I can honestly say that the first impression is a very good one.
Assembly was very easy and straight forward. Power was good, I didn't have any trouble cutting through any grass on the lawn, even some thick stuff. Auto feed worked very well and was consistent throughout. This is my first trimmer, so I cant comment on the weight compared to other trimmers, but it felt light and well balanced. Didn't use it for edging, so I can't comment on that aspect of it.
Overall, for what you get and the price you pay, this is a great trimmer.
June 10, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mossy Works great
More powerful than my ancient dead Black & Decker, for the price it's a good buy. I haven't experienced any problem with the feed or using too much cord fast. You have to understand how it works. It sends out more cord when the trigger is released so it's beneficial to keep it running as long as possible when working in order to maximize cord efficiency. Holding the trigger in from the top part has the least resistance and provides a comfortable grip.
I didn't think the weight was bad (comparable to my old b&d that had less power) considering the extra power sped up the job but after about 1 hr 30 mins I can see how older folks or light women may have problems wielding it around, maybe they should opt for lighter (but possible less powerful) motors.
I'm happy with it for the price.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael888 Best electric trimmer out there
After spending countless hours trying to decide on a line trimmer to cut my small yard I bought this trimmer. After reading reviews on this model I was a tad worried about the auto line feed. Other reviews complained about line use. NOT SO I have cut my lawn 4x (about 40min trim time) and still have half a spool of line. Other than the trimmer being a little heavy it's great. The trimmer can power through thick tall heavy grass and weeds making it worth putting up with the trimmers weight. Hope this helps!
November 2, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JungleTamer Tackled my jungle like a champ
I live in the country and broke several riding lawn mowers last year so Ive been unable to mow my grass this year. Once i started losing small dogs in the weeds that where over 2 feet tall I decided something had to be done. I bought this one with low hopes after reading the reviews but it tore threw the jungle in my front yard with out a hitch. Definitely worth the money even if it only works a few more times. Also lightweight enough for a short person like myself.
August 15, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Stay away from
One of the worst trimmers I've had in decades. The balance and angle was bad and the auto feed was the worst I've ever seen. Don't waste your money. If I could have done no stars I would have.
June 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by logo Very pleased with this trimmer!
Since this was my first purchase of a yard trimmer, I read reviews of several different brands before proceeding and found those for the Homelite trimmer to be the most positive. I couldn't be happier with the choice!
I bought this unit to clear a very overgrown acre lot, and had never used a trimmer previously. Directions were clear and it was easy to assemble. I was immediately impressed with how easy it was to handle and how well it cut through the debris. Was a little surprised that I ran out of line about 3/4 through the job, but I attribute this to my inexperience in using such a product and the fact that I started and stopped the machine frequently, thus probably activating the autofeed more than normal. Once I ran it for longer periods, it used the line more efficiently.
As an older woman, the "heaviness" was a minor issue, but I addressed this by attaching a strap to the front handle to go over my shoulders and help with the weight. It worked wonderfully, and also kept the trimmer balanced for even cutting.
If this machine could handle the task I put it through, it will handle anything else I'll need it for. Great machine, especially for the price!
June 28, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by donalddag Great Trimmer
I've used this for several weeks now and am very satisified. The trimming is powerful and the edging is as good as can be expected using a line trimmer. The only negative; the auto feed is not the best but using the manual feed works fine for me. Others mentioned the weight but I don't really think it is a problem.
June 28, 2011