Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 326
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TG not happy
Starting cold... After going through all the steps and running this thing for at least 10 seconds I flip it to full and It stalls.... After that... It refuses to start... so I pull the plug and go through the bs it get it started again. Sometimes I can keep it running if I keep pumping the throttle at half choke and sometimes it actually runs on full... but only if the idle speed is cranked up. I never know if it will work or not...when I go to use it... very irritating. I don't have the time this thing requires to just do some trimming...
Wish I would have returned it but I thought it just needed some run time.... Ha ha stuck with this junk now.
August 27, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by rfior Wouldn't purchase again
It was easy to put together, but near impossible to start. I cannot start it myself. My husband has to come out and start it for me every time. Even he cannot get it started when using the instructions to start it in "start" mode and has to set it to "run" to get it started. It is almost as heavy as my mower, and the vibration is makes is really extreme and hard on my hands. It does a fair job of actually weed-eating, but it's not really worth the trouble. If you are debating this trimmer because it is so affordable, don't get this one. Pick a different trimmer.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kim Homelike 2 cycle curved start Gas Trimmer
Strong little Work Horse at Cheap Price,,,
Fill an empty gallon bottle with 2 cycle oil first then add Gas at the station and Shake. Ad mixture to TRIMMER & prime bottom
11 times ,pull cord,, REPEAT
DON'T WORRY she'll start,I put the Button between A & B to quick starts then swith to B.
Your problem will be with the TRIMMER STRING,,,if it breaks.
You have to run & Buy More
Otherwise this is A GOOD PURCHASE
September 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wacky4u Works really well.
Worked right out of the box on the first pull. Could see where someone might pull a little too hard on the rope. The string in it was adequate, but easy to replace. If you pull out more than about 5 or 6 inches of string it is a little hard to start. These little engines are real easy to break in. Let it idle a couple a minutes and then let it cool all the way down, repeat. Third time vary the speed slightly, but no where near wide open for about 5 minutes or so, repeat. Then take it easy the first couple of time you use it and you won't have to worry about the warranty. Was really surprised by the ease of use, for the price.
July 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vinny Good product for the value
Automatic line feed has to be done manually which can be a pain at times. Considering a different line head to solve the issue.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by largeload gas trimmer
Great value , great price the least expensive trimmer on this island .
August 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mitch Don't waste your money
My 12 year old homelite grass trimmer finally died so I replaced it with this model. It runs fine but ease of use is horrible. The handle on the shaft constantly moves while using it no matter how tight the wing nut is tightened. The bolt is in the wrong spot and doesn't apply enough clamp load at the shaft. The spool holds a little bit of string. If you spool more than a couple feet of line you can't even assemble it. I took the spool off of my old string trimmer so I could finish my yard. I'm guessing Homelite allowed a chinese company to design this machine and that's why it doesn't function properly. It definitely wasn't tested after design.
June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve A Real Pain
First time having to replace the string and I cannot get the spool retainer off. Looked at replacing the entire String Head Assembly and it costs $30!!! Half the weed wacker!! I would NOT recommend this terrible product!
August 21, 2016