Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 269
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mc Frustrated
I bought this product because I have a lot of undergrowth that needed clearing out. My plan was to swap out the line for a blade. Unfortunately Honda makes this very difficult. It is NOT compatible with most of the blades out there and it does not include all the parts you need to safely attach a universal blade. I took it to the local Honda place and they didn't even have the proper addl parts. I did use it as a regular weed trimmer and it was excellent. So my mark downs are because Honda makes it very difficult to attach anything else. I had to return it. If you just want to use it as a regular whacker, I think it is a great (but expensive) choice.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe GREAT Trimmer!!
This trimmer is absolutely outstanding. I've owned several different brands ryobi, Troybuilt, homelite and others. They all only seem to last about a year, and two cycle trimmers don't waste your money. Go with the 4 cycle Honda you won't be disappointed. I live on 5 acres and have no shortage of trimming and this Honda trimmer more than gets the job done. If your going to get a trimmer you won't regret buying this one.
September 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brushwacker A Real Workhorse
I recently purchased a SECOND Honda 35 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer to help with my expanded work load.
My FIRST Honda 35 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer is still going strong. It has been used for 8 years (as much as 8-hours a day in spring and summer) under commercial conditions. I outfitted the trimmer with an Oregon 55-130 fixed-line head and use .155 line for cutting tall grass and brush. The only repairs have been to replace worn-out start cords and fixed-line heads; I did the work myself. Not having to carry mixed gas is great.
My business depends on this trimmer; it has always been a real workhorse.
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grumpy Poor choice on my part.
I bought this because it had a 4 stroke and I did not want to mix gas and oil or risk somebody else using it would grab the wrong container. It was very difficult to start and would not continue running. I cannot believe this was ever run before I got it. I bought it on-line as it was not in stock. I will never do that again. I had a Stihl trimmer for 15 years and when the ethenol gas attacked the rubber primer and destroyed it I decided not to fix the old war horse, so I bought a new very expensive trimmer. I would return for my money back if I could but now it is used. I used it once and it conked out numerous times. Not at all what I expected from Honda.
July 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 111111111 trimmer
September 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by weedwacker cheapest low quality trimmer head I ever owned
the head came prefilled with trimmer line. after just two bumps one end disappeared (got blocked by the other line inside). happened about 3 times in 20 minutes so I changed to my professional grade 0.95 line from the previous trimmer. same thing. either one or both ends disappear after a couple of bumps. no matter how careful you line them up when adding line to the head.
furthermore, the head shows heavy wear and tear after just 40 minutes of use (no contact with ground other than for bumping the line. one would expect quality throughout on an almost $400 tool !! very disappointed. will look for a different head same size from different manufacturer.
July 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rch Honda 4 stroke - should've spent the money here first
I have been on what seems the 20 year perpetual search for the right string trimmer. Thought I came close to ending it with a Stihl trimmer but after 8 years and several trips to 2 different local Stihl shops it became the typical troublesome 2 stroke trimmer. Bought a Roybi mid-season last year from the clearance section at my local Home Depot for $46.00 to finish the season out. Less than 50 bucks, I thought, for a gas trimmer how could I go wrong... Even new that one was absolutely horrible from the get go, yard sale item! Seems that if its not 2 stroke motor problems it's trying to refill the head with line that's the headache. Either pop out the spool and rewind or the dreaded line pull-through and wind (hate those) trimmer heads. There has got to be a better way.
There is and it's called Honda 4 Stroke, my search is over. Straight out of the box put oil in it (shipped with no oil in the crankcase) pour in some fresh non-ethanol gas and pull the rope - starts on the first pull every time. To save myself grief the first thing I did was swapped out the factory installed auto feed head for a Rino-Tuff 4X Pivot line head. Load up four fresh strings and have at it no auto feed but one round of line is all I need to trim and edge my place so perfect for me. No more torture dealing with cranky 2 strokes and pesky auto feed heads.
Honda 4 stroke - should've spent the money here first rather than making myself miserable all those years with the others.
September 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jethro String trimmer
This is a nice looking trimmer. And at beginning worked great. Like a dummy let it sit to long and did not properly get fuel out of carb. It fouled the carb and it needed to be replaced. Had not even used it yet. 100$. Then I let my son use it for a side job. Ran a tank of fuel through it. They put 2 stroke fuel in it. When it didn't run for them they put it away with fuel in it. Now to take it back to have the carb replaced again. 100$. So now it's a 550$ string trimmer. I will buy Stijl multi pourpose tool next. Probably sell this to recoup some of its cost.
A good running tool that needs extra special care and storage.
July 3, 2016