Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 266
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 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 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 $400 tool !! very disappointed. will look for a different head same size from different manufacturer.
July 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sean The grass doesn't stand a chance!
I finally decided to spend enough money to get a decent trimmer. I'd replaced trimmers about every three years, because I was always buying the store "special". They were never really special. They died. This Honda is everything that they weren't. Quiet, powerful, and very easy to use. I replaced the bump head as soon as I got it, to an Echo head. I've had them before, and I love them. Personal preference. There was not much wrong with the Honda head. I expect to be using this trimmer for years.
August 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jethro String trimmer
This is a nice looking trimmer. And at beginning worked great. Like a dummy let it sit to long and did not properly get fuel out of carb. It fouled the carb and it needed to be replaced. Had not even used it yet. 100$. 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stymied Never got it
After two tries and two hours of my life we gave up and bought it from Northern Tool- the same part was broken on arrival both order attempts. Big hassle. I did get an awful lot of these requests to review this product Home Depot couldn't seem to get to me in one piece.
August 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BlisterDigits NOT SURE
Sounds like a great trimmer per reviews, i wish it would have fired up when it was delivered. I went through all proper procedures and it never fired up. It was probably 95 degrees, with 98 percent humidity when i tried to fire it up, after 30 minutes and a few "choice words", raw fingers and sweat puddled on my garage floor I called home depot and they said to return it at the store. I went to home depot they returned it no problem. I bought a cheapo, fired right up and finally got my yard in shape. Maybe the Honda is too fancy for me.
July 19, 2016