Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GlamMa Great Purchase
I'm glad that I decided to purchase this item. It was easy to assemble, and easy to handle. It gets a little heavy on the arms but it gets the job done very well.
July 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Duck Auto line feed
Automatic Line Feed does not work!! Requires line unit to be disassembled or checked every 5 - 10 minutes for the line to be retrieved and/or pulled through.
July 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeCAverage Good value, but has limits
Feels solid, but a bit heavy. Motor is very quiet, and it seems more than powerful enough for basic yardwork (grass, edging). I am not a fan of autofeed, as they usually squirt out the line too quickly. This model appears to govern the line feed by only feeding when the motor spools up to speed from stop. Actually seems to work well in conserving line, though you do have to stop and restart to feed more out (really not a big deal, and still more efficient than other models I have tried). Also, I am not a fan of the dual line heads. They use line twice as fast, are four times harder to reload, and offer no performance benefit. (Marketing gone amok.) The one design element that makes no sense on this model is the egde/trim flip. The shaft rotates AT THE HANDLE instead of at the base. So the other-hand grip (which is attached to the shaft BELOW the pivot point) must be manually readjusted to the new angle with every flip. My ten-year-old WeedEater knew better than this.
Still, net-net, appears to be a solid performer at a very good price point.
July 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mag7 Not what I was hoping for
I hate auto feed everytime I've purchased one it just frustrating. If Home Depot gives me my money back I will be taking it back. I wish manufacturers would go back to bump feed
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by edieb WORKS GREAT
I had read a bad review so I really wasn't expecting too much from this trimmer. It arrived well packaged and was easy to assemble due to well written and illustrated instructions. We took the trimmer down to our orchard to tackle some heavy duty growth around some of the trees. It worked like a champ!!! I was surprised at how heavy it is and I especially like the fact that I can plug it in to use it. Gas engines are overrated in my humble opinion. This is a very nice trimmer well thought out and well put together with lots of features. It is fairly priced. I'm looking forward to giving the rest of the orchard a trim.
April 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by home123 piece of j...
to flimsy wiggle like a toy , have to pull the string every feet of work ,not auto feed working properly
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Helen Heavy-duty, Great Quality, Lots of Power
I was very surprised by the weight of this trimmer. I have bought both gas and electric trimmers in the past and this one is heavier than any electric trimmer purchased previously. I am impressed by the pivoting head - it literally moves at the touch of a button. Depressing the two orange buttons on the sides of the motor head allows you to adjust it to one of four positions for maximum flexibility. You can also adjust the length of the shaft and rotate the handle to use it as an edger.
Since this is early spring and I have not used it a lot yet I can't judge it's durability. But it was easy to hold and maneuver around the perimeter of the house so right now, I am giving it high marks for performance at a great price.
April 18, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tri3dtips Not bad trimmer
the auto line feed is confusing and annoying to use. I read the instructions, but it's not clear how to release more line. Even manually releasing the line, when I start the motor, it releases too much. I had to cut off the excess with scissors several times because the blade wouldn't cut the excess string.
Second, it's a little bit heavier than my black & decker (B&D). Also the B&D has a wheel that is easier to use than this trimmer's wheel.
Line gets shortened fast. I might try with a thicker nylon line to see if it lasts longer.
I chose this one over the B&D trimmer because my previous trimmer died within 1 or 2 years. I don't mind manual line feed, but I would rather have a motor that lasts and that's why I didn't want to get another Black & Decker trimmer. Lots of reviewers say that their B&D trimmer died within a short time.
Overall, some people might not like this trimmer because of the annoying auto line feed. If that's the case, DON'T get this trimmer. I got this one because it was affordable, and hopefully the motor lasts longer than my Black & Decker
April 26, 2016