Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 156
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grihn A must for any trimmer
I bought one of these to put on my new Echo trimmer because I'd seen it advertised and was enticed at $20. I must say, I am very happy I bought this. The line holds up better than it does in a standard "bump" head because it pivots (it will still go fast if you bump it into a lot of not-grass stuff, like fencing or sidewalk), but the real benefit is that it's much easier/quicker to replace the line. The branded replacement line is ridiculously expensive though...save yourself some money and just buy the 250ft rolls for like $12 and cut it to length when you need it (12.5").
March 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HawaiiYardGuy Best Trimmer Add-on Ever!
I don't usually write product reviews, but after using the Pivot Trim on my Ryoby 10 Amp electric trimmer, I'm really impressed with the product. Prior to replacing the standard string trimmer that comes with the Ryobi, I had to constantly change the nylon string literally ever few minutes because it would break on the sidewalk slab or hollow tile walls. Now, I can trim my yard 3 to 4 times before I have to change the string on the Pivot Trim.
I would highly recommend this to anyone and actually would suggest that Ryobi replace their standard string head with a Pivot Trim as a standard part of their product.
November 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mick I like it
This is the second pivot head I bought. It works very well for me. The first one I had just happened to wear our from keeping it on the ground when I trim. I.e. Driveway or sidewalk. I always hated the bump and feed heads. They never work right and murder to reload. With this head you cut four pieces to about 8 inches and you're good to go. I try to cut a few ahead, just so that my stop time isn't too long. That being said this really is a great trimmer head. Easy to use and convenient.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BILL REPLACE A WORN OUT ONE
BOUGHT THIS ITEM A FEW YEARS AGO TO REPLACE THE BUMP HEAD ON MY STIHL TRIMMER. IT KEPT BREAKING STRING OR JAMBING. REPLACED IT WITH PIVOTRIM X4 TRIMMER HEAD AND LOVED IT. I CAN TRIM MY YARD AT LEAST 2 OR 3 TIMES WITHOUT REPLACING THE STRING. JUST BOUGHT A NEW ONE BECAUSE THE OLDER ONE WAS WEARING OUT.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dolar Really happy with purchase
This head works great on my trimmer, string last a long time and does a great job. Only changed string 3 times, started with 4 lines then went to two lines. String holds up well verses traditional line feeds. No string welds. Wish the pivot pieces where made of metal instead of plastic, seems like they may break after extensive use but so far they seem to do OK. Trim head is nice and low so gets low cuts The design works well and lot easier to change out then the tap feed heads and spools. Usually took about 30 secs. to change lines verses 10 mins. or so to wind up the spool and replace. For those who didn't measure the line length it's 12.5" I made the mistake and forgot to measure and it doesn't say in instructions. I give a full thumbs up and a Buy recommend. Much easy then the traditional tap and feed heads. And having to wind the spools up and replace. Buy a spool of line and cut to length instead of the Pre-cuts they are way over priced.
September 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Great Product!
I purchased this product because I got tired of replacing line on the old trimmer head. The old trimmer head/ line continued to break or wear on one trip around the house. At this point in replacing the old trimmer head it has outperformed my previous one as i have already used it twice around the house without having to remove and insert new line. It was easy to install and use. It takes about a second longer because the lines pivot when it meets resistance to prevent the line from wearing however it performed twice as good in respect to having to stop what your doing a replace line due to wearing or breaking. I would recommend this product.
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shoug5 better than expected
I was skeptical at first but was able to do my whole lawn without changing twine and it looks like there's enough fresh twine to do it all over again. Easily cut through fresh root shoots as well as general weedeating and trimming. I suppose in this case eight is better than two! Installed on a standard Ryobi gas weedeater.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WoofgangMozart Excellent
Installation on my Weedeater straight shaft was a snap, easier than I feared considering all the extra parts that came along with the product. I was tired of consistently jammed lines. I have just used the product for the first time on a big job - I had let my backyard "go" because my Weedeater was impossible to work with its jamming problem. No problem now. I used up about 25% of each of the two lines, so I've easily got enough for a second go-around before changing lines. Considering how rediculously easy it is to replace them and the low cost, I wouldn't mind if I had to change them each time....I can finally use my trimmer again!
June 2, 2013