Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 160
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hank Replacement electric string trimmer power head
Nice replacement power-head for my YardMan electric string trimmer. The internal shaft seemed a bit longer than what I was replacing but I pushed it together anyhow and it seems to work fine with no issues due to that. Good amount of power for electric unit. Slightly disappointed with the cord retainer - basically non-functional. A very large carabiner clip works to hold onto my extension cord. (I have since made up a short coated cable with crimped on loops at each end and a small carabiner clip to do the same thing.) Excellent value if you need a quick fix for a failing powerhead [gas or electric] EZ Lock style trimmer. Thank you for having this item in stock - saved me from having to buy an entire new unit!
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cheekydeeky2 Garden Tool
A bit heavy but powerful. I went through a couple of weed wackers before settling on this model.
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Good replacement but not identical
The replacement power head is single speed, not two speed like the original. Safety trigger is a bit awkward and probably unnecessary. The single faster speed is a bit much in my opinion. I always kept the old one on the slower speed. Reason for replacement was the plastic housing on the old one cracked and broke apart. We'll see if this one lasts as long (over 10 years).
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jared Great power
Needed more power than the battery-powered unit edge trimming and tilling. This does the job!
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nickname I Prefer This
This is my third one. First one lasted many years and had a cool lo/hi speed switch - I wish this new had. Almost too powerful. I prefer this over the gas trimmers. This one works everytime. Cords are bothersome, but preferable. I only wish this item was still available in store/in stock.
July 13, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by yardguy switch design needs improvement
Bought the item in late fall 2013, as a replacement for a gas model that finally quit. Don't use frequently, as don't trim things all of the time. Last fall, couldn't get it to work. Depressed the safety switch, but the trigger switch wasn't working. Hung it up and figured I'd work on it this spring. Had the same thing happening this spring.
As a "fun" experience, I took the thing apart with my son. We discovered that the safety switch has a very tight clearance to allow the trigger switch to activate. So, it matters where you grab/pull/push the trigger switch. You need to grab the switch down near the trimmer end of the tool, and almost "push" toward the trimmer end . If you grab the trigger switch toward the back (the corded end), it doesn't work.
So, glad I/we figured it out, and I don't have to buy a new one, but could be improved.
June 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by u2much Power head
So much quieter than my gas power head and seems just as powerful. Uses all the same attachments with no smelly exhaust fumes and no gas to store. Only draw back is dragging around the extension cord but definitely worth it.
June 28, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Puzzled Need an Iron Grip
Very difficult to engage safety lever and trigger. Took apart to remove safety lever only to discover on/off trigger was the culprit. Pooly designed. Had to modify on/off switch. Still need some more attention but will wait until season is over. If you do no have an extremely firm grip do not purchase this item.
June 11, 2016