Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 90
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Joz weed
It's too heavy to maneuver. Wife couldn't pick it up at all.
May 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Antz Battery Flaw
The trimmer worked great for a few months before the battery died. The charger tested fine but it would not show that the battery was connected. The board inside the battery appeared to have gone bad as the transistors had different readings. Since the cost of the battery is near the same cost of the trimmer it is not worth it to replace. Could have been a great tool but its back to gas powered for me.
December 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DonCoyote Good, powerful unit for a good price
This is a very nice unit with a lot of power and really good battery life. I like a simple, strait-shaft trimmer that I can flip upside down to do edging rather than the kind with the pivoting heads. All of that type I have tried seemed to be flimsy with lightweight construction that would last the test of time, and the shrouds on those are always way too big and you can't see what you are doing. This unit has a nice small shroud that doesn't obscure your view, and is very sturdy. The winter storage mode for the battery is a neat feature.
The only knock on it is it is a bit heavy and the shaft is a bit too long for me. If it were 6" shorter, it would be perfect (I am 5'-10"). Also, the handle isn't designed to rotate around the shaft, so flipping it upside down to use as an edger takes a little practice.
November 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rezavoirdog Toro Weed Trimmer, Gas-free!
I was really impressed with this trimmer! I was able to trim an over-grown mint garden and all the trim around my home landscaping. Charges quick and convenient, easy to put together! The only gripe would be for a battery pack that lasts a little longer. Maybe I'll just order a spare battery!
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarilynB AWESOME TRIMMER WEEDWACKER !!
Through the years, I've tried every type of trimmer but this is the first one that impressed me. The gas type was too loud - the corded type was useless for our 2 acres of flowers, trees and bushes - the "As seen on tv" cordless was okay for very small jobs but it was not for thick weeds. This Toro, however, has so many good features and it performs wonderfully! Didn't think I'd ever say that I enjoy trimming the weeds!
It is a bit heavy because of the 48V battery, but well-balanced and the long shaft makes it very easy to use --even for a senior lady. I would gladly deal with a heavier tool that really works rather than a lighter one that behaves like a toy. It is not too noisy, and the variable speed allows you to use full power only when needed for heavy duty trimming (this really does extend the running time). We have some tough weeds here in the mountain area, but this Toro trimmer has no problem taking care of them.
The string automatically advances 1/4" each time the unit is turned on (or you can manually advance it). It's not a big deal, but I hope Home Depot will have the pre-wound spools available soon so I don't have to keep winding them myself with the .065" string.
I really love the status lights on the battery so that I know when I am nearing the end of running power (although the charging time is super fast, took less than an hour).
The wholesome charger is well made, with status lights on it and a chart explaining the LED status. Storing the battery for periods longer than a month is no hassle because the charger has a "Storage Mode" which keeps the battery in good condition by keeping it at a 40% charge. (No more guessing whether I should charge the battery during the winter months!)
I did learn that the battery must be snapped into the trimmer completely until the lock clicks!! At the first try, the unit would run for a few seconds then stop -- because the battery was not locked in!
July 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PJCC Powerful 48 volt Toro Trimmer, One Battery, One Charger- I want more please!
Out of the Box: One large Battery pack with an indicator light, one battery charger, one Trimmer/Edger in 3 parts and one full two line spool of .065 line.
Having always used an electric trimmer, the first thing I liked about this was it's wire and gas free. It has as much power as my best electric two line. I've the same problems losing the line towards the end of the spool as I did with my two line electric wired.
The Battery is a pack. It's much larger than I expected. My Video shows the battery going on and coming off the charger, which is set in the storage mode vs. charge mode.
I used an entire reel of trim line. First, I edged the front of a short yard and trimmed some heaving weeds in a 10 ft space. Then, I trimmed heavy weeds blocking a six foot panel of fence, Before and After pictures. Lastly, I trimmed about a 20 foot line of fence with light weeds. The line is almost gone.
My neighborhood has waist high thick weeds where the county maps show there should be a cleared drainage ditch. The before and after photos show 6 feet weeds that I was able to cut before I felt some loss of power in the battery. I intend on clearing this entire ditch one panel at a time.
I would love to check the performance of this against a gas trimmer one on one taking down these weeds, but I have no takers. For the price point, I would like to have this come with a second battery. It appeared to drain too fast on the first tests.
This is a tool I needed. I'm following up with Toro to see if I'm utilizing the battery to the fullest.
The edger fell off a garbage can and the handle, which is a cheaper plastic, fell off. It didn't break. The screw joining both parts was still tight, I assembled the 2 pieces again with no problem.
We've done our own trimming for over a decade at our home. This is one of the nicest trimmers I've used for convenience and portability, particularly during tropical storm season where dragging around an electrical cord is not safe.
July 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ken Bad battery but replacement sent quickly and so far so good
Took about 10 days to receive this battery powered trimmer. Has good power but came with a bad battery. They sent a replacement battery within 3 days and so far it works good. Not as powerful as a gas driven trimmer but maybe about 80% as good. Battery must be fully charged the night before to work longer than 15 minutes but overall a good product.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yardman Works great so far
Plenty of power to trim and edge yard on lowest setting. Corner lot with sidewalk all around and curb to edge. No problem with battery charge lasting the full time but the line ran out the first time. Got better the second time to use and kept the trimmer running longer before releasing trigger and the line advancing too many times. Only issue is not having the handle that can turn around on shaft to edge. Have to flip trimmer over and hold shaft instead of a handle when edging.
May 13, 2015