Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 358
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FWDad Toro Electric trimmer-- just fine for smaller yards
I bought this trimmer to replace a similarly-priced model from another brand. I had replaced multiple parts on my old trimmer and decided it was time for something new. I have only used it once, but it trims well and seems plenty powerful for my needs. I especially like the design for pivoting the head and the wheel for edging-- these are both better designs than the previous model. It does seem to go through string at a pretty good pace. Users might want to read up on the auto-feed spool, although it is similar to others I have used before. I have not owned it long enough to speak to durability, but my experience with Toro tells me that it should last just fine.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kat Everything and More
this weed eater came right on time as expected. was easy to put together. is lightweight and has so much power. awesome buy.
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jon Like it but heavy and also not designed for its heft (it's broken)
I am done with Black & Decker electric trimmers so ordered this Toro online (why doesn't Home Depot sell these in their stores if everyone hates the B&D ones?). It is heavy (good sized motor that I hope will last a long time). But I'll deal with it because the rest of it is made pretty well except that after just two weeks of moderate use, the main aluminum shaft separated from the handle portion just below the handle. I don't think it was designed properly for its heftiness. That connection should not be a pressure/friction fitting. There needs to be a screw there (which I will try to add). For now, I'm holding it together (barely) by gripping the lower half of the shaft instead of by the handle. The best part is the manual trimmer line feed. Yes, I have to stop every couple of minutes to feed it some more line but that sure beats taking apart the stupid Black & Decker ones, feeding more line, putting it back together, and repeating every couple of minutes.
May 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by airhead Worth what it cost
Does the job...........heavier than I expected. Would prefer that it
be lighter, but I can live with it. A good buy in my opinion. Had
one before that ran on a battery, but battery had to be recharged
too often, so this suits me better even though I need a lot of
extension cord to run it. This is pretty powerful.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jgarrett18 Good little trimmer
I have an outdoor outlet near my back lawn so it wasn't as important to have a portable trimmer. I use it mainly for edging. It works good and it's light compared to other models which is important because I have a bad back
September 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KevinG Great Product
This thing has all kinds of power. Used it only four times so far. No complaints. The edger function is awesome.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pastorsteven Great value
We bought this when our gas weed eater died. We had never used an electric one, but after reading the reviews, decided to give it a try. Shipping was quick, as was set up. This works just as good if not better than our gas one. And so much cheaper! I would definately recommend this product.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fw2015 Exceptional performance at bargain price
I just needed a weeder for my small property. Corded was my choice because I like to do the whole property at one time, and I don't think the battery in a unit at this price level would have enough capacity. Additionally, the battery operated units are always significantly more expensive. I have no issues with having to pull a cord around with me, as I have three outdoor receptacles around the house.
The Toro model 202572122 cost me only $50+NJ sales tax (free shipping to my home). I purchased this model for its good ratings on the HD site. I also wanted the dual string trimmer. Judging by the reviews, this unit fared better than most of the lower price models, which seem to have issues with the auto-feed string. So far, I have used the weeder about 3 hours, and have never had trouble with the auto-feed.
I'm not really concerned about whether or not auto-feed uses more string than manual-feed because I purchased bulk string at a very good price and will be winding my own spools. If you do that, then the cost of string is very reasonable.
The motor has plenty of power to cut through heavily weeded areas, including some tougher stuff like honeysuckle, and small briars.
The edging feature works very well, so long as you roll it along the very edge of the walk, and not over the concrete. I found myself breaking the string often when I was trying to cut through a thick layer of old grass, as the sidewalk hadn't been edged in a long time.
I have been noticing that the professional landscapers always leave a wider gap between the edge of the sidewalk and the grass, and now I understand why: If you try to get too close to the concrete, the string will break. That said, with a little practice, I was able to cut grass between sidewalk and driveway slabs without going through too much string. Sometimes it is easier to do the edging without rolling the unit on its wheel, but other times I did use the wheel, and found it to work well.
One thing I recommend for any yard tool is thorough cleaning after each use. While it is difficult to clean out wet grass from the guard, if you wait until it is dry, a wire bush will work pretty well. I also brush the motor housing with a soft bristle brush to make sure the vents are always clear of debris.
All said, I like the Toro 202572122 very much, and enjoy using it.
Oh, and don't forget to wear eye protection! There is all sorts of debris flying up at you when you use these things.
October 5, 2016