Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 220
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Buzz Great value and oh so easy to use.
I bought this item after getting fed up with the tempermental starting and operation of my gas model and after reading its many other positive product reviews. The price was right and the shipping was free and efficient. I've only used it twice so far but am well-pleased with its performance. It's light, fully adjustable, starts with the squeeze of its trigger, needs no cumbersome extension cord, and, amazingly, the autofeed worked perfectly and I didn't break a line even once! I was even able to do the entire perimeter of my 1/2 acre yard on a single charge - even though the instruction manual suggests that the battery will not achieve its maximum duration for the first few uses. And add to that the speedy 90-minute recharge time of its lithium-ion battery. Of course this little gem has not got quite the power of my gas string trimmer (when it starts) but most of that power was overkill for the typical homeowner anyway. Yes indeed, I'm thoroughly satisfied with my purchase!
November 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by savsav Amazing value, string auto-feed feature works like a charm!
This is the best weed eater/string trimmer I've ever owned. The string auto feed feature works really well. I have about a 0.25 acre yard, and I have to trim all around it. After charging it fully, I'm able to trim it 3 times on the same charge (so a single charge holds for about 4 weeks). Setting all that aside, though, the best feature is the string auto-feed - no need to adjust the string by hand. I've done research, and saw folks complaining about this feature not working on other trimmers. Rest assured - this one really works. Do yourself a favor, and get this inexpensive item. You'll love it.
August 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by clntexas good product
I have to say, when I opened the box and took this out, the first thing I thought was 'boy is this cheap!'. I have an older model weed eater that is big, heavy, with a strap that I have been using for the past 4 years. When I saw this one which is small, weighs next to nothing, no strap..I thought well, I just wasted my money! So, I put it together, charged the battery and thought, ok give it a try. Well! was I surprised! this little thing has some power to it! I take back everything I thought when I opened the box! one drawback..they did not align the hole for the screw to attach the plate so it's off center and you do get splashed with little particals.
April 25, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by BEARCHASE Poor redesign from the original one piece shaft model
I owned Weed Eater one piece shaft model and used it for 9 years until plastic parts finally disintegrated. Replaced with what I thought was same exact model only to find that this was two piece shaft. Always felt like it was drooping and it felt heavier than the prior model. Finally tossed it in trash after one and half summers of use because the twist mechanism is broken and head swings around on it's own. String won't gravity feed, have to keep stopping and pulling it out. Redesign into two piece shaft is terrible. Will not buy this brand of trimmer again unless they go back to original design.
September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sunny This is the best string trimmer I have ever owned!
This is a great trimmer! I love the battery pack. It seems to last quite a long time and is easy to remove to recharge it. The release button to remove the battery does not require lots of force. I can release the battery with the strength of one hand instead of two like other trimmers I have owned.This is very important to me.
The spool is a hard to remove the first few times that I needed to put in new string. I couldn't squeeze the release buttons on the cap hard enough to get it off because I have small hands. Husband had to help. After a few times, it is getting easier to remove... but it would be nice if it had some easier release button to get the cap off the string spool. At first, the price seemed a little high compared to electric string trimmers, but it is totally worth it when you start using the trimmer and do not have to drag out extension cords and pull them around as you work. Using the Weed Eater actually seems more like play than like work! I definitely will buy this product again, IF I live long enough to need a new trimmer!
July 25, 2012