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  • Solid materials with aluminum shaft ensure long-lasting use
  • Telescopic handle ensures easy and convenient usage
  • One-step push-button mechanism propels precision trimming action
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Product Details
Corded Trimmer Easily Cutting Through Thick Grass

Easily Cuts Through Thick Grass

Powerful 5 amp motor easily cuts through thick grass and weeds.

Close up of trimmer handle while cutting through thick grass


Solid materials with aluminum shaft is tough and durable to withstand any stresses while trimming.

Button that allows toggle between trimming and edging

Convert to Edging in Seconds

The 1-step push-button walk behind edging to easily switch from trimmer to edger in seconds.

Close up of trimmer head dual line

Get the Job Done

With the extra wide 14" dual line cutting head.

Trimmer shaft lock that allows adjustable height

Extended Reach

Telescoping shaft and adjustable assist handle provide extended reach.

Woman effortlessly edging a pathway

Precision Trimmer

Shield wheel guides the walk behind edger along the ground for enhanced precision trimming.

Woman effortlessly trimming thick grass

Match the Power to the Job

Variable speed to match the power you need, when you need it.

Push button start icon

Electric Start

Easy to start with the push of a button.

Close up of trimmer head cutting thick grass

Auto Feed

Automatic line advance system.

Close up of easy to adjust handle on trimmer shaft

Adjustable Handle

Easily adjust the assist handle for comfort and balance.

Cord lock on the trimmer keeps the cord in place

Cord Lock

Keep the extension cord firmly in place.

Up to 45 minutes runtime


5 amp.

2 year full coverage warranty


2- year full warranty.

About This Product

Toro's 5 Amp string trimmer and edger is powerful with high-performing features that make yard care seem effortless. The aluminum shaft is tough and durable to withstand any stresses while trimming. 14 in. W dual line cutting width gets the job done quickly and user friendly features make the job much easier. With a simple 1-step push button, the operator can convert to edging in seconds and the wheel guides the edger for precision trimming. The telescoping shaft and adjustable assist handle provide extended reach for those hard to get patches. This product is covered by a 2-year full warranty.


  • For questions about service and repair, please reference the Service & Repair document
  • Powerful 5 Amp motor easily cuts through thick grass and weeds
  • Extra wide 14 in. dual line cutting width gets the job done faster
  • Auto feed line system keeps the trimmer at the right length
  • Telescoping handle quickly adjusts to fit your height for comfort and ease of use
  • 1-step walk behind edging to easily switch from trimmer to edger in seconds
  • Durable construction with aluminum shaft for longer life
  • Shield wheel guides the walk behind edger along the ground for enhanced precision trimmer
  • 2-year full warranty
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Product Information

Internet # 202572122

Model # 51480A

Store SKU # 1000550833


Dimensions: H 5.9 in, W 9.8 in, D 40.2 in


Assembled Depth (in.)

40.2 in

Assembled Height (in.)

5.9 in

Assembled Width (in.)

9.8 in

Line Style Size


Maximum Cutting Path Diameter (in.)

14 in

Maximum extension cord length (ft.)

150 ft

Recommended Line Diameter (in.)

0.065 in

Shaft Length (in.)

36 in


Amperage (A)

5 A

Assembly Required



Cord Lock

Fits Brands


Head Type

Wind with Assembly


No-tool Line Replacement

Line Advance System


Minimum rated extension cord

16 gauge

Number of Trim Lines


Power Type


Product Weight (lb.)

6.3 lb





Shaft Type

Straight Shaft

Start Type


Tools Included

String Trimmer

Trimmer Line Type


Trimmer Type


Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

CSA Listed, UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

2-year full

Questions & Answers

Q:what size of trim line use
by|Jul 31, 2023
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hi, Mark! Thanks for your question. This unit #51480A uses a dual line with a diameter of 0.065 in / 1.65 mm. You will need spool #88512 you can view online at: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Toro-Replacement-Spool-for-14-in-Corded-Trimmer-2012-and-Newer-88512/203222661. Thanks!

by|Aug 2, 2023
    Q:What spool cap top to use on the toro.14in 5amp
    by|Jun 30, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hi, there! Thanks for your question. For this unit #51480A, you will need spool cap #125-8275. Thanks!

    by|Aug 13, 2023
      2 found this answer helpful
      Q:Will MTD Genuine Parts SpeedLock Replacement Spool and String work with Toro 51480A 14 in. Electric Edger/Trimmer?
      by|Jun 30, 2023
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hi, there! Thanks for your question. We only recommend parts consistent with the parts list for each specific unit. That said, for this unit #51480A, you will need spool and line #88512. You can view it online at: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Toro-Replacement-Spool-for-14-in-Corded-Trimmer-2012-and-Newer-88512/203222661. Thanks!

      by|Jul 3, 2023
        Q:How to extend line automatically on toro 14" weed trimer
        by|May 10, 2023
        2 Answers
        Answer This Question

        A:  I think it's supposed to extend on its own but mine never does. I have to keep pushing the little red button, which usually doesn't work because the string tends to get tangled up on the reel and then I have to keep opening the thing up and rewrapping the string. It's very frustrating. My string trimmer is my most hated tool.

        by|May 16, 2023

          A:  Hi, Allen! Thanks for your question. With the trimmer running, release the switch trigger. Wait two seconds, then press the switch trigger. The line will extend approximately 1/4 in. (6 mm) with each stop and start of the switch trimmer until the line reaches the length of the grass deflector blade. You can view more information on page 5 of the manual at: https://images.thdstatic.com/catalog/pdfImages/9f/9f0b06a6-d7ae-4c09-826f-fd13891c9adf.pdf. Thanks!

          by|Aug 28, 2023
            1 found this answer helpful
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            Customer Reviews

            3.9 out of 5

            • 3.9 out of 841 reviews
            • 76% recommend this product
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            DO MOT BUY!
            I bought it and every 20 seconds, the line breaks and I have to manually take the head off and redo the lines. I will never buy another Toro product.
            Response from Toro Customer ServiceNov 23, 2020
            Please note that this trimmer is equipped with an auto-feed head and is meant to use ONLY 1.65 mm (0.065 in) diameter monofilament string. For help with replacing the spool, please refer to your operator's manual or give our customer support at call at 888-384-9939. If this problem continues, please contact an authorized service dealer for repair options at Toro.com/locator. They are familiar with this machine's warranty! Thanks for the feedback.
              Unfortunately for me, this one I received was used and partially put together. Why would someone ...
              Unfortunately for me, this one I received was used and partially put together. Why would someone not put the handle on, is beyond me. This kind of device requires the handle so that the user does not have too much strain on body while using it. It should be noted that this device has some weight to it too. I tried to put the handle onto it, but could not get the item apart. Therefore, I decided to return it and got the RYOBI 18 watt with battery charger. HomeDepot (the store) was very gracious and let me exchange this. I have learned that the store and website are too different entities.
              Response from ToroAug 21, 2018
              Greeneyes, sorry you had an issue with your trimmer. Sounds like you may have purchased an item which was returned. We do stand behind the warranty on our trimmers 100% and if you change your mind...we do have a lot of really cool options in our hand held trimmer line-up. See our yard tools page at Toro.com/yardtools for a full list of items which you might just love! :) Toro
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              3 found this review helpful
              Of the edger’s I have used over the past 50, years this is my favorite. This is the second time I...
              Of the edger’s I have used over the past 50, years this is my favorite. This is the second time I have purchased this model trimmer. My first one was purchased in 2012. I reviewed it on June 13, 2012 after I had used it for a year. My comments are still available on the Home Depot web site. At that time, I rated it 5 stars. This year the motor still was running fine, but the auto line feed had become unreliable due to what I believe was normal wear. I checked what was available to replace it & decided to reorder the exact same model I had. I have used it for a month now & will continue to believe this Toro model is a 5-star edger/trimmer.
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              17 found this review helpful
              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.
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              5 found this review helpful
              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.
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              6 found this review helpful
              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.
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              24 found this review helpful
              This Toro Electric Trimmer is perfect for the job.
              This Toro Electric Trimmer was shipped very quickly. Also the price is reasonable. This trimmer works wonderfully, I couldn't be happier with it.
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              33 found this review helpful
              Of the edgers I have used over the past 45 years this is my favorite.
              I have now used this edger for 1 year without any problems. The automatic line feed is great. There is no need to tap the edger on the ground to advance the line. I was somewhat skeptical of the 0.065 line, but it has never broken since I have used it. Having the tilting head with a wheel for supporting it while you are edging is very helpful. Note: The edger is used twice monthly from May through September to maintain the sidewalks and curb on a 70' city lot. There is also a 20' driveway that is edged. The lawn is a combo of St. Augustine and Bermuda. It works well on both.
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              94 found this review helpful
              Easy to use
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought today and trimmed entire front and back yards, ditches, and along fences with one charge!
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                Great Value
                This is the 3rd string trimmer I've owned and definitely the best. Solidly built with exceptional features at a reasonable price. The two biggest complaints on all these trimmers are the line feed system and the line replacement system. What I especially like about this Toro model, is it provides 2 options for both line feeding and line replacement. So if you're not happy with one method, you can use the other.
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