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Echo GT-225 string trimmer

 
Approximate retail price:
$160
Summary: This Echo 21.2-cc, gasoline-powered string trimmer has a curved shaft and weighs 10 lbs. It uses dual .080-inch cutting lines.
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Type: Gas string trimmers
About - Echo GT-225
Trimming: Denotes how quickly and neatly trimmers cut grass around walls, trees, and foundations.
Edging: Denotes the speed and neatness of trimming a vertical line along walkway.
Tall grass & weeds: Reflects cutting power and speed in two foot growth.
Handling: Responsiveness and balance while cutting.
Ease of use: Includes ease of starting the engine, feeding out new line, use of controls, and handle comfort.
About This Brand

Echo is the leading manufacturer and marketer of gas string trimmers. Echo products are used in the consumer and professional market. Echo string trimmers are available with two-cycle engines and split-shaft designs for attachments. Some models claim low noise, emissions, and weight and anti-vibration features. Consumers can find Echo string trimmers at company dealer stores and Home Depot.

Features & Specs - Echo GT-225
info Weight (lbs.) 10.0
info Engine size 21.2-cc
info Shaft Curved
info Four-cycle engine No
info Dual line Yes
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User Reviews - Echo GT-225
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5.0
Love it!
4/24/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Trimming Around Rocks
Comment:
Love this trimmer! I opted to spend an additional $10 and have the standard head swapped out with the easy load head which makes it so simple to replace line. This trimmer starts easy and runs great, it is light and easy to handle plus it is an Echo so it comes with a 5 year warranty when most competitors only offer a 2 year warranty. The lawn shop I bought it at said they get the Stihl trimmers back all the time for warranty work and their comparable model has its engine made in China whle the Echo is all American and never comes back for waranty service. Besides the trimmer I own a Echo chain saw and blower and have never had a problem with this brand. I am a customer for life!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
My quit working after 7 months
4/4/2015
Pros
Cons
String Breaks
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased this product for trimming around the house. The string breaks constantly and there is no option for a bump head. Now after only 7 months the unit will not start. We found out it was because of a defective plastic part in the carburetor.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent Tool
7/22/2013
Pros
Easy to Handle
Easy to start
Ergonomic Grip
Good Fuel Economy
Lightweight
Long Service Life
Powerful
Cons
Uses Lots of Line
Best Uses
Any Job
Hedging
Straight Edging
Trimming Around Brick
Trimming Around Rocks
Trimming Around Side Walk
Weeds & Tall Grass
Comment:
I use the Echo GT 225 mainly to trim my lawn where it borders sidewalks, drive way, brick work, around trees and shrubs, and around sprinklers. I like the string assembly no line feed so it's easy and very fast to place two pieces of line into the jaws rather than reloading line in a spool. It gets good fuel economy and does not seem to gum up tool if you leave it in too long during periods of non-use. It starts with one pull cold or hot with every pull. This tool does not flood or stall and I never have prime it with the prime bulb. Its lightweight so your arms are the same length when you get the yard work done. Only thing I would say needs improvement is the string. Its to light weight. I use .120 line and cut it into 8 pieces and use it, works far better than the .080 or .090 line Echo markets. I use the tool year round as I live in southern California and my lawn grows all year. I bought my tool over 9 years ago and had no problems. Then last week it began leaking fuel from carb and took it for repairs. The mechanic said it needed a new carb and some seals on the fuel tank and would cost about the same to buy a new one so I did vice repairing mine. But over 9 years of continuous service is wonderful and a great tool.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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