Echo GT-225 string trimmer

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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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Not as good as I'd hoped
Easy to Handle
Awkward To Fill With Gas
Short Red Trigger Handle
Uses Lots of Line
Best Uses
I looked at several trimmers and chose the Echo GT-225 because it was lightweight and, I thought, a good quality, all-purpose trimmer. It's fairly easy to start, so that isn't a problem. It's difficult getting the gas in it because it needs to be at a specific angle. Also, the plastic red trigger handle is too short, and I have trouble hanging onto it when I'm gripping the handle. They couldn't spend an extra ten cents to lengthen the plastic handle in order to make it more useable??<br /><br />Also, I am constantly replacing the individual trimmer strings because they don't last more than a couple of minutes. I have to carry the package of plastic strings and a pliers with me when I'm trimming, or else I'm constantly walking back to the garage.<br /><br />I'm about ready to sell it online and go back to Stihl.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Love it!
Best Uses
Trimming Around Rocks
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.
My quit working after 7 months
String Breaks
Best Uses
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.
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