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 SRM-225
Weight (lbs.) Weight is rounded to the nearest tenth of a pound and doesn't include fuel, which can add 1/2 pound.
Engine size Engine cubic centimeters (cc), motor amperes (amp), and motor electrical voltage (volt) are from the manufacturer.
Shaft The shaft transfers power from the engine or motor to the lines that do the cutting. Models with straight shafts offer longer reach, while those with curved shafts tend to be lighter and easier to handle.
Four-cycle engine Uses straight gasoline and doesn't require an oil/gasoline mixture, as do the two-cycle engines found in most trimmers.
Dual line Trimmers with two lines cut more quickly and can handle heavier growth than those with just one line, since they do twice the work with each pass.
After trying an electric Ryobi and poorly made Troy-Bilt I decided to spend a little bit extra and boy did it pay off. I have only used it once but I can already tell an enormous difference: less vibration, quieter, longer shaft (I'm 6'2), started right up. I also like that the engine is on the opposite side of my body so I don't have to worry about burning myself. I can't speak to line usage yet or long term durability. However, I am happy with my purchase (from Home Depot) so far.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Cypress, TX
Disappointed In Reliability
Easy to start
Shuts Down After 5 Min
I've owned this trimmer for 2 years. It starts easily, but the engine dies after running for 5 minutes and can't be restarted until it has cooled off for 30 minutes.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Rockport, TX
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Echo SRM 225 worth the money
Easy to Handle
Trimming Around Rocks
Weeds & Tall Grass
I've had no issues with this machine at all. It does not use nearly as much line as other trimmers I've used. This thing starts easily everytime.