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.
Nice little trimmer was hard to start out of the box but after I got it running does nice job. Cords are easy to replace but I would replace it with the blade style cutters as string does not last very long......
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Benton, AR
Save your time and money
Difficult to Start
Bought this trimmer in the split shaft PAS VBP attachmeNt ready model. For use on my 1/4 acre subdivision lot. To replace a Ryobi that died after barely 4 yrs. I t came as a combo deal with straiht shaft trimmer head and blower attachment. Perfect for my weekly use. Had too wait 2 weeks because dealer was out of stock. Took off 1/2 day from work to pick it up and get caught up on my trimming. Took it home and it wouldn't start - followed instruction manual to the letter. Called dealer - followed their instructions and would not start. Took it back to dealer. They could not start it. Took it in their shop to a mechanic - ten minutes later he got it started. Took it home. Very hard to start, at least 20 pulls. Trimmed about 10 feet and stalled. Restarted after numerous pulls. Then stalled whenever I bumped the head to advance line. Then stalled when I squeezed throttle. Now exhausted I gave up. Upgraded to Echo because the Ryobi did the same thing! Very frustrating! Took it back the next morning and got my money back. Now after 4 trips to dealer, 1/2 tank of gas, 1/2 day is PTO time wasted and still no trimmer to clean up overgrown yard. Bought Stihl yesterday. It started every time with no more than 3 pulls, usually 1 pull. That sums it up. By the way, I submitted this same review to the Echo website and they did not post it or contact me.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Port Ludlow, WA
Easy to Handle
Trimming Around Rocks
The trimmer worked fine for the two, six-month seasons I've had it, then clutch failed and carb followed. Warranty is five years, so I will have to drive 50 miles to the nearest authorized repair shop where they will have a look at it and hope to have it fixed within 4 weeks!