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Echo SRM-225
 
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$5.96 - $378.10
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Summary: This Echo 21.2-cc, gasoline-powered string trimmer has a straight shaft and weighs 12 lbs. It uses dual.095-inch cutting lines.
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Type: Gas string trimmers
About - Echo SRM-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 SRM-225
info Weight (lbs.) 12.0
info Engine size 21.2-cc
info Shaft Straight
info Four-cycle engine No
info Dual line Yes
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User Reviews - Echo SRM-225
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1.0
Save your time and money
8/23/2014
Pros
Ergonomic Grip
Cons
Difficult to Start
Best Uses
None
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Excellent trimmer at a good price
6/26/2014
Pros
Easy to Handle
Ergonomic Grip
Powerful
Cons
Best Uses
Weeds & Tall Grass
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Disappointed In Reliability
6/8/2014
Pros
Easy to start
Cons
Shuts Down After 5 Min
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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