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Old 11-15-2013, 12:00 AM
S&M Landscapes S&M Landscapes is offline
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Echo 230 handle

Looks as thought they have re-designed the throttle and handle grip on the 230, last ones I bought still had the foam handles. Maybe I'm out of tune or was this change recent? Anyone used this trigger/new handle?

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Old 11-15-2013, 04:13 AM
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Yes, it was recent. Part of a molded handle, less chance of triggers snagging and breaking, better vibration dampening.
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:52 AM
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Yes, it was recent. Part of a molded handle, less chance of triggers snagging and breaking, better vibration dampening.
Thanks. It looks like a better design.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:55 AM
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Thanks. It looks like a better design.
This should also be the new handle on all of the Echo trimmers, not just the 230, but other models aside from the 225 may take longer to cycle through previos stock.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:31 PM
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It`s terrable

I hate the new grip. It`s not soft, It feels bigger. It feels square at the bottom. The throttle pull is harder and shorter. Viberation is terrible. I`m thinking about taking the grip off my old PAS 230 and putting it on my new one. I won`t buy another echo if it has this new grip.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:36 PM
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Should of bought a Stihl, Redmax, or a Husquavarna, anything but an Echo.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:04 PM
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Should of bought a Stihl, Redmax, or a Husquavarna, anything but an Echo.

I do not get this hatred of Echo, mine have ran great. Husqvarnas have always felt cheap to me. Stihl is great though
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:29 AM
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I love the new handle it is great!
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Edit: it's also on my 230 and it's comfortable and more comfortable, better vibration control, and easier to use
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