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Old 07-07-2015, 11:48 PM
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echo trimmer 225. My opion, its worth the buck.

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I'm always buyin tools if I receive a good deal, if I need it or not. I shop at local pawn shops. I bought a new model 225 for only $100.00. I started with echo and I didn't like them ten years ago. Have a echo 200 trimmer and it is low powered. Echo engines got too hot. I didn't like how echo triggers broke easily. Bout this echo 225 and I think it is worth the buck. Yes the trimmer is worth $225.00. I also.like the speed heads. Saves a lot of time. I bought a Stihl 55 trimmer and it broke within a season. I'm still leaning towards stihl at this time, but as you know the prices are high. Echo has became a lot better over ten years. Ten years ago, they were junk and yes I owned the commercial echo's too. Grey echo's stink.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:18 AM
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Other than my backpack blower, which I couldn't say no to (Husqvarna 150BT), all my handhelds are Stihl. I've tried my luck with Poulan chainsaws and Husqvarna trimmers...they were sh!t. The KombiSystem from Stihl is untouchable, IMO.
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:12 PM
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We use all echo equipment and generally are happy with them. The echo 225 series is small, light and will do a days work no problem. I find that in heavy trimming they definitely could use more power to spin that head. We also always keep a box of common parts that are interchangeable on most echos: fuel line, primer bulbs, fliters and plugs!
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Old 07-08-2015, 11:21 PM
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I'm always buyin tools if I receive a good deal, if I need it or not. I shop at local pawn shops. I bought a new model 225 for only $100.00. I started with echo and I didn't like them ten years ago. Have a echo 200 trimmer and it is low powered. Echo engines got too hot. I didn't like how echo triggers broke easily. Bout this echo 225 and I think it is worth the buck. Yes the trimmer is worth $225.00. I also.like the speed heads. Saves a lot of time. I bought a Stihl 55 trimmer and it broke within a season. I'm still leaning towards stihl at this time, but as you know the prices are high. Echo has became a lot better over ten years. Ten years ago, they were junk and yes I owned the commercial echo's too. Grey echo's stink.
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Have 3 225's sitting on the wall in the garage. I guess live by the old saying, live with what works for you. Mine didn't last a year of everyday use. Nothing but carbuator issues from them. Not to mention, the above is wrong, the 225 is not a light trimmer. It is an under powered boat anchor. By that, don't get me wrong, it has enough power for weekly - bi-weekly trimming, however, the thing weights 12+ lbs. That's more than the SRM230, and only ounces below a SRM280t that has twice the power. For being low on power, you would think it would be a light trimmer. Hold a Stihl FS94R in your hand and run them side by side and you will literally throw the 225 in the trash.
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:43 AM
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I've mostly just used Echo, tried Stihl for awhile, etc. I feel like the echo's felt lighter and slimmer. When you are moving quickly on weekly/biweekly small properties they are great.

We did have a lot of carb trouble with them too. It seems like once a year you have to clean out the carbs on them. I think we end up replacing them once every two years instead of hassling with them.

In my experience I have definitely been happy with Echo trimmers too. Stay away from Poulan and the homeowner rated stuff...it's heavy and dies pretty quickly...
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:21 PM
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Hello,
I'm always buyin tools if I receive a good deal, if I need it or not. I shop at local pawn shops. I bought a new model 225 for only $100.00. I started with echo and I didn't like them ten years ago. Have a echo 200 trimmer and it is low powered. Echo engines got too hot. I didn't like how echo triggers broke easily. Bout this echo 225 and I think it is worth the buck. Yes the trimmer is worth $225.00. I also.like the speed heads. Saves a lot of time. I bought a Stihl 55 trimmer and it broke within a season. I'm still leaning towards stihl at this time, but as you know the prices are high. Echo has became a lot better over ten years. Ten years ago, they were junk and yes I owned the commercial echo's too. Grey echo's stink.
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we use echo 225 and yes alittle under power but lighter and we use them 8 hrs straight per day and we run non ethanol gas in them ad they run cool and no cabs, problem at all.we mow ditches with 4-5 ft tall grass running 105 string
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:50 PM
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Hello,
I'm always buyin tools if I receive a good deal, if I need it or not. I shop at local pawn shops. I bought a new model 225 for only $100.00. I started with echo and I didn't like them ten years ago. Have a echo 200 trimmer and it is low powered. Echo engines got too hot. I didn't like how echo triggers broke easily. Bout this echo 225 and I think it is worth the buck. Yes the trimmer is worth $225.00. I also.like the speed heads. Saves a lot of time. I bought a Stihl 55 trimmer and it broke within a season. I'm still leaning towards stihl at this time, but as you know the prices are high. Echo has became a lot better over ten years. Ten years ago, they were junk and yes I owned the commercial echo's too. Grey echo's stink.
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Don't buy from pawns stolen stuff and you don't know what you are talking about.....grey echo were not just good but very good and light.
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:54 PM
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Unless I got a faulty unit - I'm very unhappy w the 225. If u let too much extra string out it looses power/torque. I like to trim w the string pretty long & maybe I'm spoiled cuz I own a 265 too...but I'm.pissed i wasted my $$ on the 225. Ok for homeowners... But id suggest more power for full time guys. If it would run right w more string I wouldn't mind it but for me it slows me down.
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