The Pivotrim X4 replacement trimmer head allows for less stops to change line and works with most gas curved shaft and straight shaft trimmers. The line pivots to prevent line breakage when trimming against hard surfaces such as chain-link fence, trees and concrete, saving you the downtime of reloading line.
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72%of customersrecommend this product82 of 114reviews
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72%of customersrecommend this product82 of 114reviews
I have a Ryobi stright shaft trimmer which i have been plagued with string line problems since I got it 2 years ago. My first attempt to fix the problem was to switch the head to a Ryobi Easy Reel head which initially worked fairly well. However, for the past 6-8months of use it has caused unending problems with the line not feeding and breakage of line. Last Saturday I spent 1 1/2 hours on a 20 minute job becuase I continually had to stop and take the haed apart to get more line. i then wtiched back to the original head which had the same problem. What luck to discover the Pivotrim head and thank God for the reviews. This head has solved my problem and has kept me from junking the trimmer. it works just like advertised. What a blessing! I 'm cutting alot of heavy weeds with this trimmer and the head functions flawlessly. You can't go wrong using it. As an aside, I had to call the company because I had problems with the installation and they were extremely helpful. Yes, you do talk to a real person, actually one of the developers. Buy this thing!
I purchased this trimmer head for my Poulan Pro 31cc straight shaft trimmer last summer. Unfortunately, I hardly had the opportunity to use it due to carb issues on my trimmer's motor. This year that has not been the case. I have an acre lot that half of it is surrounded by chain link fence. After growing tired of having to stop every 30 seconds to replace trimmer line due to breakage from the fencing, I was off to my local H.D. to find a replacement head and I came across this product. Purchased this head and returned home, read the instructions, and it went on with no snags. Very easy to install. Started my trimmer up and began to do the trimming. After doing my entire yard, the lines were worn, but very little. Then the carb issue began. Fast forward to this year. With the original lines that came with the package (same ones initially installed), I began my trimming once again. This head is simply awesome! I was able to trim around my entire fence line and still have half of the original line left from the initial install. I did notice that in very tall weeds/grass (a foot + high), they tend to wrap around the trimmer base and bogged the motor down. But that occured with the original trimmer head also. It is to be expected when cutting a swath through thick weeds. But if I take them down a bit before I get to ground level, they just go flying everywhere. I had also purchased at the same time a 271' spool of .095" trimmer line (added to this review) to make sure I wouldn't run out since I was skeptical of the trimmer head claims. This package of line should last a very long time. Also, this line cuts through the tall thick stuff easier. This saves wear and tear on the trimmer and saves fuel. I would definitely recommend this product to any who wishes to learn about it, and if they catch me using it, they can give it a go for themselves. With the other line on it, it makes my trimmer a beast! And reloading couldn't be easier. If you are tired of traditional spools and heads, then give this a go. I doubt you will be disappointed.
Installation was easy. I can actually weed eat now instead of wasting time replacing line. I used to spend a lot of time fixing spools or replacing line that would pull out. (very frustrating) I love this product and would highly recommend it.
Easy to use and change string. You have to use the correct size (.95) string. I would like to put this product against the other guy’s string trimmer heads, in durability and ease/speed of replacing the string. You have to know what you are doing.
Product does not work with newer craftsman models. I called their customer service, YouTube, etc. and there is no solution. Seems like okay product, but requires a threaded shaft. (packaging includes craftsman in list of brands. I discovered other models do not include the brand.)
Literature says'fits almost all of the gas trimmers. Its a hardware store in a box. The packaging is 1st rate. They should sell the packing materials to the police department. No one will ever escape! Completely worthless.
very easy to install work's really good cuts great
Pros: Cuts Well, Durable
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Review 11 for Pivotrim X4 Trimmer Head
Age Range:65 or over
The package states that this trimmer head will fit all gas trimmers. WRONG!!. It won't fit Cub Cadet.
PostedSeptember 11, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
The shaft of the Cub Cadet is too large for the trimmer to fit over. There was one part that would fit over the shaft, but the washer, which was supposed to slide onto the part that did fit, would not go onto the shaft. What a bummer!
Essentially, with eight lines sticking out I didn't have to change the lines as often, but when I did have to change them, I had to put four loops (resulting in 8 lines) in instead of two individual lines on my old attachment. I couldn't tell that the swivels made any difference in the life of the strings. After the strings break, it is difficult to get the stubs out of the attachment. It seemed that the best solution was to either use a sharp screw to pry them out, or a pair of needlenose pliers. I was really hopeful this attachment would make the strings last much longer. It seemed to work on the video, but it didn't seem to carry through in my experience.
Cons: hard to get the broken strings out of attachment, lot of strings to replace each time.
I have tried several trimmer heads, this one is the best. I don't know about the line lasting twenty times longer. but the line dosen't break like it does on other trimmer heads.Good product, well worth the price.
I was sick of bump head trimmer heads. This head does the trick, I have done my lawn twice with first set of line. This includes 120' fence line house and shed. My trimmer is run of the mill ryobi straight shaft, I can see line being worn fast with the high end trimmers.
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Review 17 for Pivotrim X4 Trimmer Head
Time Saver & Fits Ryobi Electric 10 AMP Power Head/Curved Trimmer
The title sums it up. Finally, Ryobi makes a corded electric trimmer that can be fitted with the Pivotrim. I assume the reason the Pivotrim can't be used with most electric trimmers is because the motors are at the bottom of the electric trimmers and the spool heads are proprietary designed whilst the gas trimmer ends are more universal? Who knows. Anyway, I have about 150 feet of chain link fence and I've trimmed it about 2 times and so far, no broken strings. WOW! Previously with my other trimmer, I stopped about every 2 feet and spent over an hour just trying to feed the line correctly - no fun. Now it's a quick 5 minutes to trim and maybe another 10 to deal with the cord. I'm liking it so far and hopefully years of "trimmer's frustration" will melt away. Actually, this has totally changed my life, I used to dread trimming but now it's fun and almost too EZ! And what will I do with all these extra hours of freedom....
The BIGGEST pain for weed wacking for me has always been by the fence. So I decided to give this a shot thinking it was just another gimicky thing that wouldn't actually work, and BOY WAS I WRONG! Not once did I have to change the string during the first use! I'm usually changing the string 4 or 5 times before I'm finished with the yard! This is an amazing product and I am very glad I bought it.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Accurate, Durable, Long-Lasting
I have used this for a year now and only changed the string once. I am not easily impressed, but this one impressed me. As for those whose trimmers it won't fit: The package say it will fit MOST trimmers. So it doesn't fit yours, why are you complaining, yours is just not one of the MOST! As for it overloading a trimmer, I'm not sure but I think the instructions even say, if your trimmer is struggling, only use two of the stings. Overall I think it was money well spent.