This equipment works well. Only had some problem to assemble it, as bottom screw was very tight. I had to go to the shop to untighten iit. It appeared to be counter clockwise so all my efforts to unloosen it, only made it tighter. But the shop helped me out in a friendly way.
Very well built product, easy to use. The quick disconnect is very well build and easy to slide in and out of the power head to lock down the tool. as you can see by the picture, I cleared the whole back of my lot, 80 feet , in about 30 minutes.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Easy to Store, Long-Lasting
This is a dream piece of equipment. My property is acres of trees, the undergrowth of which is a jumble of different kinds of vines, wild blackberry, wild rose, barberry and tree seedlings and young saplings. An impassable jungle. This attachment on the Echo engine cuts through it all. It's not easy, but it works where nothing else ever has -- except a Bobcat Brush Hog which cost me $600 to rent for one day. I live in hope now that I will be able to reclaim areas of my property that I had given up to the jungle.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Powerful, Great Engine, Easy to Store
This is a perfect product if you want to reclaim your yard cheap. Blade works well, but if you have more heavy duty like I had 8" or 9" Renegade Blade from Amazon works extremely well. It will cut down saplings up to 3" in diameter easy.
The brush cutter is a little heavy for me to operate for a length of time, but I do use the harness which helps some. The cutter works quite well and I am glad I have purchased the Echo PAS 225 and can use a variety of attachments that I plan to add to my collection. With proper care, these Echo cutters and trimmers can last a very long time. Glad I got it..
The list starts with the prefix "SRM-" and is then followed by model numbers without its repetition. So I understand this to mean that except where PAS prefix is used, all these are SRMs. 210 is one of the apparently SRM models on this list. So it is rather a rude surprise to be told that the thing is not compatible.
I saw that I would be charged for shipping, if I return this item. But even if I were not to be charged, I am already too inconvenienced. If I did not already own an Echo tool I would not buy one, ever. The naming is too subtle, and the manuals are too casual about the subtlety.
Still I see the power head on the attachment looks excatly the same as the power head on my SRM 210. I must therefore wonder whether the head is not transferable to the SRM 210 power shaft (i.e. by removing it from its attachment and then using it to replace the original SRM-210 powerhead). I started by fixing the debris shield onto my SRM 210 powerhead, and the parts are an exact match. It is only when you reach the blade that you find it is a non-match. However the attachment of the head looks an exact match to the original attachment of SRM 210 head, therefore seeming to suggest that the heads are substitutable. Unfortunately the person who told me it is incompatible did not include any info about his expertise with the tool - whether it is practical or only from various product descriptions (which seem to differ with source of information).
Had a lot of small undergrowth 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch on the property that was too small for a chain saw. It works great but plan on using some muscle and keep your kids away. Worked great on my Florida jungle, a lot of florida holly (Brazilian pepper) and palmetto.
It starts fairly easily. I use the brush cutter blade which works great on brush, not so great on individual grass blades or for some reason thin twigs of poison ivy or hackberry tree. It also works great on clumps of fescue, not so great on bermuda. I probably need to shift to a string trimmer. I did have an issue with my first power head; Home Depot immediately exchanged for a new power head. The new one works like a champ. I read that some people didn't like the length and was a bit worried, but I find it just right--I'm 5'6", female. The shoulder harness that came with the brush cutter is a bit of a challenge to adjust. Not sure why the belt thing is there, especially since it seems to adjust in the back. The assembly instructions could be a little more detailed( one picture, and sort of small)
Pros: Durable, Great Engine, 5 year warranty
Cons: needs better assembly instructions, brush cutter doesn't cut small grass well
So I bought this to clear about a half acre of wooded viney lot. It does really well on small diameter trees or sapplings so long as the blade is sharp. After a full eight hour day the blade was done. With a fresh blade it will cut over one inch. Blades cost $20 though. I can't think of any other way to have done what i did with out this attachment though. So I'm happy. My back hurts from swinging it all day though lol.
The brush cutter works so much better than my other cutter. The grass trimmer also out performs the one it replaced. My former trimmer would tangle grass around the armature causing it to stall out. The ECHO with either the brush cutter or trimmer attachment doesn't tangle near as often or as severe. The ordering on line was flawless and arrival much sooner than expected.
Pros: Cuts Well, All In One, Accurate, Durable, Light Weight, nice balance and easy starting
Cons: it won't drive me to south dakota or change my oil
This is an excellent brush cutter. It powers through brush up to about an inch thick and with my 21cc power head can make it through small branches 1-2 inches with little to no effort. The assembly was a bit of a brain teaser though as the pictures in the book weren't much help and I had to use trial and error to figure out which screws went where. I would, however, recommend this product to anyone looking for a good brush cutter.