Only downside is that assembly instructions were not included. However, you can figure out how to put it together by looking at the diagram/picture and thinking it through. Works even better than I thought it would clearing tall grass and brush up to 1" thick. I have a PAS 225 and even though that is the smaller power source, it still works great. Used it this past weekend to clear some palms and small brush with no issues. It was a very good purchase. Before and after photos attached.
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
I needed something to cut sand plum trees and brambles off my pasture fence line. There were other more expensive options out there but I didn't want to spend big money. This cutter does very well. It takes a bit of time on the big stuff (over and inch across) but it cuts right through the brambles. I would definitely buy this again. The only draw back was I payed $99 on line for it and then found it at the store for $49.
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
I was impressed. However, upon operation, I noticed a very slight harmonic osciallation.
After thinking about and sleeping on the oscillation, I noticed that the center shaft hole in the saw blade had too much paint on it. The paint was stopping the blade from seating fully on the drive head.
I took the dremel tool and sanded off the extra paint. This took care of the oscillation.
Otherwise, this, and every other tool in the series works perfectly, and has excellent durability.
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.
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..
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
This is awesome for trimming the brush and weeds too large for string. Watch your toes! Once you figure out how to swing the trimmer to get the blade working for you, it's awesome, and can cut up to 1-1/2" fairly quick and easy with just a good swipe/swing. FYI - It's uni-directional so I got great cuts moving left to right, but it didn't work as well the other direction, which makes perfect sense.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Easy to Store
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 Brushcutter works quite well, but be cautious!! Run your engine at high speed to force the blade also to be at high speed! If you do not run at high speed, you're opening the door for the Brushcutter to do a kick-back. ALWAYS BE SAFETY-MINDED WITH THIS TOOL!!
Pros: Cuts Well, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store
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.
Echo is resistant to provide necessary information about how to allow a user to operate this attachment at the rotational (cutting) speed of the blade that is represented the cutter can operate. Echo requires a user to take the unit to a Repair Center (that Home Depot is not) to make adjustments that will allow operation at advertised rotational speed. This is NOT mentioned anywhere in advertisements or on the box, but instead is difficult to find within the instructions and worse, on the blade-containing package, an unlikely place to look.