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
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.
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..
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
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 attaches to the power source shaft quickly and solidly, without tools. It is sturdily built, and is easy to handle. I cleared a large, heavily overgrown garden in a quarter of the time (or less) it would take with hand tools. My only gripe is the blade, though inexpensive, dulled quickly on saplings, so I didn't mind so much pushing it into the dirt to cut growth at ground level. I am looking for a better blade.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Easy to Store
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
I needed something to clear brush along fence lines and under trees in my horse pasture. This tool is highly effective at removing brush and not really all that hard to use. The warnings that come with it are a little intimidating but the attachment is really easy to use.
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.
I was pleased overall, but not with the blade that it came with. It did not take it long to get dull. The problem with the blade is that I was not able to find anyone to sharpen it, and I live in the heart of logging country. I since have replaced the blade with a razor-max blade that really is awesome.
Nicely put together unit and very good quality, as are all of the Echo products I have tried. Plenty powerful for getting through vegetation up to 1.5 inches in diameter. Anything larger than that is pushing it.
Be careful using this thing. Make sure everyone is well away and make sure you are wearing a face shield and other suitable protective equipment. Read the safety manual. No problem if used properly and if common sense is applied, but the unit should be handled with respect.
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.
Overall the unit works really well. The owner's manual is more of a directions to put together guide and needs more information for proper usage of the attachment because it tells nothing of speed needed to operate properly, direction of cut needs to be from left to right etc. These are safety critical information needs. Additionally, the back strap does not fit on my unit which is listed as an approved device as well as the new grip does not include the proper screws for mounting. But the cutter works great once you learn the proper speed and direction.