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ECHO 2 Cycle 21.2 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer

The ECHO 17 in. 21.2 cc Gas Trimmer offers professional power in a lightweight package. The 59 in. straight shaft helps provide an extended reach, the I-30 starter offers easy starting and the Speed Feed trimmer head helps provide quick and easy line changes. The 21.2 cc Power Boost Vortex 2-stroke engine helps provide strong cutting power while the bump head line release allows continuous operation by instantly letting out pre-measured lengths of line when needed.
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can i install a brush cutting blade,only the blade and how would i do this..t/y

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bobbyb
springfield,ore
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March 31, 2014
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Echo
April 1, 2014
When installing a blade on the SRM-225 it is required to have a blade adapter kit installed. The Blade Adapter kit for the SRM-225 is part number 99944200422.
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TravisHDAtl
Atlanta, GA
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April 1, 2014
Hi bobbyb,

I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.

Yes, all Echo Straight Shaft Gas Trimmers will accept the Brush Cutter Accessory.

The kit includes the arbor, washer and nut to retain the blade, as well as a low profile blade guard. Attachment and safety hardware is also included.

Click on this link for details about this kit:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/ECHO-8-i...

Thank you for asking,

-Travis
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Is this wacker compatible with the PAS attachments?

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spectraface
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February 7, 2014
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Echo
February 10, 2014
The SRM-225 does not accept any attachments, this model is designed for use as a string trimmer only. The PAS attachments are only compatible with the PAS models.
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grillman3523
North Jersey
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April 8, 2014
No, this is a string trimmer only, you need the PAS model.
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what type of warranty is included for this product because rope has broke?

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handyman
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October 19, 2013
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THDCustomerSupport
Kennesaw, GA
October 20, 2013
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item has a 5 year consumer/ 2 year commercial warranty. I believe it would be best to reach out to the manufacturer for assistance. The manufacturer is ECHO and their customer service department can be reached at 1-800-432-3246.
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spool won't turn

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disgusted
freehold n.j.
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September 29, 2013
have gas weeder apart mid shaft inners are turning bbut lower half and spool won' turn ?
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Dovetail
West Milford, NJ, USA
September 30, 2013
to answer must know brand and model number.
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pete
Fraser, MI, USA
September 30, 2013
sounds like your bushing connected to the trimmer has siezed up due to grass or other particulates that get jammed inside. the bushing is connected to the shaft. confused?
go to youtube and look up weed trimmer siezed spool. you will see that this is fairly common and the repair seems straight forward and simple. good luck.
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answer 3
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Echo
October 8, 2013
Please contact ECHO's Consumer Product Support Department at 1800-432-ECHO (3246) with the model/serial numbers so that we may better assist you.
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If you buy an Echo grass trimmer at Home Depot, who does the warranty repairs on it? Will other shops do the repairs even if purchased at Home Depot?

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Rip1953
Edinboro, PA
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September 10, 2013
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0422sk
Manchester, NH
September 10, 2013
Yes, other dealers will do the work as it's a manufacturer's warranty. However, I bought an Echo trimmer from a local dealer here in NH and the price was the same as Home Depot. The local guy has all the accessories, does the service, etc.
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Echo
September 11, 2013
If any problems occur during the warranty time frame, the unit, along with a proof of purchase should be taken to a local Authorized ECHO Servicing Dealer for inspection. If the dealer finds a defect with the unit they will make the repair under warranty. To locate the nearest Authorized ECHO Servicing Dealer, please contact our dealer referral line at 1800-432-ECHO (3246), or visit our web site at http://www.echo-usa.com/Store-Locator
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Wiccanmalenurse
West Virginia, USA
September 24, 2013
There are several shops around you that are qualified to service this machine. If not echo allows for shipping it to an authorized dealer. With my experience so far,I doubt you will need a repair shop on this machine.
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which direction does it cut.Counterclockwise or clockwise?

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treeman14307
salecreek,tn
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September 3, 2013
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Echo
September 4, 2013
The cutting head on the SRM-225 will rotate counter clockwise when trimming.
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Ruben
Bronx, NY
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October 6, 2013
Which direction does your toilet water spin? That should answer your question.
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nylon line won't wind in to spool

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big mike
san diego
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August 25, 2013
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Echo
August 26, 2013
If the line is not winding when you turn the bump knob then the line may not have gone through the center of the spool in the Speed Feed head. Please go to the below link for detailed instructions on winding line.

Answer Link: http://echo-usa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/50
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answer 2
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Dovetail
West Milford, NJ, USA
September 4, 2013
You are either using the wrong gauge size line or you must unkink the line before winding.
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Wiccanmalenurse
West Virginia, USA
September 24, 2013
Instead of continuous turning, turn clockwise and the counter clockwise in short twists. This allows the line to be wound without twisting up
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could this unit be used as brush cutter with an attachment? if it is, which attachment could be used?

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brush man
naperville, illinois
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August 5, 2013
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Asked by
OutdoorCook
Burlington NC
August 5, 2013
Yes, part number 999442-00422, Home Depot SKU SKU # 729658. It is a conversion kit.
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Echo
August 9, 2013
The SRM-225 is blade capable and would require a brush cutter kit part number 99944200422.
 
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wario
Texas, USA
August 11, 2013
No, this unit is not strong enough for the brush cutter attachment. This unit does not have a strong enough engine.
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answer 4
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SkokieBill
Skokie, IL
August 22, 2013
The Echo SRM-225 can use either a rigid plastic blade or a metal blade. I found that Home Depot offers both of these online and hopefully I have properly added the links to them. Hope this helps. I do not use them and cannot comment, but I'm sure the comments on the product pages will be useful to you. My model came with the line trimmer head only.
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answer 5
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Dovetail
West Milford, NJ, USA
September 4, 2013
No
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What is the fuel mixture 40:1 or50:1 srm225

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Jonathan
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July 19, 2013
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Echo
July 19, 2013
A 50:1 ratio with 89 Octane fuel can be used in all ECHO 2-stroke equipment, provided the oil is ISO-L-EGD and JASO M345 FD certified. ISO-L-EGD and JASO M345 FD oil must be used with a mid-grade (89 octane) or premium gasoline in all 1997 and newer engines.

A 50:1 Ratio = 1 US Gal. 89 Octane + 2.6 fl. oz. ECHO Power Blend Oil

ECHO 2-Stroke Oil can be used in all of our 2-cycle air-cooled equipment ever made. You may also use this oil in any other brand of 2-cycle air cooled equipment, but it should always be mixed at the 50:1 ratio whether or not it was a 32:1 or 16:1 etc. machine. There is no need to have more than 1 tank of fuel for your 2-cycle equipment!
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LIGHTNING
Alabama
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October 9, 2013
Echo trimmers should be 50:1 per instruction manual.
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are streight shafts and curved shafts interchangeable

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dave
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July 5, 2013
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TravisHDAtl
Atlanta, GA
July 5, 2013
Hi dave,

String trimmers are all available in curved and straight shaft models and they all cut grass.

Some trimmers offer a choice and both versions will work.

The first string trimmers were curved and when they experimented with heavier cutting blades, the drive shafts would break.

Not only did they straighten the drive shaft, but the addition of a drive gear at the end of the shaft made the trimmer capable of driving a steel blade. The Brush Cutter was born!

Straight shaft trimmers cost more to produce because of the added drive gear. The longer design and low profile of the straight shaft trimmers make them able to trim under lower overhangs as well as taking the strain off of your lower back.

The better ergonomic design combined with the ability to power a brush cutting blade make the straight shaft trimmer a good choice.

Travis
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answer 2
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BrandonNC
Murphy, NC 28906, USA
July 6, 2013
Not for this particular model
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answer 3
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dbslawncare
Pittsburgh, PA
July 9, 2013
they are with an expert-level of small engine skills but i would not suggest it to someone without any prior experience.
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GRASSCUTTERPRO
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
July 21, 2013
You would have to make sure the metal drive cord inside the shaft housing are the same length
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Dovetail
West Milford, NJ, USA
September 4, 2013
No
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answer 6
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AtlMaverick
Smyrna, GA
September 17, 2013
Hi Dave,
The straight shafts and curved shafts are typically not interchangable. However, if you are referencing one of the models that is just the powerhead that fits multiple attachements, such as blower, edger, trimmer, etc., then you can determine if that brand has an available curved/straight shaft attachement.
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what is gas-oil ratio for an srm -2400?

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stockjim
Tx
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July 3, 2013
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modan
Ozark Plateau, United States
July 4, 2013
there is no srm -2400 but if there was it would probably be 50:1 if this is some old echo model it will probably be 40:1
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BrandonNC
Murphy, NC 28906, USA
July 4, 2013
The regular 30:1 mix
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Budd
Georgia, USA
July 4, 2013
50.1
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klondikebob
Staten Island, NY 10304, USA
July 5, 2013
Gasoline to oil ratio is 50:1 (50 parts gasoline to 1 part oil) - Purchase single use 2.6 oz container of 2 stroke engine oil - Use a 1 - 1/2 gallon gas container to mix the oil and gas - Add one gallon gas to container then pour in all the oil - Cap the gas container and shake thoroughly to mix the oil and gas - Try to use all the gas-oil mixture up within a 2 - 3 month period - Gas ages over time and starts to gum up the inside of the engine if not fresh -
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Jimma
Hartwell, GA 30643, USA
July 6, 2013
Should be 50:1
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answer 6
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GRASSCUTTERPRO
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
July 21, 2013
It should be a 50:1 mix and be sure to register your echo product for the warrantyand be sure to use ECHO OIL MIX it is the best for your equipment
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How long ago did the standard EPA rating in the SRM225 change from over 300 hours of operation to less than 50?

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moose
nh
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June 10, 2013
Each engine is rated and noted on the label if their expected performance is up to 50 hours, 125 hours or over 300. This unit was 300 and is now 50. A shift in performance and quality?
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Winery
Washington, DC, USA
June 10, 2013
I just purchased one a month ago and it was still rated at 300.
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answer 2
Asked by
Echo
June 14, 2013
ECHO changed the emissions compliance period to 50 hours on several opening price point products sold at the Home Depot for model year 2013. The ECHO models impacted by the change are the GT-225, SRM-225, PB-250LN, PB-265LN, PE-225 and CS-310. These models were chosen by ECHO for the 50 hour rating because their product registration data now shows a large majority are sold to homeowners. For purposes of emissions reporting, the government assumes a typical homeowner will run their hand held gas powered equipment for 50 hours before replacing it and therefore these products belong in the 50 hour emissions compliance period category.

There are NO CHANGES to the actual ECHO engines themselves as part of this change to a 50 hour emissions compliance period. The products have the exact same level of performance and durability as before and they still have the same 5 year consumer warranty. ALL ECHO engines are still commercial grade, but for the six models with the new emissions compliance period, they are simply commercial grade engines being sold primarily to homeowners.
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Dovetail
West Milford, NJ, USA
September 4, 2013
I would contact the manufacturer on that one.
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How do I relace the string

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bernie
Mass Williamsburg
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May 27, 2013
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BrandonNC
Murphy, NC 28906, USA
May 28, 2013
All the information on restringing the unit is in the owners manual.
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wario
Texas, USA
May 28, 2013
You will find your answer in the instruction booklet the unit comes with. If that does not help, go to youtube and search for replace string on trimmer or weeder.
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answer 3
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Jaybyrd
Fairview, NC 28730, USA
May 28, 2013
The echo trimmer does not have the typical "pop off" spool that you are used to. All you have to do is poke the ends of the trimmer line into the holes then rotate the head. The line will easily catch and wrap around the internal spool. It is very easy and quick to re-spool the line.
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Doresoom
Harvest, AL
May 28, 2013
First, remove any remnants of the old string. Then cut a new lenght of line about 15'-20' long. Line up the arrows on the head with the holes and insert one end into each hole. Then push in and twist the center of the head clockwise in the direction of the arrows. When the new line is all the way wound up, just cut it in the center and you're ready to go.

If your line gets stuck inside the head, you can open it up by pushing in and twisting counterclockwise.
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Bssgkmsd
Copperas Cove, TX, USA
June 2, 2013
1. Cut a piece of line about 10' in length (.080 or. 095 dia.)
2. Align arrows on top of knob with openings in eyelets.
3. Insert one end of the line into an eyelet, and push an equal amount through trimmer head.
4. Looking down on trimmer head, hold trimmer head, while turning knob clockwise to wind line onto spooluntil about 5" of each is still exposed.

Trimmer head is now fully loaded and ready for use. Enjoy :-)
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answer 6
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money88
Omaha, NE, USA
June 2, 2013
hold the head of the trimmer, and push in the bump feed part of the head and turn to the left. this will let the head come apart and then add your string when you put thew string in the hole wrap it counter clockwise and theres a spot to put the string to hold it until your done with adding string to the top part and the bottom. leave extra string so when you put it all back together you have enough in length to put it through the trimmer holes in the head and hold the head again and twist the other part to the right now and you are done
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answer 7
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Scott
MD
June 2, 2013
very easy - cut the string to ten ft lenght, push through the opening and out the oher side, leave about 5 ft on each side, and then wind the head clockwise until done.
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GRASSCUTTERPRO
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
July 21, 2013
If it is the new head type head all you have to do is cut about 15 foot of string and twist the head around were you can see through the string ports then feed the string through till you have equal amounts on each side then grab the base of the head and the bump part and twist it will feed the string in as you twist
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Dovetail
West Milford, NJ, USA
September 4, 2013
The best answer I can give you is to take you model number and go onlline and print out an instruction booklet.
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Can this SRM225 be turned on it's side for edging without harming the unit?

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May 25, 2013
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Doresoom
Harvest, AL
May 26, 2013
I've been edging like that for three years now with no ill effects, as far as I can tell.
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answer 2
Asked by
HOF08
Sunny Florida
May 26, 2013
Yes it can. I just used it today.
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Kilroy
North Carolina, USA
May 27, 2013
No issues with mine the few times I've done it, but I typically use a separate edger.
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Asked by
Swellmel
Monticello, FL 32344, USA
May 27, 2013
Yes it can. I have done it multiple times without problems.
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answer 5
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wario
Texas, USA
May 27, 2013
Yes this unit can be turned on it's side for edging without harming it. I work for a big landscaping company and edge with it everyday. My best advise is to wear eye protection because when edging on its side, the trimmer kicks more dirt and debris at your face. Good luck.
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Yardman777
Tulsa, OK, USA
May 27, 2013
Yes it can be used as an edger as well. No harm will be done to the unit.
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BrandonNC
Murphy, NC 28906, USA
May 28, 2013
It won't harm the unit but it is hard to edge with a weed eater
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answer 8
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money88
Omaha, NE, USA
June 2, 2013
yes you can tilt the trimmer so the head of the trimmer is nearly straight up and down while walking to edge your sidewalks and driveway. so the whole trimmer would be sideways and it will not harm it, i use mine this way every week for 7 years with no problems at all. I dont ever use the edger i own because this trimmer can do the same exact thing and the edges look just as good
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Art457829
Arkansas, USA
June 11, 2013
Yes, but will die if the gas tank is not at least half full.
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GRASSCUTTERPRO
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
July 21, 2013
yes I do with mine and have not hurt it at all
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What is the difference between the ECHO SRM-225 trimmer and the more expensive SRM-230?

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Jeff
Pennsylvania
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May 17, 2013
What makes the SRM-230 cost nearly a hundred dollars more?
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tallguy
New England
May 19, 2013
Either one of these trimmers are a fantastic choice for home owners but to answer your question, the SRM 230 has a higher engine displacement (cc) than the SRM 225, meaning it has more torque making it more useful if you are clearing thick brush or putting it to commercial use.
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TChapJr
Maryland
May 19, 2013
The only difference between these two trimmers is the engine displacement. Other than that they both identical trimmers.
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Yardman777
Tulsa, OK, USA
May 20, 2013
Just a bigger motor. 21.2cc versus 22.8cc which makes it a little stronger. Dont know why Echo charges $100.00 extra other than that. If you are just doing residential yard work, the SRM-225 will be just fine. It is very strong for just a 21.2cc motor.It is also very capable of commercial work. Boils down to personal preference and how much money you want to spend.
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Kilroy
North Carolina, USA
May 20, 2013
Looks like a slightly larger engine and lighter weight, one piece unit. I don't know that those slight differences justify the price difference unless you really need to save the weight.
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answer 5
Asked by
lawngeek
Florida, USA
May 22, 2013
more power and the srm 230 is a pro model
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wario
Texas, USA
May 25, 2013
The srm-230 is alittle bit more heavy duty, powerful, and better parts in my opinion. I use the 230 at work and the 225 at home. If your yard is more than an acre i recommend the 230. I totally recommend the 225.
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money88
Omaha, NE, USA
June 2, 2013
here is a side by side comparison but the only difference is the srm230 is 22.8cc where the srm225 is 21.2cc so the 230 has a little more power but the srm225 is plenty of power for homeowners or commercial users but thats the only true difference but i attached the product comparison so you can see them side by side hope this helps
Brand Name ECHO ECHO
Engine Type 2 Cycle 2 Cycle
Fuel Type Gas & Oil Mix Gas & Oil Mix
Start Type Manual Manual
Antivibration Yes Yes
Assembly Required Partial Single Piece
Attachment capable No No
Automatic line advance system Bump Bump
CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
Clutch Centrifugal Centrifugal
Commercial Yes Yes
Engine Cycles 2 Cycle 2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc) 21.2 22.8
Fuel tank capacity (oz.) 14.9 14.9
Line style size .095 .095
Manufacturer Warranty 5 year consumer/ 2 year commercial 5 year consumer / 2 year commercial
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.) 17 17
Metal blade conversion kit No No
Multiple heads included No No
No-tool line replacement No No
Number of Trim Lines 2 2
Product Weight (lb.) 12.1 11.2
Recommended line diameter (in.) .095 .095
Replaceable Head Yes Yes
Returnable 30-Day 30-Day
Shaft length (in.) 59 59
Shaft shape Straight Straight
Shaft type Straight Straight
Shoulder harness/strap No No
Trimmer Line Type String String
Trimmer Type Professional Gas String Professional Gas String
Assembled Depth (in.) 11 in 11.50 in
Assembled Height (in.) 11 in 11.38 in
Assembled Width (in.) 73 in 72.5 in
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GRASSCUTTERPRO
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
July 21, 2013
it is more commercial than the other
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Is the handle adjustable? Can a woman use it???

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Stanlena
St. Louis County Missouri
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May 7, 2013
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BrandonNC
Murphy, NC 28906, USA
May 7, 2013
The Echo SRM 225 does have an adjustable handle, but I would imagine you would be moving the handle up so it would put more weight at the head, which means more weight to swing.

The SRM 225 would be harder for a smaller woman like my wife (5' and 110lbs) to use, so I would suggest the curved shafted Echo GT 225. It has the same motor but different features like the handle, etc. I have heard women say that curved shafts are easier to use than straight shafts.
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GoldenOne77
Northeast, GA
May 8, 2013
There's a minimum setting/adjustment that the handle is not supposed to exceed. The overall weight of the unit isn't bad. Depending on how much trimming there is to be done, I'd say an average woman should be able to use it with no problems.
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rick
Tennessee, USA
May 9, 2013
yes and yes my wife uses ours from time to time
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Towerwalker
NC
May 9, 2013
The grip handle is adjustable, my neighbor's wife expressed an interest in mine and when she handled it she remarked that it was much too heavy for her to use.
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buddy153
May 11, 2013
Yes. the handle adjust to anywhere you want to move it, and it is very light and powerful so i see no reason why a woman couldn't!
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tallguy
May 13, 2013
yes, but the engine is robust so it does have a bit of weight to it which will cause fatigue after a while of use.
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money88
Omaha, NE, USA
June 2, 2013
Yes you can adjust the handle back a little to make it more comfortable for you to use. A woman could easily use this product. I bought this product for my mom because this product is so easy to use and reliable and i knew she would not have a hard time using this product. Not a problem for a woman to use and is not overweight at all. hope this helps
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GRASSCUTTERPRO
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
July 21, 2013
yes and very easy to adjust and yes a women can use it
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Wiccanmalenurse
West Virginia, USA
September 24, 2013
This is a great weed eater for a man or a woman. It is easy to start, light weight and the handle is for left or right handed people and can be adjusted.
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how do you replace the line

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jd
coatesville pa
about 2 Cycle 21.2 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer on
May 7, 2013
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Echo
May 9, 2013
Please follow the below links for information on winding the trimmer line on the SRM-225.
Written instructions: http://www.echo-usa.com/tomwin41/SHINDAIWA/Speed%20Feed/Speed%20Feed%20Winding%20Instructions.pdf

Video instructions: http://www.echo-usa.com/Videos/Trimmers/ECHO-Speed-Feed-Head-Demo-Video
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allen6634
Kentucky, USA
May 19, 2013
to replace the line you need to have 12 feet of string , then take your trimmer and at the bottom of the string head turn it till it lines up with the arrows, when you have done that look in the hole where the line goes and make sure you can see all the way through , if you can, take one end of the 12 foot of line you have cut and stick it in the hole , now stick the other end of the 12 foot line in the other hole,after you have both lines in both holes , start turning the bump head , as you turn the string will start to go in the head, turn the bump head till you have most of the line in the head , cut the line in half, start trimmer , go to work, have fun.
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thomas
pa
July 21, 2013
How do you replace the line? Turn off the machine. Make sure you have the correct line size. pull out 20'-25' of line from your replacement line pack, cut it off. line up the arrows on the inner spool on the head with the holes on the side of the shell (where the line comes out on the head). This lines up a tapered hole in the spool with the outside holes on the outer shell. Push the line in the holes firmly. Then, holding the outer shell, turn the inner spool in the 'rewind' direction. It will then wind the spool. After the line is wound in completely, you will get a loop. Cut that loop in half. You're ready to go. It takes a time or two because, if you're like me, I was used to taking off the spools and then winding them. I take the inner spool out on occasion and clean the dirt out (when it is empty). The bump head is a little smoother if clean. Getting the inner spool off and on can be a pain, at first, but it gets easier. 'push in, turn, release'....takes a few times to stay locked in. Once you get on to it, it's easy.
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Does this trimmer come with a shoulder strap?

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timmaaay!
Pa.
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May 3, 2013
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Asked by
HOF08
Sunny Florida
May 4, 2013
No
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JeDa
Austin, TX, USA
May 4, 2013
Mine did not, but I was told I could purchase it separately.
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answer 3
Asked by
TChapJr
Maryland
May 4, 2013
This trimmer does not come with a shoulder strap. I do suggest purchasing one if you even if you use your trimmer for light work. A universal shoulder strap cost about $10 and they are well worth the buy
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BLUTE
May 6, 2013
No, it does not.
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Redzright
Tulsa
May 7, 2013
No, it does not include a shoulder strap. If it did, it would be an absolutely perfect purchase. However, if you are comfortable with ordering from a site like Amazon, I am sure you can find one at a decent price that would work for this trimmer.
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BrandonNC
Murphy, NC 28906, USA
May 7, 2013
The SRM 225 does NOT include a shoulder strap. But it is so well balanced you don't need one.
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answer 7
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money88
Omaha, NE, USA
June 2, 2013
no it does not buy you can purchase one to add to it. I have an acre that i trim with this exact trimmer and have never needed a shoulder strap its not overweight by any means, and if you are not trimming a huge area you should not need one but if you would like one they do sell them and you can buy one
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Art457829
Arkansas, USA
June 11, 2013
no
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Can TruFuel 50 be used with this trimmer?

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Stroh
Oviedo, FL
about 2 Cycle 21.2 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer on
May 2, 2013
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Bagadonuts
Florida
May 2, 2013
Yes, TruFuel 50 will work in any 2-cycle engine but why would you want to place it in a trimmer when the cost of the fuel is extremely much more expensive.I simply use the correct amount of gas and 2-cycle oil mixture and it has powered my Echo trimmer for over 4 years now in a commercial environment.
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TChapJr
Maryland
May 4, 2013
Yes it can. I am currently using True Fuel in my SRM 225 and it works great even after sitting all winter and after the last fall cut my trimmer fired right up.
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BrandonNC
Murphy, NC 28906, USA
May 7, 2013
I am not sure but I myself believe in using the ECHO brand 2 cycle oil mixed with premium gas. It's easy to mix, 1 can to 1 gallon, shake it up, pour it in and go!
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Yardman777
Tulsa, OK, USA
May 20, 2013
As long as it is a 50:1 ratio mix, it should be okay.
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Asked by
Bssgkmsd
Copperas Cove, TX, USA
June 2, 2013
Yes. It is actually the better option if you don't use alot of gas.
Because it too is mixed at 50:1 ratio.
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answer 6
Asked by
jwsdeere
June 4, 2013
Yes and it works great and meets Echo warranty
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answer 7
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GRASSCUTTERPRO
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
July 21, 2013
I only use the ECHO oil in my weedeater if you use a different oil it could void your warranty. ECHO has the best oil
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what gas mix 40:1 or 50: echo srm 225

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xavier
houston
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April 20, 2013
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garyintexas
Texas
April 21, 2013
50:1
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GoldenOne77
Northeast, GA
April 21, 2013
It requires 50:1 ratio with a gasoline octane rating of 89 (mid-grade) or higher.
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wjpjr
April 23, 2013
50:1 (High grade oil / 89 oct fuel)
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Mowman
Dallas, TX, USA
April 26, 2013
40:1 mix echo oil with reg gas
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Asked by
Pete
April 30, 2013
The engine is a regular two cycle engine with a 50:1 mixture.
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BrandonNC
Murphy, NC 28906, USA
May 7, 2013
The SRM 225 uses a 50:1 Fuel/Oil Ratio, as does most string trimmers. ECHO suggests using Power Blend X two-stroke oil with 89 octane unleaded fuel, no alternative fuels or TruFuels. I myself use high octane or premium.
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money88
Omaha, NE, USA
June 2, 2013
50:1
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Dovetail
West Milford, NJ, USA
September 4, 2013
50-1
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