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Will build your muscles . . .and try your patience . . .
on July 21, 2003
THE GOOD: Strong battery. Good run-time. Nice charger/storage setup. Attractive design.
THE BAD: Heavy, clunky, badly balanced, unwieldy. Trigger switch requires constant, very heavy pressure.
THE UGLY: The line breaks . . .and breaks . . . and breaks! And-every two or three minutes--it breaks inside the spool, requiring a clumsy removal of the spool cover and re-installing the line. Then it breaks again.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Prompt, courteous, but completely unable to help-except to suggest "soaking the line overnight."
THE FIX: The only way I could get the thing to work acceptably was to ignore Toro's instructions and to install a carefully wound .080 "professional quality" line. It doesn't make the machine any more elegant to use, but at least it works.
If you buy this trimmer, good luck!