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A beast of a trimmer!
on July 15, 2012
OK, I'll be honest. I'm a Prime member and I set out to overpower this thing, diving into deep weeds, blackberry vines, around railroad ties, stone, and even into the ground. I figured if I could get the big weed eating job done and manage to break it within the first month, I could get a refund. Basically I mowed the rear yard with it. It shrugged it all off, never bogged down and then I took it around the property line for more punishment. I only ended up punishing myself, as this Toro convinced me that the only reason to get a gas trimmer is if you are beyond the limits of an extension cord. I used the blue 12-gauge 100' extension cored by US Wire (also available here at AMZN. The only thing to remember is, with electric trimmers the weight is at the far end above the trimming line, whereas with a gas trimmer the weight is at the opposite end from the trimmer line, so when buying an electric trimmer do yourself a favor and get some sort of sling harness; I bought a no-frills one here at AMZN for around 10 bucks (Arnold UTS-1 Universal String Trimmer Strap) and it worked great. I've now used this trimmer 4 times in the past six weeks and have gone through 2 reels of line; this trimmer just laughs at whatever you throw at it, it's that good.