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makbootzy
03-06-2008, 09:35 PM
Just got my trimmer today! Echo SRM-210 its the cheapest of the echos at Home Depot but I like it and it should work to start.

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makbootzy
03-06-2008, 09:36 PM
number 2

Steve
03-06-2008, 09:40 PM
Nice! You are ready to rock and roll this spring! What is your view on the Echo brand vs. others? What do you like about this one?

makbootzy
03-06-2008, 11:58 PM
Well I was all set on the 4cycle cub cadet but when I went to Home Depot and felt how heavy it was I decided not to get it. I never heard of echo until about 6 months ago and thought it was a cheap brand. Well I see now that its not at all.

Little's
03-07-2008, 11:40 AM
Rick, you will love that trimmer. I have the SRM-211 and it kicks but. Never given me any trouble over the last 2 years. It will also mow down heavy weeds like theyre nothing. I found that after I repositioned the handle a little, it reduced back fatigue. Great Trimmer!

musician/lawnman
03-07-2008, 05:00 PM
one of my trimmers is the same model! *been great for me for 9 or so months now! *I also have an echo stick edger w/200, *Echo blower w/250 I think it is, Echo hedge trimmer w/230, & an echo power head (260) w/ pole prunner attachment. *It's #### nice gear! * I recomend the shindaiwa speed feed head for that trimmer. *Makes reloading the line a breeze & super fast! *See it here http://www.shindaiwa.com/nam/en/home_nam.php

Little's
03-07-2008, 05:51 PM
What does the Shindaiwa head cost?

makbootzy
03-07-2008, 06:41 PM
I am lookin at getting the stick edger next month. What do think about the push edgers? Are they hard to use in some places?(yard machines) (http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100599012&N=10000003+502008+10129010)

clarklandscaping
03-07-2008, 07:46 PM
I think that you will find a push edger to be a pita unless your up for spending loads of time at each account.
Theres nothing wrong with echo, im rockin a complete echo lineup, blower, string trimmer, stick edger, and extended hedge trimmers!

makbootzy
03-07-2008, 07:54 PM
yeah time spent is a concern but so is back pain. I think I am going with the echo though.

musician/lawnman
03-07-2008, 07:59 PM
Quote[/b] (Little's @ Mar. 07 2008,6:51)]What does the Shindaiwa head cost?
I think I spent about 30 bucks on it, but you almost never have to take it apart or open it up for anything! *When it's time to reload I just pull out about 3 lenths (from finger tip to finger tip) thread it throght the eyelet holes to the halfway point of your line lenth & twist the head cover ... Kinda like screwing the cap on your coffee mug... *The line back feeds into the head & your ready to rock. *Takes about 20 seconds to reload & no fuss. *
I hated fighting the stock head to get the dual lines lined up right.