Ego 15 in String Trimmer 56V Brushless Model Review: Pros & Cons
• Durable construction (carbon fiber)
• Powerful motor (56 V)
• Easy to use controls with easy to read LCD screen display
• Compact size, light weight and compact design makes it very portable. You can take it anywhere without any worries. (You don’t need a truck or trailer to transport it.
• Lightweight (1.5 lbs.)
• Quiet operation, no annoying buzzing noise when running. (It’s not loud enough to disturb anyone)
• No remote control function available for controlling the power on/off feature. So if you want to turn off the power completely, you have to do so manually. If you’re using it outside, then you’ll need to plug it into a wall outlet first before turning off the power entirely.
• No remote control function available for changing the battery life indicator. So if you want to change the battery life indicator, you’ll have to do so manually. If you’re using it outside, then you’ll need to plug it into a wall outlet first before changing the battery life entirely.
The pros are too many to mention here! Go for it!
In this article we try to discuss about the EGO 15 in. 56V Cordless String Trimmer. First of all, let’s look at what others think about the product…
The first thing you’ll notice is that this model is made with a strong, durable body. It is made out of carbon fiber so it’s pretty lightweight and easy to handle. It has a low center of gravity for added security and the bump head makes sure the trimming line doesn’t snap, it also provides an even trim around your lawn or garden.
No more messy hassle!
The battery life is great! I love how one charge can keep it going for so long. I don’t have to worry about running out of power in the middle of trimming the edges of my lawn or seeing how far I can go before it stops.
It’s also very quiet compared to other string trimmers. It tends to be less obnoxious and disruptive to others around you when using this product.
If you have trees in your yard and have to reach really high, it may be a little difficult since the extension pole doesn’t telescope too much. This isn’t really a con for me since I don’t have trees in my yard so I don’t have to worry about that.
Another thing is the replacement string isn’t the cheapest. It’s about average price compared to other brands of trimmers but depending on how much you trim and how often, it can add up.
The last thing I can think of that might be a “con” is that it’s all plastic. Not sure how long it will last with constant dropping, throwing, bumping and 2 year old twins boys beating on them constantly…but that’s why they make replacement parts and the trimmer itself is covered with a 3 year warranty.
While there aren’t too many “cons” for this product, the pros definitely out way the cons. I would definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for a good string trimmer.
Things to remember:
Make sure you hold the trimmer head so it doesn’t bump up against the extension pole or it will likely break the plastic. Bump it with your hand instead so it doesn’t bump up against itself and break.
Make sure you run out of string before you reload a new spool. If you reload too soon, this can result in a jammed spool which you will then need to take apart and fix.
Do NOT bump up against hard objects such as rocks, concrete, metal edges etc.
Learn how to properly bump the head of the string trimmer head so it feeds the proper amount of string out without breaking. Takes a little practice but it’s not too difficult.
Make sure you wipe off excess string that may have fallen around the outside of the spool so you don’t accidentally grab it and wind it around the outside of the spool.
Check to see that your bump head is installed correctly. This part can be a little tricky since it only goes on one way but it has to be on really tight so it doesn’t come loose when you’re trying to trim.
Other than these few minor things, this is a great product at a great price. I’ve already saved so much time and the quality of my lawn has greatly improved since I started using this product!
I give it 5 stars since it does everything as advertised and more!
I hope this review helps you in some way!
I love the price and features
Well I have always had cheap string trimmers and yes you get what you pay for. So I thought I would give this a try since it is very reasonably priced for the size and attachments that come with it. Here is what I think:
1. The Good: You get a lot for your money, the pole saw attachment is the best one I have used and the quick load mechanism actually works.
2. The Bad: It is heavy, the line advances way too fast and the trimmer itself vibrates badly due to a flimsy connection between the engine and the trimmer head.
Overall I would say if you only do an occasional trim job around the yard and your grass is not too overgrown then this is a good value for the money. If you need to do serious weed wacking or have large areas of tall grass then I would go with something heavier duty.
It’s great for the price!
I’ve only used a cheap $30 string trimmer and a $200 gas one before this purchase. This unit is far superior to both of them. I love the reach that the pole provides when trimming the top of my fence line.
The quick load head works well and I can bump a bunch of string out and quickly reload with ease.
The unit is a bit heavy, but this is to be expected with a gas unit. The only thing that I wish it had was a shoulder strap of some sort, but that’s a pretty minor complaint.
The quick-load head and reach are well worth the price of this unit!
Love It…But Check Your Work Before You Turn It On!!!
I really like this set up, I have been using a plain old weed eater for years and I will never go back to the old way. I used it for the first time last week and I love the new ease of trimming my fence line and get to places that I never could before.
The quick head change is great and doesn’t seem to bog down as much as my other trimmer when it hit heavier grass.
THE ONLY PROBLEM IS…there is a metal plate at the bottom of the handle that hides the crankshaft that needs to be properly secured with two bolts.
After finishing my trim job and putting everything away I started to turn my trimmer on to make sure it worked and nothing came out, at first I thought there was no gas, but then I found out the hard way that the bolts had come loose in the handle and fell out all the way on the other side of my garage.
Luckily I found both of them right away, but now I have to take the whole thing apart and re-tap the holes and re-install the bolts again. (and hope that they stay in this time)
I wrote the company about it and all they said was sorry that it happened and that I could send it in and they would look at it for free (but what if I couldn’t get the bolts in on the first try?
I would give it five stars if not for this problem.
I will follow up if the bolts stay in place.
Great product but a little short on the power side…
This is a well made product. The saw and trimmer head that come with it are extremely nice and work great. The harness is comfortable although I thought it was a little awkward at first, but once I got the hang of it, it was no problem.
The only thing that I think they could improve upon is the power of this unit. It isn’t as powerful as I thought it would be and that is why I gave it 4 stars. The power is good, but I guess I am just used to the power of my gas powered trimmer.
All in all though, this is a great product. Just wish it was a little more powerful.
Easy to assemble, easy to use. It’s nice to not have to worry about fuel or oil, or having to ear around an extension cord. Well balanced and lightweight.
Can’t wait to use it cutting grass and clearing the fence rows of unwanted vegetation. The only thing I would change are the straps for the harness, they could be more comfortable.
Great product, great price
I bought this based on price vs features. It came quickly and I immediately charged the battery and started in on my yard work. I love it.
I did have to make an adjustment to the shoulder straps as they were a little too snug, but that was easy to do.
I easily trimmed all the grass and weeds around my fence and sidewalk. The battery lasted the entire time. I just wish the extension cord was longer.
It was a little tricky keeping it wrapped up on the spool while using it since it was a smaller area. I think it would work much better on a bigger area.
All in all I’m very happy with the purchase.
I love this line trimmer. No more mixing gas and oil and trying to start a gas engine of some sort. This thing is light weight and has worked great so far on my lawn.
I just hope it lasts longer than my old electric one did. So far so good though.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for an electric trimmer.
It is a little more expensive than a gas one, but I think it will in the long run be cheaper since I won’t have to deal with buying/maintaining a gas engine or mixing gas and all that.
This is a great machine, it works really well for us since we don’t have to worry about keeping it full of gas or mixing oil with the gas to keep it running. It is also really convenient to use so that we don’t have to run extension cords all over the place.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone else in the market for a line trimmer
Great for small yards
This string trimmer is great if you only have a small yard (under 1/4 acre). It does not have the power to handle large yards or yards with lots of tall grass or weeds. The problem with this trimmer is that the power diminishes as the battery loses charge.
So if you have a large yard, by the time you get half way through it, there’s no power left.
The instructions say that you can use the line trimming tool to clear brush, but it doesn’t have the power to do so. The string often breaks and gets wrapped around the head.
All that being said, this is a great tool if you only have a small yard and no tall grass or weeds. It’s also light and easy to use. I’m just disappointed at how limited it is
I love this thing. No mixing gas and oil and keeping it in a container and trying to start the thing. Especially with the temps outside dropping now, its great to go out and start this up in a couple of seconds.
I’ve only used the trimmer part on my yard once, but it worked really well. No issues at all. I used to have a corded version of this, but that took much longer to complete the same job since I had to keep re-plugging it in since it lost power. This battery powered one doesn’t have that issue. Seems like it has plenty of power and did a nice job in my yard. I haven’t used the mini-mower part yet, but the trimmer part works great and I see no issues with the mower part either.
Tired of mixing gas and oil?
This is great for people who don’t want to deal with mixing gas and oil every two weeks! It’s light, powerful and works better than the old gas model it replaced.
It would get 5 stars if the battery lasted longer and recharging took less time.
Great for small yards and limited spaces
I love this string trimmer. I live in an apartment building so I can’t have a gas powered one because the smell would bother my neighbors and it could be dangerous. This trimmer is perfect for my situation (and many others like it).
The string line attachment is easy to replace and it cuts well. I’m not a professional landscaper so it meets my needs. It’s light weight and easy to use in tight spaces with the adjustable arc handle.
Great for people who don’t want to mess with gas
I bought this because I could no longer deal with the hassle of mixing gas and oil for my older trimmer. It was messy and it was always going wrong. I wanted something low maintenance.
This is it.
I’ve only used it a couple times but I like it and it works well. It’s light and easy to use and could probably get jobs done quicker than a bigger heavier trimmer. It’s perfect for people who don’t have a lot of yard work to do and don’t want to mess with gasoline.
I’m going to get the hedge trimmer attachment next.
Great for small yards and easy to use.
This is a really nice trimmer. It is really easy to get up and go without messing with cords. It is small enough to get in tight places around flower beds and trees.
I really love it and would recommend it to anyone that doesn’t want or can’t have a gas trimmer. Very well built as well.
Battery needs recharging after 45 minutes of use.
I have a complaint about the battery. I bought this for my wife because she has a hard time with the plug in models. She can’t get around the lawn fast enough to keep it running due to her small stature.
The battery dies after 40 minutes of use even though it is new. We barely got our money out of it before it no longer took a charge. I think the manufacturer should give us a new battery because this one is defective.
Always a pleasure Buying From IH
I look forward to future purchases.
Great tool, better service
I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve purchased from IH Farm and this string trimmer is no exception. Lightweight, powerful and easy to use and the fact that it uses the same batteries my other tools uses makes it even better. Shipped and delivered in a reasonable amount of time given that it is shipped cross country.
Great product, good price
I have a small lawn tractor with a small string head on it. I was constantly having problems with the head getting bound up with grass and the cheap plastic blade would break all the time. This trimmer uses the same battery as my other IH tools so its very convenient.
The only thing I don’t like is the shoulder strap. It’s very uncomfortable. I just carry it in my hand instead.
Great idea but needs some improvement.
Love the tools-Not the strap
I love all my IH garden tools. The string trimmers are so much better than the cheap ones at the box stores and I get them right here from IH for less than everywhere else! The only complaint I have is the straps that come with the tools.
I’ve never been a fan of the one strap over the shoulder style. I prefer two straps. I have to carry my tools a lot throughout the day and the one strap just doesn’t work for me as well.
Great product, Great price
I bought this product after buying MANY from big-box stores. This one lasted 2x longer than any other one I’ve bought at 1/2 the price! I would definitely recommend this product.
I have 5 acres that I maintain and this little trimmer has been a time saver.
I recently ordered 3 string trimmers. They work very well, but the straps that come with them are a no good. They are made for women and never stay on my shoulder.
The tool itself works good.
Great tool, great price
I bought this after using my friends at a farm show several years ago. Have been using it 3-4 times a week for yard work and minor landscaping ever since. It works as well today as it did when I first bought it.
Being able to swap the battery out with my other tools is also a big plus.
Very good trimmer. Better than any battery powered trimmer I have used. Light weight and powerful.
Only complaint is the strap can’t be adjusted to go over a coat, only a T shirt.
Great for the price
I would have given this item 5 stars if it wasn’t for the fact that it doesn’t come with hardware to attach a shoulder strap. It’s hard to keep the tool on your body when working overhead, and CARESS has no provision for using a shoulder strap. The other flaw is the blade can’t be adjusted to cut grass and weeds under 2 inches.
It seems to have a fixed height and will only cut down to about 1 inch, which is too bad because then you need to also carry a dedicated grass trimmer. However, I did buy this because it was very light weight compared to my old gas trimmer. I have arthritis in my shoulders and arm so a lighter tool is easier for me to use. I also like the quick change battery.
Very good service from company
I was very pleased with both the speed and accuracy of the order I made, as well as the customer service. Thank you!
I bought one of these back in the summer of 2015 and it’s still going strong. I needed another larger unit to handle the trimming around my farm so I got this unit for that purpose. Great power, battery life and the ability to use my existing tools (string head and cultivator) on it was the selling point for me.
It’s a great tool to have around for trimming and other light jobs. I just wish the battery was interchangeable with the other tools so I only had to carry one type of battery in the truck instead of two.
Still a great unit and well worth the money if you don’t need to trim for extended periods or have a large area to cover.
Im very happy with it.
This trimmer works really well. The only thing I’m not happy about is that in order to use my attachments for my other echo products I have to order a different spacer kit. Really, really stupid on your company’s part….very frustrating!
Great little trimmer.
I had this shipped to Hawaii where my girlfriend was visiting her sister. It was delivered in great shape and works well. I have other Echo products so I knew it would be good quality.
So far so good’ just as good as the rest of the echo line.
I have always been a fan of echo line of lawn equipment and this trimer is no different. The only issue I have is that it won’t accept the other echo attachments such as the blade brush cutter and especially the cane brake.
Why not make all of the attachments fit all of the trimmers?
That seems like a no-brainer.
What a time saver!
This trimmer is awesome. It saves so much time over hand trimming. Its fairly easy to use and pretty durable too.
My only complaint is that the line is a bit hard to see when trimming and the head vibrates a lot when in use. It seems to help if you hold it down near the ground though.
Great for fence lines
I bought this trimmer mainly for my fence line. It took a little longer than I thought it would but I got it done. It did a great job and quite frankly was fun.
The only complaint I have is the head vibrates so much that it throws the line off a lot. I know it’s due to the fact that it is a bump feeder instead of a manual feed which I prefer. It would also be better if it took easier to replace lines like the ones for fixed trimmers. Other than those two minor issues, it worked well.
Great attachment for my Echo Trimmer
Does a great job…well worth the money!
Echo is the best
This is a great tool, fun and easy to use. It gets the job done with great efficiency. I love the simplicity of it.
Just stick to your trimmer and go. No gas or oil mixing. This is by far one of my favorite tools I own. Thanks again for another great product.
ECHO IS THE BEST
I’ve ALWAYS LOVED ECHO BLADE,SPRAYERS,TRIMMERS,EDGERS,ETC…EVERYTHING ECHO…THEY JUST WORK!!!!
using it to trim grass around fence and trees.wearing protection
nice piece of equipment well worth the price.
Great attachment for large areas of trimming. It saves hours of work.
The trimmer is the best attachment for my Echo weed eater I have ever bought. I can get through 3 times the area in a lot less time. This tool should be called the TIMS TRIMMER.
Great job Echo!
Great for the price
It works great, just as I expected it to.
Nice to not have to worry about gas and oil or having to mix them. Discharge line can kink easily so have lots of extensions on hand. Line also has to be replaced more frequently than gas trimmer.
Would be nice to have a reel or half reel option available.
This is easy to use and very powerful. I’m enjoying using it and it’s saving me time and frustration.
very good tool
great tool for my needs
Does the job well.
Great tool. Easy to use.
Great product that gets the job done quicker and easier than a regular string trimmer. It saves lots of time and gets the job done right.
I really like it. I am getting older and this makes yard work a lot easier on the body.
One suggestion though, is that you need to make the cord a little longer.
Good but not Great
I bought this one to replace an earlier model that was stolen. It works pretty well BUT, I find that after about 2 tanks of gas worth of string I have to take it in to have the head adjusted because it either loses power or just doesn’t feed properly anymore. This is a hassle since I only use it occasionally and don’t have time to tinker with it until its fixed.
I wish it was more “maintenance” free
Love it, would be nice if they still made them
Had one years ago and loved it. Got another couple years back but had problems from day 1. Would not feed line when using trimming head.
Thought I might have just gotten a bad one so didn’t think anything else about it….till I saw this one for sale! It works great on the few times I’ve used it so far. Easy to load, easy to adjust the line length, no tool required to cut new line. I love that it hooks right up to my Echo blower for a quick trim between using the trimmer head. Would be nice if they still made them…..kind of rare and hard to find parts if need be.
This is the best attachment for the echo weed eaters if you are tired of pulling string and or mixing gas and oil. It is well worth the money.
Tons better than a standard string trimmer!
I bought this system and was very impressed with how well it worked. I had a standard string trimmer that you had to keep squeezing the trigger for as long as you wanted string to come out. This system is completely different and works off of a spinning head of line that feeds out constantly.
All you do is lightly push and pull the trigger and it works great. Best attachment for your weed eater I think they make.
I like this product . It does a nice job. I am looking for a trimmer that takes this trimmer head though.
I think they stopped making them, because I cannot find one.
I bought the 40v echo string trimmer and this blade to trim around the perimiter of my house as well as other miscellaneous jobs around the yard. It save me time not having to refill a gas can or mixing gas and oil because it’s the 40v echo line. Great product!!
i used this on my old echo and loved it. when my new one came in the mail i had to buy this blade to go with it. by far the best blade out there.
easy to use and maintain, just refuel and your ready to go.
Great Addition To My 40v System
Well worth it for the time saved over a standard string trimmer, has plenty of power on the higher setting.
Works great and time saver over standard weed eater
Went with the 40v system instead of the old 2 cycle because of the large amount of hedges and bushes I need to trim. This attachment works fantastic and quickens the job considerably. Glad I got it.
love this blade would not buy any other brand now
Great for saving time I am an older guy and this is a time saver for me, love it.
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