This trimmer is a wallet-friendly choice for those who are looking for a powerful, yet lightweight and comfortable, gas trimmer. Its two-stroke engine produces a lot of power and the extra-long shaft and anti-vibration, lightweight design reduces operator's fatigue.
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Pro Very good for stubborn weeds
The 2-stroke engine is powerful enough to cut thick grass and though weeds, while still maintaining a low weight.
Pro Anti-vibration system minimizes the tiring effect
The anti-vibration system of this trimmer reduces the tiring effect to your hands that's caused by vibrations, when you use the trimmer for an extended period.
Pro Good multi-functionality
You can buy optional attachments like an edger, hedge trimmer, pole saw, or a cultivator tool, to increase the functionality of the trimmer.
Pro Easy to carry around
Weighing only 10 pounds, this trimmer can easily be carried around the yard.
Pro Excellent warranty options
Hitachi offers a seven-year limited warranty, so if it gets defective within that time, you can take it to a service center near you to have it repaired for free (as long as user error didn't cause the damage). Also, the shaft has a lifetime warranty against rust.
Pro Can reach difficult areas
The 60" long shaft further means this is versatile enough to reach difficult areas.
Con Maintenance isn't particularly simple
Since this trimmer has a two-stroke engine, you have to mix gas and oil before filling up the trimer. Not everyone likes this process, because spills and the smell of gasoline are almost unavoidable. On top of that, it requires maintenance like regularly changing or cleaning the spark plug and the air filter.
Con Sneaky line feeding mechanism
The automatic line feeding mechanism doesn’t work well with all the string types.
Con Can get pretty loud
The trimmer can get louder than 100dB, so it is recommended to wear hearing protection and not work with it during rest hours.