Worth the extra money
I was needing a new whipper snipper (owned a Ryobi Grass Scorpion which lasted many years) and was leaning towards a cheaper one but decided to spend a bit more after seeing so many bad reviews in the cheaper categories. After much research, I chose this Echo model based on the reasonable price and great reviews on the internet. After it's first use, I can only say how impressed I am with the product. It started easily and tackled thick wavy foot long grass like a boss. The bent shaft design and balance made it easy to use especially if you are...slightly shorter like me. It didn't stop once during its nearly 1hr 1st heavy duty use. The only negative comment I have is that it comes with a very small amount of line installed and after a few 'bump feeds' there was no line left so when u buy it, buy an extra line pack cause this thing will just keep going based on what I experienced so far.
Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse Online Store for $365.
Best whipper snipper I’ve owned & I’ve had a few!!
Nice light weight whipper snipper, but with plenty of power. Being Japanese manufactured, it is extremely good quality. It starts easily, usually about 3 pulls from cold then 1st pull when hot. I’ve had plenty of ‘cheapie’ brands which just don’t last. The nylon line retainer system is very easy to use. This Echo is a quality product and so far I’m very happy with it.
Purchased in .
Carrying on the GT-22ES tradition
I’ve had multiple two and four stroke whipper snippers and none compare to this. This easily starts the best, has the most power and the best throttle control of any I have used. The level of throttle control cannot be overstated- it is fantastic. The bent shaft does not have that rubber band effect the others do. Light throttle only just above idle is more than sufficient for most jobs. Light and easily handled. A design note would be that the carburettor is not protected from impact by a cover or shroud should it be accidentally dropped or have something fall on it.
Purchased in at Terrace mowers for $349.
Excellent whipper snipper perfect for domestic use
This review is about the ECHO GT-222ES, which is the bent shaft model.
I have had a few whipper snippers over the past 40 years. One cheap one and a couple of expensive ones. This is easily the best. It fits all the criteria important to me. Small, light, easy to start, excellent bump feed, easy to re spool and not too noisy. It has without question the best bump feed and re spooling design of any whipper snipper I have seen. If I had one complaint and it is very minor, is that the fuel filler spout is angled and it's not the easiest to r...e fuel. This is easily rectified by propping the machine on a stump, or similar, so the fuel filler spout sits vertically. I looked at more expensive machines from Makita, Stihl and Honda and ended up going with this one because of the light weight and all the +ve reviews on this website. You always need to sort the wheat from the chaff when looking at online reviews, but every review on this product was 5 stars and I figured "some of them must be right". Really glad I chose this machine and very happy with my purchase regardless of price.
Purchased in for $299.
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What sort of ground area is this suitable for? 220sqm? 2200sqm? 22 000sqm?
My block is 900sqm and it is more than up to the task. It would be capable of much larger areas in the hands of a younger person than me. If you had 22,000 sqm you should be buying a multi purpose ...tool that you could attach brush cutter heads and chain saw heads to etc etc
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|Category||Petrol Whipper Snippers|
|Handle Type||Loop Handle|
|Engine Displacement||21.2 cc|
|Cutting Head Type||Line|
|Features||Easy / Quick Start|
|Noise Level||91.9 dB|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||400 mL|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
- MPN: GT-222ES
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