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This is a fantastic line trimmer. Bottom end professional unit, with a 5 year domestic use warranty. I love it. It is VERY LIGHT compared to the dominant brand for similar power, so is perfect for edging. Warranty requires use of a JASO FC or FD 2 stroke oil (I use Penrite MC2ST), not a specific brand of oil (like some other brands).
A genuine speed feed head would be the only improvement I would make, to make changing the line easier. I have tried an aftermarket speed feed head, but it alters the string position and increases vibration. When...this head wears out, I will need to buy an OEM speed feed or another G138. The line is, however, simple enough to change - I am using Desert Extrusions Trailblazer (2.4mm because I had it already, but am going to look for some Vortex 2.0mm). As for the one star review about changing the head: 1 Remember this is a LEFT HAND thread (i.e. NOT "lefty loosey, righty tighty" but undo clockwise). 2 It does have a hole to insert a tool into the gearbox to stop the head turning (pictures below) 3 It is supplied with the tool 4 There is a spring on the gearbox to hold the tool in place
Purchased in March 2022 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $419.
Poor Customer Service and inferior product
I bought an SRM 222ES edge trimmer from Bunnings Dec 2021. The time came when I wanted to replace the trim-head. Most machines (including most Echo trimmers) provide an easy access hole to lock the head gears while the trim-head is unscrewed. I rang Briggs & Stratton, Echo's Australian representative, multiple times to ask how this was done because there is nothing on how to do it in the manual. Turns out with this device there is no easy removal; you have to manually dismantle the entire gear shaft. Moreover, even though Echo advertises this model fits the SpeedFeed head, it doesn't. I am appalled with Echo's customer service. Never buying another. Do not buy is my strong advice.
Purchased in December 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $419.
Ripper whipper snipper!
I bought this trimmer because I also have an older echo 510 es brush cutter that starts first time every time, but it’s a full on professional machine with a blade and it’s too serious for the backyard trimming edges.
The little 222es surprised me so much with its power, light weight and ease of handling that I probably won’t pick up its big brother much anymore.
It’s got a very nice 2stroke engine note, although noisier than comparable 4 stroke machines it sounds great and for me that alone improves my gardening experience tenfold…
Purchased in March 2022 for $419.
Easy pull start, Hard to start.
Very lite and well balanced to hold. Minimal vibration however grip gloves are required for the smooth plastic handle. Has a patented device to make it easier to pull the cord. Not much force needed however it rarly starts first or second go like previous machines I have had. Average is 6 pulls cold or 3-4 hot. Very tempromental and I have found starting problems increase if the Air filter is slightly dirty. The air filter is very good quality and will keep the carby clean but needs regular attention even if it looks clean. Perfect for light ed...ging sessions. slightly underpowered when the going gets thick as it screems and bogs down but will get the job done. Good on fuel so you can get a allot done even on the small 300ml tank. Good build quality but at a premium price backed with a 5 year warranty for any major manufacture fault. Recommned you stick with the Echo oil as it is of excellent specs.
Purchased in March 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $389.
I have had many different types cant fault after 6 to 7 years still like new except wore head out after all the work it has done a ripper Dee i thi nk i have had it longer than i stated
Purchased in January 2012 at Mowers Galore.
Outstanding and EASY to Start
I love the Echo SRM-222ES. After encountering ongoing starting problems with my Honda 4 stroke ( Carburetor , Fuel Lines , Spark Plugs etc ) and just wanting to do the the edges and not mess around for 20-30 minutes starting the Honda, my wife told me to buy a new whipper snipper. So glad I followed the reviews on Product Review and bought the Echo.
The Echo is Sooooo easy to start - even after not being used for a few months. First pull with Choke on and then 1/2 choke starts it . Consistently so easy. It is lighter than the 4 stroke which i...
Purchased in June 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $348.
This thing may be designed in Japan, but I think it’s built in hell itself. It’s a beast! Easy to start, light, with a powerful motor that feels like it would be happy to run hard all day. Additionally, due to some kind of voodoo, this beauty uses very little cord. We are on a large property, and after putting this thing through it’s paces on thick veg, I would have no problems recommending this edger to anyone who needs a tool, and not a toy. Excellent.
Purchased in September 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.
As always….it never fails!!!
Bought this(31/07/21) from bunnings after giving away my first echo trimmer to my inlaw prior to migrating to australia, gave away my second echo trimmer after a relative borrowed it and was impress with its performance, the weight and balance, how it starts effortlessly with a great build quality. Hopefully this one will stay forever but if you want to save money in the long run, than any echo trimmer will serve you right. You won’t be disappointed, your money and time will not be wasted.
Purchased in July 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $341.
ECHO 21.2cc Straight Shaft Line Trimmer
Brought at Bunnings dose good eges
Love it ☺️ works good on a customer lawn and it's great, on a customer lawn
Good build and its 100% and haven't had it's long but I see how it goes
Purchased in September 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $389.
Questions & Answers
What is the recommended nylon tape size (2mm or 3mm), and the recommended petrol grade (91 octane,94 octane or e10) for the ECHO SRN-222ES ?
The manual states 2.0mm. I am currently using 2.4mm Trailblazer which does fit. I have 2.0mm on order(Desert Extrusions Vortex). The line that came with it was 2mm twisted and very good, so I would re...commend sticking with a 2mm twisted line like Vortex or Oregon Gatorlne or similar Standard unleaded (91 RON) is the right spec. Use a JASO FD 2 stroke oil such as Penrite MC2ST full synthetic at 50:1 (100 ML of oil in 5L of petrol) or get the genuine echo oil. Also use a fuel preserver - these can be readily purchased from Supercheap Auto or Bunnings.
I use 95 octane in my power equipment. I strongly discourage using e10 because it turns to jelly in small carburettors if they are left for any length of time. 91/95/or 98 octane is suitable. I use p...enrite 2 stroke oil . The echo 2mm line seems to work well.
We have broken the 3 plastic clips off the head we were able to purchase them from Bunnings but they have special bolts to fit. Do you supply them. Thanks Kelly
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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: SRM-222ES
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