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Toro Trimmer is Powered by 12 V battery which can last 35 minutes. Very soft grip. Easy assembly and spool replacement with bare hands. Weight is 10 pounds. 2-year manufacture warranty.
- Bump and feed line advance for continuous cutting
- No tools for assembly or spool replacement
- Stationary, ergonomic handle for improved balance making trimming more comfortable
- Large snap-on shield for improved protection from debris
- Rechargeable battery - charger light turns from red to green when trimmer is ready to use.
Over the weekend I was at a garage sale with my mom and I spotted a Toro 51467 cordless weed eater available for sale. It looked like it was in good condition and relatively new. It came with the original box and owner’s manual. The price was only $25 so I decided to buy it.
When I went to pay for the weed eater, I asked the lady who was selling it why she was getting rid of it. She explained to me that she thought it was a good trimmer, but it just wasn’t adequate for her lawn. She needed something with a little more power and she also said that she couldn’t finish her lawn on one battery charge. She had recently purchased a gas powered weed eater instead.
51467 Toro Trimmer Features:
- Bump and feed line
- Ergonomic handle
- Rechargeable 12 volt battery
- Soft grip
- Sleek design
- 6.5 pounds
- 8″ cutting swath
- 2 year warranty
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My Toro Trimmer Review:
After leaving the garage sale, I took it back to my parent’s house to try it out on their lawn. The weed eater was already assembled and the lady had notified me that it was fully charged and ready to go.
Once I got the Homelite weed eater running, the first thing I noticed was that it was a little bit louder than other battery powered trimmers I had used. There was also a little more vibration in the handle. These weren’t major issues, but things I thought were worth mentioning.
My parent’s lawn usually takes me about 10-15 minutes to complete using my commercial grade trimmer. I immediately could tell this might take about twice the time, due to the small cutting swath. Toro states that it has an 8″ cutting diameter, but I thought that was a bit generous. I was curious to see if I was going to be able to finish my parent’s lawn on one battery charge.
Although the cutting area was limited, the weed eater had plenty of power for a battery powered unit. More so than the Worx GT and the Black & Decker NST2018. I didn’t get into anything too thick, because I knew it couldn’t handle it, but it cut through the normal trimming just fine. And, I was able to complete all of the trimming and edging on the lawn in one battery charge, finishing in under 25 minutes.
I did find the edging a little more difficult with this trimmer. The combination of the short string length and the blade guard made it difficult for me to see what I was doing. Perhaps if I used it for a longer period of time, I would adjust to it.
Later that evening, I went online to Amazon.com read the reviews to see what others had to say about the Toro weed eater. There was quite a mix of opinions on this model. The most common complaint I found was regarding changing of the string. Reviewers found that it was more difficult to do than on other trimmers. In addition, a few mentioned that it was also louder.
On the positive side, several owners noted that the battery lasted longer than any other battery powered weed eater. They also stated how easy it is to assemble, by simply attaching two parts together. And, like other battery powered units, there is no 2 cycle gas to store and no cords to pull around.
When I was researching the Toro 51467 weed eater online, I noticed that it cost under $50 at Amazon.com, including free shipping. I thought this was a very good price for this unit compared to other battery powered trimmers on the market. A few things to keep in mind, though: this trimmer is intended for light trimming and edging only. Also, if you are 6′ or taller, you might find this unit a bit uncomfortable to use because it is pretty short.