Rated 4 out of 5??by TrainWreck Great Design
I really like the trimmer; the ease of use, light weight, and design. The one thing that is troubling is the looseness in the power head when trimming. It seems to be tighter in the edging position.
September 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5??by Damisa Love the cordless extended battery; hate the head-wobble in Edger mode.
Toro Model 51487 Edger/Trimmer, Cordless:
In Trimmer mode, the Toro 51487 cutting head is firmly attached to the pole and does not wobble. You can easily cut a straight, level surface.
However, in the Edging mode (head rotated 90-degrees), the Toro 51487 head wobbles on the pole making it impossible to cut a crisp, straight edge. Instead you get a ragged, uneven edge.
If anyone has found any way to tighten the head and prevent the wobble in Edger mode, there are many people who would greatly appreciate learning how to fix or mod the Toro 51487 Edger/Trimmer.
The previous model, Toro Model 51486, did not have the wobble problem. It may have been a higher quality construction.
September 5, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5??by Gardener Trimmer will not turn stuck on shaft
Trimmer will not turn, stuck on shaft. While using edger mode, trimmer seized and would not turn. Now a useless piece of JUNK.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5??by Tunnel37 This Trimmer/Edger More Than Expected
This trimmer/edger performs very well. No hassle as compared with my gas trimmer. This product works well as an edger. Our yard is not that big so the run time on the battery is more than enough. My wife has used this product and finds it to be user friendly. So far this product overall has been better than expected.
June 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5??by granny15 Seems to be a good product.
The cordless string trimmer is easy to use and works great.
June 21, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5??by chrismalloy Battery is awful
The battery on the previous model held twice the power of this model. You can buy the "extended life" battery (aka the previous model's standard battery) from Toro for another $100, but that's seems like a ripoff to me since it came standard on the previous model 51486.
May 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5??by powers easy to use lots of powers
Has lots of power, very easy to use. Battery needs charged after second use on a small yard. But alot better than gas, just press button and away u go.
May 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5??by CopeIam Some struggles
Very good product for those small jobs -- about an hours worth, then change the battery and go for another hour. The batteries seem to charge up quick, too. Trouble turning the head back from edging position--really struggled with this. The wire edge guide is useless especially in the trimmer mode, but just take it off and go to work!
May 23, 2015