Homeowners seeking a lower-priced gas trimmer may find the Weed Eater GHT225 suits their needs. It smoothly cuts branches up to ½-inch; also, it's well balanced, and not too heavy, users say. However, durability and customer service receive complaints.
Great bang for your buck. Users say this hedge trimmer performs adequately when trimming branches over ½ inch in diameter. However, problems arise in the long run with the durability of the parts and engine. Lowes.com customers report instances when the motor has actually fallen off the unit during or just after use. Additionally, the gas tank and gas cap sometimes leak. Owners also report slow responses from customer service, even while the trimmer is under the manufacturer's two-year warranty on parts and labor.
Difficult to start and keep running. While the machine does well cutting back bushes, it can be a chore to start, users say. Overall, the trimmer's starting mechanism gets mixed reviews: while some users say they have no problem firing up the trimmer on the second pull of the cord, others complain it takes a lot of effort to get going and the inconveniently located choke button often catches on foliage and stalls the engine while trimming. This, along with reports of screws that fall out, suggests construction quality varies.
No users report any safety concerns with the Weed Eater GHT225. However, because of non-compliance with air-quality standards regulations, the hedge trimmer is not for sale in California.
No owner comments. Unlike other hedge trimmers, we found no user remarks about how noisy this model is.
In about 30 customer reviews, Amazon customers give the Weed Eater GHT225 hedge trimmer a solid 3 stars. Users write that while the trimmer does a solid job on their greenery, it can be difficult to start and there are some problems with durability.
Review: Weed Eater GHT225 22-Inch 25cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered Hedge Trimmer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2013
In 25 reviews, shoppers on Lowes.com give the Weed Eater GHT225 a 3.3-star rating out of 5. Users report the trimmer is well balanced, but not built to endure hard use.
Review: Weed Eater 25cc 2-Cycle 22-in Dual-Blade Gas Hedge Trimmer, Contributors to Lowes.com, As of June 2013
More than two-dozen shoppers at Walmart.com give the Weed Eater GHT225 an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. They like the balance between the engine and blade, but say the trimmer has a poorly designed choke handle and is difficult to start.
Review: Weed Eater 22" 25cc Gas Hedge Trimmer, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of June 2013