Weed Eater FL20
Reliable but some parts cheap
I've had it for 5 years and no real issues until now. Keep in mind I've used it very little during this time, about 10 times per year for no more than 15 minutes each time. The issue now is the trimmer starts then stops after a few seconds. After some troubleshooting, I've come to the realization the gas lines have rotted and will need replacement. The diaphragm may also need replacement as it apparently stiffens up after a few years and does not allow gas to flow properly. The parts will add up to over 25$ which is almost a third of what I paid for this trimmer. Another issue I've had after a year or so was the handle loosened and cannot be tightened. It may have been dropped in all fairness, but a testament to its somewhat poor construction. For low usage/small lawns, this is an acceptable trimmer so long as you know it will not last you several years without parts being replaced. If you're not a DIYer, skip this trimmer.
May 6, 2013
Made to be thrown out in the trash. Alcohol in the gas mix will eat the hoses off in the fuel tank and it will quit on you.This will not be covered in warrenty which will cost you more to fix than buying a new one.
April 12, 2013
Good for the price
This trimmer works but not before I had to buy a wrench to adjust the carburator. Not sure why I have never had to do this before but almost everyone who n=buys this one had to do it. Works awesome now that I adjusted the carb.
March 16, 2013
i have two fl20's and a new fl25. the fl20's where given to me by people saying i cant get them to start i but fuel in them pushed the primer a few times and choke on they started right up never had any problems i have a lawn care bis so i have bought lots of weed wackers most lasted me a week before dying i have had these for almost three years had them so hot there metal was turning red let them cool down and they where ready to go again. i will never buy any thing but a weedeater if mine every die on me
March 8, 2013
this product would not run
weedeater would start but would not idle. try to use but would die. adjusting gas flow was no help. gas was mixed perfectly. neighbor had same problem.
October 13, 2012
I have a problem with consistent power
I have to wait 10-15 minutes idle time to get it to run right,sometimes this works and other times it will stall and die when I start cutting grass,very fustrating situation when a job that should only 10minutes turns 30 or 40.I have some luck with adjusting the choke from half to full position so about 3/4 choke.the carburerator is a simple design with little ability to adjust.I believe this is the main problem with the operation.
October 2, 2012
Great product for the money, if you need an inexpensive trimmer to keep your landscape looking good this is a great choice. It does what it says it does, I've only replaced the fuel lines, a carburator rebuild kit, the line head and had to do minor tune up adjustments in the 6 years that I've owned it, all of which are DIY tasks with basic tools. Will for sure consider Weedeater trimmers as a replacement when needed.
September 5, 2012
This is a great tool for homeowners
I've had my weed eater trimmer for about 5 years.. It has been used to trim very tough grass (Bermuda) and weeds, including pig weed, Sand Burr, Russian Thistle (young) and many others which grow here in the South West US. It is as powerful as it is versatile and easy to use. I have owned many Weed Eaters during the past 30+ years, both Commercial and Domestic and the FL 20 is as good as any of them. I won't buy any other trimmer.
September 3, 2012