Shindaiwa Line Trimmer Review

The Shindaiwa line trimmer was compared to other top brands in the following categories...

Brand Weight to Comfort Durability Ease of Value for
  Power Ratio     Start Money
Echo 230 & 260 B B+ B B- B
Kawasaki KGT27A A+ A B- B- A
Maruyama 22-26cc A B+ B B+ A
Redmax 22-26cc A A B+ A B+
Shindaiwa T231&261 B+ B+ B+ A B
Shindaiwa T242 B B+ A- B+ B+
Stihl FS80 B+ B B B+ B
Stihl FS100RX A B+ B B+ B
Stihl FS90R B+ B+ B+ B+ A

The Shindaiwa string trimmers T231 & 261 are so similar that they are being rated together. The only real difference is about 5 cc's.

Weight to Power: B+

Both solid two cycle engines. Plenty of power. Some power mongers could ask for more.

Comfort: B+

Very low vibration and smooth running. To pass emissions, a catalytic converter (stone in the muffler) was added.

Durability: B+

A tough unit with little to no problems to speak of.

Ease of Start: A

Very easy to start. No wait to warm up, unlike Redmax.

Value for Money: B

Depending on your dealer, these units are often pricey. However, they are tough and are used all over the world.

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