Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A)

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  • Gas or Electric: Electric Powered
  • Shaft Type: Straight Shaft
  • Corded or Cordless: Corded
  • Product Type: String Trimmer
  • Cutting Capacity: 14 in.
  • Line Size: 0.065 in.
  • Automatic Line Advance System: Yes
  • Shaft Length: 36 in.
  • Amperage: 5 amps
  • Shoulder Harness or Strap: No
  • Attachment Capable: No
  • Start Type: Push
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Maximum Cutting Path Diameter: 14 in.
  • Number of Trim Lines: 2
  • Trimmer Line Type: String
  • Dual .065" line. Auto line feed. Walk behind edging. Telescoping handle. Replacement line- Ace No. 73406. Replacement spool- Ace No. 7306541. 2 year warranty.


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Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A)
 
3.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (4)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Ease of use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Weed destroyer!

I have a medium sized yard with tons of weeds unfortunately, that lies on a hill. It has become impossible for me to cut the steep part of the hill with the lawn mower...Read complete review

I have a medium sized yard with tons of weeds unfortunately, that lies on a hill. It has become impossible for me to cut the steep part of the hill with the lawn mower and this trimmer is just what I needed. I have a dog who loves to be in the yard so it is important to me that the yard stay kept up. This trimmer has helped so much. The dual line makes cutting down heavy weeds easy and quick. The only problem I have is that it is a bit heavy for me and my arms feel like jello when I'm finished but I am 38, 5'6 and weigh 115 lbs and the only exercise I get is the yard work so I'm guessing most people wouldn't find it so bad. I think toro is a great brand and for a large yard or one with lots to trim, the dual line electric is the way to go.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Started out strong, but...

For a cordless trimmer it has a lot of power and very good battery life on the stock battery. However on second use, I started having a problem where when I held the trigger...Read complete review

For a cordless trimmer it has a lot of power and very good battery life on the stock battery. However on second use, I started having a problem where when I held the trigger down the trimmer either did not turn on or it would turn on with very low power. Sometime it would rev up to full speed, other times it would start at full speed. Also the auto extend feature for the trimming string is unreliable. I often have to manually extend the string. If this behavior persists, I will likely pursue getting a refund and get a gas powered trimmer instead.

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5.0

Really great trimmer

By garfield

from Eagle River, WI

Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

This product performs very well and is easy to use.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Design

By TrainWreck

from Twin Cities, MN, USA

Pros

  • Design

Cons

  • loose power head

Best Uses

    Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

    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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love the cordless extended battery; hate the head-wobble in Edger mode.

    By Damisa

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

    • Ease of Use
    • great trimmer - no head wobble
    • length of use with extended batteries

    Cons

    • grass dirt in the face in edger mode
    • hate head wobble edger mode
    • short life of standard battery

    Best Uses

      Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

      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.

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Trimmer will not turn stuck on shaft

      By Gardener

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • junk

      Cons

      • junk

      Best Uses

        Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

        Trimmer will not turn, stuck on shaft. While using edger mode, trimmer seized and would not turn. Now a useless piece of JUNK.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        This Trimmer/Edger More Than Expected

        By Tunnel37

        from Parker, Colorado

        Pros

        • Ease of Use
        • this is a green tool.
        • weight and balance is perfect

        Cons

        • finding the correct replacement spools
        • not quite the power of a gas trimmer camping
        • the wire guide disappeared after the first use

        Best Uses

          Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

          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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Seems to be a good product.

          By granny15

          from Hill City, MN 55748, USA

          Pros

          • Cordless
          • Easy to use

          Cons

          • high cost of trimmer string replacement spools

          Best Uses

            Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

            The cordless string trimmer is easy to use and works great.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            easy to use lots of powers

            By powers

            from Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

            Pros

            • Easy to start

            Cons

            • Battery life

            Best Uses

              Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

              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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Some struggles

              By CopeIam

              from Wisconsin, USA

              Pros

              • batteries recharge time
              • Battery level indicator
              • good for short jobs.
              • Light Weight
              • will handle tall weeds quickly from top down

              Cons

              • edge guied is useless
              • need more than one battery
              • once tilted it sticks

              Best Uses

                Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                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!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good product...but...

                By Richard3107

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                After using this trimmer one season, I find it works well as a trimmer, but forget about trying to edge with it (unless you like getting a face full of debris?). Also, it comes with some extra things on it, like battery saver (cuts the string shorter) which I removed because it's a waste and only was another place for weeds to collect. Also removed the edging wheel for same reason (plus what I mentioned above). Battery life pretty good and it gets the job done.

                 
                5.0

                Very easy to assemble and use

                By JustDucky64

                from Cambridge, ON, Canada

                Pros

                • wheel guide

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                    as a single female first time home owner - I need to do all of my yardwork on my own. I bought the Trimmer and the Rake and Vac Super Blower Vacuum. Assembly was a snap - I like the wheel guide feature to do the edging - it made my sidewalk look so neat!!! Light - easy to operate

                     
                    5.0

                    Tough machine

                    By IAMPA1

                    from Palm Coast, FL

                    Pros

                    • adjustable string length
                    • edge wheel

                    Cons

                    • head still a little loose when locked in a differe

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                      I have St Augustine grass and my drive and walks had not been edged since 2010. The 24V Max 12 Cordless walked right through and the battery wasn't showing any signs of weakening,

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Started out strong, but...

                      By KeithJN61

                      from Springfield, MA, USA

                      Pros

                      • Wireless

                      Cons

                      • does not always work when hitting trigger
                      • string auto advance unreliable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                        For a cordless trimmer it has a lot of power and very good battery life on the stock battery. However on second use, I started having a problem where when I held the trigger down the trimmer either did not turn on or it would turn on with very low power. Sometime it would rev up to full speed, other times it would start at full speed. Also the auto extend feature for the trimming string is unreliable. I often have to manually extend the string. If this behavior persists, I will likely pursue getting a refund and get a gas powered trimmer instead.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Line will not advance

                        By Anonymous

                        from Cambridge, ON, Canada

                        Pros

                        • Power

                        Cons

                        • non exisitent line advance

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                          The only reason I rated this trimmer as a recommend is that I believe it has plenty of power for the job however the line will NOT advance no matter what I do. I have had this trimmer for a few months and may return it for another brand. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it as I do believe this trimmer is better quality than some other brands. When I trim the grass I start out with a full length of string and then within a minute or so I am down to maybe a two to three inch length of sting that will not advance making the job painfully slow.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Decent but not for small people

                          By Lisa2575

                          from NJ

                          Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                          This is a great trimmer and edger, but as a 5'5" female its a little heavy and too long for me, very awkward to use.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Performs, light-weight and simple

                          By BBBoise

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Light
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                              Has enough juice in the battery to do the trimming for a 1/4 acre lawn. So nice not to have to use a cord or gas

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Battery STINKS!

                              By Kriss

                              from Panama City, FL, USA

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • battery is useless!!!!!

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                                  I am using this in May and the 6 month old battery is less than useless! DON"T buy unless you only need a run time of 15 minutes. I have a 24 volt lawn mower and it does my tiny yard with no problem, this however I am now on my third charge today and the edging wasn't that bad. It went from 30-45 minute run time to 15 minutes in less than 6 uses! I am old and disabled and this trimmer makes me look like a spring chicken!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Cordless tool !!!!

                                  By WeekendYardworker

                                  from Gibsonia, PA 15044, USA

                                  Pros

                                  • Auto line feed
                                  • push button from trimmer to edger

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                                    Does a real good job trimming and with a push of a button, turns into a edger. Lawn looks great after using the edger. Battery life is very good and works well. I really enjoy using this trimmer/edger. Makes my yard work so much easier.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    cordless is very good

                                    By cootiequeen

                                    from Fallbrook, CA 92028, USA

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • harness would be nice.

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                                        Very easy to use and can be taken anywhere due to be ing cordless, but it would be nice if you made a harness that could be used with it.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Great Performance

                                        By gclyn

                                        from Markham, ON, Canada

                                        Pros

                                        • Ease of Use
                                        • Edging ability
                                        • Performance

                                        Cons

                                        • auto-feeder is buggy on mine
                                        • price

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                                          I get about 45-60 minutes worth of trim time with the battery fully charged. You need to push the battery on the charger until you hear a "click." That's when you know the battery is properly seated in the charger, or else you may think the battery is charging when in fact it is not. Performance is top notch especially the edger. My only complaint is that the auto line feeder does not advance the line sometimes. I have to manually do it.

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Made the switch from gas

                                          By zom1266

                                          from San Antonio, TX, USA

                                          Pros

                                          • Battery Life
                                          • edging roller is great
                                          • when working could do my lawn twice on 1 battery

                                          Cons

                                          • auto feed broken
                                          • extension clamps weaken after a few uses

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                                            Although the battery life is excellent for my small yard, the tools auto/trigger feed stopped working after a few uses. You can manually press a button to feed more line but doing that every few feet will make you want to run out and but something else.

                                            (21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Weed destroyer!

                                            By Tricia

                                            from Newburgh, IN

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Powerful
                                            • Sharp Blade

                                            Cons

                                            • Heavy

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Heavy Weeds
                                            • Regular Yard

                                            Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                                            I have a medium sized yard with tons of weeds unfortunately, that lies on a hill. It has become impossible for me to cut the steep part of the hill with the lawn mower and this trimmer is just what I needed. I have a dog who loves to be in the yard so it is important to me that the yard stay kept up. This trimmer has helped so much. The dual line makes cutting down heavy weeds easy and quick. The only problem I have is that it is a bit heavy for me and my arms feel like jello when I'm finished but I am 38, 5'6 and weigh 115 lbs and the only exercise I get is the yard work so I'm guessing most people wouldn't find it so bad. I think toro is a great brand and for a large yard or one with lots to trim, the dual line electric is the way to go.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            51487 Cordless/Trimmer/Edger

                                            By BJELAWN

                                            from Charter Township of Clinton, MI, USA

                                            Pros

                                            • Auto line feed
                                            • battery life lights
                                            • push button from trimmer to edger

                                            Cons

                                            • None

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                                              Does a real good job trimming and with a push of a button, turns into a edger. Lawn looks great after using the edger.No pulling on a cord over and over. Battery life is very good and works well. I really enjoy using this trimmer/edger makes my yard work so much easier.

                                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Very poor battery life.

                                              By Mike3

                                              from York, PA, USA

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Battery life
                                                • string cutter

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                                                  I don't know if I received a bad battery, but my battery never lasts more than 20 min. even when the trimmer string length is set to the power saver length. Now after 3 months of use, the battery also has a "too hot" issue. The battery lasts 20 min., you have to wait 30 min. for the battery to cool before you can recharge it, and recharging takes over an hour. It is impossible to get the yard done in one day. Also, the string cutter keeps flying off the deck of the trimmer.

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  What a relief! No cord...

                                                  By Guernsey

                                                  from Connecticut

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Ease of operation

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Battery

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                                                    The only problem is the battery. It lasts about 20 minutes and needs to be recharged, but has to cool for about 30 minutes first. This means in 3 hours I get about 40 minutes work done... It is powerful, feeds easily, wouldn't trade it for anything.

                                                    (29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Great trimmer

                                                    By Dexter

                                                    from Indiana

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Comfortable Grip
                                                    • Durable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Toro Electric String Trimmer (51480A):

                                                        This trimmer does all that is advertised! Great performance. My wife appreciates the adjustable handle. I like the heavy duty performance.

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