Echo took their commercial-grade brushcutter and dropped the U-handle to make the SRM-410X. When Echo introduced the X-Series line, we wanted to thoroughly test each of these gadgets.
This Echo X-Series has a string trimmer head but the power of a brushcutter. This strong point gives you the option to employ a brushcutter blade if you like. But, even though this string trimmer started simply, we had trouble understanding the power switch.
Like a rocker switch, it remains off when flipped to the OFF position. It would be preferable if it shut the engine off before flipping back to the ON position for restarting. Presumably, they worried about accidental combustion and starting up.
Speaking of power, Echo equipped this trimmer with a 42.7cc engine. The SRM-410X delivers a new level of power compared to residential versions.
The 42.7cc engine has more than enough power to manage the 20-inch cutting swath’s width. Echo includes some 0.095-inch Black Diamond with the string trimmer. For domestic jobs, that width ought to work wonders.
You’re hauling just over 20 pounds after filling the tank as you trim. Because of this, Echo comes with a harness that attaches securely to the trimmer shaft. This significantly lessens the load and takes some pressure off your arms.
As we took it to the field, the Echo X-Series moved as swiftly as we did. The line was immediately cut through, and the engine had no issues maintaining the head’s speed.
We could work intermittently for multiple hours without getting tired because of the design’s emphasis on reducing vibration. We did, however, identify a potential hiccup. We had to untangle it each time the long grass wrapped around the head because it did this repeatedly.
Alas, the Echo SRM-410X is a powerful string trimmer that can tackle difficult grass and brush. It is just what we needed to maintain the cleanliness of our ranch’s property line. Therefore, this trimmer fulfills all domestic needs.
However, despite being capable of handling domestic duties, its weight can prevent you from going further. When using the tool for simple lawn trimming, you might want something lighter in weight.