Weed Eater Hedge Trimmer - 25cc Engine, Model# GHT225
This is a good trimmer for around the house and yard. Its not a professional unit. It did a great job on all our schrubs. It sure beets those electric units
August 23, 2010
Poulan WeedEater Hedge Trimmer
This model is powerful and at the same time very user friendly. Starts easily and is ergonomically efficient. This is an ideal model for both home and industrial use due to it's power, maneuverability and fuel efficiency. I highly recommend it!
October 19, 2009
Works great and not having to drag a power cord around is relly time saving.
Handeles as good as if not better than the electric model.Would have bought one long ago if I had known how much easer it is to trim all my plants and shrubs.Well worth the money at any price.
July 13, 2009
Nice hedge trimmer...
I had never used a hedge trimmer before. The GHT225 was given to me by someone who had bought it but was never able to get it to run. I verified this even with fresh gas/oil mixture. It just wouldn't start. The unit was allegedly brand new. After some troubleshooting, I ordered an ignition/magneto module. I installed the module last night.
All you will need to disassemble the GHT225 is a T-20 torx driver and an Allen wrench (not sure what size). The first time I disassembled the GHT225 I got to the clutch and stopped. The clutch is screwed onto the crankshaft and must be removed in order to remove the bottom cover which allows access to the ignition module/magneto. The proper method is to use a piston stop and a special tool that engages two semi-circular relief notches in the "chevy bowtie" portion of the clutch assembly.
On the advice of someone who has worked on these before, and also on the advice of several internet posts, I used an alternate, home brew method to remove the clutch.
Some will recommend sifting rope through the spark plug hole to act as a piston stop. I didn't have any rope so I used some 12ga stranded speaker wire I have. It worked effectively. I used a flat head screwdriver as a drift and smacked the left side of the "chevy bowtie" portion of the clutch with a hammer. Sure enough, the clutch came loose and I was able to remove it.
That's about it. I replaced the ignition module/magneto after gaining access to it by removing the clutch and bottom cover. When reassembling the unit I used the same trick as before involving wire as a piston stop and a flat head screwdriver "drift" for tightening the clutch onto the threaded crankshaft.
Last night, once I had disassembled the thing, replaced the ignition module and reassembled the thing, I tried it so see if it worked (yes, I tried it in the den). This basically involved starting a two cycle chainsaw type engine in the middle of my living room/den. I was glad to hear it start, though.
I ran that GHT225 on some outside trimming project today for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised that the trimmer cut through most bushes/branches like butter. Much more productive than hand held bush trimming shears would be.
I saw the results after using the hedge trimmer and I am impressed. What a very nice piece of equipment.
November 1, 2008