Product Reviews

Troybilt AF720 TrimmerPlus Add-On Straight Shaft String Trimmer with Fixed Blade Cutting Head

String Trimmer Attachment
Average Customer Rating:
3.143 out of 5
3.1
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5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (7 reviews)
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71%5 of 7reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for AF720 TrimmerPlus Add-On Straight Shaft String Trimmer with Fixed Blade Cutting Head
Review 1 for AF720 TrimmerPlus Add-On Straight Shaft String Trimmer with Fixed Blade Cutting Head
Durability
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Starting
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Duke
Location:VA
Gender:Male
Lot Size:More than 2 acres
4 out of 5
4 out of 5 stars (7 Reviews)
Date:April 13, 2013
Trimmer attachment
"I bought this attachment because I had constant problems with the stock head that came on the trimmer. Unfortunately the place I needed to use it the most was around a rather long chain link fence. The fence sure ate up the blades fast. Since the blades are expensive and usually out of stock I replaced the head on it with an "Ugly Head" which works great. I think this head would work great under split rail fences, etc, but it definitely won't work well around a chain link fence."
+17points
20out of 23found this review helpful.
Review 2 for AF720 TrimmerPlus Add-On Straight Shaft String Trimmer with Fixed Blade Cutting Head
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Starting
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
crimsonline
Location:Northport, AL
Gender:Male
Lot Size:Greater than 1 acre but less than 2 acres
Zone:8
5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (7 Reviews)
Date:September 19, 2012
Bought it and was surprised
"Bought this attachment despite some of the bad reviews because I already own the base unit and the original trimmer died. TB obviously realized the original trimmer attachment needed improving and they achieved it. First time out I did a LOT of trimming and my first set of plastic blades are still intact. This was my biggest worry after reading the reviews but I trimmed around concrete, wood, brick and metal. The blades held up. Another plus about blades vs string is you can actually see how close you are as you trim. The only downside to this unit is that it tends to kick up more dirt and grass than other trimmers I've owned. It didn't fling any rocks but the deflector could be wider."
+5points
10out of 15found this review helpful.
Review 3 for AF720 TrimmerPlus Add-On Straight Shaft String Trimmer with Fixed Blade Cutting Head
Durability
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Ease of Use
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
towman323
Location:Greensboro, NC
Gender:Male
Lot Size:Greater than 1 acre but less than 2 acres
1 out of 5
1 out of 5 stars (7 Reviews)
Date:August 19, 2012
AF720
"LOUSY! Easy to use but not a good attatchment. The blades don't last at all. Low speed or high they didn't do the job. I was very dissattisfied. All I was trimming was grass and I had to replace the blades 3 times in about 100 feet of use. I returned it. I'm a tall man and the shaft it too short for me. Troy Bilt makes good products that are affordable but I'm disappointed with this one."
+11points
12out of 13found this review helpful.
Review 4 for AF720 TrimmerPlus Add-On Straight Shaft String Trimmer with Fixed Blade Cutting Head
Durability
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Ease of Use
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Ease of Starting
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
EAD00
Gender:Male
Lot Size:Greater than 1/2 acre but less than 1 acre
Zone:5
1 out of 5
1 out of 5 stars (7 Reviews)
Date:May 27, 2012
Weak performance
"the aero-flex line blades are not long lasting as described. I've dialed back the speed on the trimmer and they still wear down quickly."
+7points
8out of 9found this review helpful.
Review 5 for AF720 TrimmerPlus Add-On Straight Shaft String Trimmer with Fixed Blade Cutting Head
Durability
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of Starting
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
TOBOGO
Location:NEW JERSEY
Gender:Male
Lot Size:Less than 1/2 acre
Zone:6
4 out of 5
4 out of 5 stars (7 Reviews)
Date:April 26, 2012
ESSENTIAL ATTACHMENT
"GREAT PRODUCT WORKS BEST AT MODERATE SPEEDS, GO TO FAST AND IT TEARS THE BLADES UP, EASY TO CONTROL AND MANIPULATE. ONLY IMPROVEMENT WOULD BE THE AVAILABILTY TO CHANGE THE STYLE HEAD IF YOU WANTED TO."
+3points
4out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 6 for AF720 TrimmerPlus Add-On Straight Shaft String Trimmer with Fixed Blade Cutting Head
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of Starting
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Gricelda
Location:Daly Ciity, CA
Gender:Female
Lot Size:Less than 1/2 acre
4 out of 5
4 out of 5 stars (7 Reviews)
Date:April 17, 2012
Good Product
""This is a tough trimmer. It trims just about anythiing."
+1point
2out of 3found this review helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for AF720 TrimmerPlus Add-On Straight Shaft String Trimmer with Fixed Blade Cutting Head
Based on 1 ratings-only review
3 out of 5
3 out of 5 stars (7 Reviews)
Would recommend? Yes 1 out of 1
Durability
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of Starting
3 out of 5
3 out of 5