Pros / The Homelite Gas Trimmer UT33650 weighs just 10.5 pounds, which makes it easy to carry around.
Cons / This unit does not support attachments, so you will need additional equipment to perform tasks such as edging and hedge trimming.
Verdict / The Homelite Gas Trimmer UT33650 is powerful, but it lacks the versatility of advanced multi-tool trimmers.
The Homelite UT33650 Gas Trimmer is one of the most basic weed whacker models in our product lineup. This string trimmer works fine if you have a small yard, but it does not offer much value beyond that. It has some notable qualities, but it lacks the flexibility of weed whackers that employ attachments so you can get all your yard work done at once.
This gas trimmer operates via a 26-cc two-cycle engine, which has a surprising amount of power for a budget weed eater. This engine starts easily and the entire trimmer weighs a mere 10.5 pounds, making it the second-lightest tool gas trimmer our review.
Unfortunately, its light weight is offset by the lack of an anti-vibration feature, which makes using it somewhat of a hassle. It is best to rest your hands, wrists and arms while using this device to avoid muscle strain.
This trimmer comes with a grass deflector that minimizes flying debris as well as a bump-feed trimmer head, which makes it easy to add a new line with just a quick bump on the ground after the old line wears away. If the string has become quite short, you can stop the device and manually advance it or replace the spool.
With a 17-inch cutting swath, the dual-line head does a good job slicing grass and weeds. You can adjust the handle on this weed trimmer according to the different heights of its users. Homelite does not offer landscaping attachments for the UT33650, so this would not be the string trimmer for you if you want to use attachments to edge your lawn or trim hedges.
Homelite's customer support can help you properly maintain this grass trimmer with two two-year warranties, which cover parts and labor and the drive shaft, respectively. For service needs, you can take the yard trimmer to a Homelite-recommended service facility; contact Homelite by phone or email to find a repair service in your area.
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The Homelite UT33650 Gas Trimmer can fulfill your yard care needs if you only need it for the occasional touchup. However, there are better options if you plan to do other landscaping tasks, such as edging or hedge trimming. This weed eater simply is not sufficient for anything beyond basic trimming tasks.