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Troy-Bilt TB32 EC Review

This weed eater has easy-to-find controls and an adjustable handle. Perhaps one of its most noteworthy features is its 17-inch cutting swath, which lets you mow down weeds and tall grass without a lot of extra work. A wide cutting radius is a real timesaver.

Our Verdict

It does not come with a shoulder strap or anti-vibration features, but this gas trimmer helps you whisk away annoying grass and weeds and complete other outside chores.

For

  • This weed whacker lets you add attachments for other landscaping activities besides simply eliminating weeds.

Against

  • This device tends to vibrate quite a bit during operation.
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You can use this Troy-Bilt weed whacker to clear the area along fence lines.

You can use this Troy-Bilt weed whacker to clear the area along fence lines.
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You can make this Troy-Bilt weed whacker more versatile by buying extra attachments like this cultivator.

You can make this Troy-Bilt weed whacker more versatile by buying extra attachments like this cultivator.
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The debris guard of this Troy-Bilt weed whacker contains flyaway bits of grass and weeds as you work.

The debris guard of this Troy-Bilt weed whacker contains flyaway bits of grass and weeds as you work.
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The on-and-off switch on this Troy-Bilt weed whacker is easy to reach.

The on-and-off switch on this Troy-Bilt weed whacker is easy to reach.
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This Troy-Bilt string trimmer features a slightly square-shape handle.

This Troy-Bilt string trimmer features a slightly square-shape handle.
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This Troy-Bilt straight shaft trimmer is powered by a 25-cc, two-cycle engine.

This Troy-Bilt straight shaft trimmer is powered by a 25-cc, two-cycle engine.
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This Troy-Bilt weed whacker makes use of a dual string head to cut grass, weeds and other unwanted vegetation.

This Troy-Bilt weed whacker makes use of a dual string head to cut grass, weeds and other unwanted vegetation.
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You can purchase an edger attachment for this Troy-Bilt weed whacker to make the lawn next to your sidewalks and driveway look perfectly manicured.

You can purchase an edger attachment for this Troy-Bilt weed whacker to make the lawn next to your sidewalks and driveway look perfectly manicured.

This weed eater has easy-to-find controls and an adjustable handle. Perhaps one of its most noteworthy features is its 17-inch cutting swath, which lets you mow down weeds and tall grass without a lot of extra work. A wide cutting radius is a real timesaver.

You get a debris shield with this string trimmer that prevents any bits of vegetation from flying around and ending up on your face and clothes. You can easily extend the trimmer line simply by bumping the head on the ground to produce additional string.

While this Troy-Bilt trimmer has some nice features, it also has its share of weaknesses. At 12.4 pounds, it is the second-heaviest trimmer we tested, and it takes some time to assemble. It also lacks anti-vibration features to protect your hands, wrists and arms. When we tested it, the Troy-Bilt got the second-lowest Vibration Score. Exposure to heavy vibrations can cause fatigue and muscle strain in the short term and permanent damage if your hands experience this extensively over a long period of time. The Bolens BL160 is a somewhat lighter trimmer that performed well in our vibration tests.

When it comes to warranties, the Troy-Bilt TB32 EC Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer is protected by the industry standard, which is two years for parts and labor and two years for the drive shaft. If you need assistance, you can first check the online manual. For more personal assistance you can call the manufacturer or take the weed eater to a service center.

The generous 17-inch cutting radius of the Troy-Bilt TB32 EC Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer will help you quickly clear annoying weeds and grass from your yard. You can purchase extra attachments for other landscaping tasks. In our tests, this trimmer vibrated noticeably and was one of the heavier trimmers in our lineup. If you have a large yard, this would take a toll on your body.

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