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Toro 51488 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (9)
Fast (5)
Quiet (5)
High Quality (4)
Reliable (3)
Cons
Heavy (4)
Expensive (2)
No Lock In Place Button (1)
Does Not Have A Lock In ... (1)
Can't Find Any (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Marissa, the String Trimmer Expert
Power Equipment Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
34 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1534 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

The Toro 51488 has many great attributes, but the most outstanding is Toros highest powered, 48v rechargeable battery. No other electric trimmer on the market can compete when it comes to sheer horsepower and the ability to trim some of the toughest yards.

The Toro 51488 runs for up to 3 hours at low speed, and just about an hour at full throttle. It features adjustable cutting speeds to prolong the battery life, as well as two cutting lines to maximize its usefulness even at low speeds.... more
Marissa Recommends This Model
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Linda B.
Horseheads, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/23/14
Total Helpful Votes
43 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wonderful For "senior Ciizen"
I had battery powered string trimmers but the batteries kept running out too soon. I can't handle a gas power one as they are too heavy.
This trimmer is perfect. The battery lasts as long as I do and it goes through pretty heavy stuff. I would recommend this to anyone.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Linda Recommends This Toro Product
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Harry M.
Markham, IL
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro 48volt String Trimmer!
Purchase this trimmer by chance, was looking for something to replace my 18 volt...

This is the one baby, no more gas & mixing for me guys...way to go Toro....
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Harry Recommends This Toro Product
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Mickey
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
43 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
31
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Surprised!
This weed eater really cuts through WEEDS! I have eight acres of pasture fence to trim to keep weeds from shorting out my electric fence. These weeds are no dandelions....they are fat, thick, hard, prickly, stick weeds! I'm a female pushing 50 and in 'okay' condition. I can handle it just fine. This unit cuts through the big weeds like butter when it's on level 10 AND with good line - not the line provided. Unfortunately, the battery only lasts for about 30 minutes at the level. If I'm... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Mickey Recommends This Toro Product
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Monique D.
Lakeland, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/12/14
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Trimmer
I received my trimmer when scheduled. The unit is easy to use although I will have to get use to the longer shaft than my older one which was gas powered. The only complaint I have was the battery was damaged, when I received it. I discovered this after my first use. The red button that you push to see how much use you have left for your battery was all the way pushed in. I had to bring it to the Toro dealer to get me a new one. It has been a week so far. But as far as the battery power,... more
Monique Recommends This Toro Product
Marissa, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
Monique,
If for any reason you are not getting the battery back any time soon, just let us know. In situations like you had, we are always more than happy to assist and in most cases replace the battery if we need to.
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Pauline O.
Rollinsford, NH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/6/14
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Battery
Thought I would need a back up battery but it outlasted my back!
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
Pauline Recommends This Toro Product
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Vincent A.
Hyde Park, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/21/14
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Products Are The Best
This is my 4th Toro product I had a lawn mower that lasted 20 years, an electric corded trimmer for 15 years, a snow blower for 13 years that starts every time with one pull, and now the cordless trimmer.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast, High Quality
Cons: Can't Find Any
Vincent Recommends This Toro Product
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Gregory H.
North East, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/18/14
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Wife Loves It!
My wife is OCD when it comes to yard work! The trim has to be perfect and this trimmer is just what she needed. No fuel or fumes and it's light compared to the gas trimmers. Recharging the battery takes only twenty minutes. I would not recommend this product for heavy brush but for grass trimming around the house, barn or garage and along sidewalks it's the way to go!
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Light Weight, Reliable
Gregory Recommends This Toro Product
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Leslie M.
Selma, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 2/2/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Terrific Tool!!
I've had this for about 4 weeks now and absolutely love it. Very easy to use, lots of power for cutting grass that is very very clumpy. The 065 line seems to last for quite awhile, too.

I got a spare battery too and am glad I did. Each battery lasts about 45 to 50 min on the number 4 setting, plenty long enough between the two to tucker me out. The grass I am clearing is in an old cemetery that wasn't kept up much in the last couple of years so the grass is very tall and twisted.

I am... more
Leslie Recommends This Toro Product
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Patrick C.
Bristol, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/30/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazed
I never thought a battery powered trimmer could be so powerful with such long battery life! I could see professionals using this trimmer because it's so powerful.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy
Patrick Recommends This Toro Product
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Billy J.
Chireno, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/3/14
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mixed Results
FedEx delivered the shipment to the wrong address, but the woman was nice enough to bring it to me. However, the box was crushed. Also, once inside the box, the cap that holds the spool on was missing. We called the manufacturer and they sent us one right away.

I live on two acres with a lot of trees to trim around. The trim line that comes with the original purchase is not very good. Once I put on higher quality line and put it on the higher setting, it no longer cut in and out plus... more
Pros: Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
Billy Recommends This Toro Product
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William B.
New Providence, NJ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/17/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Trimmer
This trimmer has all the power of a gas trimmer. I have used 2 cycle gas trimmers for many years. I was so tired of mixing and pulling and fumes I decided to make the switch. The Toro has all the power I need and I'm not worn out from trying to start a trimmer before I get started trimming.
William Recommends This Toro Product
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Carleton S.
Panama City, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/18/15
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Tool....
What a fabulous advance in technology with this trimmer. I had a Toro 24V trimmer with lead acid battery technology and this is leaps and bounds in advancement.

Thanks to the tech guy at Toro for a fantastic design: lightweight and very powerful. Love the speed adjustments. Toro is my choice for battery powered tools!
Carleton Recommends This Toro Product
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Richard T.
Lock Haven, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/8/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worried
I tried my Toro 13" trimmer for the first time yesterday. I could not get it to start after several tries of pushing the battery pack in trying to make good contact.

Finally, I took the handle apart and put it back together a little more firmly, and I solved the problem. It runs great and the battery pack shows a full charge. Great product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Richard Recommends This Toro Product
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Howard G.
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lives Up To Reputation
I've used this string trimmer just a few times, and I like it very much so far. The cordless technology is a dream come true after fussing with fuel mixtures and cord pulling for years. The machine is quite light and the power is equal to a gas engine, perhaps more. Cutting power is strong. I am impressed. I am going to try to use .095 string if I can get it through the opening. Very satisfied, definitely an upgrade from the way we used to do it.

Also great service from Power Equipment... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast, Light Weight
Howard Recommends This Toro Product
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George M.
Woodstock, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/7/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Trimmer
Love this trimmer ...a bit heavy but works flawlessly! Lasts about 40 minutes on a charge. I get tired before it does, so that's not a problem... Quality is evident. Worth the price...
George Recommends This Toro Product
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William T.
Effingham Sc, SC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/25/15
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Toro Batter Trimmer
I love the adjustable speed wheel it is heavy but not any more than a gas weed eater it has just as much power. only problem it does not have a lock in place button on it and I can not seem to get it tight enough to hold it in place.. hopefully there is a fix for that.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable, Features
Cons: Does Not Have A Lock In Place Button, No Lock In Place Button
William Recommends This Toro Product
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Helen B.
Creedmoor, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/4/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Is Just What I Needed
Great product...Wish it was a little lighter.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable, Price
Cons: Heavy
Helen Recommends This Toro Product
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William B.
Bradenton, FL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/28/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Buy
I am just sorry I didn't get this battery powered trimmer before now!!
William Recommends This Toro Product
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