Gas weed whackers are a favorite for so many customers and there are quite lots of them in the market for to purchase: one of them is the 2-cycle gas Straight Shaft String Trimmer from the Pouland brand. Below is a review on the product to know if it is a possible buying option.


This 2-cycle gas trimmer has a weight of about 13 pounds which is quite a good weight for a trimmer. Carrying it for work will not be too stressful just that it does not come with a harness which would have made things a lot easier. It has a plastic handle without padding but still quite comfortable to hold and does not provide strain; you can still add padding if you want. Starting this unit is easy as you just need to pull a string and it gets into the action.

You would be pleased with the performance of this Poulan weed whacker when it comes to using it for work. Its gas powered motor is quite powerful and can cut through thick weeds and bushes with a 13” cutting string and 17 inch maximum cutting width when it comes to trimming grass, it does it perfectly.

However, this trimmer cannot be used as an edger unless you purchase the attachment separately: only the edger attachment made by Poulan will work with this trimmer.

You may need to get earmuffs when using this trimmer as it does make a bit of noise through its constant vibrations and also you should try to not get too close to the exhaust. The runtime of this trimmer depends on the size of the gas tank you are making use of. A gas tank of 15 – 20 lbs should be OK to last a while and you have to purchase the tank separately; the trimmer does not come with one.


  • Easy to start
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful Motor



  • No Harness
  • High cost


This Poulan trimmer sure will handle the task which you would buy it for, trimming grass and getting rid of weeds and in an efficient way too. However, most customers say that the price is too high for what it offers. It is common for gas weed whackers to be high priced so it is not much a surprise. This weed whacker is a recommended one and it is covered with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.


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