Shindaiwa T262 String Trimmer review - featured

Shindaiwa T262 String Trimmer Review

The Shindaiwa T262 trimmer is a solid commercial string trimmer. It is known for it's performance, durability, and ease of use. It is very similar to Echo's string trimmers. They are in fact made by Echo. The Shindaiwa T262 is an overall great trimmer that will last a long time.

You can use this trimmer for large yards and you can complete your job more efficiently and fast. It can be the right choice for both commercial and residential needs. The trimmer can cover a large area quickly. Also, the line replacement does not demand much effort.

If you want to know more about Shindaiwa T262, you can have a look at the following Shindaiwa T262 review. We will cover all the possible aspects that include features, specs, pros, cons, and warranty period. After going through this article, you can decide without any confusion.

Shindaiwa T262 VS Stihl FS91R

Below is a comparison of the Shindaiwa T262 and the Stihl FS91R. Both of these are great trimmers and very close in comparison. The Stihl FS91R slightly wins in terms of specs, but it is really a toss up between the two. Many would argue a 2-cycle is better than 4-cycle so that may be a reason to go with the Shindaiwa T262.

SpecShindaiwa T262Stihl FS91R
Engine displacement25.4 cc28.4 cc
Engine Type2-cycle4-cycle
Weight12.4 lbs12.8 lbs
Fuel Capacity20.624 oz
Warranty2 year commercial / 5-year consumer2 years commercial
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  • Engine- 2 stroke, 25.4 cc industrial-grade
  • Cutting swath – 20″
  • Professional warranty- two years
  • Consumer warranty- five years
  • Gearcase ratio- 1.62:1
  • Standard rear and front handles
  • Profile shied-small
  • Speed-Feed-400 head

Shindaiwa T262 trimmer comes with many advanced features to ensure better efficiency. It features a serviceable head, one piece straight shaft, and a 2-stage filter. The cutting swatch is also worth mentioning. It includes the biggest cutting swath to do the trimming fast without putting much effort. You can easily refill the line into your trimmer with 400 head.


  • Displacement of the trimmer- 25.4 cc
  • Cutting swath of the trimmer-20 in
  • Overall strength of the trimmer- 70.4 in
  • Carburetor of the trimmer-Walbro barrel-valve
  • Fuel capacity of the trimmer-20.6 fl. Oz
  • Dry weight of the trimmer-12.4 lbs


Shindaiwa T262 trimmer features a 2-stroke engine that offers professional-grade trimming. It will work great on typical grass. It has a lot of power to complete a complex job effortlessly and quickly. Also, the trimmer has a 20″ cutting swatch. The swatch will enable it to cover more cutting areas.

As it is super easy to operate, you can use it whenever needed to trim your landscape. It is worth mentioning that you can use this trimmer for all types of grass. The performance will vary a little depending on the grass type. It might take a bit longer if you use it for overgrown grass.

Shindaiwa T262 String Trimmer review - shaidaiwa t262


Shindaiwa T262 is highly appreciated for the durability. Most users have recommended this product. They find it durable and super efficient to do the trimming job. The product is well made and well-equipped to last long.

Also, it does not demand a lot of maintenance. The model is tough and strong enough to withstand harsh conditions. With a little maintenance, you can use it for years.


While choosing a trimmer, we focus on the performance, durability, and weight. Shindaiwa T262 meets all your expectations in these three aspects. The weight is 12.4 lbs. We can say that the product is neither super lightweight nor too heavy. You can use it for long hours without any discomfort and pain.

If you choose a super lightweight trimmer, it might not perform well. Heavier ones will not support long hours of trimming. Shindaiwa T262 has the appropriate weight to do the trimming job more efficiently and fast.


  • Easy to use and balanced trimmer
  • Very comfortable and powerful
  • It can be used all the day
  • Well built to offer a durable result


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Shindaiwa is known for manufacturing high-quality and durable products. Also, the products are supported by a warranty period. When it comes to Shindaiwa T262, you can get five years consumer warranty and two years commercial warranty.

It is worth mentioning that the extended warranty period makes Shindaiwa T262 different from its competitors. Other leading names of the industry offer a short warranty period.

Our Rating

Performance:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Weight:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Durability:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Comfort:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Overall:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)


The Shindaiwa T262 comes in at a pretty good price for a commercial string trimmer. If you compare the price with other commercial models, you might find the price worth considering. The extended warranty period is an added benefit.

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Wrapping It Up

Shindaiwa T262 can be the best buy if you want a well-built, solid, and powerful string trimmer with a wide-cut swath. It can help you to cut around ponds, retention areas, or wet ditches. You can use it for all types of grass.

Also, it is easy to use and super durable. You can use it for the whole day and cover a large area. The weight and motor make it a great choice for long-duration usage.

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