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Pinetree
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May 10th, 2012 05:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stihl.












oh wait.


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Charlie Don't Surf
May 10th, 2012 05:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For my height, Stihl was the worst of the lot. Besides, if I'd set it down on the lawn I coulda lost it.

You know, because it's green and stuff...

Pinetree
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May 10th, 2012 05:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

To each his own, I guess.

We love ours.



Doc B
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May 10th, 2012 06:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like mine even better. It comes attached to a landscape dude. I do believe it is a Toro. It's red, anyway.

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May 10th, 2012 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"We love ours."


Awe....shucks, that's adorable.
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Dr Bass MD
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May 10th, 2012 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I too, love my Stihl, Pinetree. I like the selection of cutting heads you can choose - haven't used a string in over two years. The polycut blades rock - and hold up ten times better than the string line. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

SandBagger
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May 10th, 2012 06:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mine is an Echo. Only issue I'm having is the 'primer bulb' is a little dry rotted. Easy fix though.

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May 10th, 2012 07:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I love my Husqvarna weed trimmer, except mine is on the heavy side...or I'm getting weaker in my old age.

Chris, I also get the rubber arms. I have quite a bit to trim.

It starts good, idles good, runs good, and cuts good!

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May 10th, 2012 07:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've never used one of those things -- I figure I'd probably amputate a few toes.



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May 10th, 2012 07:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Shadoe.... is that you ?

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Hog Slapper
May 10th, 2012 08:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We use Stihl commercial/professional series string trimmers, hedgers, edgers, poll saws, blowers, etc... They're great. Echo and Toro also gets great marks in the commercial use market, but I've no experience with them.

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May 11th, 2012 04:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My Stihl has a shoulder strap so all I have to do is balance it. No "rubber arms".

jtheissen
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no hitch in my git along yet
May 11th, 2012 07:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Someday, you will have arms of .........or not.

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May 11th, 2012 08:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another top quality trimmer is Shindaiwa. I got one based on the prez of my hunt club report that he has been using one with a blade for 14 years to cut back trails. I got one with a blade and a string trimmer head. With the blade, it will easily whack thru a 1" sapling. String trimmer head easy to reload. Had to take that guard off, tho. Don't know how anyone could use with those on.

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Charlie Don't Surf
May 11th, 2012 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Please don't misunderstand my post. The other brands are fine. It's just that in spite of the lighter weight of the Husqvarna and the effort I made to get the lightest, most ergonomic model, my arms still turn to rubber after using it for half and hour. I could put a strap on it but I'd lose the maneuverability I need.

Belgarath
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May 11th, 2012 09:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've often thought of getting a quick adjust single point tactical sling for mine. I didn't like it for a carbine and traded mine away, but it might be just the ticket for a string trimmer.


Something like this should adapt well

jtheissen
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no hitch in my git along yet
May 11th, 2012 09:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I could put a strap on it but I'd lose the maneuverability I need."

..and look very stylish indeed!



jhawkr
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Final Four!
May 11th, 2012 11:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Single point tactical sling?

I have the "Basic". Works great and you can spin your trimmer like ZZ Top!

Straps

Belgarath
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May 11th, 2012 11:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah j, but with mine you can be a lawn ninja!

Seriously, the quick adjusting thing is the attraction. For ease of mobility. But really the plain ol' nylon web strap with a hook on each end that hook to a ring on the trimmer works fine for my needs.

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