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    any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    had a weed wacker that i bought at bomgaars for around $100 a few years ago, and quite frankly, never liked it. the thing was cold blooded, and you constantly had to throttle the damn thing to keep it running.

    needless to say, the cord broke on me last night while trying to start it, and i'm not gonna fix it-it's time to cut my losses and get a new one. my dad has had his since 86 and i used it last night and the thing started with 1 pull and ran without throttle the whole time. really like to get 1 like it, but the place he got it from doesn't carry them any more-it's a shindaiwa, and i'm not sure where to get 1 without ordering it online(i'd like to look at one in a store before purchasing)

    so anyone know of any good ones or where i could get a shindaiwa?

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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    Stihl



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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    John Deere makes some great trimmers. Most of them are fairly lightweight and will cut through put near anything, however they do tend to cost a little more than just your average trimmer. Stihl is also a good option.....if you enjoy lugging around a 50 pound feed sack while trimming. Those things are crazy heavy and most of them require either a full strap harness or at least a shoulder strap.



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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    Another vote for a stihl. I love mine.



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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    Stihl or Echo. They aren't that heavy unless you're going to be trimming for more than an hour at a time. In high school (about 12 years ago now) I worked for the school district doing grounds maintenance and we used the Stihl trimmers 40 hours/week. Their residential stuff is not quite as heavy or overbuilt as the commercial stuff but in my opinion is the best available.


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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    Stihl. We use them at work and I plan I buying one for myself soon.



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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    I've got an echo myself that I really like. I've also heard nothing but good things about Stihl. You pay a little more up front, but it is worth it.



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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    stihl is the way to go. this is after trying the cheap ones my boss used to buy from walmart. he finally broke down and bought a stihl after buying 2-3 cheap ones a year. didnt have any problems after that



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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    Agree with stihl. And get a straight shaft if you don't already have on. They are a lot nicer then the arched ones.


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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    I got a cheap one about 5 years ago and I'm just hoping it blows up one of these days so I can get a good one but it refuses.



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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    I got tired of the cheap weed eaters that my husband kept buying and went to the Stihl dealer and bought my own. It is easy to start, add string, and not too heavy. I liked it so much I went and bought my own Stihl chainsaw.



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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott34 View Post
    And get a straight shaft if you don't already have on. They are a lot nicer then the arched ones.
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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    There is only one answer - Stihl



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    Re: any advice lawn trimmer brands?

    Honda, Stihl, Echo.



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