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josh1981
11-26-2006, 12:59 AM
Got my new toys a few weeks ago. First time buying Stihl products and first time using them past 2 weeks. I am very impressed with the power and quality of these machines and how easy they are to work on and very pleased with the features and safety.

josh1981
11-26-2006, 01:15 AM
pictures:

Stihl MS 290 Chainsaw with 18 inch bar.

josh1981
11-26-2006, 01:18 AM
SG85 leaf blower with vac attatchment and FS 45 trimmer.

josh1981
11-26-2006, 01:21 AM
leaf blower bag attatchment, etc

metro36
11-26-2006, 09:25 AM
Do you like having switches like that? My hand held blower had a toggle switch and my string trimmer has a slide switch.

RedMax Man
11-26-2006, 10:37 AM
Nice tools! why did you get a curved shaft line trimmer instead of a straight shaft? did you win a Stihl gift card or something? 3 new tools all at once.:laugh:

nmez21
11-26-2006, 10:42 AM
My uncle has got that farm boss. You'll love it. I used it for about a day and a half straight clearing some land out and was pretty impressed.

LawnInOrder
11-26-2006, 10:44 AM
My uncle has got that farm boss. You'll love it. I used it for about a day and a half straight clearing some land out and was pretty impressed.
yes they make good saws, personally like huskys, but none teh less they make great products. I laso am wondering why u didn't get a straight shaft trimmer instead of the curved one? LawnInOrder

josh1981
11-26-2006, 02:17 PM
thanks everyone :)

Yes I love the saw. Used it for several hrs yesterday and off and on last 2 weeks cutting down small stumps/big stumps, cutting down trees and cutting them up- saw never even struggled one bit. My joke yesterday is it never even broke a sweat, lol.

Yes I like the switches where they are.

Whats a strait shaft trimmer?

S man
11-26-2006, 04:12 PM
thanks everyone :)

Yes I love the saw. Used it for several hrs yesterday and off and on last 2 weeks cutting down small stumps/big stumps, cutting down trees and cutting them up- saw never even struggled one bit. My joke yesterday is it never even broke a sweat, lol.

Yes I like the switches where they are.

Whats a strait shaft trimmer?

Whats a strait shaft trimmer??????

You're joking right.

LawnInOrder
11-26-2006, 06:09 PM
Whats a strait shaft trimmer??????

You're joking right.

Lets hope he is joking :hammerhead:

YardPro
11-26-2006, 06:26 PM
that curved shaft is a heavy duty homeowner model.

MattsMowing3535
11-26-2006, 07:38 PM
Your kidding right? What's a straight shaft trimmer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RedMax Man
11-26-2006, 09:29 PM
Man, I hope he is joking!:laugh: :hammerhead: That sure isn't a "weed eater". Lets start calling chain saws, "wood eaters".:laugh:

josh1981
11-28-2006, 12:21 AM
i seriously dont know what a strait shaft trimmer is.. :o so what is it?

And whats the difference between a weed eater and string trimmer (besides the name?)

RedMax Man
11-28-2006, 09:44 PM
JOSH - A straight shaft trimmer has a straight shaft between the cutting head at the end and the throttle and engine. A curved shaft trimmer's shaft is curved just above the debris guard where the head is that holds the cutting line. Most landscapers use the straight shaft models... they are more durable, a little longer for reaching under shrubs etc. and take up less space on trailer racks. Most commercial string trimmers have a straight shaft.
Home owners and the non professionals call line trimmers "weed eaters" and "weed wackers". Craftsman, Black & Decker and some other cheapo companies make these. Companies like Stihl and RedMax call them string trimmers and line trimmers. The Pros use string trimmers. Hope this is all understandable... now you can talk like a Pro.:)

josh1981
11-28-2006, 11:44 PM
^^ yes. thank you!

S man
11-29-2006, 12:16 AM
Man, I hope he is joking!:laugh: :hammerhead: That sure isn't a "weed eater". Lets start calling chain saws, "wood eaters".:laugh:


That's a good one. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: