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ctlc
09-09-2008, 11:04 PM
I guess this is like Ford vs. Chevy everybody has there own opinion.... Howevever I value everyone's It is time for me to order some more line last time I used the gator magnum square .095 however my 3 lb. spool is getting close to empty....Any input is appreciated.... last time I oredered from Mowpart and considering it again...

whoopassonthebluegrass
09-09-2008, 11:24 PM
I just bought 12 cheapo Home Depot spools (3#) on clearance for $15 each(can't recall the brand name at the moment). It outlasts my Echo, Stihl, Kawasaki, Shakespeare lines. At less than half the price of those others, it's a killer deal.

robbo521
09-09-2008, 11:26 PM
i use Lowes brand and its some good stuff.use it in the graveyard and it last longer.

mississippiturf
09-09-2008, 11:49 PM
I've been pleased with the .105 cyclone. Better than Stihl, IMO

kleankutslawn
09-09-2008, 11:51 PM
what is the difference in the square ane the round line?

whoopassonthebluegrass
09-10-2008, 12:12 AM
what is the difference in the square ane the round line?

The logic is that the square edges will slice through the grass easier.

brandon9996
09-10-2008, 12:20 AM
I use the .105 Cyclone and dont have to change near as often as them offbrand lines. I use it on a stihl trimmer and i like it better than the sthil line that came with it

Az Gardener
09-10-2008, 12:23 AM
We are using some black stuff looks like liquorish. A local dealer recommended it and the guys love it. They say it dosen't get hung up or dig in causing scalp or burn marks. It has a braided look and its black, it looks smaller the the .095 we have always used.

redmax fan
09-10-2008, 01:05 AM
what is the difference in the square ane the round line?

for me i can move so much faster with square than round because the edges on the square are cutting through the blades quicker then the rounded over edge of the round . and i get a way cleaner cut , where as with round there'd be so many times ide go over a spot and the dull edge wouldnt cut it but rather lay it down . i'll never use round string again . and i soley whip the past 8 years doing over 100 lawns per week ,
with my mighty red max weed laser ..................:weightlifter:

tamadrummer
09-10-2008, 02:04 AM
Just stay with the gatorline mag square you already have the best. In my opinion of course.

My experience is with: Husky Titanium, John Deere I-Beam, Grass Gator (the worst of them all), Stihl X-cut and Oregon Gatorline Magnum

None even come close to the last!!

MOWPART_SCOTT
09-10-2008, 11:04 AM
The coupon code 15offsept and ends on the 09/13/2008 and trimmer line is on the 15% off list... Also TAMADRUMMER!!! I have to plug FLUID FILM to you! if you dont have any fluid film we need to get some to you! and here is why! I have been playing drums for 31 years now... and I found that Fluid film in the kick pedal bearings and chain works great... BUT! if you have a cymbol that corroded and tarnished! Like many of us do! JUST SPRAY FLUID FILM ON IT!!! I have used sabian cleaner, brasso, you name it I have used it! sprayed fluid film on one and I could not believe it! It shined like a new penny! no scrubing! DO NOT SPRAY IT ON while ther over the kit though!!!! take them off and out side to do it. spray them and let set for a min or 2 til it stops bubbling then wipe it off with a grease rag and wear gloves cause it works fantastic but stinks like you wont believe! OH yeah! it wont harm the lettering on the cymbal at all...

Kennedy Landscaping
09-10-2008, 11:23 AM
Myself, I use .105 cyclone for the funeral home that I maintain, edges great. For my Husqvarna trimmer I use .095 Pulverizer in the big spools.

howierd3866
09-10-2008, 11:42 AM
we use the grass gator .155 from home depot holds up good

All_Toro_4ME
09-10-2008, 11:57 AM
I bought multiple spools of line from Home Depot as well. Its the commercial type, .105. I soaked them in some water and they seem to last longer, break less and overall seem tougher. Pretty good deal for $15/spool (normally $20) compared to $30-$55 for some of the other brands of line.

mowpart rep
09-10-2008, 03:51 PM
We currently have 15% off all parts until Sept 13th just use the code

15offsept

Thanks for your business.

jaybird24
09-10-2008, 07:06 PM
Echo Crossfire .95. It's always worked good for us. Of course I bought 25 rolls a few years ago from an LCO going out of business, so I really couldn't say if it's the best, but it works.

lawnboy dan
09-10-2008, 07:25 PM
arnold extreme =best

cutbetterthanyou
09-10-2008, 08:36 PM
I currently use stuff that i got from the local jd place i have no clue as to what brand but it last a really long time. I spool my trimmer about once a week w/ this stuff,and about 3 xs a day w/ the echo stuff . I know i am being a little over particular but i bought this string because it was dark green and when it breaks off you don't see it in the yard vs the neon color string most use. However, i do wish it was square. If anyone on here knows of good square, dark green, or black string; and where to get it in the big spool, let me known please.

topsites
09-10-2008, 09:19 PM
.080 round.

what is the difference in the square ane the round line?

The square makes a cool 'whir' sound that, at the right rpm,
sounds a little like a light sabre out of Star Wars.

Coors1905
02-05-2015, 03:54 PM
We are using some black stuff looks like liquorish. A local dealer recommended it and the guys love it. They say it dosen't get hung up or dig in causing scalp or burn marks. It has a braided look and its black, it looks smaller the the .095 we have always used.

Our company uses the same stuff and i can't use anything else but it now. Anyone else interested in it, its called Black Vortex Professional string. Awesome stuff

Holland
02-06-2015, 12:12 AM
095 Husquavarna Titanium Force from Lowes is what I like. 3 pound spool is $40 I believe.
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ashgrove landscaping
02-06-2015, 12:40 AM
^ I second this notion but from the local dealer nd not Lowes. Cuts great and long lasting

Charles
02-06-2015, 05:16 AM
^ I second this notion but from the local dealer nd not Lowes. Cuts great and long lasting

I agree with that. There is a world of difference in Lowes Husky line and what a dealer sells. I found out the hard way. May be because the line sits in lowes longer and becomes dried out and brittle?. Not sure if I just got a bad spool or that is the norm. I sure could knock down the big stuff with the dealer titanium line where the lowes line broke off like crazy when hitting the big stuff. Cheaper was not nearly as good in that case. Won't try it again

lawnboy dan
02-06-2015, 08:15 AM
husky ti is the worst line i have ever used -dont buy it.

grassmasterswilson
02-06-2015, 08:30 AM
Been using echo crossfire and it seems pretty good. Moved from 095 to 105 and got longer life.

Not sure anything last long when edging sidewalks/drives with trimmers.
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Holland
02-06-2015, 11:21 AM
basically this all comes down to what works for you. Some like Pizza Hut some like Dominos. I see people like that Echo Crossfire. I used it and hated it. Too each their own.

precision8m
02-07-2015, 08:32 AM
You guys buy stuff from HD or lowes? Strange. I stay away from there if I can. Most is NOT commercial quality. The echo .105 has been great for me. Good, long life use without being too bulky.

Woody82986
02-07-2015, 08:54 AM
I buy my .095 line online in 13-17 pound spools. It's basically echo crossfire line. For the price I pay, I can't beat it.

precision8m
02-07-2015, 09:08 AM
I've recently taken to buying bulk online as well. I used to buy higher quantities when the local landscape supply store has specials, but they have stopped those...... Jerks.