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Randocammando
05-11-2010, 03:44 PM
is this any good thanks

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xgc/R-202042175/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

capnrob97
05-11-2010, 06:13 PM
I have not heard good things about the Homelite stuff.

06LTNox
05-11-2010, 06:13 PM
For the price, with a two year warranty it doesn't sound bad. Question is where so you get it warrantied at?

I personally picked up a Stihl FS90R, but I have ten acres to maintain.

So take into consideration how much property you have to maintain as well. I wouldn't want to use a Homelite tool for that much property.

93Chevy
05-11-2010, 06:16 PM
If you don't mind hard starting and trimmer line not advancing smoothly, it's worth the money. A little aggravation will save you some money, but if you're like me and expect things to work they way they're advertised, then don't buy it.

Randocammando
05-11-2010, 06:27 PM
Thnaks guys my wife bought this from sears the other night her father told her to take it back and get a straight shaft instead of curved says they break to easy

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...9108000P?mv=rr

should i keep this one

lotsagrass
05-11-2010, 08:30 PM
Thnaks guys my wife bought this from sears the other night her father told her to take it back and get a straight shaft instead of curved says they break to easy

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...9108000P?mv=rr

should i keep this one

Bad link....goes to blank Sears page.

I've learned my lesson with regard to power tools. Buy the best you can afford or you may end up regretting it in the long run. I'm tired of not being happy with lesser quality and less power...so I set my mind to buying the best - knowing it will last me many years. I bought a 4 cycle Troy-Bilt 29cc trimmer last year for $239. It's a turd. Great for light trimming and it's built well, but the power is not there. I just bought a new Stihl FS110 for $379 and it's an absolute beast! Soooo much better than the Troy-Bilt I had. Moral of the story is, now I'm selling the old trimmer less than a year later and taking a loss. I should have bought the right tool the first time.

Having said that. Depending on what you're using it for, you may very well get many years of service out of a less expensive unit, but there are always compromises in power, etc. Decide what's more important to you long term. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for.

2001FZ1
05-11-2010, 08:35 PM
Homelite was excellent when we were kids but now they have become really cheap. My local dealer stopped selling them because of so many problems. Now he just sells Echo. I bought an Echo SRM-210 a few years ago and have had no problems. Cuts good and has decent power. Easy on the fuel too.

JB1
05-11-2010, 08:35 PM
that would be the best weedeater you can buy for $94.94.

Randocammando
05-12-2010, 10:36 AM
Since the link doesnt work this si the one the wife bought at sears its a
Craftsman 27cc 2-Cycle Full Crank Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer
for 99.99 i have no idea what im doing

what is better about the straight pole vs the curved

Im using it for a small back yard just for edging and around trees and stuff

cgaengineer
05-12-2010, 10:53 AM
Since the link doesnt work this si the one the wife bought at sears its a
Craftsman 27cc 2-Cycle Full Crank Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer
for 99.99 i have no idea what im doing

what is better about the straight pole vs the curved

Im using it for a small back yard just for edging and around trees and stuff

The curved shaft will have you trimming hunched over....get a straight shaft.

Randocammando
05-12-2010, 10:57 AM
The curved shaft will have you trimming hunched over....get a straight shaft.


Never thought about that thanks straight shaft it is

cgaengineer
05-12-2010, 11:01 AM
Never thought about that thanks straight shaft it is

Depending on your other needs for a handheld unit, you may want to check the Stihl Kombi tools...they will allow you a trimmer head, edger head, blower, tiller, hedge trimmer and some other tools with one engine. They will cost more than whatever you are looking at, but it will last you many many years.

Randocammando
05-12-2010, 11:11 AM
thats what this one does its interchangeable
Craftsman 27cc 2-Cycle Full Crank Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer

My FIL only complaint was that its a curve i like the craftsman brand but dont no stick about weedeaters its also has a electronic start you can buy so you dont have to pull it

i difference between the straight and curved model is 20 bucks i think

cgaengineer
05-12-2010, 11:14 AM
Get the straight. But I can tell you a Crapsman is just not going to last...nor will any other box store brand. Please take a look at Stihl before you buy...please.
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Randocammando
05-12-2010, 11:22 AM
Get the straight. But I can tell you a Crapsman is just not going to last...nor will any other box store brand. Please take a look at Stihl before you buy...please.
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Stihl any model

cgaengineer
05-12-2010, 11:28 AM
KM90 to -KM130...all those are easy starting 4 cycles. I have seen cheap homeowner split shaft tools like the Crapsman...my neighbor has one...its not even a year old and the joint where the tools slip on is bent and worn out. The KM series also have a solid drive shaft with lifetime warranty and 2 year warranty on machine.

I'm telling you...go to a power equipment dealer and buy something...even if its not a Stihl.
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Randocammando
05-12-2010, 11:53 AM
My wife is a cheap skate she laughed when i told her how much those was said keep it at 100 any ideas

JB1
05-12-2010, 12:02 PM
My wife is a cheap skate she laughed when i told her how much those was said keep it at 100 any ideas


yeah, quit telling her how much stuff costs.

Randocammando
05-12-2010, 12:06 PM
Yeah kinda hard when she handles the finances if i had it my way we would be broke i have bad spending habits so she has it tight within budget

cgaengineer
05-12-2010, 12:09 PM
Ask her if she likes buying junk only to have to replace the junk with more junk? You will buy 5 Crapsman to one Stihl commercial...there is a reason its $99.
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Randocammando
05-12-2010, 12:15 PM
She is odd she would rather buy and buy them fork out the money

cgaengineer
05-12-2010, 12:26 PM
You are in a pickle then. Looks like Crapsman is your only choice. Tell her she handles the finances, but you handle the turf management in the hot temps and you need something reliable that will allow you to finish the job so you can work more hours to pay for good equipment.

Tell her time=money
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06LTNox
05-12-2010, 12:28 PM
It doesn't sound like you had a huge amount of trimming to do, so if thats the best you can get I would say keep it, you're not going to find much else.

I'm just glad I married the woman I did.

Randocammando
05-12-2010, 12:32 PM
It doesn't sound like you had a huge amount of trimming to do, so if thats the best you can get I would say keep it, you're not going to find much else.

I'm just glad I married the woman I did.

I think i will take it back and get a straight shaft

Shes a good woman she is awesome wouldnt want it any other way but boy i would really like to,:hammerhead: well ya know lol :gunsfirin

cgaengineer
05-12-2010, 12:33 PM
I'm just glad I married the woman I did.

Me too, I have taught her to buy once. Hell, she picked me out.
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eatonpcat
05-12-2010, 01:39 PM
Me too, I have taught her to buy once. Hell, she picked me out.Posted via Mobile Device


Poor Woman...:laugh:

cgaengineer
05-12-2010, 02:01 PM
Poor Woman...:laugh:

Well she found the best she could for the price.
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Randocammando
05-12-2010, 02:07 PM
LMAO im going to use that

capnrob97
05-12-2010, 06:07 PM
If you are staying under $100, check if you have any Harbor Freight or Northern Tools stores in your area.

You can usually get a refurbished one there for well under $100.

Randocammando
05-13-2010, 12:23 PM
I do have a harbor freight down the road. Last night i took back the craftsman and went to HD they had a ryobi straight shaft for 120.00

Are the ryobi product any good

cgaengineer
05-13-2010, 01:07 PM
I do have a harbor freight down the road. Last night i took back the craftsman and went to HD they had a ryobi straight shaft for 120.00

Are the ryobi product any good

Prob better than Crapsman.
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Randocammando
05-13-2010, 01:16 PM
LMAO it also has the attachement also so i might get it tonight

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xgc/R-100625088/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

LarryF
05-13-2010, 01:51 PM
LMAO it also has the attachement also so i might get it tonight

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xgc/R-100625088/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

I can't comment on the Ryobi, but I had a couple of Homelite machines, a trimmer and a backpack blower and didn't like either of them. In my opinion, neither had any resale value, so I ended up giving both of them away after I bought new stuff, a Stihl trimmer and Redmax backpack and handheld blowers.

capnrob97
05-13-2010, 08:23 PM
The Home Depots here usually have one or more Echos that someone returned, for a good price.

I would pick one of those if you see one in decent shape.