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RLS24
02-06-2012, 08:42 PM
Bear with me here, I'm gonna spill the whole story on this machine cuz I have made a couple threads/posts about problems I had with it on here so just so we're all on the same page and to make it clear that I'm not trying to hide anything. Ok heres the deal with this.....I bought it brand new last June (2011). I used it for about 2 weeks then noticed it started having horrible vibrations through the shaft when the blade started getting more than 1/4 worn. I took it back to the dealer, they claimed it was because I wasn't using Stihl blades ($4.60 each) and the "cheap chinese steel" in the J-Thomas blades ($1.50 each) was causing the problem. I got the edger back, worked ok for a couple houses, then started having the same problem again. Took it back, same answer. This went on for about 3 weeks, me making return trips weekly to the dealer and them giving me the same answers. I finally gave in and bought some of their $4.60 Stihl blades, put one on, edged 2 sidewalks with it and it started vibrating really bad again. Took it back to the dealer AGAIN, they kept it for like 2 weeks trying to diagnose it, and said they couldnt find anything physically wrong with the edger. So I took it back and it went and sat in my shop from like the beginning of August until the end of the season because I had since fixed the problem with my old edger (which is why I bought a new one to begin with) and just kept using that. Fast-forward to about 2 months ago. I took it into ANOTHER Stihl dealer that a friend of mine has had good luck with and went through the whole story with them. 2 days later, they replaced the gearbox and driveshaft and it works great with ANY blade no vibration. The said that this was most likely the problem all along and they had heard other such stores similar to mine about the dealer I was going to before.

As I said, I fixed my old edger and havent been using this Stihl so I'd like to sell it. In all honestly it probably has LESS than 20 hours of use on it. As you can see in the pics, its got very little wear on it, and it comes with all of the original manuals and paperwork from Stihl, including some REALLY SWEET safety glasses! I'll also throw in 5 or 6 "Stihl extra thick" edger blades that I got suckered into buying at $4.60 a piece. I paid $350 for it, I think thats still about what they are going for now. I don't even really know what to ask for it, so make me a REASONABLE offer. I am willing to ship it at buyers expense. Any questions please feel free to ask! Thanks!

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LawnMan19
02-06-2012, 10:51 PM
Whats a rough price you would want for it ?

RLS24
02-07-2012, 10:36 AM
Whats a rough price you would want for it ?

Make me an offer I can't refuse :drinkup: Like I said, I know its $350 plus tax new, but its prob gonna cost a few bucks to ship, so I wouldnt expect the price combined with shipping to exceed what it would cost new.

RLS24
02-09-2012, 08:41 PM
TTT make me an offer!

RLS24
03-04-2012, 07:20 PM
Getting close to spring! I would take $275 for it just to get it out of my shop.

greengiant9963
03-04-2012, 11:16 PM
Mr. Richardson. Would you take $200 cash for it?

RLS24
03-05-2012, 08:23 PM
make it $250 and you got a deal and I'll even deliver it.

BBC.lawn.services
03-05-2012, 09:33 PM
can you buy a string trimmer attachment for this?

RLS24
03-05-2012, 10:24 PM
can you buy a string trimmer attachment for this?

This is not a Kombi-system. However, I don't see why you couldnt buy the trimmer head, drive cable and the shaft to make it a trimmer.

LawnMan19
03-05-2012, 10:28 PM
This is not a Kombi-system. However, I don't see why you couldnt buy the trimmer head, drive cable and the shaft to make it a trimmer.

Yeah, you can do this, I've seen others do the reverse and turn a trimmer in to an edger also.
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RLS24
03-05-2012, 10:43 PM
Yeah, you can do this, I've seen others do the reverse and turn a trimmer in to an edger also.
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The pole and the drive cable are pretty cheap. I was going to do this with an old edger I had an turn it into an extended reach hedge trimmer. Both the pole and cable are like under $25 together, the heads and gearboxes are about $60-70 I think

LawnMan19
03-05-2012, 11:04 PM
The pole and the drive cable are pretty cheap. I was going to do this with an old edger I had an turn it into an extended reach hedge trimmer. Both the pole and cable are like under $25 together, the heads and gearboxes are about $60-70 I think

Yeah I'm always toying with this idea.

BBC.lawn.services
03-06-2012, 11:25 AM
Hmmm.... Okay very good. I'm going to my dealer this weekend to pick-up a blower. I'll check to see if they can get the parts in for a decent price... is there somewhere I can get them online?

LawnMan19
03-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Hmmm.... Okay very good. I'm going to my dealer this weekend to pick-up a blower. I'll check to see if they can get the parts in for a decent price... is there somewhere I can get them online?

You can find some on ebay, but I don't think their is a website you can order from.

RLS24
03-06-2012, 04:50 PM
You can find some on ebay, but I don't think their is a website you can order from.

All the stuff I looked up for what I was going to do was for an Echo, which seems to have better online parts availability. Not sure about Stihl.

tchi09
03-06-2012, 06:34 PM
$240.00 Shipped to 60133

LawnMan19
03-06-2012, 06:35 PM
Yeah, I run Echo's and it does seem like their is more online parts availability then some other brands.

RLS24
03-07-2012, 09:22 AM
$240.00 Shipped to 60133

No Thanks because it'll prob be about $40 to ship, so I might as well take greengiant up on his offer for $200 and I don't have to deal wit shipping it.

This is a great edger guys, I really have not used it much and it was over $350 with tax new.

RLS24
03-07-2012, 07:47 PM
Sale Pending....

LawnMan19
03-07-2012, 11:35 PM
Get that edger sold! :clapping:

RLS24
03-09-2012, 08:38 PM
SOLD to the green giant...