View Full Version : What Trimmer Line Do You Prefer? Round, Sqare, Star?

03-25-2012, 08:33 PM
I was wondering what type of trimmer line does every one prefer? Reg, Round , Square, Star,Triangle. What brand do you prefer and how much do you pay?

Thanks in advance for any help or reply's.


grandview (2006)
03-25-2012, 08:36 PM
I get HD .095 square. big spool.

03-25-2012, 08:45 PM
I found a twisted .095 that works really nice. I also got a big spool of echo line.
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Gottlob Lawn&Landscape
03-25-2012, 08:54 PM
We use square gator line. We have tried stihl square line and some other brands of round line. We stick with the square gator because of durability. We don't use stick edgers so it is vital that our line lasts a while during use. I can usually weedeat and vert edge an entire walmart property on a full load of .095.

fireman gus
03-25-2012, 10:11 PM
We use the square .095

03-25-2012, 10:16 PM
I like the Echo .105 line. Maybe it's not the best, but I like it.

03-25-2012, 10:33 PM
I use .95 Orange Nylium Oregon Starline after trying everything. If I get into some serious overgrown stuff I run the .99 Oregon Flexiblade and it just hammers through anything like it's butter. I was so impressed with the Oregon trimmer line I ordered an Oregon Pivotrim Pro head and have used it exclusively ever since. I use it with the precut 100 pack strips of orange .95 Nylium Starline.

Salcido Lawn
03-25-2012, 10:35 PM
I use the round echo line, .095 I buy 13 lb. rolls for $80.

03-25-2012, 11:33 PM
i use the .095 green star stil line workd great.
i buy the 5lbs spool and i think its around 50.00.

03-25-2012, 11:36 PM
i use .095 triangle or square. i have some rotary diamond cut (square) and i also just bought some rhino tuff triangle from home depot. 3lb spool is about $30. i never use round line because it doesn't cut as well.

knox gsl
03-25-2012, 11:38 PM
Square .095 from john deere landscapes, its cheap and dark green. No picking up flouresent chunks of trimmer line.
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ashgrove landscaping
03-25-2012, 11:56 PM
Husqvarna titanium spool. .095. It's kind of twisted. Cuts nice and really durable. Make sure to soak your spools in a bucket of water for a day or so. Makes a big difference.

03-26-2012, 12:04 AM
Stihl x-line. 5lbs for 45.00

Seems to leave a good cut, fairly durable. Not sold on it after hear so many good things about Oregon's stuff. I think I'll try them next.

03-26-2012, 10:11 AM
why do you soak them in water and do you soak them after it is wound onto the trimmer spool ? thanks

03-26-2012, 10:14 AM
Stihl x-line .095
I'm going to try Grass Gator .095 next.

03-26-2012, 10:33 AM
Stihl X Line 095 here as well. I paid 17 for a 1 pound spool.

03-26-2012, 01:03 PM
Stihl X line. Its my favorite so far.

03-26-2012, 05:55 PM
Here ya go guys. Just a quick link to our Trimmer Line selection.
The spiral is Vortex brand.
Compare prises, but remember, we have a flat rate shipping of just $10. So you can use it to your advantage.

Landscaper Pro

03-26-2012, 05:56 PM
This would help!

04-07-2012, 09:59 PM
why do you soak them in water and do you soak them after it is wound onto the trimmer spool ? thanks

Curious about this as well, why the soak?

04-07-2012, 10:14 PM
The soaking makes the nylon line more flexible so it doesn't break as often.

04-07-2012, 10:31 PM
i use Oregon .105 the big spool. works well and last a long time. I always keep some in my pocket to eliminate the trip to the truck to refill.

04-07-2012, 10:43 PM
well i tried the rhino tuff and i have to say it does work good but it's not as tough as the rotary diamond cut line. the rotary line is the same .095 but it's bigger around than the rhino tuff .095. it's almost .105 by the way it looks. it is just a tough line that i may only have to bump 3-4 times on a lawn. the rhino line i may have to bump 5-6 times. the rhino line is fine for just normal trimming but doing things like edging or really thick weeds the rotary line is much better.

04-07-2012, 11:00 PM
Desert Vortex, is all I use. Best I ever used.
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04-07-2012, 11:01 PM
.095 echo round. About 25-30 bucks for a 3lb spool.
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Snyder's Lawn Inc
04-07-2012, 11:39 PM
I run 105 gator magnum line Sq 5lb spool
I so soak mine in water All my extra rolls I keep in a dark cool spot till I ready use them
Water thing helps from drying out

JCLM Canada
04-08-2012, 01:15 AM
I use round 0.95 line from laser. About $35 for 5 lbs. I don't like any square, triangle or other angular lines, as I find they catch the air too much, causing turbulence and not giving a sharp cut.

lawnboy dan
04-08-2012, 09:03 AM
arnold extreme square is the best i have used. lowes sells it

04-08-2012, 09:55 AM
095 stihl commercial line. 3lb is about 30 bucks.