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02-13-2004, 08:50 PM
i'm running a stihl fs85 with .105 line, i have been using a blue twisted line but it breaks easy. what kind of line do you recommend?

02-13-2004, 08:52 PM
I use the orange stuff that home depot sells on the bit spools on my fs85 - cuts great, doesn't break too often and cost is right

02-13-2004, 09:25 PM
I Like gator line and kawasaki pro cut (or something like that) .095 both are good

02-13-2004, 11:19 PM
check your spool. sometimes there is a rough spot that is causing the line to break sooner than what it is supose to. after that experiment with other brands. I like the orange husky .095 line, It lasts along time for non particular areas. for areas that really need to look good I like the titanium silver brand from husky.

02-13-2004, 11:26 PM
I run .095" Redmax and Gator Magnum in my Redmax trimmers with good results. The Gator Magnum is square, cuts cleanly and lasts a long time. Any momofilament line will deterioate from UV rays, so don't leave the spool exposed on your trailer all the time.

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02-14-2004, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by tx_angler
I run .095" Gator Magnum

Ditto. phenomenal product...make sure its the magnum version though

02-14-2004, 06:05 PM
I will use just about anything except Echo brand line. I mostly use the brand Home Depot sells, not sure the name but it suits me fine. I bought the Echo line once expecting better results (not that the other was bad, just figured Echo would be better) and was not happy.

02-14-2004, 06:09 PM
Right now I'm using a bunch of string that someone gave me! But after all of it is out I usually order a lot of it off of the internet somewhere. Last time from J. Thomas.