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snapper
06-22-2004, 09:44 PM
What can yall tell me about these?? My neighbor gave it to me. It is fairly new cause it has some epa crap, just the caps. The motor is fairly clean and the plug makes it look real new, so i believe i got a good freebie! But i was wandering yalls thoughts on them? I like it almost as good as my shindy!! So comments?

tiedeman
06-22-2004, 09:51 PM
I love my 80's. Good and powerful!

Potchkins
06-22-2004, 11:27 PM
very good unit
where does it have fs80 at?
on the starter housing or
on the front of the power head near the top
this will give an idea how old it is.

Lbilawncare
06-22-2004, 11:33 PM
Great trimmer, for about $25.00 you can upgrade to the solid shaft that the FS85's have.

dvmcmrhp52
06-22-2004, 11:39 PM
It will serve you well if it is in running condition.
I would spend the couple bucks to upgrade to the solid drive,the cable drive is just a tad sloppy for me..................

Potchkins
06-22-2004, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by dvmcmrhp52

I would spend the couple bucks to upgrade to the solid drive,the cable drive is just a tad sloppy for me..................

the drive shaft is about $30 and is a good idea

you will then have an fs 85
and can run attachments

FrankenScagMachines
06-23-2004, 07:39 AM
I've loved mine for 2 years since it was new. I may soon put the shaft in just to see what all the hype is about but i'm completely happy with it the way it is. lots of power!!!!

VnDrWLawnCare
06-23-2004, 11:38 PM
I have an FS 80 and have had it for a few years now. Great running machine. Very smooth jus the way it is. A buddy of mine has an 85 and i prefer mine much more than his. His feels heavy and akward.

I just found that same information out today about converting to a solid steel shaft and can run attachments. I think i am going to purchase a new 85 as a backup that can run the attachments. I am sure it i convert it over something will go wrong and i will be needing it.

Good luck with your new toy.
Its been good to me.

Eric

Richard Martin
06-24-2004, 05:02 AM
I just wrote a "first impressions" review of the FS80 in this thread:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=75551