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View Poll Results: Trimmer Line Size
Smaller 0 0%
0.080 5 1.89%
0.095 192 72.45%
0.105 57 21.51%
0.130 7 2.64%
0.155 3 1.13%
Bigger 1 0.38%
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:15 AM
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Trimmer Line Size

I use .130 and I got looked at like an idiot today by a guy who uses .095. Just wondered what everyone else uses.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:34 PM
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.095. I tried the heavier line and it is overkill for weekly accounts.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:22 AM
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Im really shocked that people dont run a bigger line. To each his own I guess
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:13 AM
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.95 is best for residential lawns, weekly/bi weekly cuts.
we use .105 line in one of the bigger trimmers for anything thats in between manicured and way overgrown... .130 line in a 36cc Stihl FS130R for real heavy stuff... still not brush though.

Just realized they made .155 last week, saw it somewhere and was like damn!

anything less than good .95 is wasting time, .80 or whatever is too small and gets eaten through easy.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:18 PM
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For regular lawn trimming I like to use .095. They sell line by the pound so you get more feet of line per spool and you can fit more on the trimmer spool so if it wears slightly faster you still have more line anyways to make up for it. Plus the thinner line causes less damage to whatever your trimming ie. fences, cable wire, siding etc. and while I may be a good enough trimmer not to damage these things the more guys I have the better it is to give them line that they cant do as much damage with. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:14 PM
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I see the point about it being sold by tin pound, but I use a aluminum fixed line head (not a bump feed) and I pull off 2 1 foot lengths and I only replace line about every 4-5 yards. So I don't use line fast. I have had the same big spool from the end of the season last year and till have over half left. I just like the bigger line...
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I see the point about it being sold by tin pound, but I use a aluminum fixed line head (not a bump feed) and I pull off 2 1 foot lengths and I only replace line about every 4-5 yards. So I don't use line fast. I have had the same big spool from the end of the season last year and till have over half left. I just like the bigger line...
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How big are the yards your cutting...thats a lot of trim cord.
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How big are the yards your cutting...thats a lot of trim cord.
That's about right on a fixed (no feed) head. No one around here uses an edger unless they're doing an apartment complex with a mile of edging.
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That's about right on a fixed (no feed) head. No one around here uses an edger unless they're doing an apartment complex with a mile of edging.
That's where our edger gets used the most also.
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I see the point about it being sold by tin pound, but I use a aluminum fixed line head (not a bump feed) and I pull off 2 1 foot lengths and I only replace line about every 4-5 yards. So I don't use line fast. I have had the same big spool from the end of the season last year and till have over half left. I just like the bigger line...
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What brand(s) of trimmer do you have and what brand fixed line head?
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