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Old 04-26-2013, 09:36 PM
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Trimmer String

What brand trimmer string available in .095 is the most durable? I've been using Husqvarna Titanium, but when I last purchased some, there seemed to be a difference in it. It seems to be wearing quite fast.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:42 PM
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I use gator line from Oregon. I use my trimmers for edgers as well and it lasts a surprisingly long time.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:55 PM
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I have had really good luck with Echo Crossfire line.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:49 PM
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I use Ugly Line from lowes. Best stuff I'm come across
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:41 PM
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I used Crossfire all last season and it does pretty well, but the Oregon Gator Magnum with the aramid chord in the center lasts a lot better, especially if you edge with it.

I just picked up some of their newer Gator Super Twist Platinum line, but since the season is so slow getting underway here this year, I haven't had a chance to use it yet. I bough .105" and it is the exact same diameter as most other brands of .095" for some reason. It doesn't have the aramid chord in the center, but it does have a special outer shell that is supposed to make it last well. We'll see.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:38 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I'll keep these suggestions in mind. Of course, I just bought a new pack of the Husqvarna line, so in order not to waste, I'll have to use that up. Shouldn't take too long to do so.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:26 AM
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I use Shihl commercial, comes in three pound spools. Chain link fences eat it up no matter how good it is.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:31 AM
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I like that Husqvarna Titanium line pretty well but, last year Mowpart.com had some dark blue colored .095 that has been holding up fairly well after I let the whole 5lbs. reel of it soak in some water for a while. I always had good durability out of the Husqvarna line but, I never bought more than the 3lbs. reel. You might try soaking it in some water and see if that doesn't help keep it from breaking prematurely.

My own personal preference in trimmer line color is going to be a dark colored line that is inconspicuous when it breaks in someone yard. Seeing a bright yellow, orange, or red colored piece of trimmer line left behind in a yard just make me cringe a little.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:41 PM
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Redmax its braided string, really strong
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:19 PM
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Yeah, chain-link fences and concrete walls/foundations eat my string up.
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