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Old 02-27-2010, 09:56 PM
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Echo Trimmers

Looking at new echo trimmers what model does everyone like.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:18 PM
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:55 PM
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Echo SRM-265T. Great trimmer and great power.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:00 PM
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second the stihl. ive had nothing but problems with echo. i have one left and i took it to my stihl dealer cause i cant deal with the echo dealer anymore.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:05 PM
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i have three of the old SRm-210s, love them
have a SRM-230 awesome power

i heard the SRM-265 are a beast
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:35 PM
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Echo SRM-265T. Great trimmer and great power.
That model has the 4-layer flex cable drive.

The model SRM-265S with its solid shaft drive is superior.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:40 PM
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Never run stihl, I've always had echo and had good luck. Nice and light with very good power. I'm probably gonna pick up a 265T or S this year.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:48 PM
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I'm probably gonna pick up a 265T or S this year.
As I understand it, unless somebody tells me otherwise, the model SRM-265T
has the cable drive with a high torque (gear reduction) gearbox. The model
SRM-265S has the solid shaft drive with a low torque gearbox. So if my
assumptions are correct, the SRM-265T gives you more torque but won't last
as long, and the SRM-265S will last longer but won't give you as much torque.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:54 PM
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As I understand it, unless somebody tells me otherwise, the model SRM-265T
has the cable drive with a high torque (gear reduction) gearbox. The model
SRM-265S has the solid shaft drive with a low torque gearbox. So if my
assumptions are correct, the SRM-265T gives you more torque but won't last
as long, and the SRM-265S will last longer but won't give you as much torque.
You are incorrect as all ECHO trimmers come with a LIFETIME WARRENTY on the drive shaft it does not matter if it is solid or flex
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:58 PM
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You are incorrect as all ECHO trimmers come with a LIFETIME WARRENTY on the drive shaft it does not matter if it is solid or flex
Then why does Echo make both a cable drive version
and a solid shaft version? They must have a damn good
reason; I'm curious as heck to know what that reason is.
Why would someone prefer cable drive over shaft drive???
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