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Old 02-28-2010, 12:12 AM
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OK Benefits of a solid shaft trimmer:better acceleration, more torque, less power loss between engine and head
Benefits of cable: lighter, more durable a the cable can give a little, holds grease better, cheaper, less vibration
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:17 AM
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that sounds pretty common sense dtc0207.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:21 AM
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I was just answering Merkava qustion from page one he asked why would one prefer cable
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:31 AM
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OK Benefits of a solid shaft trimmer:better acceleration, more torque, less power loss between engine and head
Benefits of cable: lighter, more durable a the cable can give a little, holds grease better, cheaper, less vibration
I've read several different brand's brochures and they all
say that a solid shaft gives you less vibration than a cable.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:47 AM
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I've read several different brand's brochures and they all
say that a solid shaft gives you less vibration than a cable.
If you think about a solid piece of metal will hold vibration were braid cable and absorb everything I have seen say flex is less vibration
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:08 AM
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Cant beat the echo trimmers. You couldnt give me a stihl For light trimming I use a 210 because of the weight difference. I hate lugging around the extra weight for light stuff. If I need to really tear into something I use the 230. The echos just seem to stay running better for me. Anytime I buy something stihl I end up back at the dealer telling them to fix it.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:29 AM
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I bought a SRM-230 about a month ago seems like a pretty good trimmer.....I can't wait until the spring to really test it out.
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:59 AM
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I have an SRM230 (Grey Model) and a Stihl FS90R. I tend to use the Echo more for general trimming because it is lighter and use the Stihl for the attachments and sometimes to trim. They are both very good and both of them cleared an overgrown back yard (18"-20" high grass) with ease. Power seems similar between both with the Stihl having the edge. The 4 mix engine should be run with an extra high grade oil (synthetic) in order to reduce valve carbon issues.
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:53 AM
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I like the old 261T or 2601T which is the new 265T. Just dont like the new handle on the Echos, the hump on the end hurts my palm after a long run where the old straight handle doesnt. My 2601T's have had the dog chit run out of them and they still are in good shape. But I bought some FS100RX Stihls because of weight about 2lb less. Will see if they hold up like the Echo.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:17 AM
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That model has the 4-layer flex cable drive.

The model SRM-265S with its solid shaft drive is superior.
I may be wrong but doesn't the "T" have a different geared head making it High Torque? Otherwise the solid shaft would be superior for power transfer and wear.
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