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Old 05-14-2009, 12:23 PM
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Kennedy Landscaping Kennedy Landscaping is offline
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I love my straight shaft. I'll never go back to a curved shaft trimmer again
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:59 AM
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just bought a new kawasaki a few days ago so far so good it's alot quieter than I'm used to. Does anybody use support straps or have any neck or back pain weedeating very much at a time??
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:42 PM
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Straight the only way.....

Just went from a Weedeater Curved to a Stihl FS 90R....

All I can say is OMG.

So much easier to work with and so much more power.

Of course I realize that is a major brand upgrade as well,

but I will never go back to curved shaft again.
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:48 PM
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streight shaft is the best way to go
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:28 PM
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holy cow this thread is old lol

Edit: generaly curved shaft is cheaper. same 1 year Commercial Warranty

length verys to the trimmer. echo has one that 52" curved shaft pretty close to the straight shaft which 59"

Last edited by mower&more1986; 05-22-2009 at 06:38 PM.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:41 PM
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Shindaiwa for weight, feel, and especially long term reliability.
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