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Old 04-21-2011, 01:54 PM
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not ignorance but experience! . i have used both and they suck big time. anyone who recommends either hasnt found the right line yet. the twisted stuff j thomas sells is decent but the best was grass gator . of course home depot dosnt sell it anymore. stick with regular line twisted line offers no advantage. in fact its less durable than normal line
actually, we have been in business for 30 years, tried them ALL, we only use twisted line as it cuts superiorly clean and saves wear and tear on trimmer clutches. but, you are right...it does not last as long.

we use shakespeare ultra twist but it was discontinued, so looks like gator twist is gonna be the next purchase
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:45 PM
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Where do get your line from ?
I get mine from the Toro dealer,haven't seen it in big box stores. Another Stihl dealer has it too.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:36 AM
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i use rotary vortech. that is good stuff.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:49 AM
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it's really weird that all of a sudden it's hard to find good trimmer line lol...one thing i noticed was be careful when buying 3 lb spools...i saw at ace hardware they had echo line in a 1 lb package that was $10...they also had a 3 lb spool that was $40...would be cheaper to buy 3- 1 lb packages rather than to buy a 3 lb spool.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:20 AM
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You might try Lowes. I saw a new line of 3# spools they're carrying now that is either grass gator or very similar. I don't remember exactly but it was .095 and a neon yellow/green color, star shaped type line.
That's rhino tuff Triangle shaped line. I bought the little $3 trial package and didn't care for it too much plus It breaks easily and would leave pieces all of lawns but it was very easy to spot to go back and pick it up.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:33 AM
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Correction to above; incorrect name, the neon green stuff is Shakespeare ugly line.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:55 AM
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good to know its not the quality line I thought it might be and that it breaks too much.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:14 PM
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good to know its not the quality line I thought it might be and that it breaks too much.
For $3 try it for yourself, maybe youll like it. My helper did and if I were in a bind I would buy more but I'd know to look for pieces to pick up.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:17 AM
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I use the cheapo dark green stuff they sell at JDL/Lesco. $35 per 5lb roll doesn't weld and blends well with Fescue, no picking up trimmer scraps.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:11 AM
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.095 husky titanium is the best I've used. Lasts a while and cuts great.
It is not my favorite but I buy it every now and then when the dealer has it on sale. As a matter of fact I just put a 3lb spool on the holder yesterday. I will agree that it is pretty good line and though it is not a true "twist" line it stills flies just as straight and holds up fine.
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