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View Poll Results: Trimmer Line Size
Smaller 0 0%
0.080 6 2.24%
0.095 194 72.39%
0.105 57 21.27%
0.130 7 2.61%
0.155 3 1.12%
Bigger 1 0.37%
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:34 PM
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we run 105 stihl X line in everything. we went through a 2,5 pound spool last season. couldn't find a 5 pound spool when I was looking to buy the new one.

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Old 01-06-2013, 12:47 AM
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This past fall i tried some Vortex .130 with a fixed line head on a FS 130. It would tear through the overgrowth on ditch banks but didn't do well on maintained properties.
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I see the point about it being sold by tin pound, but I use a aluminum fixed line head (not a bump feed) and I pull off 2 1 foot lengths and I only replace line about every 4-5 yards. So I don't use line fast. I have had the same big spool from the end of the season last year and till have over half left. I just like the bigger line...
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How big are the yards your cutting...thats a lot of trim cord.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:52 PM
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How big are the yards your cutting...thats a lot of trim cord.
That's about right on a fixed (no feed) head. No one around here uses an edger unless they're doing an apartment complex with a mile of edging.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:31 AM
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That's about right on a fixed (no feed) head. No one around here uses an edger unless they're doing an apartment complex with a mile of edging.
That's where our edger gets used the most also.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:50 PM
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In my old Redmax I found .095 to perform detailed trimming better than .105. I even prefer the way thinner line edges...though, some real fibrous overgrowth would best be served by thicker line. My current Stihl FS-80 doesn't accept .105 w/o some modifying...and with more power than my old RM I'd expect it to be a beast.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:47 AM
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A FS-80 isn't big enough to run 105 that's why it won't accept it, I really don't think my FS-90's are honestly, but I'll run it in them anyway.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:19 PM
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.105 in the Stihl FS-90R and the Echo SRM-2601. .130 in the SRM-3100 w/ the fixed line head. Don't want to get too crazy with the trigger on that thing
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:20 PM
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.095 spins faster, but is not durable as a larger size, but gives a cleaner cut.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:27 PM
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I see the point about it being sold by tin pound, but I use a aluminum fixed line head (not a bump feed) and I pull off 2 1 foot lengths and I only replace line about every 4-5 yards. So I don't use line fast. I have had the same big spool from the end of the season last year and till have over half left. I just like the bigger line...
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What brand(s) of trimmer do you have and what brand fixed line head?
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