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View Poll Results: What Trimmer do you use?
Stihl 290 42.21%
Echo 178 25.91%
Redmax 72 10.48%
Shindaiwa 72 10.48%
Other (state below) 75 10.92%
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:51 PM
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String Trimmers - Any commercial Tanaka. These things are so overbuilt they will last until you run it over with a truck or throw it off a cliff. Thier just as beast as Shin if not more. Only reason I can think their not more popular is price (and they use 50.1 mix) but I have two and their worth every penny. I've haven't used a redmax trimmer before and echo I used once and didn't like it comparably. But for hedge trimmers echo would be my top pick for use and price (have 1 HS-150 and another larger echo forget model) not as durable as stihl though. If I wanted to pay $500 I might try a tanaka hedge trimmer heh.
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:11 PM
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I run an Echo SRM-225 with a speed feed. I'm looking to possibly get a trimmer with a bit more power. I find the srm-225 is underpowered in some conditions. Definitely getting another echo though.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:17 PM
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We've used Stihls since I started the company, mostly FS 90R and FS 110RX. This year, I bought a couple of the new FS 94 models. They are the lightest pro trimmer Stihl makes -- only 10.1 lbs! They are also a return to true 2 stroke performance. They are really awesome.
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