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Old 07-10-2013, 09:19 PM
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I have had a stihl fs 70 for about 3 years now and its been used in heavy commercial use for all 3 years. I have never had a problem with it. Its run flawlessly. The only complaint I have about it is it doesnt have as much power as I would like it to but thats understandable as it is there entry level commercial grade trimmer. All of my handhelds are stihl, trimmer, blower, chiansaw, and i have never had any problems with them. I would buy a stihl but I dont have any experience with other brands.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:49 PM
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Thank you everyone!
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:25 PM
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Stihl fs90r
Or km-90r
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:52 PM
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If you like that stihl, look at the Kombi system. You can add attachments as needed and keep using the same power head. So far I have the trimmer,edger,and blower. I'm going to get the bed redifiner and pole saw next week.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:59 PM
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Ive been pretty happy with the FS90r so no complaints here.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:02 AM
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If you've been using a fs90 and like the feel and power delivery, problem solved. Buy a Stihl. While not my cup of tea, it's clear that you'll have parts availability and service. Combined with a familiarity with what your going to get, how could you go wrong?

If you buy anything else and expect it to deliver power the way the 4-mix machine does your in for some surprises. If you do decide to go with something else you will probably want the "high torque" version.

I think a lot of opinions are formed when people expect to use the new tool the same way they did the old tool. 2-strokes generally like to be "spooled up" before you stick it in. 4-strokes are more forgiving with their inherent bottom end torque they will simply grunt through. If your used to one, you may not immediately appreciate the other.
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While there aren't really any bad answers so far, this is easily the best one yet.

I run Stihl and Husky. I like my FS90 very much, but it doesn't get used from trimming. I use my Husky 223 for that since it has plenty of power and is soooo light. The FS90R sees use as my stick edger mainly, but my articulating hedger, pole pruner and power sweeper, and it runs all of those attachments with ease. If I need raw power, I have my FS250.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:54 AM
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I have also had great luck with the 90R's. Its a great all around trimmer that has a solid shaft and can accept a ton of attachments.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:58 AM
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for just normal trimming take a good hard look at the husky 323 or 326. both are 2lbs lighter than any of your choices and very comfortable for extended use.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:54 AM
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I have been using .o95 line on his unit what would you all suggest? he uses the echo line square I think.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:57 PM
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0.95 Stihl green x-line or 0.95 oregon round magnum gatorline is what I would go for.
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