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View Poll Results: How long do you keep your hand-helds?
One year, then sell and replace. 4 1.76%
Two years. 12 5.29%
Three Years. 9 3.96%
Run them until they will no longer run. 191 84.14%
This poll stinks....I am going to go mow now. 11 4.85%
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:50 PM
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Til death do we part!!.....then they get kept for parts
Me Toooooooooooooo!!
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:53 AM
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I keep them till my hand wont hold them.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:08 AM
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I keep them till they don't run................then I fix/rebuilld them.
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:25 PM
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I run them until they have too many problems. I'm not a very good mechanic.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:59 PM
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You keep them until it's no longer cost-feasible to keep them running. My favorite handheld is a RedMax BC-2300 trimmer. It's six years old, my oldest running handheld, and no doubt, my favorite.
gotta agree on this one...
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:42 PM
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i keep mine as long as possible without spending a fortune on repairs
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:39 PM
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how long? I bury them!

I run mine until they freakin' die. no really, I use all my older ones as backups until they die, but I try to get a new one every season.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:06 PM
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I cant see why you would throw away any 2 cycle shindaiwa or redmax piece of equipment. Everything is rebuildable and there easy to work on. All you have to do is go buy parts for it. You can buy a new piston, head and rebuild the carb for 45% of the cost of a new one why spend the extra money if you have the time to repair - fixthem. They all eventually wear. I would buy brand new and keep them or rebuild them unless you are unhappy with it for some technical reason.

A new clutch and bearings and its like new again. Its what they are made to do to be repaired and fixed.

There are some fellas on here that have the same trimmer for over 10 years.

Even if the cost of the parts was cheap my labor charge for fixing equipment is off the wall. 300 for a new trimmer 500 for a new blower i dont see the problem. If your not making enough to replace your equipment along the way ur doing something worng.
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