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Old 08-06-2008, 10:23 AM
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Shindaiwa T242???

I have a Stihl FS110R but need a second trimmer. The Shindaiwa T242 will only be used for grass/weed trimming and I can get it brand new for $275. The FS110 has a couple of gearbox attachments I use with it. I don't always want to have to change heads back and forth.

Is the T242 Shindaiwa more of a homeowner machine or will it stand up to a lot of use? Should I just get another Stihl? Thanks
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:31 PM
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The T242 is professional quality. Very good grass trimmer.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:14 PM
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The T242 is professional quality. Very good grass trimmer.

DITTO what he said. I have one and use it every day. When you pick it up buy a speed feed head for it.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:14 PM
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Ditto, It's a very nice unit!
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:35 AM
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I guess the T242 is supposed to replace the T230/T231 series, IMO it's a much better replacement for the T230 than the T231 was.
I'm guessing that Shindaiwa will come out with replacements for the 260/261 and 270/272 series soon, and I hope they're as nice as the T242.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:41 PM
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Very nice piece of equipment I use it everyday and yes pick up the speedfeed head you will love it!
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:53 PM
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DITTO what he said. I have one and use it every day. When you pick it up buy a speed feed head for it.

The 242 units we have been selling have all been coming with the 375 SpeedFeed head already installed.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:00 PM
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I bought a t242 at the beginning of this season...Liked it so much, that I bought another one cause there only $271.

Mine came stock with speed-feed heads...but I upgraded to the speed feed heads that can hold 24 feet of line.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:36 PM
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I was thinking about buying one last month, but there are virtually no dealers within 25 miles. I bought a Redmax TR2301S instead. Big mistake. I definitely want to get ahold of a 242 one day.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:01 PM
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The 242 units we have been selling have all been coming with the 375 SpeedFeed head already installed.
Funny. My dealer says his are all coming pre-installed with Speed-Feed 450's.
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