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Old 09-09-2010, 09:34 PM
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but the biggest plus is that less stuff is thrown at my face, yes less stuff hits me in the face, so from now on, the guards come off.!!!!!
I completely agree with this!!!
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:30 PM
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warranty on trimmers are short, take them off after it runs out, been running one of my trimmers now for a year without guard, uses less line, plus the weight difference at the end of the day/week makes a difference on my arms, but the biggest plus is that less stuff is thrown at my face, yes less stuff hits me in the face, so from now on, the guards come off.!!!!!
yep something to tell your insurance company when you put out the eye of the little girl getting off the school bus... if you even have it.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:38 PM
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yep something to tell your insurance company when you put out the eye of the little girl getting off the school bus... if you even have it.
that makes no sense. the guards on an echo are what 5 inches across, if i am weedeating the guard is directlly towards me so everything else is open, if i am edging with it its straight up, so i guess the sun wont get hit with something. o brother.
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:39 AM
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I like the guard size on Stihl FS80-90 trimmers. Large enough it works, small enough you still see what you're trimming. By no means would I consider myself a slow trimmer....quite the opposite. Coarse I also edge with trimmers, so nice to have that guard in place.

Now perhaps I can understand removing large monstrous guards that cover more than 40% of the line that resemble a half a Frisbee. I also find those dinky Echo guards to be worthless, however, most Echo products are to begin with.

I leave them on.....after all, they're on there for a reason.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:28 PM
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It's no guard for me.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:29 PM
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How about "You no warranty I no spend $15,000 / yr at your shop any more"
I gotta ask how much do you break that you average 15k at a single shop every year?
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:25 PM
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:45 PM
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Im surprised no one has mentioned the Edge - It yet. I have an edge - it on my current echo. I love them. They also can be used as a blower if you need to blow a sidewalk off right quick. I will be getting more in the future.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:25 PM
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I keep the guard on and now I wear eye protection... almost lost an eye. The eye protection doesn't look great, but they do work.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:03 AM
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I keep the guard on and now I wear eye protection... almost lost an eye. The eye protection doesn't look great, but they do work.
It shouldn't matter if you have the guard on or off,Safety glasses should be worn all the time with trimmers.
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