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Old 10-12-2009, 02:36 PM
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So that would mean i would use the same mix i use for my echo for the stihl?
Well kind of, Stihl recommends that you need to use their synthetic oil to keep the carbon build up off the valves. Up until last year I ran Echo, Redmax and Stihl mix, it just depended what the dealer had cheaper by the case at the time. BTW echo and redmax are the same oil. Last year I changed to Amsoil and have been very pleased. I bought my first 4 mix in 2005 and it is still running, but I still prefer the fs 80/85 twice banger.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:45 PM
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whats ur comments on the fs110?
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:53 PM
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So that would mean i would use the same mix i use for my echo for the stihl?
Yes......But it is recommended to use synthetic oil like Stihl Ultra or Amsoil to keep the carbon deposit down.

Don't put more than 50:1. I was using 40:1 on all my stuffs. One time I removed the valve cover of my C4 blower, it literally have a pool of oil in it!!!! Oil seems to settle out in these kind of engine more. This is just my guessing. Either case, more oil, more deposit.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:04 PM
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HEY sorry guys i put up the canadian echo website here is the u.s. one
http://www.echo-usa.com/
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:58 PM
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I am sure. The high torque trimmer like the 265T have a high gear ratio to get the torque, but at the same time, the high gear ratio make the head turn slower. The 31cc engine have more torque by default and they don't have to play tricks with the gear ratio to fake high torque. 31cc engine should have more rpm on the head.
So i go with a echo i sould get the normal 265 model?
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:33 PM
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So i go with a echo i sould get the normal 265 model?
It's up to what you want, I don't know your need. If I were to need a lot of torque, I'll get the FS250 instead of faking it with the gear ratio. But that's just me.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:11 PM
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This is just my opinion. I have used several stick when I worked for the state park system. I think both Stihl and Echo make a fine stick if you are getting commercial equipment. I use Stihl for my business now and this is why. I do not think anyone has mentioned this.

Since I had used them both and I could get either from my dealer it came down to parts for me. Stihl has a parts factory right here in Orlando. So most items I might need I can have by the next morning if I have my dealer call in the order before two o'clock. This was the deciding factor for me, I suggest you talk to you dealer and ask them similar questions. Get their opinion on which one is going to cause you the least down time if something does go wrong, and something WILL go wrong, not because they are bad machines but just because it happens to all of them at some point.

Just my thoughts on it , hope it helps you.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:42 AM
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I have always had a CRAFTSJUNK trimmers and they served their purpose; never had any problems. This last seaon I bought a STIHL and I have regretted it ever since. I bought a STIHL FS45. It works well but the trigger mechanism causes cramping in my hand because the design of the trigger; I don't use a lot of throttle and the distance between the grip and the trigger(without depressing the trigger)is far, after a while my hand cramps. Occasionally I have some starting issues.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:22 PM
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I have always had a CRAFTSJUNK trimmers and they served their purpose; never had any problems. This last seaon I bought a STIHL and I have regretted it ever since. I bought a STIHL FS45. It works well but the trigger mechanism causes cramping in my hand because the design of the trigger; I don't use a lot of throttle and the distance between the grip and the trigger(without depressing the trigger)is far, after a while my hand cramps. Occasionally I have some starting issues.
If your only problem is the trigger is too far from the grip, try to adjust the nut that hold the other end of the cable at the carb end so you need to squeeze deeper before engaging the carb throttle so you alway holding the trigger at mid way minimum. I don't know you particular trimmer, all my trimmers are capable to adjust that. THis is the part that people adjust the slack out of the throttle cable.
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:30 AM
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I will check my trimmer its the STIHL FS45
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