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Old 03-30-2010, 09:28 AM
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SHINDAIWA, hands down. Pick a model, they are all great!!!

Duk, I guess YOU haven't been in the business too long. Originally they were called "grass trimmers" or "string trimmers". Weedeater was an actual brand name of grass trimmers. The name just caught on where everyone uses it now. Its like "Kleenex" is for facial tissue, "Bobcat" is for a skid steer loader or "Q-tip" is a cotton swab.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:29 AM
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These trimmer threads all get beat to death over and over again.

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:45 AM
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:13 PM
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Stihl 4-mix Very powerful and starts first pull everytime. I can run as fast as I can with it doing a fence line or something and just rips through everything. I have the FS 110R. Brushcutter attatchment works well on it too.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:52 PM
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Duk, I guess YOU haven't been in the business too long. Originally they were called "grass trimmers" or "string trimmers". Weedeater was an actual brand name of grass trimmers. ........................
If your coming on a thread to poke fun then, at least know what your talking about.
They were "Weedeater" first.

The string trimmer was introduced in the early 1970's by George Ballas of Houston, Texas. He got the idea while taking his car through an automatic wash and watching the revolving action of the cleaning brushes. He attached pieces of heavy-duty fishing line to an empty popcorn can bolted to an edger. From this he went on to develop his string trimmer called "Weed Eater" because of the way it chewed up grass and weeds around trees
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:55 PM
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They were "Weedeater" first.

The string trimmer was introduced in the early 1970's by George Ballas of Houston, Texas. He got the idea while taking his car through an automatic wash and watching the revolving action of the cleaning brushes. He attached pieces of heavy-duty fishing line to an empty popcorn can bolted to an edger. From this he went on to develop his string trimmer called "Weed Eater" because of the way it chewed up grass and weeds around trees
As an addendum to what Sammy Sez , plagerism isn't your strong suit by the way (wikipedia), the term Weed Eater is a brand name of Poulan. They are actually all string trimmers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_trimmer
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:32 PM
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Duk, I guess YOU haven't been in the business too long. Originally they were called "grass trimmers" or "string trimmers". Weedeater was an actual brand name of grass trimmers. The name just caught on where everyone uses it now. Its like "Kleenex" is for facial tissue, "Bobcat" is for a skid steer loader or "Q-tip" is a cotton swab.
If your coming on a thread to poke fun then, at least know what your talking about.
oh man you got me... i got slammed on a forum...

lol.. i meant no harm.

thanks for the "string trimmer" history lesson. they don't teach that in Texas schools.
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Stihl 4mix weedeaters are a joke
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:36 PM
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:44 PM
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I love my new stihl fs90R with the 4 mix! This is my first professional grade trimmer so take it for what it's worth.
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