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View Poll Results: What do you prefer?
Stihl 125 44.48%
Echo 65 23.13%
Redmax 43 15.30%
Schindaiwa 28 9.96%
Other (Kawasiki, Husqvarna, ect) please specify 20 7.12%
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:59 PM
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What Handheld Brand?

Well, i know its been asked before. But here it is again. Please vote, and write a little. Please tell if you have more than one brand, and pros and cons. Tell about the past too. We currently have a Stihl weed wacker, a Echo weed wacker, and a Stihl backpack blower, and a Stihl hand held blower.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:01 PM
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Stihl for me. Why, has always been good for me and I have not used anything else.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:18 PM
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Red Max, then Sthil
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:42 PM
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Stihl 100%
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:36 PM
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Stihl for me too!
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:56 PM
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Mostly Echo. Never a problem. Also use a Kawasaki BP blower. Had it a couple of weeks with no problems, very nice unit.

Had a Stihl FS55r ?? it lasted about 4 months and also had a lot of vibration compared to the Echos. To be fair this Stihl is not a commercial grade model.

Tried a Kawasaki weed eater for a day. It was the lightest commercial unit not sure of the model. Compared to our Echos it had a lot more vibration, the plastic handle around the throttle area pinched hands, had to warm up on every job. Took it back got our money and went and got another Echo and put on a Shindaiwa speed feed head.

I really like the foam handles on the Echo weed eaters.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:00 PM
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:47 AM
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STIHL most powerful and fuel effecient. Less vibration. Try the new BG 86!

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STIHL HS 45 18" (2008)
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:53 AM
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I am in the business to make money period. STIHL makes me money, other brands cost me money.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:34 AM
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I run all Redmax handhelds, except for my Kawi hedge trimmers that I love. I love all of my Redmax equipment.
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