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View Poll Results: What Trimmer do you use?
Stihl 299 42.17%
Echo 179 25.25%
Redmax 75 10.58%
Shindaiwa 78 11.00%
Other (state below) 78 11.00%
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:50 PM
homecutspro1 homecutspro1 is offline
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I used stihl (unit is hard to start) maryuma (current) and shindiawa (current)
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:54 PM
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I use the stihl fs 90 r and it is very comfortable but can get heavy holding it all day long.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:13 AM
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T242 pro and 35 both shindaiwa. Intersted in trying some other brands stuff but have had good luck with these trimmers. the 35 is old but still works realy well and is powerful. So far very satisfied with these and no complaints as of yet.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by homecutspro1 View Post
I used stihl (unit is hard to start) maryuma (current) and shindiawa (current)
Adjusting the valves will help with the starting.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:44 PM
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FS 90R & FS 110 Here.
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2013 F 150 XLT 4x2 Super Crew
Mowers: Toro Z-Master 2000 48" Toro GS 36" Toro TurfMaster 30"
Blowers:Stihl BR 600 BR 600 BR 200 Trimmers: Stihl FS 110 Stihl FS 90
Edgers: Stihl FC 90&75 Echo BRD 280 Pole Saw: Stihl HT 75 Hedge Trimmer: Stihl HL 45 HS 45
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:58 AM
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Husqvarna trimmers and blowers!
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:35 PM
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I primarily use a 2012 Stihl FS-90R, with the Autocut 25-2, and I have an old 1999 Echo SRM-2601 (25.4 cc) with the fixed line head, and a 1997 Echo SRM-3100 (30.5 cc, a true beast) with a fixed line head.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:29 AM
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I have used a Stihl FS90 (bike handle) for past few years and have no complaints other than hard to use as an edger.

Recently picked up a used Shindaiwa 242 that came with string trimmer head, AH hedge trimmer, and both long and short shafts. It's a complete trimming and hedging package. Really like the balance of the short shaft with the AH hedge trimmer, and the long shaft for trimming high shrubs. Will probably be using the FS90 only with a brushcutter blade now. I'm now a Shindaiwa fan for trimmers.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:09 PM
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I think the Stihl and Shindaiwa trimmers are the best... They are also the only trimmers I have used...
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:13 PM
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echo, shindaiwa, and kawasaki

Echo srm-266, shindaiwa t242, and kawasaki ktf27a are my favorites.
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