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Old 09-05-2011, 12:03 PM
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Stihl Poly Cut

Started a clean up of a dried up holding pond, vegitation is 2 to 4 ft. in hieght. Using stihl hedge trimmer and decided to try the stihl poly cut. The plastic blades lasted about 10min. Anybody ever had steel blades fabricated for the poly cut, I am curious if this would work better?
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:43 PM
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Your best bet is to get a blade and adapter for the gearhead from a stihl dealer.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:59 PM
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Use a factory brush cutter blade. Better yet invest in a articulating hedge trimmer.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:40 PM
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Metal blade spinning death trap

Don't use metal blades. There is a post a few years back about someone trying to do it and someone relayed the guy who patented the flying metal chain idea. Problem was the chains broke loose and killed a little girl. Seriously.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:48 PM
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I have a stihl HL 100 K , works very well for this application. Can u put a saw typle blade on a stihl fs100, my dealer says no
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:26 PM
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I have a stihl HL 100 K , works very well for this application. Can u put a saw typle blade on a stihl fs100, my dealer says no
I'm not sure, but I'd say you might be OK. On STIHL's site it says "NOTE: Gearbox attachments are not approved for the FS 100 RX." it says nothing about blades, but it does say that it's "designed for professional dedicated line head use", I'd say try at your own risk though.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:01 AM
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Don't use metal blades. There is a post a few years back about someone trying to do it and someone relayed the guy who patented the flying metal chain idea. Problem was the chains broke loose and killed a little girl. Seriously.
We are talking about factory brushcutting setups. You can't take down a stand of saplings or vines with a string cutter. Further nobody should be near an operator when doing this kind of work.
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