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Old 05-26-2012, 12:38 PM
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Line to use in Echo line trimmer.

Question to the seasoned pros who use Echo line trimmers... I have been using .080 lines but noticing that I seem to be going through my spool like crazy. Can anyone tell me if it would make a difference if i switch to .095? It seems that the .080 is thinner and gets eaten up faster.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:41 PM
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Depends on your machine.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:27 PM
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you give us no model number, how many string head you use, what head you use, ect... how can we help you?
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:04 PM
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I run only echo trimmers. I mostly use my 210 (same as 225) which is just above home owners quality. I switched the head to a speed feed head (the best thing ever!!) it made the machine feel so much more balanced. I use .95 vortex trimmer line. If you want the trimmer to work at its best you need to use the best line and head. That is what I've been using for the past four seasons and I love my trimmers and will buy the same set-up new for the next season.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:45 PM
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Can your trimmer head use the .95 line? If so switch and never look back.
I use the Echo 225, switched the head also and am running .130 square line.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:52 AM
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Sorry guys I should have been more specific. My bad. I have the 225 straight shaft. Original head on it. The thing runs nice. My only peeve is the trimmer line. Im thinking maybe I should go with a heavier guage?
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:56 AM
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I think the .095 strikes a nice balance between still cutting well and durability and is what I run for routine trimming on my mowing route.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:13 AM
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Your trimmer will work great with .095 line.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:34 AM
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No, it won't, trimmer line is sold by weight so dollar for dollar whether you buy 3 pounds of .080 or 3 pounds of .095 it's still 3 pounds of plastic string, you're not getting more string one way or the other so if you're wearing it down then you will wear down 3 pounds in the same amount of time.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:36 AM
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Herler: "1. There have a lot of dummy oil and make a mistake for using to happen trouble." WHAT????
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