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View Poll Results: Trimmer Line Size
Smaller 0 0%
0.080 6 2.24%
0.095 194 72.39%
0.105 57 21.27%
0.130 7 2.61%
0.155 3 1.12%
Bigger 1 0.37%
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:47 PM
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I use .065 (rotary) on lawns. I edge better with an edger and have blades for the trimmers if needed.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:54 PM
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Gatorline .95 Square , trying Round this season.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:29 AM
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Square line is the fungo bat of trimmer line shapes and seems to hit a lot of line drives.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:13 PM
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We only use .o95 for everything and I think it works just fine.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:33 PM
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Typically run .095 for regular cuts. .105 for heavier growth, or long chain link fences. Only real reason for going with smaller line is a somewhat cleaner trim. I noticed that turf trimmed with .105 and bigger line browns out more in the heat. Kinda like cutting with a dull blade. Where as the smaller thinner line seems to cut cleaner. Really didn't see much difference between .080 and .095. But the .105 tends to cause a more ragged "cut".

Not many trimmers will spin bigger than .105 very well. And in the hands of a newb, prepare for some busted up stuff.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:56 PM
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We just switched to .105, I think ill be going back to .095 after this small "trial spool" is gone. My trimmer doesnt have as much "oomph" as it did with .095
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:59 PM
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I just like orange!

I run .095 echo crossfire in my fs 90... Just like the orange line! Just don't like the crossfire when I have a helper cause all the fences end up looking like $#!T
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:26 PM
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Wooden fences? lol
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:04 PM
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You guessed it.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:15 PM
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0.105 Has worked wonders for me
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