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Old 07-23-2012, 09:35 PM
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If you want to be bent over a trimmer all day get a curved shaft...they are ideal for hurting your back.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:47 PM
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I have a dozen of each. Most times guys get the curved. There red max models. Lighter. Easier. And we use all .095 line.

Large accounts - certain guys trim certain things with curved and straight. Depends upon use but lately - like last 6 weeks we haven't mowed much due to brown, dead, drought infested lawns so our equipment is getting a rest way to early this year!
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:47 PM
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If you want to be bent over a trimmer all day get a curved shaft...they are ideal for hurting your back.
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I agree with you. The biggest difference is sore back at the end of the day.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:46 PM
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I have a curved shaft. Sometimes when she messes with it it turns into a straight shaft.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:56 PM
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I agree with you. The biggest difference is sore back at the end of the day.
I haven't used a curved shaft in years, but last time I did it SUCKED bent over more than I normally do for my stihls. Why are all trimmers made for short people.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:08 AM
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I haven't used a curved shaft in years, but last time I did it SUCKED bent over more than I normally do for my stihls. Why are all trimmers made for short people.
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Because many of the people who use them are amigos...
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:10 AM
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At 6' they all are to short. I would rather trim over running a mower but after a few hours my back is jacked.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:50 AM
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that's why they make stick edgers.

using a trimmer to edge does not produce a quality edge.
You are entitled to your own opinion, even though it is wrong.

Now IMO curve shafts are harder to trim with, cut crappier, you can't reach underneath stuff and they generally just suck. Buy a straight shaft; there's a reason pros use them.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:13 AM
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You are entitled to your own opinion, even though it is wrong.

Now IMO curve shafts are harder to trim with, cut crappier, you can't reach underneath stuff and they generally just suck. Buy a straight shaft; there's a reason pros use them.
I only own straight shaft trimmers.

my comment about not edging with them applies to both curved and straight shaft trimmers.
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