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Old 10-21-2012, 04:36 PM
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which causes arm fatigue? the trimmer vibration or the weight?

which one would you say causes the fatigue\soreness? Im currently using an echo which weighs somewhere around 11-12 lbs. at the moment i can either get a lighter trimmer (redmax or husqvarna) or get an edger which would cut back on muscle use when using a harness. i also plan on putting some rubber foam i found at home depot onto the trimmer where i grasp it.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:47 PM
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Probably a little of both more so vibration but, gripping it too tight is the biggest problem in my opinion.
The same with a motorcycle, arm pump happens when it's gripped too tight.
It's counter intuitive to hold a trimmer or a bike loosely but it works.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:49 PM
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yea i thought about the gripping part. but i always forget when im actually out working.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:50 PM
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Your symptoms are very common for RMI, Repetitive motion injury or HAVS, Hand arm vibration syndrome. There are anti vibratory gloves available on the market as well as different ways of holding equipment and shifting use of your equipment from one side of your body to another. My product cas also be used to combat and lessen the affects of prolonged use of hand held equipment. www.easyliftharness.com blog.easyliftharness.com
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:58 PM
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i was imagining something like your harness the other day. little much on the price tag, just my opinion. but the idea is good.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:58 PM
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I'd vote for the lighter weight. I went from Echo 265T's to a Stihl FSX100 a couple of years ago. There is only about a pound difference, but it is amazing how much difference that makes at the end of the day.

I agree on the grip thing. I grip my trimmer very loosely, and have never had a problem with my hands going numb.
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Bottom line you got to get in shape no little fool around tools are going to fix a basis problem. It is no possible to wake up some morning and start using a trimmer full time.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:39 PM
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I love my Husky 323 trimmer...really light yet gets the job done. I had always used my Shindaiwa multi tool poweheads with the trimmer attachment...big difference in weight.

You could always just use a shoulder strap too. Personally I only use a strap or harness when using my bike handlebar trimmer...I don't like having my reach limited. You pretty much have to use one with a bike handlebar trimmer.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:17 PM
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Bottom line you got to get in shape no little fool around tools are going to fix a basis problem. It is no possible to wake up some morning and start using a trimmer full time.
I tend to agree with this as far as trimming and edging. The more you use that mussel group the less it will effect you. That's probably why the hedge trimmer makes me so sore. I do not use it often enough.
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