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Old 04-19-2013, 04:12 PM
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Gas trimmer...HELP!!!

Looking to buy a new gas trimmer and I have narrowed it down to 3 choices. First is a craftsman 27 cc for $146 plus tax. Second is a Stihl FS90R for $320 plus tax. Third is a Redmax TR2350S for $270. I have a craftsman that is 8 to 10 years old and finally quit on me last year. My question is does anyone know anything about the Redmax? I know about the Craftsman and the Stihl. Any advice/ pros and cons would be appreciated.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:13 PM
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Gas trimmer...HELP!!!

None of the above. Echo is by far the best. Lightweight and powerful
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:43 PM
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What model Echo?
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:57 PM
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Redmax makes very good quality stuff, as does Stihl.

Try them both out and see which one feels best in your hands.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:14 PM
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Out of the three Sthil is the best but I would take the redmax and save the $50 over the sthil
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:22 PM
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Make the effort to purchase ethanol-free 89+ octane fuel for your 2-stroke/mix fuel.

Scroll down to your town:
http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=MO
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:37 PM
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I use 89+ octane in everything I run.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:34 PM
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Gas trimmer...HELP!!!

Try living in Iowa take a look at your chart there. We run 91 in everything. Sucks
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:16 PM
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Back on topic here fellows, Trimmers? I found a close Echo dealer I'll be checking them out. Any other models that are good that I should take a gander at?
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:28 PM
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I have been really happy with my shindiawa 242 so far this season. My guys love it and it does great for weekly maintenance. Lacks a ton of torque for heavy growth in retention ponds but the power to weight is unbelievable.
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