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Old 05-18-2013, 01:47 AM
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Anything but the square shaped line.....
Always sticks in the head and you have to go digging to get it loose.
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I was using the regular Stihl string when I first got my FS90R because the dealer threw some in when I bought it.
I didn't realize how crappy it was until I tried something else. The Echo Crossfire lasts much longer and cuts tougher vegetation.

I did try a sample spool of Oregon string and it was pretty amazing. I can't recall what the name of it was, but it's blue and "edged/twisted". I kept the packaging so I could ask for the right stuff if I decided to get more.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:30 AM
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arnold extreme is still the best i have found so far. the yellow stuff from lowes cuts great but you use it up fast. husky ti still the worst . trying gator magnum now-so far so good.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:12 AM
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I like the Echo Crossfire the best, I've tried Oregon Gator lines and they just wear so fast when edging. I used to use JThomas premium round line and loved it but got tired of ordering it and waiting on it to come in (back ordered). I also to use the Sthil X line and their round line but it would melt (weld) itself together inside the head and break off to much at the eyelets.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:10 AM
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I was using the regular Stihl string when I first got my FS90R because the dealer threw some in when I bought it.
I didn't realize how crappy it was until I tried something else. The Echo Crossfire lasts much longer and cuts tougher vegetation.

I did try a sample spool of Oregon string and it was pretty amazing. I can't recall what the name of it was, but it's blue and "edged/twisted". I kept the packaging so I could ask for the right stuff if I decided to get more.
That's the Platinum Super Twist I was talking to Valk about just above. It is really amazing so far (other than the winding onto the spool issue I mentioned)
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:13 AM
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I like the Echo Crossfire the best, I've tried Oregon Gator lines and they just wear so fast when edging. I used to use JThomas premium round line and loved it but got tired of ordering it and waiting on it to come in (back ordered). I also to use the Sthil X line and their round line but it would melt (weld) itself together inside the head and break off to much at the eyelets.
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Funny how different people perceive things. many of us here have stated just the opposite in past threads. I did, and I still stand by that. Oregon Gator Magnum line outlasts Crossfire by a wide margin for trimming chainlink and edging IME. I'm talking about the Gator Magnum line, not regular Oregon line. There's a difference in them for sure.
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I liked the Echo Crossfire .105...but I did not like the gray color. Would rather have a red/orange fwiw.

Will check a couple places today if'n I can talk my gal into an extra stop or two...and hopefully find that Gator Magnum Platinum Super-Duper Twistola etc/etc. -heh-
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:33 PM
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I liked the Echo Crossfire .105...but I did not like the gray color. Would rather have a red/orange fwiw.

Will check a couple places today if'n I can talk my gal into an extra stop or two...and hopefully find that Gator Magnum Platinum Super-Duper Twistola etc/etc. -heh-
That must be the Italian version.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:35 PM
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Anything but the square shaped line.....
Always sticks in the head and you have to go digging to get it loose.
Yep. A poster a few years ago described square line as the fungo bat of trimmer line shapes...which is VERY and painfully true.

So far, I've left the guard on...on my new bad-azz 35cc Honda...and my bare legs are grateful. WAY LESS damage from flying debris. While leaving a trimmer guard on basically goes against my fundamentals, and there are times it does get in the way...I'm seeing the benefits for me, the operator.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:38 AM
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yes it takes a real man to use a trimmer with out gaurd while in shorts-lol
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