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Old 06-04-2013, 09:59 AM
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Trimmer Line Whats size to use?

Hello,

I am running low on line and was wondering what is the best line to use. I currently have an Stihl fs 85. I have been using some old line i had left over which as .130 i believe however I had to trim ends in order to make it fit spool. What size of line would fit better, save time on rewinding but remain as versatile?

Thanks for your help
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:50 PM
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Trimmer Line Whats size to use?

.95 is easy to spool and cuts cleaner than 105
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:09 PM
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Hello,

I am running low on line and was wondering what is the best line to use. I currently have an Stihl fs 85. I have been using some old line i had left over which as .130 i believe however I had to trim ends in order to make it fit spool. What size of line would fit better, save time on rewinding but remain as versatile?

Thanks for your help
I run the FS85. I use .095. Easy to spool, cuts very well.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:49 PM
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Homeowner here curious about trim string. I have used a Stihl FS55 since 1998.

If the .095 string will cut better and cleaner than .105 string, would it stand to reason that .085 (or is that .080) might cut better.

I string trim 1450 feet every time I cut grass (no roundup) and have always used .095.

Like many others here I would like to find that perfect, strong, long lasting string that will last longer than some thirty feet before another bumping for more string.




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Old 06-04-2013, 07:59 PM
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I run an Echo Rapid loader head with .155 line. Works best for me.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:19 PM
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Like many others here I would like to find that perfect, strong, long lasting string that will last longer than some thirty feet before another bumping for more string.



I use husky titanium .105 trimmer line and can go WAAAAY longer than 30 feet without bumping for more line.
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