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Old 09-05-2013, 05:45 PM
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Oregon Gator Line Super Twist Blue???

I just snatched up a spool of the blue line from Oregon

http://amzn.to/15CvOBn

I was using the .095 in the gray color and was going through it pretty good and also noticed it wasn't chewing through the thicker weeds and brush I have been cutting most of this year. How well does this hold up on the thick stuff? It wasn't cheap so I'm hoping it is as good as they say.

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:17 PM
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Is this Oregon line the Platinum or Magnum?
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:32 PM
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Let us know how it holds up. I use the old stuff and it eats up pretty quick when edging beds, etc...
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:58 AM
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Is this Oregon line the Platinum or Magnum?
Oops...missed your link. After a lengthy discussion on another thread, I 'think' we determined the Magnum to be tougher than the Platinum. I've only used the Platinum in .105 and I'm a huge fan.

If you want the toughest, I guess I'd point you toward the square Magnum. The Magnum lines have an Aramid core. Square lines are noisy...not that it matters much. There is also a quieter Supertwist Magnum...which is what I'll try next.

So far, I'm getting at least DOUBLE the time on a trimmer-spool of the Platinum SuperTwist vs my previous fave trimmer line. Impressive ~ to me anyways.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:32 AM
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Pls post your review

I just ordered 2 spools of

Oregon 22-055 Heavy-Duty Professional Magnum Gatorline Square String Trimmer Line .155-Inch Diameter 5-Pound Spools

I will post my review an results

at some point you gotta use blade
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:42 AM
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I do all resi and really like the Platinum SuperTwist in .105. Can perform detailed work easily as the ends seem to wear to the thin inner core with absolutely no welding in the spool. This stuff edges well also. I did one bout of mild brush trimming and it outperformed my other line as expected. The Magnum is the way to go for the thicker brush I'm quite sure. Then there's always a blade as you mentioned.

Looking forward to your review, a35.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:33 PM
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Great thoughts and info! I am still learning how to use a forum and search for old threads so I apologize if I asked something already covered. I have not yet broken open the 7# spool of the platinum and I am wondering if I should go back and swap for a 3# of platinum and a 3# of the magnum square to experiment with each. I am thinking I have finally hit the point in my short career where I need to have a trimmer that can use a blade. I am predominately concentrating on farms and large acreage projects and my Stihl FS100 is just about maxed out.

Would love some suggestions on the next step up trimmer that can handle heavier brush jobs and a blade.

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:00 PM
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Buy an FS250 (2-stroke) with bike bars before Stihl stops selling them in the US

for heavy brush cleaning it's a "Beast" only $20-40.00 more than a FS130

Google Windsor (type) shredder blades, I have been misspelling this blade sorry correct spelling Airecut Tri Blade 10" Brush Cutter Blade, an Beaver Blades if these blades won't handle it you need a bush hog

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Great thoughts and info! I am still learning how to use a forum and search for old threads so I apologize if I asked something already covered. I have not yet broken open the 7# spool of the platinum and I am wondering if I should go back and swap for a 3# of platinum and a 3# of the magnum square to experiment with each. I am thinking I have finally hit the point in my short career where I need to have a trimmer that can use a blade. I am predominately concentrating on farms and large acreage projects and my Stihl FS100 is just about maxed out.

Would love some suggestions on the next step up trimmer that can handle heavier brush jobs and a blade.

Thanks!
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:29 PM
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Yep, get an FS-250 before you can't. Stihl is coming out with an all new FS-240 2-stroke, supposedly even badder as far as power goes, but I say go with tried and true while you CAN.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:00 PM
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Platinum is awesome. We also started carrying the Oregon flex blade string, its nuts. Its a stout string but with blades down both sides of the string. It reminds me of barbwire...lol
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