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Old 05-30-2003, 08:34 PM
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What type of trimmer?

Hello all. I was looking around and saw Shindiawa, Makita, Red Max, Echo trimmers availabe in my area. I have read other post here and most post like the Stihl weed eaters. I am leaning toward either the Makita or Shindiawa. Which one will last me the longest.
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Old 05-30-2003, 09:35 PM
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The shin . They last forever. Had mine over 3 years, starts on the first pull. T-270 and leave your edger at home.


Have used Shins that were more than 10 years old. Can't go wrong with the best.
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Old 05-30-2003, 09:37 PM
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What should I expect to pay for this weed eater?
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Old 05-30-2003, 11:56 PM
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I paid $400.00 for mine. Probably still somewhere around that price.
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Old 05-31-2003, 04:26 AM
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 05-31-2003, 10:35 AM
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I use a shin. T-260. Paid mine for 325.00 2 years ago. runs like new.
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Old 05-31-2003, 06:55 PM
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How quick and easy is it to restring the Shindiawa?
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Old 05-31-2003, 09:56 PM
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That was my next question. And what about the weight of the 270. I have two yards that require at least 45 min of trim time.
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Old 05-31-2003, 10:47 PM
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Depending on the head you get, but all are very simple to restring. The weight isn't bad at all on my 270, considering the power and the fact that I don't have to swing it around as much as one with less power. I trim for hours at a time at times.
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Old 06-01-2003, 08:03 AM
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I can run my T-260 at full throtle cutting down high weeds and grass with trimmer line and it will not bog down.
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