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Is your middle finger on the trigger?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Merkava_4, May 4, 2010.

  1. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    Do you ever use your middle finger on string trimmers? The reason why I ask is because some string trimmers are clearly meant to be used with the index finger and the index finger only; the Redmax with its hook shaped trigger comes to mind ... can't see how you can use your middle finger on a Stihl either.
  2. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,923

    I use both my middle and index finger on my Stihl FS90R. Having two fingers on the throttle provides better control, for me.
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i can on echo trimmers, and that is all we use
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Only when I'm TRYING to give someone the stealth version of the bird.
  5. M.A.Landscaping

    M.A.Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    on my husqvarna trimmers i use my pointer and middle finger
  6. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    I honestly couldn't tell you if I use my middle finger or not. Using the trimmer has become "second nature" to me, so I don't even think about what finger(s) I use while using the trimmer.
  7. Jhill19

    Jhill19 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 293

    Always use my index and middle finger on my stihl's

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