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Solid or flex shaft for trimmer?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by trickasabrick, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. trickasabrick

    trickasabrick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    I picked up a barely used Stihl FC110 edger the other day, and plan to use it primarilly as a trimmer since I have no use for another edger at the moment. It will be used with a standard trimmer head, and occationally with a cultivator and pole saw head. I have both the solid shaft that the edger came with, and a flex shaft from an older trimmer that I have. My question is which one is best for my intended uses or does it really matter.
  2. Spring Valley Lawn Service

    Spring Valley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    Solid shaft is heavier but flex shat is only reccomended for line use. I have a flex shat stihl for trimming and a 95 with solid shaft for edging and use with blades.
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    Hey Trick solid is the way to go. Like SVL said:waving:
  4. trickasabrick

    trickasabrick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Thanks for the replies. I will stick with the solid shaft since I will be using it for more than just trimming.

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