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Stihl Poly Cut

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eagleseye, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Eagleseye

    Eagleseye LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Started a clean up of a dried up holding pond, vegitation is 2 to 4 ft. in hieght. Using stihl hedge trimmer and decided to try the stihl poly cut. The plastic blades lasted about 10min. Anybody ever had steel blades fabricated for the poly cut, I am curious if this would work better?
  2. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,133

    Your best bet is to get a blade and adapter for the gearhead from a stihl dealer.
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,870

    Use a factory brush cutter blade. Better yet invest in a articulating hedge trimmer.:usflag:
  4. Steiner

    Steiner LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    Don't use metal blades. There is a post a few years back about someone trying to do it and someone relayed the guy who patented the flying metal chain idea. Problem was the chains broke loose and killed a little girl. Seriously.
  5. Eagleseye

    Eagleseye LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    I have a stihl HL 100 K , works very well for this application. Can u put a saw typle blade on a stihl fs100, my dealer says no
  6. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    I'm not sure, but I'd say you might be OK. On STIHL's site it says "NOTE: Gearbox attachments are not approved for the FS 100 RX." it says nothing about blades, but it does say that it's "designed for professional dedicated line head use", I'd say try at your own risk though.
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,870

    We are talking about factory brushcutting setups. You can't take down a stand of saplings or vines with a string cutter. Further nobody should be near an operator when doing this kind of work.
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