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Stihl Trimmer Line

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FordManKubotaDreamer, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. FordManKubotaDreamer

    FordManKubotaDreamer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Which of the Stihl trimmer line do you use,or another brand. I was looking at the commercial square stuff. It will be on an Fs110R.

    Heres your options.
    .065" (1.6 mm) dia.
    .080" (2.0 mm) dia.
    .095" (2.4 mm) dia.
    .105" (2.7 mm) dia.
    .130" (3.3 mm) dia.
    Commercial Line

  2. jgtxusa

    jgtxusa LawnSite Member
    Posts: 123

    .105 echo crossfire is what all my foremen like and buy.
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    .095, Just because it is easier to find. Have used .130 on fixed heads and that is some strong stuff.
  4. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I have the green .95 stihl square line and it seems to be ok. I really prefer Shakespeare ultra-cut .95 round red line.
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    i use the .095 stihl round line, im stihl oh the spools that i bought when i bought the trimmer!! Strong stuff!
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Sufix Mega Twist .95 line in the Stihl FS85, but could run bigger I guess.

    I have also been testing another line, but I haven't done the writeup on it yet.
  7. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,307

    Ahhhhh..... 0.95 too small and .105 too big........... what to do????

    Redmax to the rescue with their .100 line. It's the good stuff.
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Lines like the Sufix Mega Twist as well as some others tend to run a little small also. I bet their .105 is real comparible in size.
  9. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Anyone use Shindaiwa's twist line? I had I think .80 when I got the speed feed head for my T230 I like the way it cut but it was just too small. I normally run .105 when I trim. What about the "FlexiBlade" thing from Oregon anybody try that out or currently use it?

  10. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,016

    We have used echo crossfire and the Stihl round all .95 but we just started using Sufix mega twist .95. The mega twist lasts the longest and doesn't break off as easy.

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