Stihl vs Redmax vs Honda

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nick17, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Nick17

    Nick17 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Ok guys, I PROMISE this will be the last thread about edgers.

    I wanted to get the PRO's and CON's of each. (Either your personal use or word-of-mouth) I talked to my dad today and told him I will put down $250 cash and he picks up the rest. I convinced him that I needed a $400 edger. I didn't want to buy something for $200, to soon find out it's broke, and the downtime, or it won't cut through thicker grass (which seems all I do). So I'm doing it right, the first time.

    Here's our contestants, which would you personally take if you had a chance?

    #1: Stihl FC85
    http://www.stihlusa.com/edgers/FC85.html

    #2: Stihl FC110
    http://www.stihlusa.com/edgers/FC110.html

    #3: Redmax HEZ2500S
    http://www.redmax.com/products/detail.cfm?ProdID=44

    #4: Honda HHE31CA
    http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/ModelDetail.asp?ModelName=HHE31CA


    I will be demoing these 4 edgers throughout the next few weeks and will come up for a decision for my self. But if I like two or three, I need your opinions about each to swing my vote.



    Thank you guys!!


    -Nick
     
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    I have the Stihl FC110 and i LOVE it. i also have a stihl 4mix 110 trimmer, and a bp stihl 420 magnum blower and love that also. stihl is only way to go for stick edgers. also, once you buy it, buy a 4 star blade, but MAKE SURE it has a 1" hole! trust me, i used the regular stick blade for a few weeks, then i bought the 4 star blade and it makes ALL the difference in the WORLD!!!
     
  3. Nick17

    Nick17 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Yeah, I read your post about it, and the first thing I am buying with the edger.


    I am leaning toward the Stihl 110 but still unsure about the honda and redmax.

    How much did you pay for your Stihl 110?





    -Nick
     
  4. Bchlawns

    Bchlawns LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 4

    Stihl is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Nick Stihl 110 hands down it is a beast & has power to spare. It will want to pull right out of your hands if you don't have a solid grip on it. Here in NJ i paid $423.95 with tax. Good luck with your choice
     
  6. Nick17

    Nick17 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Thanks guys. The first demo will be the Stihl 110.. then redmax etc.

    Keep them coming! Still not enough to swing my vote if I have a tie..




    Thanks,

    -Nick
     
  7. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Nick what were you quoted on the Stihl? And what about the other brands if you don't mind me asking.
     
  8. Nick17

    Nick17 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Lazer, not sure on the 110 or 85.

    Redmax, $379 and Honda $399..

    Do you know how much the 85 is? We have at least 5 dealers within 15miles and it's all cheap here. Everyone has same prices but one dealer will offer some special to get you to buy their product (ie. free 5lb trimmer line, or other accesories they have).



    -Nick
     
  9. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,905

    You know me, It'd be the one with the most power!!
     
  10. Nick17

    Nick17 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    The Honda has the most power; 4cycle at 31.1 cc's and the 110 with 25.4..




    -Nick
     

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