Today I decided to try something out that I have been wondering since i've been in this business. Why use string? when you can use electrical wire. Well today I gave it a whirl. First I Have a stihl fs-85 pro and it is 5 years old. No problems plenty of A$$. Second I was using echo .95 or something string. (which worked very well for me) well until i used 2.08 essexp.com wire. I only wound it a few times to get maybe 2-3 bumps out of it. I started off by edging my walk. I usally stick edge first (for customers) but the dirt extends out on the pavement on my lawn so its tough. Last week I jsut used string and put a little groove in the edge and it looked fine. Tonight I throtled it and Man o man it lit the dirt up making the edge about .5-1inch deep. Next I decided to see how it would handle grass and not bad cut it really good except if u cought the grass. it would dig it up. NOw this is where people may get sketchy but i assure u this did happen. I have a cut off wheel for my trimmer the star kind for brush (but don't have the nut for it ). Well across the street i have a plethera of vines and growth I am taking out at my leisure. I have most of it done but one spot the vines are so thick i cant get my Machetty in there to cut and i dont have the brush cutter attachment working for me. SO i decided to try this new idea. And woah ha. Walzers. Hotdamn. Jumpin Jesohafat (sp? ha) but i think im going to keep this new wire on my trimmer. Ps. the bump worked fine with it.