String Trimmer attatchments - any good?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A1 Grass, Oct 7, 2002.

  1. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    Has anyone used any of the plastic or other type of blades with any success? I was just wondering if they were good for anything at all.
     
  2. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    The metal blades are great for small brush clearing.. It's like you're a ninja with metal blades whirring around. Just don't hit a thick tree or a rock cause the metal tip will break, shooting it off in any distance it may go..


    I only used the metal ones now. I had the plastic and all 3 cracked in about 6 minutes of use, no joke.. The metal onces are where it is at..
     
  3. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have used just about every type of Stihl blade and string so if you tell me what your trying to do I can offer a recommendation.

    The plastic blades (stihl type) do work well in the right application.

    What type of trimmer you using?
    Jim
     
  4. Clewsew

    Clewsew LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    The plastic blades are for at most, large weeds, do not try to use them in any kind of brush. If you have your owners manual, it might show you a list of the different types or attachments/blades and uses for each. I bought my FS85 2 years ago, and it has it. In either case, you could go to your local dealer, or go to this link, and it will give you a list of the available heads/blades:

    http://www.stihlusa.com/accessories/brushcutters/blades.html

    Good Luck.
    Doug
     

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