Trimmer Line Size

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by LawnMastersTN, Jun 23, 2012.

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Trimmer Line Size

  1. Smaller

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  2. 0.080

    7 vote(s)
    2.6%
  3. 0.095

    197 vote(s)
    72.2%
  4. 0.105

    57 vote(s)
    20.9%
  5. 0.130

    7 vote(s)
    2.6%
  6. 0.155

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  7. Bigger

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  1. iand

    iand LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 724

    i use either .095 or .105 i think .105 is the heaviest line recommended by shindaiwa for my T260 as the heavier the line the more strain will be put on the machine
     
  2. LawnMastersTN

    LawnMastersTN LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    It would be a waste of your time and money GSL
     
  3. vanncann

    vanncann LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 452

    .095 For me for years and have tried .105... but the .095 lasts for ever with me... A five pound role usually 2.5 years...
     
  4. tinkerlawn

    tinkerlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    We run .105 stihl X line in all of our trimmers, always had good luck with it.
     
  5. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    Our Stihl's like the round .095 line, and we have a small echo, with crossfire .080 which works awe-sum for us. Use Heavy Gator Line for fields.
     
  6. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    I use .105 ...it last longer and is more durable when I use it for edging along sidewalks and driveways
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  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    .095 in the loop-handled trimmers for routine mowing and .105 in the bike handlebar trimmer for the overgrown stuff. The bigger lines just don't cut as cleanly in my opinon. I want to cut the grass, not beat it to death.
     
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    .095 for us...

    The smaller the line, the finer the cut.
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  9. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    Agreed with the majority. .095 Stihl line is all I run, I've ran the heavier stuff but didn't really like it. Switched back to .095, anything under that is homeowner territory lol
     
  10. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,331

    I switch back and forth between .080 and .095. Not really rhyme or reason to it, either haha.
     

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