weedeater line

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by clipslawnservice, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. clipslawnservice

    clipslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I use a stihl FS 85 weedeater with the autocut head and stihl .095 line in the round version, orange.I use it as an edger
    and spend too much time getting line to feed , would like to know if thier is a better line in diameter or shape, or even maybe a new head?
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,504

    I use that same combo and I think its about the best it is. But I have a stick and push edger, I dont use my trimmer to edge with
     
  3. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 846

    have you used a bump and feed head?

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  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I use the same autocut heads. I run the Gator Magnium line.
     
  5. SCAPEASAURUSREX

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    I am running the same set up... A Stihl FS-85 with the .095 line and also think its' the best working head I have ever used. Edging uses alot of line so your gonna be feeding alot. I found that if you are really carefull winding the string that it will feed smoother than if you just wrap it around any old way.... Try a stick edger for hard edging.....
     

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