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Best trimmer string?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Randall Riley, May 22, 2020.

  1. Randall Riley

    Randall Riley LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 9

    What is your go-to weed trimmer string for best cut AND durability?
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 23,241

    There's a ton of threads on this on here to read through.
     
  3. rippinryno

    rippinryno LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,600

    I use the
    Oregon 20-102 Platinum Gatorline .095

    Amazon had it on sale about a month ago for $35 for a 3 lb spool. It's a bit more now that it's fully mow season.
     
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  4. Wink'sLawnManag.

    Wink'sLawnManag. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Best I have found from use and researching online with lots of videos. Clean cut!!!

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  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,603

    The purple kind.
     
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  6. Green Industry Pro

    Green Industry Pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Tyler Texas
    Messages: 793

    Rotary Vortex .095
     
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  7. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,077

    .08 really?
     
  8. Wink'sLawnManag.

    Wink'sLawnManag. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Yea thought the same thing as I have ran .095" in my Stihl trimmers for past 5 years. Figured I'd give it a shot as alot of the guys I follow on YouTube use it and impressive is an understatement. Can buy smaller lengths on Amazon so atleast worth getting a couple hundred feet to try out for cheap!!! You won't regret it
     
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  9. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,077

    Do you edge with your trimmer?
     
  10. rippinryno

    rippinryno LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,600

    A youtube guy also told me to buy a cordless trimmer, haha. I can't tell you how many youtubers doing lawn care are doing things that they think are awesome but don't work for me. I can't run anything less than .095, i've tried them all and i use what works best for me. more power to you if you like the thinner stuff, i just don't.
     

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