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Curved or straight shaft on trimmer

Discussion in 'Tanaka' started by TwoAlaskans, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. TwoAlaskans

    TwoAlaskans LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Am curious to hear what everyone has to say about buying a gas trimmer with a curved shaft or a straight shaft. I am leaning towards the curved shaft as I understand it's easier on the back, but would like to hear what some of the users on this forum have found works best for them and why.
  2. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    not even a close call...Straight all the way and 90% of others i believe will back me up on that!
  3. 4Running

    4Running LawnSite Member
    from Tx
    Messages: 32

    I have had both, I thought I wouldn't like the stand off distance of the straight shaft. But I love it. And the trimmer I use has a solid steel drive shaft. Not a flimsy speedo cable like a curved shaft.

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