gas string trimmer

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by cox1250, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. cox1250

    cox1250 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I am looking for a gas trimmer that is easy to change the string. Everytime a buy a trimmer and replace the string it never works right.

    Any suggestions, oh yeah, and I would like it to be an easy start too.
  2. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    Echo products are lighter and can be bought inexpensively or on a credit card at HD

    I find Stihl to be a bit heavier. The gas filters are harder to replace quickly.

    You're going to get a hundred replies here, all telling you some-thing different.

    Ultimately you will have to decide. How about renting different products to see how they handle for a day or a few hours and then basing your decision on that?
  3. cox1250

    cox1250 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Is it easy to change the string? That is my biggest problem. I am a female and do all the yard work :)
  4. Kreios

    Kreios LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Get a speed n feed head for your trimmer. Most dealers carry them and if you buy a trimmer from them they will more than likely put it on for you. They take 5 seconds to rethread and they come with adapters to fit various trimmers. Redmax trimmers start easy.
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  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,506

    Personally I like Echo's U-turn head. Just stick the free ends of an 18' ft length of line into the holes and twist the knob. No disassembly required.
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  6. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    I have a Stihl FS 55 that has the same thing for putting new sting in.

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