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Got a fs80r today

S man

LawnSite Gold Member
Well, I was getting tired of my redmax, being that it is my main dedicated trimmer I bought an fs80r to replace it. The redmax has major head issues with the string. It will be a back up now. Well here are some pics.

Also is it easy and worth putting the steel shaft in the fs80??

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haybaler

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
ma
I hate to say it but I bought one new last year and hate it. the carb was way to rich from day one and after a week completely clogged the spark arester screen. cleaned that out adjusted carb, new plug and the things never been right. I only use it as a backup now. I brought it back to the dealer the first time and set it on the counter and he was on the phone and he wouldn't even look at me, i walked out and have never been back. Husky 326L is the way to go for trimming and the Stihl 110R for bigger jobs.
 
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S man

S man

LawnSite Gold Member
Well I've used a few of them a while back and they never gave me trouble. I like stihl units. they have power and no vibs.
The thing is also you have to run it wide open most of the time. the guy starting it up took the screen out right there.
 

mcwlandscaping

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Nashua, NH
Good buy! i LOVE my stihl pro series engine....NEVER any trouble what so ever! Don't worry about the solid shaft as long as you don't plan on having any attachments on it
 

KS_Grasscutter

LawnSite Gold Member
I am either gonna be getting one of them or a Husq. 323L here in the next month or so.
 

RedMax Man

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Dracut, MA
I can see you treat your tools with care, you even bring them inside.:)
Nice buy
 

HiTECH

LawnSite Member
Location
Missouri
I hate to say it but I bought one new last year and hate it. the carb was way to rich from day one and after a week completely clogged the spark arester screen. cleaned that out adjusted carb, new plug and the things never been right. I only use it as a backup now. I brought it back to the dealer the first time and set it on the counter and he was on the phone and he wouldn't even look at me, i walked out and have never been back. Husky 326L is the way to go for trimming and the Stihl 110R for bigger jobs.
Why wouldnt you just take the screen out, we take the screens out of all our stihl equip. Never had any problems with ours equipment either
 

haybaler

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
ma
Well I've used a few of them a while back and they never gave me trouble. I like stihl units. they have power and no vibs.
The thing is also you have to run it wide open most of the time. the guy starting it up took the screen out right there.
be very carefull running that thing with no spark arester screen. It is very possible to catch dry leaves or wood siding on fire.
 

grassmanak

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Omaha NE
i have a Husky 323 and its been great, bought it new last season and not one problem. It even fell off the trailer once but still runs great.
 
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