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New Trimmer, shindaiwa t270

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Orkin Yards, May 13, 2000.

  1. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    got a new trimmer today, didn't get the best deal but i had the money and wanted to get one, i got the sindaiwa t270 its got power, but i think that someone had talked about removing arestor out of muffler or sumtin<br>HOW DO I DO IT?!? don't wana mess anything up, also i don't like the handle and all, i can't flip my trimmer over and trim...is their some better way to be edging or do i just need a new handle...anything else i need to know about this trimmer?
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    The spark arrester should be in the end of the muffler hole. The handle can be spun around by loosening the hand turnable nut and retightened to an possition. We just leave ours in the upright possition.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  3. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    Removing the spark arrester might void your warrenty. <p>I dont remove them till the warrenty is out. <p>Just a word of caution. I'd hate to see you get a new trimmer and have no warrenty. I know they are good ones but there is still the chance of getting a lemon.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    My dealer takes the spark arrester out and puts them in the tool bag when you buy them new.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,003

    Naturalawn, <p>Simple solution if that is a concern. Leave it in the trimmer for a few days to let it get a little carbon'ed up, then take it out. Before you take it for warranty work, just put it back in. <p>My experience, they cause more problems than they are worth...take it out :)
  6. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,010

    Spark arrester??? Tricky questions, POWER VS.LIABILITY VS. WARRENTY.<br>Man I wouldn't get caught without a spark arrester in my machine. What happens if a spark flies out hits your gas can and catches your clients property, worse yet, your clients house on fire? This happened to a friend of my family. Was working with trimmer, spark was thrown, hit the clients gas tank in boat that was next to grass and driveway, caught fire burned up the boat and most of the client's garage down. Our friend lost everything (house, business) because he was sited by our fire department for using a machine without a spark arrester.<p>2 reasons for spark arresters to get clogged up on NEW machines, running too much oil with your gas and not running your machine at full throttle.<p>After they changed the type of gas that they sell in California 3 years ago, we had problems with all our machines. The gas would not burn hot enough; 2-cycle oil wouldn't burn all the way. Fowl everything, spark plugs, and muffler, spark arresters ECT.. The solution: Run machines at full throttle, change spark plugs more often, clean muffler and spark arrester of carbon and oil deposits.<br>Jean<p>----------<br>J-LC Landscaping & Maintenance Gardening<br>C-27 Ca Contr# 770044
  7. Bobby

    Bobby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Hey Orkin, you probably now have the best trimmer there is. As far as cutting an edge line, it just takes time to get the feel of the new design. In a month from now, you'll wonder how you ever ran that thing you replaced. You wouldn't catch me running anything WITH a spark arrester. But then, I do live in a tropical paradice.<p>----------<br>Bobby <br>Ft Lauderdale<br> <p><font size="1">Edited by: Bobby
  8. crew

    crew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    Cant imagine why you are compelled to remove arrestor. I have a 270 and there is never any shortage of power.On the contrary, I have to keep my guys from taking bark off trees and scalping the crap out of grass with the thing. What are you cutting ?
  9. Gus

    Gus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    No doubt a t-270 is about as good as it gets<br>but if you want to edge use an edger.
  10. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    Take the spark arrester out and don't worry about voiding your warranty. I have never checked for spark arresters in any warranty situation and we have been selling Shindaiwa for 15 years. I can't remember selling a T27/270 with a spark arrester still in it.

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