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Round VS Sruare Trim Line

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Green-Cuts, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Green-Cuts

    Green-Cuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154


    Does anyone use the square trim line? If so how does it work and what is the benifits over the round if there are any.

  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    It's all I use. It cuts much better and you don't have to run as many rpm's to do the job.
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Just bought a 3lb spool of square line and am going to give it to a friend who likes the junk. Just moves too much air and bends the blades over instead of cutting them. When I go to my dealer next I'm gonna buy some twisted line and see how I like it.
  4. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i use echo crossfire it has 5 edges, the advantage is it gives a cleaner cut over the round line, leaving the grass healthier. plus it's stronger.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    LOL I thought twisted line was that crap my weedeater likes to do when it gets all stuck up inside the head with line ahaha !!!

    But for everything else I use 080 round, the dark green stuff. Last year I found spools on sale for like 8 dollars... I got a little bit stupid before I realized how long a spool lasts (the black ones, like a tiny barrel) and bought 3 while I'm still using the first spool I bought 4 years ago... LoL I likely got 080 green round stuff until I die... At least it's the smaller spools and not the really big ones hehe

    As for the cutting and rpm issue, I find the lighter 080 builds more rpms while thinner line also slices better so double bonus: more rpms plus a better slicing line. It does wear a bit faster but because it's thinner, you get more on the head so it evens out. As far as buying it, line is sold by weight so thinner line gives you more length while with thicker line you get more durability, it again evens out.
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    The 080 round DOES give a cleaner cut...no question. I use the 095 round myself, because I get a clean cut and it weighs in on wearing a bit better. As far as the square line go or the crossfire types, I don't care what ANYbody says. I have tried them, used them, did round again, used them again, and still end up with round. Bottom line, THIS is what gives the best overall cut and wear. The hex stuff is junk and doaesn't hold an adeg. The same goes for the square. you find yourself cutting with more of the midle of the blade than you do the tip. Same goes for these (filament) lines. They all flare out, too and don't get a clean cut.
  7. rfed32

    rfed32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Hatboro
    Messages: 680

    i use what ever is on sale....or what i have laying in the back of the truck...right now i have round line in....but have a 3lber or 5edge stuff....but i dont do a lot of trimin so to me its all the same....when u have a small bussiness the cheaper the better IN SOME CASSES(DEFF NOT MOST LOL)
  8. bigdave36

    bigdave36 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    We use nothing but Pulverizer.095... It is made by Shakespere and you can find it at(Sorry Guys) WalMart.
    We have tried many other kinds and we like it the best by far. It is three edge and trims very well
  9. grassmasterdawn

    grassmasterdawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    I'll be back to using .095 round as soon as I finish this dern spool of Echo Crossfire! Which at the rate I'm going through it will probably be in about 2 or 3 days. Heck, the round is cheaper than dirt at Big Lots, so I'm just going to load up on it!:dancing:
  10. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 798

    I also use echo crossfire string. I think it is better than the round and last longer. It seems it is more pliable than the round.

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