shindaiwa or echo

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by southerneclipse, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Jake4551

    Jake4551 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Curious why everyone mentioned the M242, but not the M2510 Shindy? Also I think Kawasaki's hedge trimmer is short, and they then offer an extension, correct me if I am wrong.
    ALSO there are some good deals on the Swisher Shindaiwa multi tools on Ebay. Have always been hesitant due to Swisher name, but hear they are the EXACT same.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2011
  2. Green-Man

    Green-Man LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    I know I'm a bit late on this topic but you can't go wrong with either i run both. I have a shindaiwa t272 weed-eater and I LOVE it so much. I use it daily had it about 4 years now and never had a problem with it, I just change the fuel filters and air filter. I will definitely stay with shindaiwa weed eaters. Now for Echo, they are just as good i have a echo edger the pe-230 and it runs like a champ no problems no nothing and always starts right up. Echo makes GREAT blowers i have the pb-413t which is a great weight and has good power, and i did use a pb-755t echo blower which is a monster. Only thing is that i know that the blowers tend to have some carb issues, but I think that has been fixed. All In all they are both great brands it just depends on your opinion and what feels best for you. Hope this helped :)
  3. lcfd8

    lcfd8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Echo owns shindawia now..... They have for the last few years. I have all Shindiwia line trimmers and love them!! Can't say the same for the Echo products, the last blower I bought I got from Home Depot. Took it back a week later, difficult starting and no power. I vote for Shindiwa
  4. Green-Man

    Green-Man LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    Yeah I heard that Echo owns shindaiwa, I want another shindaiwa weedeater but mine just doesn't quit they make good equipment, i'm really upset about them not making the EB 633 rt blower anymore EVERYONE was using them, it also had a good weight to power ratio as well!
  5. 2stroked

    2stroked LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    I have 9 Husqvarna handhelds and I've never any problems with any of them.
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  6. WillsLandscape

    WillsLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    I have a Stihl FS-90R, which I love, lots of power and reasonable on the weight, and I've never had a problem with it.

    Never had a Shindaiwa other than an EB-212 handheld blower, which never really ran right, even out of the box.

    The ECHOs are a different story, got an SRM-2601 (1999, 25.4 cc) and an SRM-3100 (1997, 30.5 cc), neither have really had much other than an air filter, fuel filter, and spark plug here and there. Of course, those are the old Echos, I honestly don't have much input for their newer trimmers/Multi-tool system. What I can tell you is that my Echo PB-250 runs way too lean, but there aren't any freakin' carburetor adjustments! :cry:
  7. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,050

    I hope they don't put echo parts in the shindaiwa:waving:
  8. WillsLandscape

    WillsLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Well, I think some parts like air filters and such are similar, the gas caps on some models, too, etc.
  9. ric1

    ric1 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 184

    Echo merged with Shindaiwa on 7/12/2010 they now make and distribute Shindaiwa. You can find the news clipping on the Echo site.
  10. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    Just wondering does anyone except me actually own the redmax multi tool. I bought it last year and it is great. I have the articulating hedge trimmer and edger. I hear allot of people say try redmax but seems no one except me actually owns it. Must not be a big seller for redmax. Great tool nevertheless.
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