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String Trimmer for home use?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ojtwelve, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. ojtwelve

    ojtwelve LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I am looking to buy a 4 cycle string trimmer for home use and wanted to get your very valuable opinions as to which one is the best quality and will last me the longest. I live in a regular housing community and I do not know the exact size of my yard. Here are the links to the trimmers I have seen so far and am thinking about buying one of them. I hope these links work.

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_07179197000P?keyword=79197

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=185275-65481-TB575&lpage=none

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs...Id=10053&productId=100521208&N=10000003+90401
     
  2. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    honestally none of them.. spend the extra 80 bucks and get a echo redmax or shin...

    all those spin the wrong wrong way, lol

    i don't get the whole 4 cycle thing. blah, anyhoo at 30cc that craftsman has to weigh a ton
     
  3. Southern Signature

    Southern Signature LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Use Stihl trimmer string, you'll love it.. enough said
     
  4. GRT

    GRT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    Stihl and Echo each make solid light duty straight shaft trimmers for $200 with approx 21 cc engines. More than enough power for a home owner and will last a long time.
     
  5. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    Dont count Shindaiwa out either. The choices you selected are poor. Very poor. If you want dependable, quality and longevity, spend a few more bucks and be happy down the road.
     
  6. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    What he said.
     

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