Trimmer line.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by agm, May 21, 2007.

  1. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
    Messages: 178

    What size trimmer line is the best and most efficient to use for edging lawns?

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

  4. mulligant

    mulligant LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    95 square magnum gatorline is very tough and long lasting
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I've used 080 round for years, got 2 or 3 more of those 3 lb. spools.
    I find thinner line slices better, it wears faster but you get more length per volume so it adds out.
  6. jlouki01

    jlouki01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    When you say edging do you mean trimming up around the house or edging the sidewalks?

    If you mean sidewalks buy a stick edger, if you mean around the house .95 Stihl commercial green is what I use. We also use that for clearing grassy creek lines etc..
  7. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    095 Gator Magnum is the best Ive found so far..
  8. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
    Messages: 178

    Sounds good. Thanks.
  9. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    Bingo! Its good stuff and will last awhile
  10. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    If you have a flexible drive shaft, .080 might be best because the thicker stuff will wear out the shaft and clutch prematurely. Otherwise, .095.

    I prefer the round line because I find it spins faster and requires less power as there is less air resistance.

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