Hmmmmmm, I believe line thickness is more for the application rather than motor size. IMO, if you want to trim (cut) grass, you want the fastest tip speed you can get, after all this is what you want in a mower, isnt it??.Originally posted by Ronbo
Thanks, wasn't sure if it was for grass versus weeds.
Yes, I can't agree more.... Again, the line should be more suited to the application, which also means how long the lines lasts. Doing only grass trimming with my machine and .065 line I can trim about 40 average 1/2 acre accounts before I run out. Furthmore, besides preloaded spools, I carry an extra head loaded with heavier line for a quick change, when have long runs of sidewalk, driveway or similar " heavy wear" situations.Originally posted by thartz
Switchless;If I used .065 line we would run through that at 1 full line spool a day.I used .095 spool and that seems to be a happy medium..
First, I agree with what you say, however, as I thought I made clear, the size should be decided by the application it's being used for. Also, everyone is talking about gear drive trimmers, which right from the get go is "designed for power" and not speed. So, with that in mind, like a diesel motor, you want use it's power, by lengthening the line to increase tip speed, which also entails running without a guard (lets not get into that post).Originally posted by ElephantNest
If I use .65, I go through it 3 times as fast as .95. Also, no matter what the application, on my 270 and now the new 230, .65 winds the motor way too high, too light of a string for such power, and the dealer advised me of this. And forget doing thick weeds, like an account of mine along a highway where it must be weedeated, .65 wouldn't hang. Homelite:.65 Real power: .85+IMHO
My Redmax BT 225 (bent shaft) is fully commerical rated and has the same motor as their commerical straight shaft, just so you know it's not a "little home cheapo". Furthermore, It's not that your machine won't to the job, but for trimming grass, it's just overkill. As I keep saying if you brush hog , then use a bigger machine, but just because your machine can "cut a bottle in half", doesn't not make it a better grass trimmer.Originally posted by ElephantNest
. You take your little home cheapo with .65, give me ANY application, and I promise me and my 270 will walk circles around you.~Nest
If I did each stone individually when there was a line of them. I'd be embarrassed to call myself a professional. I thought you'd know I was referring to the stragglers in between the rows of stones. Anyway, since you're comfortable working harder than need be because youre used to it, and Im not, we probably are the same speed. Maybe, I may be even slower, but Ill accept that if Im less tired, especially in my old age.Originally posted by ElephantNest
While your standing trimming around the headstones, I'd be making fast passes in front of then behind the stones in a line, catching one side on one pass and the other side on the returning pass. Can almost bet $$ I'd be faster than you standing there, still trimming each stone individually. More tiresome? Yes. But I didin't get in this to avoid work.
Right back at ya.........Originally posted by ElephantNest
.Always enjoy your posts, Pete, and have nothing but respect for you.