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Trimmer String vs Trimmer Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CLC, Jul 6, 2001.

  1. CLC

    CLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Who uses what Im thinkin bout going to blades any info will help THANKS
     
  2. Calvin

    Calvin Banned
    from Ontario
    Messages: 73

    My dealer tells me he only sells the blades to homeowners, usually women, who can't figure out how to work the string. Don't see how they could possibly compare to string for comm use.
     
  3. BrandonGT

    BrandonGT Guest
    Messages: 0

    I would personally go for trimmer string..

    If you hit the blade against the sidewalk or something really hard, you could possibly break it.

    And, the blade would really tear up wire fences.
     
  4. UrbanEarth

    UrbanEarth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    I only use a blade for REALLY nasty weed clearing (Scentless Chamomile thats about 3' high for instance). Too many problems with blades for anything else.
    I'm also not sure that I would trust a dealer that sells blades to people that can't figure out the string thing.

    Alan
     
  5. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    i only have 2 trimmers at the moment. one has a regular head on it with string, that is for cuttin grass. the other one (old one) sits most of the time, however i can put a regular head on it. but right now i keep a little piece of garbage poly head on it. i use it for cuttin tall grass. i have that on an srm2100. i find that you dont even have to squeeze the trigger all that much and the thing is flying around really, really fast. you dont cut much with it, and i just dont like it, for tall stuff its much better than the string, but for cuttin grass i go with the string.,
     

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