in my eyes it would be stihl-but i am going to try a red max next time-there is a red max that has the same engine as the fs83-but the shaft looks a little longer though-i need to measure them-thats the one i am interested in because i am kinda tall and have to bend over with the stihl alot.
Around houses i one hand a little featherlite
Its just faster for me. For heavy cutting
or a lot of trimming i have had good results
with stihl ,echo,or ryobi commercial units
with brush cutter.Ive heard others speak
highly of other makes.Irecommend high
octane and correct mix for longer life
I use the smallest straight shaft that Toro make's has plenty of power for basic trimming and is light weight. I have been using it for two years now and have had no trouble with it. I do have a larger Toro trimmer for heavy cutting when needed. We also use a Red Max recipricator neat trimmer but kinda slow works great as an edger.
SHINDAWA ALL THE WAY... By far the T-270's. I use 4 T-270's, and 4 T-230's. The 230's are priced reasonable. But if you use alot of hispanic help and have a large company, You don't need to spend $400 on a trimmer, not when your buying 10 every two years,