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What is the best /weedeater/line trimmer/string trimmer/ on the face of the earth?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Merkava_4, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. sdk1959

    sdk1959 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    It's all a matter of personal preference. When practical and available I prefer a 4 stroke engine over a 2 stroke engine. To me a 4 stroke engine is more of a work engine and a 2 stroke engine is more of a performance engine.

    That said, I prefer the Honda 4 stroke trimmer over a comparable 2 stroke trimmer for the following reasons:

    1 No gas and oil to mix.

    2 Better fuel economy

    3 Quieter

    4 Lower emissions

    5 Less vibration

    6 Easier starting

    7 More torque at low RPM's means less fuel used, tall grass trimmed at partial throttle, less debris kicking up,quieter operation.

    8 The Honda 4 stroke trimmer can be operated and stored in any position just like a 2 stroke.

    I have used both a 2 stroke trimmer and the Honda 4 stroke trimmer, I prefer the Honda, but that is me, you should demo several makes and models to reach a decision.

    Info on the Honda trimmer I own in below link.

  2. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    Gatorline .095 or .105 is definately the hands down best.
  3. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    Where is the face of the Earth? I want to take a picture.
  4. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 870

    Being a big Shindaiwa fan, the T270 with the loop handle was legendary in it's power to weight ratio. However, I had a friend turn me on to the Kawasaki KGT27A with the SpeedFeed head and that was the perfect combo right there. Grab a KGT27A if you can still get one! The Kaw KGT27B are not the same. I've tried the Stihl 2 cycle trimmers and they seem to have a lot of torque for their size but not the smoothness and refinement of the Shindaiwa IMHO.

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