Which deal is better

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by newscaper, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. newscaper

    newscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Trimmers - used Shindaiwa t230 or used shindaiwa t270? 230 = $299.99 and theused t270 = $175.00.
  2. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    i have a new 230 and love it. i wouldnt buy a used trimmer. i'd buy a new one because i will wear it out in time. dont need any help from a "previous owner".
  3. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    I have both the t-230 and an old t-27, which is the 270. No problems with either. They are used all the time. I prefer the t-27 because of the power,but it weighs more. The t-230 is lighter and easier to handle. Doesn't seem to handle the tough stuff as well as the t-27. They are both well balanced.
    Personally, I'd get the 270...don't be afraid to buy used, just check them out first. I got both mine from pawn shops a couple of years ago. They were used but not abused. I Replaced the carb on the t-27 last year and thats the only repair I've had to make on either one.

    I discarded the tap and feed head in favor of the all metal pro- low profile manual feed head.
    They still run strong and I have no plans to replace them.

    I make my living with them, use them everyday...they start right up.
  4. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    I'm confused. Did you mean "NEW" T-230?

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