Who on here uses guards or no guards on string trimmers?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Porcupine Lawn and Snow, Aug 28, 2013.


Do you use guards on your trimmers?

  1. Yes, I do

    66 vote(s)
  2. No, I do not

    73 vote(s)
  1. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 748

    No guards.
  2. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    I'm tempted to try taking it off, but I'm thinking this is not the best method for trimming while wearing shorts...
  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    Shin pads lol
  4. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 748

    I always wear pants n boots.
  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    I'm too sexy for my pants. Too sexy for my pants...

  6. AdvanceTreeCare

    AdvanceTreeCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    No guards here either but pants and boots are a must.
  7. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,323

    lol !.......
  8. austins35

    austins35 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I figure "The German Engineers" (Stihl) know a bit more than me

    I leave the guards on if they happen to get broken (which is rare) I replace them
  9. show-n-go

    show-n-go LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    Alway's have mine on. come to think of it, i have never tried one without a guard. Maybe i'll give it a whirl
  10. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,725

    Guards off & wearing shorts EVERY day it is over ~50 degrees.

    Ran a Redmax (lower tier commercial ~24cc) for 8 years w/o the guard. Sold it to another LCO buddy 3-4 years ago...still on the original clutch.

    What I'd like to know...
    How many remove their guard and then decide to put it back on...AFTER seeing the light?!! :cool:
    I'll bet there's a few stalwarts out there...and I'll scratch my head until my last breath. Unless you trim/edge with FULL/WOT RPMs...that dang guard is just a nuisance.

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