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Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? #4719070
04/07/18 03:01 AM
04/07/18 03:01 AM
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OneEyeJack Offline OP
OneEyeJack  Offline OP

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My old Echo expired this week and I replaced it with a new Stihl FS 131. I switched brands because I got tired of messing with the carb on the ECHO. I replaced it several times over the years but it has always needed attention. I even broke down and had a small engine shop tune it up once and they did no better than I've done. So it's time to move on. I have no idea yet if I made a good move with the Stihl but with all the spring growth here I'm going to find out. I hope it does because this new weed whacker was more expensive than a box store Echo.

Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4719072
04/07/18 03:16 AM
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I use a 10 year old Poulan Pro 333 with a larger engine (32cc) than I can easily get today. It was originally designed to use an oddball 0.115" string, I use a twisted 0.110" string I can only find at Sears in it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001PKU5IQ/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

I got this as a safety award originally so I can't complain on the price. In 10 years it's only needed a new ignition coil 2 summers ago.

Last edited by Nyogtha; 04/07/18 03:16 AM.

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Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4719076
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Shannow Online content
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Had a homelite that I used for a sold 15 years, and when some plastic junk broke, replaced it with another .

Latter had a clutch, which with it's not being hugely powerful to begin with was annoying.

So when we bought the new place, I got one of these...



65cc, 3 and a bit hp, peak at 4.

Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: Shannow] #4719086
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Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: Nyogtha] #4719092
04/07/18 05:00 AM
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I had an Echo SRM 210 for 14 years. Just bought a Maruyama B30L Turbo a couple of months ago.

Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4719100
04/07/18 05:11 AM
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I have a Stihl FS 50 C-E. C for curved, E for elongated shaft. I have an easier time with a curved shaft trimmer and I'm tall so the longer shaft model
makes using it much easier than the typical curved shaft models sold in box stores.

Maruyama construction is nuts. If you look at the brochure, they go overboard. Built like a 94 Camry. The dealer network is sporadic.
https://maruyama-us.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2016_MARU._OPE_Brochure_1-40Pgs_10.30.15_LO.pdf






Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4719115
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Delta Offline
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I've had Stihl trimmers since I started mowing grass when I was a kid. My dad got fed up with his old FS36 (Circa 2002?) and threw it across a yard. I put it back together, rebuilt the carb, and got it going. I think I was only 11-12 at the time. It was about 10 years old at the time and lasted me until 2007. I bought my now Stihl FS46. Its only needed 1 carb rebuild (2015), 1 spark plug, and I had to remove the spark arrestor in the muffler. The thing keeps chugging along!


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Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4719123
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I have the Echo PAS-225, which I picked up from Home Depot a couple years ago. Extremely happy with it so far.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/ECHO-Pro-Att...225SB/204667049



Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4719130
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Had all that kind of stuff thru the years, I got older, sold the place, now someone does all that where we live now,,I do not miss all that mess, but youth has an emotional grip on us when we are young and we gotta have that stuff,,,been there and done that..


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Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4719142
04/07/18 06:53 AM
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I just use my cheap green Poulan P1500 trimmer. Iíve had it for about 7 years now and it still runs good. Of course I drilled out the baffle in the muffler and adjusted the H-L screws for the best performance from that little engine. It runs like a raped ape, four stroking in the light stuff, then leaning out and digging in harder in heavier weeds. Of course itís cheap, and Iím surprised the drive cable hasnít snapped yet. But so far it keeps chugging.

L8R,
Matt


2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring 185k miles
Harvest King 5w20 synthetic/Prime Guard filter

2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 35k miles
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5w30/Fram Ultra filter
Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: KD0AXS] #4719154
04/07/18 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: KD0AXS
I have the Echo PAS-225, which I picked up from Home Depot a couple years ago. Extremely happy with it so far.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/ECHO-Pro-Att...225SB/204667049




I think thatís the one we have had for 3 or 4 years. Always works great . I have a Echo chain saw much longer and it too works fantastic. Of course neither have dined on a steady diet of ethanol. Those small carbs just wonít last with that stuff.

Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4719156
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My 20 year old Echo is running perfectly. Replaced the carb once.


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Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4719162
04/07/18 07:17 AM
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Richmond, VA
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Husqvarna 233L Itís light, powerful enough, and reliable with over 200 hours on it.

https://www.husqvarna.com/ca-en/products/trimmers/223l/965069703/


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Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4719163
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I expect your Stihl to serve you well. I have a Tanaka that is 15+ years old. Never a problem.


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Re: Which gas powered string trimmer do you use? [Re: OneEyeJack] #4719167
04/07/18 07:22 AM
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I have a 27 year old Shindaiwa still running great. Pay for a decent machine and cry once.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 04/07/18 07:22 AM.

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