Advice on buying an edger/liner trimmer/whipper snipper

Old 11-09-04, 07:51 PM
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Hi everyone
Just wanted to see what your advice was on buying a whipper snipper. I need to buy one but there are so many choices on the market and i was hoping someone could give me a run down on what to look for in deciding on one?

I live in Australia so some of the products may not be available here so just a general "what to look for" and recommendations would be great

Old 11-09-04, 11:09 PM
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Hello saane!

Good question. You basically have 2 options: Spend a small amount and get a consumer-grade product that is basically disposable, use it until it breaks and buy another...or: Spend a fair amount and buy a commercial quality product that will last. As far as finding a middle-of-the-road...well, there don't seem to be any products there. I personally prefer the better quality equipment that lasts, because I don't have to worry with it. It runs when I need it to. Although I could buy four $60 trimmers for the price of one quality trimmer, I think I still come out ahead and better yet...I don't have to worry about a flimsy trimmer breaking down on me.

There are several quality names out there. My favorites include Stihl, Husquvarna, Robin, and Echo. There are others that are just as good as these as well. I would think these brands would be available globally.

If you decide to go with a low-end unit, I can't say that one brand seems to be much better than the rest. Just pick one with the features you want and a price you are willing to spend.

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