need a good weed wacker


  #1  
Old 05-12-06, 01:52 PM
D
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: usa
Posts: 209
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
need a good weed wacker

any sugg.on a good 1 to buy
 
  #2  
Old 05-12-06, 01:58 PM
C
Member
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I love my sthil straight shaft, I don't feel any bent shafts are strong enough.
 
  #3  
Old 05-12-06, 05:49 PM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 49,337
Received 703 Likes on 619 Posts
I also like sthil, mine is a bent shaft [bought it used - would've preferred straight] and has worked well for the last 10 years - did have the carb rebuilt last year.

I inherited my fathers homelite when they moved into a retirement home. It seems to work well although it doesn't have the power the stihl has.
 
  #4  
Old 05-12-06, 06:39 PM
C
Member
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We bought a couple km55r last year and use them every day all day long. I have a friend that has two echo that are comparable in size and in my opinion there is no comparison. Although I heard huskavahana make a pretty nasty wacker but haven't tried one out yet

The km's are stihl's muti tool system witch makes life easy and is a lot less to carry around instead of all the separate tools.
 
  #5  
Old 05-13-06, 05:28 AM
G
gsr
gsr is offline
Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SE Minnesota
Posts: 170
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
How much?

How much area are you looking to trim and how often? If it is a .25 acre residential lot with 2-3 trees and a couple other things I'd look at some of the rechargable ones like Black and Decker Hedge Hog - not as durable as the Stihl's mentioned but for the price they are good, quiet and always "start" (assuming you put it away in the charger when you are done).
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: