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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2018 - 02:20 PM

the yard needed trimmed up. I'm impressed with this weed eater, hasn't failed to start and keeps on running. Had it 2 years and finally had to restring it (0.095"). Got the yard done, then went out back to the 'boneyard'. That was overdue for some trimming. Again, the Stihl did it's job. Kinda proud of myself for doing all this at my age!


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Posted June 20, 2018 - 02:50 PM

the yard needed trimmed up. I'm impressed with this weed eater, hasn't failed to start and keeps on running. Had it 2 years and finally had to restring it (0.095"). Got the yard done, then went out back to the 'boneyard'. That was overdue for some trimming. Again, the Stihl did it's job. Kinda proud of myself for doing all this at my age!


We have begun selling ego over the past year in our buisness, I advise to everyone that you should get one! 5 year warranty on machine, 3 on battery, unbeatable power in the machine with lithium ion battery, and the strimmer head, wow! Push it in one side out the other wind up the head to full with string strimming line and done. Really they’re great
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Posted June 20, 2018 - 02:58 PM

I with you Kenny. When I weed whack it is usually a 2-1/2 to 3 hour event. I can go around two full cuttings before re-stringing, oh it is a Poulan Pro. I can do a full cutting on a tank of gas, but I usually top it off and check the string 1/2 way through when taking a break. I wonder if a battery one would last a full 3 hours, and if they are throttleable. I rarely run WOT, more like a fast idle. I hate it when it slings a rock and hit an ankle.  


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Posted June 20, 2018 - 04:13 PM

I have been spoiled over the years

Red-max is the way to go

Mine needs a new fuel tank and I would be back in business

My Red-max is about 20 years old and will still out do many new ones on the market

Would like a brand spanking new one, but close to 1000 Canadian dollars by the time your done at the store

Sthil's are a bit cheaper, 

 

Personally I would not buy a home owners gas, electric or rechargeable one

I would kill it in the matter of weeks

I'm a WOT kinda guy when it comes to weed eaters, I only have ones with clutches

Commercial ones are the best in my books 


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Posted June 20, 2018 - 04:34 PM

I ran this one at 1/2 throttle most of the time and used maybe a 1/3 of a tank of fuel.Had it for 2 years before respooling the line!


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Posted June 20, 2018 - 04:36 PM

I with you Kenny. When I weed whack it is usually a 2-1/2 to 3 hour event. I can go around two full cuttings before re-stringing, oh it is a Poulan Pro. I can do a full cutting on a tank of gas, but I usually top it off and check the string 1/2 way through when taking a break. I wonder if a battery one would last a full 3 hours, and if they are throttleable. I rarely run WOT, more like a fast idle. I hate it when it slings a rock and hit an ankle.


Depending on the battery, and yes they have variable throttle, but the 7.5ah battery would last about 2.5 hours maybe more probs
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Posted June 20, 2018 - 04:49 PM

Stihl FS 90

 

I use the FS 85 engines in my RC airplanes. Been using Stihl products for cutting wood and trimming for years with good luck. Have switched most yard tools to 110v now as they just don't get used enough to keep them in good shape. 


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Posted June 20, 2018 - 07:35 PM

My Stihl line trimmer is going on 16 years now.  It has had a work out and still does.  I have no idea how many bulk spools of line I have run through it.  It gets run WOT 90% of the time.  That is how they do they job they do.  Made to run that way.  Been through 2 spools of line this season.  Mrs. has a lighter Poulan Pro with 4 lines.  The Stihl puts the Poulan to shame in the amount of work it will do.  Have replaced the primer bulb and fuel lines once since I had it.  Like everything else, there is a trick to using a line trimmer the right and wrong way.  Watch the end of the line where it is cutting, not the head and don't move it like your sweeping a floor.


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Posted June 21, 2018 - 05:38 AM

I have always been impressed with the quality and performance of most of stihl products, however i am dissapointed that they do not support there older product lines such as the fs 86 fs106 lines, its impossible to find a new tank once yours in cracked,


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Posted June 21, 2018 - 01:57 PM

I sold my Stihl F38 weed eater. 3 years of fighting with that POS. Bought a 40V Black and Decker weed whacker
No more issues


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Posted June 23, 2018 - 04:07 PM

I just bought an fs40c(I think)

It is amazing! Starts first or second pull every time. Love it!!

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Posted September 28, 2019 - 03:39 AM

I bought an Ego 56 volt weed eater about 2 years ago on sale for $119.  Took it home and tried it and it did as good a job as the Husqvarna gas weed eater I have and weighs a lot less.  I liked it so well I went back and bought the other one they had left and put it up for a spare.  It is easy to use and easy to restring.  Battery will last 1.5-2.0 hours which is enough to trim around the house and trees.  Since then we have bought Ego hedge trimmer, Ego blower, and Ego chain saw.  


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Posted September 28, 2019 - 04:41 AM

I use the FS 85 engines in my RC airplanes. Been using Stihl products for cutting wood and trimming for years with good luck. Have switched most yard tools to 110v now as they just don't get used enough to keep them in good shape. 

My 20  year old FS85 is still going strong-still looks fairly new!


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Posted September 28, 2019 - 06:44 AM

the yard needed trimmed up. I'm impressed with this weed eater, hasn't failed to start and keeps on running. Had it 2 years and finally had to restring it (0.095"). Got the yard done, then went out back to the 'boneyard'. That was overdue for some trimming. Again, the Stihl did it's job. Kinda proud of myself for doing all this at my age!

Those 4-stoke motors have some impressive low end torque!



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Posted September 28, 2019 - 08:58 AM

I too have an FS90 . I work on other brand 2 stroke string trimmers for friends and it amazes me how many different problems they have . I have only put fuel and string on the Stihl in 8 years of heavy use .


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