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Old 05-24-2020, 05:06 PM
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Default My POS weed trimmer went fishing.

My GDMFAHFSMFCF of a weed trimmer and the complete disaster of the automatic line spool finally pushed me to the brink. It and the son of Satan spool now reside at the bottom of the lake.

Anyone have a cordless trimmer that the line spool actually works. Hell, at this point I'll take one that only kinda works.
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I don’t.

Is it wrong that I know what you said?
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What you seek does not exist.
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Originally Posted by Billdo View Post
My GDMFAHFSMFCF of a weed trimmer and the complete disaster of the automatic line spool finally pushed me to the brink. It and the son of Satan spool now reside at the bottom of the lake.

Anyone have a cordless trimmer that the line spool actually works. Hell, at this point I'll take one that only kinda works.
Do what the pros do. Get an Echo or a Stihl and replace the head with a "Rotary- Speed Feed Head".
https://www.rotarycorp.com/product/13375
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Anything decent with an Echo speed feed head on it.
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Shindaiwa - never look back - the line spooling is a breeze. Grass trimmer is a beast.

Like Stihl stuff - and own 3 gas powered Stihl lawn products.

If I were to it over they would all be Shindaiwa products.

These Shindawai motors are very impressive.
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Originally Posted by jocko View Post
What you seek does not exist.
It does.... Its called- Roundup. Screw those piece of shit weed wackers.
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I have a dewalt electric trimmer and really like it. I have no issues putting line on it. However my father is who usually weed eats. He owned a landscaping business for 30 years and still can't figure out how to put the line on a trimmer.
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Originally Posted by lugoismad View Post
I have a dewalt electric trimmer and really like it. I have no issues putting line on it. However my father is who usually weed eats. He owned a landscaping business for 30 years and still can't figure out how to put the line on a trimmer.
3 years with the dewalt... spools easy, battery lasts about an hour. I get about 4 charges to one respool.

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Hello, I am on the third year of using a Dewalt 20 volt, best I have ever owned.
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Stihl......get the cheapest COMMERCIAL version they sell. I bought one nearly 20 years ago and replaced it when I finally started having trouble with it. The shop that had it for service gave me a good deal on the new one....then fixed the old one for about $50 so I gave it to my dad for his very rare use at the river.
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Echo with a speed feed head.
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About 5 months into a Makita cordless trimmer and am happy. Line feeder works perfect BUT personally I’d want to hear from 2 plus year users for optimum feedback.
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Look at ego trimmers. I have one and its head and shoulders over the husqvarna it replaced. I’ve had it 3 years now and wish I had got it sooner. No dealing with carbs or rotted fuel lines.

The head is even self filling. You cut string and simply insert it in the head and pull it through so the ends are together. You then press a button at the head and it slowly spins backwards and fills itself. It’s sweet.

The model I got is not at the store so I had to order it. It’s got a single piece carbon fiber shaft and a 5 amphour battery. It’s not cheap but I have absolutely no regrets buying it.
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The Echo wins hands down for me. My property takes about 4 hours to weed wack at a time. Thats 4 tanks of fuel and it doesn't miss a beat. Echo SRM 225
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Originally Posted by ZENFOLD View Post
The Echo wins hands down for me. My property takes about 4 hours to weed wack at a time. Thats 4 tanks of fuel and it doesn't miss a beat. Echo SRM 225
4 hrs? Omg

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I hated my old trimmer head. While walking thru the clearance aisle at Wally World I saw an Oregon Gator speed load replacement head. I bought it thinking, what the heck. I love it and haven had one issue with it, replacement line is easy to change and available from Amazon in bulk.

https://www.oregonproducts.com/en/co...or-speedload-c
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Drive around and check out the trimmer on every commercial lawn/landscape truck in the lower 48 during the summertime. 99% of the time you see one of two words:

ECHO or STIHL

dont make it more complicated than it has to be.
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Echo!
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Anything decent with an Echo speed feed head on it.
That's what I got. Works great.

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