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Old 05-15-2018, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by humpinit View Post
Man. My last sthil, I smashed on the sidewalk. Then I bought a pos ryobi battery that worked great as long as you keep the grass maintained. Then the batteries started to give me issues. I broke that POS too but I had all of the attachments for it so I bought the 2 stroke ryobi straight shaft. I am pretty happy with it so far. The way I see it is a $200 to $300 weed eater is disposable. BTW I only run rec 90 in them.
have you ever cleaned the air filter in the ryobi? Ha they dont even put one in there. Talk a out a throw away tool. If buying stihl get the commercial version otherwise it's all about a wash. As said before get a fs 90 or 94. One is 4 stroke the other is 2 stroke and only run non ethanol if possible.

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Old 05-18-2018, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Ccx2 View Post
Timely thread, my 24 yes Twenty Four year old Homelite, used hard, well maintained,always started second pull has quit on me. Haven't had time to look at it but it won't start. Some reason I dought the new ones would last that long so I'm looking at others as you are. I have a still fs55r that I bought a few years ago and used some on the lake bank and its been nothing but trouble since new, carb needs constant adjustment and now I've messed with it so much it won't idle so I'm going to put a new carb on it . if that don't fix its going in the shitcan.
Just looked at my old Homelite and it was getting fire but no fuel for some reason and after adjusting the carb to try and get it to start the pull cord broke so I put another on it but still never got it started so I threw it away. Still have the recipe Bought it from Hechingers 5/9/91 so it was 27 years old.
will prob replace with still fs40c,but gonna give the echo a look first.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Nardiellojitsu View Post
Can't go wrong with Stihl
I thought the same thing. Until I went wrong with a Stihl. It was a horrible piece of machinery that nobody could get to run right.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:15 AM
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Stihl all the way. Run canned gas in it.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by humpinit View Post
Man. My last sthil, I smashed on the sidewalk. Then I bought a pos ryobi battery that worked great as long as you keep the grass maintained. Then the batteries started to give me issues. I broke that POS too but I had all of the attachments for it so I bought the 2 stroke ryobi straight shaft. I am pretty happy with it so far. The way I see it is a $200 to $300 weed eater is disposable. BTW I only run rec 90 in them.
I have decommissioned two in similar fashion. One of my neighbors later told me that he about died laughing when he saw me doing it. I too now have a Ryobi. It's the cheap curved shaft 4 stroke. I have 6 different attachments for it and it has been great. The fuel cap is leaking at the vent now, so I need to replace that.
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