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    Default What is a decent line trimmer?

    i am after a decent line trimmer for lawn edging, what is a decent petrol powered one that is not too expensive and not crap that will last a decent time.
    it will be used once a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wozzzzza View Post
    i am after a decent line trimmer for lawn edging, what is a decent petrol powered one that is not too expensive and not crap that will last a decent time.
    it will be used once a week.
    Hi,

    I researched this recently. The only ones to get good reviews were some Stihls and most Hondas. Do the environment a favour and get a 4 stroke, they are less cranky when old as well.

    Line Trimmers and Brushcutters Reviews for Australians

    My son got a Honda and is very pleased.

    Cheers

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    Default re: line trimmers

    I was given a 2-stroke which (like many old 2-strokes) was unreliable, smelly (burns oil) and LOUD. We've got a gardener at the moment but i'll be getting myself a straight-shaft honda 4-stroke when he's gone. The straight shafts allow a bit better access under tables/chairs outside and IMO is more ergonomic for the user.

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    Default Line trimmers

    I have a Stihl FS 45, pretty good. As per the above review, reloading it with line is a pain in the a**s, takes patience.

    On the other hand it starts every time, more important to me that the other bit.

    Just make sure there is a Stihl outlet close to you, these are the only way of buying, and I get mine serviced (about 15 mins) there also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by up_the_gully View Post
    I was given a 2-stroke which (like many old 2-strokes) was unreliable, smelly (burns oil) and LOUD. We've got a gardener at the moment but i'll be getting myself a straight-shaft honda 4-stroke when he's gone. The straight shafts allow a bit better access under tables/chairs outside and IMO is more ergonomic for the user.
    ive got a mcculloch straight shaft for a couple of years now and its still going strong

    but if i was to buy a new one i would go for a HONDA 4 stroke
    i bought a new Victa lawn mower with a Honda motor last year
    and it starts on the first pull every time.


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