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    What's your goto string trimmer line?

    I'm currently running some sort of generic orange trimmer line from the big box store in my Stihl FS130R and it just doesn't hold up. I'm looking for something that will last in some tall weeds with briars that is also littered with sticks since this is in the woods. I've got blades and they do serve their purpose, but they just cut and lay down the plants where the string shreds much better.

    What super heavy duty trimmer line are you running?

    Here are some of my string alternatives that I use:

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    I use Husqvarna Titanium, I think it's called. Gray/silver color.

    It's good stuff, but it doesn't make using it any better.
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    I run Stihl X-Line on my Deere XT120.
    I ran some generic stuff when I first bought it, but after a few months, and lots of fence lines, it wasnt working out too well. The dealer talked me into it with a discount on it, and Ive been hooked ever since.
    The X-line seems wear much better, and cuts heavier weeds with ease. It can cut some brush, but for heavy brush cutting I use a 3 pointed blade.
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    I've been using the generic line also, some better than others.

    I read reviews about the Rotary Vortex and ordered a spool. As soon as I have the replace the line, I'll install this, and report back on the results.

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    LINE TRIMMER VORTEX .095X230'




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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobinson View Post
    I use Husqvarna Titanium,...
    Same here.
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    I use this type because it lasts longer. I've used just the rounded type and it won't last as long.




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    I use .130, round and black. It's the only thing besides a blade that will last. Most likely it won't fit your head because I haven't found a head that it will fit. So I modified my head to make it fit. I just make a slot on an angle going away from the way it needs to be fed on the head in the center divider, find the center point of the length of string you need, bend it at that point and wind both sides of the head at once using one piece of string. In 6 to 8 hours of weed eating I go through 2 heads worth of string. My string that goes on my head is the length of my arms stretched out twice. Say 12 feet. I buy my string at my Stihl dealer and use a self tapping head.


    You wouldn't believe what I weed eat. Some is so strong that I have to cut it going from the top down. I even cut branches with it.
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    .095 seems to be the largest (hand-held) string trimmer line available. Anything larger is for wheeled type commercial trimmers.
    I've had the best luck with the line that has 5 points (5-sided star) for "most" fibrous type greenery.
    When I used a weedeater, I used well known brands of line in commercial roll size
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilmo View Post
    I use this type because it lasts longer. I've used just the rounded type and it won't last as long.




    X2 seams to hold up good.
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