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    What weed eater?

    I'm looking for opinions on what weed eater to buy. I'll be using it on fence row and around the house. I want one to last so I don't mind spending a little more. Thanks

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    Stihl. This is all I own in they are great!
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    Lots of good options, depending on how much you want to spend and need to trim. I've been using a Stihl FS90 for about 7-8 years now and have been very happy with it.

    Here's a thread with a good discussion on trimmers you might enjoy as well.
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    Stihl, cause I like'em.
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    Another recommendation is the ECHO brand.

    At one time, ECHO built line trimmers for John Deere. I owned one for over 10 years with no problems.
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    I have an Echo and love it. Starts every time, runs good.

    I have been looking at the walk behinds at Lowes and TSC. I'd probably just end up doing MORE trimming if I had it though.
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    Stihl FS90 - never looked back. I went through 3 cheeps before I learned.
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    I have an Echo. Starts every time, but the rest of it is JUNK. Sort of like buying a Big Box Store Honda mower. Engine starts easily, but you begin replacing the rest of the machine in the first season of use.

    Maybe old models were better, but the last 3-4 years....I'll never own another one!
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    I've got two, a Husqvarna w/handlebars that will handle brush & saw blades when needed, that I mainly use at the farm anymore. Nothing wrong with Stihl, my dealer isn't what it used to be & that should be a big consideration!

    And a Core, battery model, much nicer around the house yard, I keep two batteries & they will do all the trimming I want to do at one time! One battery will do what I trim most of the time, the second one if I'm trimming the back fence.
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    Stihl. Had a FS85 Stihl that lasted me 14½ years. It finally lost compression. Bought a Stihl 130 to replace it. Works great and mostly starts on first pull with no choke. First thing I did was put a 3 point blade on it and it went through vines up to ¾" and made it so I didn't have to chip it. Anything bigger I didn't even try except to cut it, which it did too. I was going to get the FS90 and the better back strap and with all that and another 20 dollars I could get the 130 that came with the back strap I wanted. I can't wait to see how it does with the string on it.
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