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  1. dartman

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    Well it's time for a new trimmer and would like some opinions.I have looked at a Sthil FS 56- RC-E and a Echo srm225 and both will be from dealers and not from a box store.What does everyone think?
     
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    CoreyB Yep I am your neighborhood coffee man

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    Which dealer is better? Lol
     
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    Hard to say,both are ACE hardware stores here in town.
     
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    I looked at an Echo, almost bought one, didn't like the non adjustable carbs.

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    Yeah I dont like that too but I think all of them are that way now.
     
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    The fs56 is a tad cheezy. flex cable shaft....
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    @Jon1212 show them that new fs 56 rc-e bnt-sht you got in to sail.
     
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    CoreyB Yep I am your neighborhood coffee man

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    The Husqvarna are adjustable but if you don't have a good dealer then that may not be a good option. The 129l is $199.00
     
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    Even as a straight shaft it's flexie......?
     
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    I’d be looking real hard at the echo lineup. The echo 266 is the most indestructible trimmer I have ever seen. I used to work for a landscaping crew at a private school and we abused the living crap out of 10 or so 266’s. Good power and torque for tall stuff and edges easily. I own a shindaiwa 242 myself and it’s a solid trimmer, I like the wider guard on it better than echos.
     
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    Cory B,the nearest dealer I wont even walk in his door again.......
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    I prefer the steel driveshaft if you plan on mounting a blade. It’s most likely more durable for blade use. If not using a blade then cable is fine.
     
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    I’d buy the echo 230 over the 225 as well, always buy more than you really need. Same goes for any piece of power equipment.
     
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    Huskyboy,I just went to the Shindaiwa site and they dont show any trimmers,maybe they got out of them.....?
     
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    Normally that is my thought on buying ant tool but its not in the budget.
     
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    Well what the hey,I found nothing,thanks......
     
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    Is the Echo a shaft or cable?
     
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    It's a cable,just found it.
     
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    Then that is deffenitly out of the question.
     
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