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I have a Husqvarna dealer about 15 minutes from my house then a stihl, Shindowa and Redmax dealer about 10 minutes in the other direction
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I have a Husqvarna dealer about 15 minutes from my house then a stihl, Shindowa and Redmax dealer about 10 minutes in the other direction
you are lucky

husky now owns redmax so they will be about the same units

can't really go wrong with any of those choices you listed.

I got one of the new 4 mix stihl stick edgers and I am happy with it so far
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When my old weed eater trimmer died I got a 4 stroke Troybilt trimmer, cultivator, brush cutter, pole saw attachments. So far its going into its 3rd season with no problems at all, just have to remember to change the oil.
I have a TroyBilt 4 stroke also, and have had no problems with it at all. I'm hoping to get some accessories for it too
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I have a TroyBilt 4 stroke also, and have had no problems with it at all. I'm hoping to get some accessories for it too
I love it. its so sweet being able to just change from a trimmer to a pole saw or tiller then back again.
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My two cents:
Because I'm in rural maine, there aren't that many choices but here's what I've found for trimmers:

1. Shindaiwa USED to be the best, hands down, but have degraded severely. They have followed most large company's formula: Once the perfect product has been created, and selling well, discontinue it and offer a new "improved" version that has less power, breaks down easier, etc. Now they've been bought out by the company that makes what I believe is one of the LEAST desirable trimmers to own: ECHO (that concludes my whining)

2. We took a chance 3 years ago, after realizing Shindaiwa was no longer much of an option, on Stihl. I bought a STIHL FS90R and found it to be the best trimmer I've EVER used. It comes close to the Shindaiwa T-230 that I owned 17 years ago. They are quiet, start easy (I can walk up to my trimmer rack, set the choke, lightly tug on the starter cord, and often it will start on first pull) - Once you get hte hang of stringing the heads, you'll find them pretty easy. My next purchase will be the split shaft version.
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I love it. its so sweet being able to just change from a trimmer to a pole saw or tiller then back again.
Yeah. I am hoping to get a pole saw. How well does the tiller work? I live in NY and we have a huge amount of rocks in the dirt here, and I'm not sure if a small tiller could handle it haha
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