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Or you could keep an eye out and get the attachment at Wmart on clearance for $45 like I did. (I bought 2)
They should be marking them down soon if not already.
Will that attachment fit my craftmans string trimmer? The ladys place is right up the street from walmart so maybe i'll stop in tomorrow and take a look.

Apparently my mom wants the echo string trimmer back, but has generously offered to buy me a commercial trimmer, I was looking at stihl trimmers, maybe I should just get a commercial piece from the start so it lasts

I defiantly need something other than that craftmans for line trimming, it vibrates so bad that my hands are killing me after 15 minutes of trimming.
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Yeah, all those residential "attachments" are essentially interchangeable.
I looked at the Sears units and they are the same as the others.
Most seem to be made by the same company and just labeled differently.


If money is an issue, I'd put the cash towards a commercial string trimmer since you need that EVERY SINGLE DAY. You can get by with a lesser hedge trimmer.
If you have money for both - even better.
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Okay, i'm going to stop by after I give that estimate and see how much they are, if its cheap i'm buying it, I can always use it for backup later on
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be careful spending money on tools for just 1 job. sometimes its best to give it the old Marine Corps "SUCK IT UP!!" and use something you may already have, or requires little cash. Using all your profits from that job to buy a new piece of equipment may not be the smartest idea...because who knows when you'll be using it again? I did 3 fairly small hedge jobs in a week, and did it all by hand. My arms hurt like hell, but I used that money to buy some clippers. So now the job next week that I have to do will be easier.
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If its on sale, its only going to be a $45 attachment, I already have the trimmer to attach it to.

Wat, I have used both echo and stihl in the past, and I just hands down like the stihl better, everyone has their own preferences, I did look at a couple commercial echos the other day too, I think I am going to go with the sthil trimmer. I do have an echo backpack blower and I do love that though
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Ive said it before and Ill say it again. I swear by echo line trimmers. Great warranty and great product. I mean stihl is good too, just my preference is echo.
Could'nt agree more !! ECHO ! ECHO ! ECHO !
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Could'nt agree more !! ECHO ! ECHO ! ECHO !
Okay, I will take a look a echo

I do have to say I do like the one I have been borrowing, but we also have a stilh trimmer and I really like that one too.

I'm looking at echo's website, do they not have commercial products? Or all of their products commercial grade?
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Yes they have commercial grade...Check Waldes mower sales, Gettysburg....
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I found them on echo's website. Stihl has their equipment broke into commercial and residential sections.

I could get an echo PAS system with a straight trimmer and a articulating hedge trimmer for a little more than what I would pay just for a stihl trimmer.

I don't know though, I am going to have to look at them both.
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Got the job! Quotes her $345. She doesn't really care how they look she just wants them cut back from the road and cut down a little bit. She said there is more projects after this one!
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