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gsvar2004
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2007
3187 posts

Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
After 8 years of jacking around with ryobi and home life crap I broke down and bought a stihl today. Wow. Can't believe I waited so long. Ended up with the 56rc-e. This thing is a beast. Wish I had bought one 8 years ago. You live and you learn.


Ice Cream Sammich
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
9125 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
Whad you give for it?


gsvar2004
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Member since Nov 2007
3187 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
220 on the tax free at Stines in walker. Ended up buying the 4 pack of oil for 14.99 and getting 2 extra years of warranty with the purchase.


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Big_country346
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Belle Rose
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re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
Congrats


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Chief0218
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Minneapolis
Member since Apr 2016
299 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
Welcome to the club baw. Same one I've got. Congrats


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onelochevy
LSU Fan
Slidell, LA
Member since Jan 2011
10457 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
had a ryobi for a while. eneded up getting pissed because it wouldnt run and throwing it against the wall in my garage a few years ago, leaving a good sized hole. bought an echo and my blood pressure has been several points lower ever since. never skimp on yard equipment. if my echo ever dies, ill be trying stihl.


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Chuckd
Louisiana
Member since May 2013
613 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to buy a speed feed head for it.


gsvar2004
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2007
3187 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
Yea I didn't care for the stock head. Had to stop 3 times to fix the string


Spankum
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Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
44541 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
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Ended up with the 56rc-e.


man, that is a damn grass cutting machine...keep good fuel in it and it will last until you are too old to want to frick with it.


mpar98
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2006
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re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
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man, that is a damn grass cutting machine...keep good fuel in it and it will last until you are too old to want to frick with it.


No doubt


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FournetteForEver7
Member since Nov 2015
1279 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
I just bought the FS 91 R 3 weeks ago... Tons of power... Changed to a speed feed head... But have issues starting sometimes... Especially if i run it completely out of 2 cycle gas


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SportTiger1
SMU Fan
Stonewall, LA
Member since Feb 2007
13689 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
I really want a stihl or echo as well. Keep thinking my ryobi is gonna Crap out, but it just keeps on cranking. Thinking a running over it. Lol

Is it pretty lite? The echos I've played with seem kinda heavy.


Geauxtiga
TBD Fan
No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
30646 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
Stihl, Exmark, Yamaha, Honda, Toyota.


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gsvar2004
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2007
3187 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
I wouldn't really say it's "heavy" but it's damn solid like you can tell it's more heavy duty than the ryobi for sure.


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Catahoula20LSU
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2011
310 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
Bought one four years ago. Only problem is the stock head that comes with it. Not the best design. Some strings work better than others


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Macfly
LSU Fan
Toronto Maple Leafs
Member since Jan 2016
1999 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
A high quality weed eater does all the work.
Just need to hang on and walk.


Slim Chance
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2012
682 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
I bought a Shindaiwa T242 about 8 years ago. It's been one of the greatest purchases I ever made. You're right, a quality weedeater is sooooo much easier to use. I have the speed head, and they're right, it's legit.


WAR TIGER
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Death Valley
Member since Oct 2005
3395 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
Welcome to manhood.


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Mr. Hangover
Hawaii Fan
I Can't Believe I've Been a
Member since Sep 2003
20950 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
I have the speed head on my stihl and I don't care for it too much.. always gets pulled back into the head and it becomes a PITA to deal with.. that stihl runs like a champ though


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Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
44541 posts

re: Finally bought a Stihl weed eater today.
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Is it pretty lite? The echos I've played with seem kinda heavy.


I will say that if you step into the big, straight shaft trimmers, they are absolutely going to be heavier than the homeowner's versions. they generally come with a harness or sling though, so you don't have to hold any weight with your arms. I actually find it easier to run a larger unit with a sling than a smaller curved shaft unit without.


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