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What Line Trimmer(S) Are You Using
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I used to change the oil in my Honda blower every 2-4 weeks 12 days after changing the oil it seized due to lack of oil :( so i brought a makita 4 stroke and realised how heavy and under powered the Honda was then when this one seized i changed back to 2 stokes and realised how heavy and under powered the Makita was :D


Posted 25 October 2015 - 06:58 PM

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I used to change the oil in my Honda blower every 2-4 weeks 12 days after changing the oil it seized due to lack of oil :( so i brought a makita 4 stroke and realised how heavy and under powered the Honda was then when this one seized i changed back to 2 stokes and realised how heavy and under powered the Makita was :D

Now that sounds like you would be a Stihl BG56 or Echo PB2445 man


Posted 25 October 2015 - 07:44 PM

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I used to change the oil in my Honda blower every 2-4 weeks 12 days after changing the oil it seized due to lack of oil :( so i brought a makita 4 stroke and realised how heavy and under powered the Honda was then when this one seized i changed back to 2 stokes and realised how heavy and under powered the Makita was :D

 

Now wouldnt that be more operator error than bad machine? ''so true lets not forget they recommend to check the engine oil level before every use -  :) 


Posted 26 October 2015 - 11:43 AM

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Now wouldnt that be more operator error than bad machine? ''so true lets not forget they recommend to check the engine oil level before every use -  :) 

Very true but the effort needed to remember and time taken to check the oil level before every use or even every 2nd or 3rd use far outweighs the effort taken to put 100ml of 2/ oil in a 5lt fuel can and fill with fuel once a week when filling up the other fuel containers and vehicle


Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:26 PM

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Takes 2 secs to add some oil to a 5l container of fuel.

 

Takes longer to check a dipstick.....


Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:38 PM

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Very true but the effort needed to remember and time taken to check the oil level before every use or even every 2nd or 3rd use far outweighs the effort taken to put 100ml of 2/ oil in a 5lt fuel can and fill with fuel once a week when filling up the other fuel containers and vehicle

 

Seriously, i never check my Honda ( trimmer 25cc ) or Makita ( trimmer 25cc and blower ) just change it every month. Plus they use same oil as Self Propelleds. 

Oh wait now i get it, your all gonna convert to 2 stroke mowers LOL


Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:39 PM

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Seriously, i never check my Honda ( trimmer 25cc ) or Makita ( trimmer 25cc and blower ) just change it every month. Plus they use same oil as Self Propelleds. 

Oh wait now i get it, your all gonna convert to 2 stroke mowers LOL

 

Id love to..light, can use em on a hill (no splash sump) Hi revving, lots of power...

 

2 strokes are great, pitty the technology of them hasnt advanced due to emission laws in the states. (just like motorbikes)


Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:43 PM

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Id love to..light, can use em on a hill (no splash sump) Hi revving, lots of power...

 

2 strokes are great, pitty the technology of them hasnt advanced due to emission laws in the states. (just like motorbikes)

 

Check this out. If true and honda use it in their mowers wonder how they will explain the change after waffling for so long how good 4 stroke is.

http://www.gizmag.co...t-filing/38529/


Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:50 PM

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Check this out. If true and honda use it in their mowers wonder how they will explain the change after waffling for so long how good 4 stroke is.

http://www.gizmag.co...t-filing/38529/

 

very interesting!


Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:54 PM

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Apparently the only dealer in the state has to order it from Melbourne anyway  :-)


Posted 26 October 2015 - 02:32 PM

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Apparently the only dealer in the state has to order it from Melbourne anyway  :-)

 

Sheffield Shed in Sheffield sells them i think, or used to.

 

But sounds like parts will be a problem.


Posted 26 October 2015 - 02:38 PM

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Yes, parts have to be ordered also.  I am thinking about going for a stihl after all that!  ARRGGHHHHHH


Posted 26 October 2015 - 02:40 PM

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Yes, parts have to be ordered also.  I am thinking about going for a stihl after all that!  ARRGGHHHHHH

They probably have to order parts from the mainland as well :D

As i said i have used very few parts on my shindis in all the time i have been using them


Posted 26 October 2015 - 08:37 PM

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Seriously, i never check my Honda ( trimmer 25cc ) or Makita ( trimmer 25cc and blower ) just change it every month. Plus they use same oil as Self Propelleds. 

Oh wait now i get it, your all gonna convert to 2 stroke mowers LOL

As i said my 4strokes seized within 2-3 weeks of an oil change so might be an idea to check the level at least once a week if not daily


Posted 26 October 2015 - 08:39 PM

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Just bought a Stihl FS 85 R.  Massive more power than the Victa  :-)    going to take a while to get used to it.

 

At least now I can fit a blade to it and clear stuff.

 

 

 
Posted 30 October 2015 - 03:05 PM

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Just bought a Stihl FS 85 R.  Massive more power than the Victa  :-)    going to take a while to get used to it.

 

At least now I can fit a blade to it and clear stuff.

 

 

 

 

Now you got a decent machine to last you


Posted 30 October 2015 - 03:48 PM

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Its pretty light, balance is good. Starts no problem (all Stihl stuff has the same procedure ive found, once you learn that they start quickly).

Parts are never a problem. The plastic bits like the choke lever can break  (can still be used though)and the grove it slides in has a bubble type of thing to hold it in place (choke on or off) and that wears.

Changing heads is easy, you just need a small screw driver handy. Diff attachments available off the shelf.

 

all in all a good machine IMO

I picked one up so will give it a run,so far i like it.


Posted 30 October 2015 - 10:02 PM

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okay - there are NO Shindaiwa dealers in Tasmania  :-(

 

I have the choice to either order one from the mainland or Sthil / Honda.

 

Concerned that repairs / service would be an issue...

 

Be wary of the vibration from the Sthil gear. Ive been using an fs85 and a fs90 for 9mths and every morning I cant close my hands when i wake up. Spoke to a local sthil dealer and he said that the sthil gear we get here doesnt meet the vibration requirements they have in Europe.  :unsure: He also said that a huge percentage of all power tools sold in Australia ie drills, angle grinders, all garden power tools etc would be taken off the shelves if those vibration requirements were started here  :D


Posted 04 November 2015 - 10:05 PM

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Be wary of the vibration from the Sthil gear. Ive been using an fs85 and a fs90 for 9mths and every morning I cant close my hands when i wake up. Spoke to a local sthil dealer and he said that the sthil gear we get here doesnt meet the vibration requirements they have in Europe.  :unsure: He also said that a huge percentage of all power tools sold in Australia ie drills, angle grinders, all garden power tools etc would be taken off the shelves if those vibration requirements were started here  :D

Using 3 Stihl products everyday without those vibes and no white finger


Posted 04 November 2015 - 10:11 PM

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Be wary of the vibration from the Sthil gear. Ive been using an fs85 and a fs90 for 9mths and every morning I cant close my hands when i wake up. Spoke to a local sthil dealer and he said that the sthil gear we get here doesnt meet the vibration requirements they have in Europe.  :unsure: He also said that a huge percentage of all power tools sold in Australia ie drills, angle grinders, all garden power tools etc would be taken off the shelves if those vibration requirements were started here  :D

I use Stihl trimmers (2x FS55r), chainsaws and hedge trimmers...i dont get what you do. Are you sure the shaft isnt damaged or needs some grease?

 

I would also be wary of the "he said". I'm no expert about these things but i dont think it would be financially viable to make the same Stihl products with different anti vibration gear for diff markets.


Posted 05 November 2015 - 07:06 AM




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