So I went to HD and Lowe's looking for weed whacker parts. I didn't find
any parts (surprise), but I did look at trimmers...
I'm thinking I should maybe just get a new trimmer, and had some
First, I'd much prefer to have a trimmer that didn't have a gas motor on
it. But I'm too far away from an outlet for lots of the trimming.
They have cordless electrical trimmers. How much do they suck? How long
can you trim on a battery? The one I was looking at was 18V, but I forget
If I go with a gas motor, do I want to stick with 2 cycle or go to 4
cycle? 4 cycle means I don't need to deal with mixing/keeping 2 stroke
gas around (which I don't use for anything else), so that would be nice.
Any issues with the 4 cycle engines?
I also liked the attachments on some of them... I think Lowe's had the
troybuilt stuff, and you could just plug in an edger or a limb cutter.
That's nice. Any issues with this approach, or is it pretty
On the trimmer itself, straight shaft or bent shaft? Is one better than
the other across the board?
Finally, any recommendations here? If I go gas, I'd like to have one that
can also be an edger & perhaps a shrub trimmer. I'd like one that handles
neglect, particularly related to motor upkeep, well.
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