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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by davo8411, May 18, 2019.
Have a battery one works well but only had it a year so...
Stihl FSA 56, so far so good
The "grass" in the UK is like the hair of angels, isn't it?
The O.P. is in Pensacola and so the only question is, has he got St. Augustine, Bermudagrass, Zoysia or something else. Most of which appear to be reinforced with Kevlar and Carbon Fiber.
What's probably wrong is the gas powered unit he has is simply not powerful or robust enough. Maybe he could attach a carbide tipped steel blade - there's conversions out there for that (scary!).
So, in the UK the People grow old and pass on, long before such machines can be destroyed. In the American South, a man could use up 10 weed wackers in his lifetime and so there's seldom anything useful to be found in an old shed. The gossamer, soft-as-a-bed stuff that ya'll call grass wouldn't last for 45 minutes in rugged place like Pensacola.
I have the Ryobi 40v, it's pretty awesome. I also have the 40v chainsaw which is amazing. Very affordable good quality, batteries last a long time.
I have an Ego and it rocks. A buddy of mine recommended it...he has a large yard..... .75 acre or so and he can do his whole yard on one battery. I do a lot of edging on my yard and it does a great job. I also bought the blower which also works extremely well. Next acquisition will be the chain saw
A neighbor GAVE me an Echo gas powered edger which I used once - could never get it to start again. I also had a TroyBilt trimmer - same results. I took them in for repair, both started once, used once, never to start again. I HATE gas powered lawn tools. I probably did not use ethanol free gas, but even then surely these things could work more than once before dying.
I ended up getting a rechargeable Ryobi edger/trimmer and blower package at Lowes this weekend - so far so good.
I have a B & D that cost around $100. 20v, 2 batteries. The head pivots so you can edge with it. I have 3/4 of an acre and only occasionally use more than 1 battery. It also has a wheel on the head to help edge straight lines. I have beat the crap out of this and it still works great. I'm slowly moving away from 2 cycle gas lawn equipment.
My weedeater just broke this past weekend & I'm in the market for a new one also. The thing I liked about mine (Black & Decker) was that you could pivot the trimmer head to use it as an edger too. I currently have an Ego electric mower & blower and was looking to complete the set with the trimmer. But my neighbor has an earlier made one and the cap over the spool does not want to come off. Plus the head doesn't pivot so no bueno.
I'll prolly get another B&D or a Worx, but I really want one with a pivoting head.