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Gonna be looking at weedeaters. Don't want or need an industrial grade or anything like that. Just looking for something to touch up what my lil ol selfpropel craftman can't get to. Thinking Ryobi. Any suggestions.

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Almost forgot. Dont wanna break my piggybank either.

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I would honestly look at the entry level Echo models. All the Ryobis I've used were cheaply made and anemic...
The difference might be $50, but it's worth it if you aren't buying another one in 3 years.



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Still fs56 great trimmer for home owners. I own one for my lake house . 25cc's at $199.
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My first weed eater was a corded model way back in the 70's and early 80's. When I bought my first home in 1985, along with the used Lawnboy Bricktop I bought a Lawnboy 1400CL 2 stroke string trimmer. When that finally died about 10 years later I purchased a Ryobi 725R split boom trimmer because I could still use my attachments from the Lawnboy. I know a lot of folks have no use for the Ryobi's but personally I like them. In fact I like them so well that over the years I have kept an eye out for, and purchased additional ones for back ups. I use them on 8 lawns so they get a work out. The one I am currently using is a 2002 model and it just refuses to die. I do, however, love my old Echo leaf blower. Not sure if the Echos will accept the generic accessories or not. I think Stihl only works with Stihl. There are a lot of accessories available for the Ryobi, Craftsman, Yardman, etc. series. Pretty sure those also fit Toro. I can not speak for the newer Ryobi products but you are able to purchase a power head only so if you can find someone selling or parting with a non running similar brand model with the interchangeable accessories you can get into a new 2 stroke string trimmer for about $80.00. With a bit of care I would think it should last a fair amount of seasons. Bill

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We have three right now, a Stihl , a Echo and a four stroke Craftsman. Just got a Troy-Bilt on a buy last fall. It has the drill start which is handy for me and bad back. I might keep the Troy-bilt and sell one of the others.


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Gonna be looking at weedeaters. Don't want or need an industrial grade or anything like that. Just looking for something to touch up what my lil ol selfpropel craftman can't get to. Thinking Ryobi. Any suggestions.
I would RUN from the Ryobis. They are cheap, crappy, and parts are fairly expensive. I would get a Stihl FS38. It is a curved shaft trimmer, and it only costs $129.

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