I have a Ryobi 720 that I abuse the hell out of and it still starts. I leave it
for months with old gas in it and the gas I use has been around for a while
I know better but I am lazy and I hate yard work.
The down side is the string hub. The ez load feature doesn't work and I am
always screwing with the string. Once it gets going it works OK tho.
I suppose there is a better aftermarket string holder but for the 5 or 6 times
a year I use it I haven't seen the need to look.
How much weed eating do you need to do? I have a 18 V rechargable one
(Black and Decker, I think) that is awesome. No electric cord to pull
around, no premix, no troublesome starting. It runs 15-20 minutes on a
charge, which is as long as I want to weedeat anyway (weedwhacking makes my
back sore). If the fenceline takes more than 20 minutes to weedeat, I just
recharge the beast and finish the job the next day.
I second that. I have one also. The only difference is I got mine in a
set with a leaf blower and hedge trimmer. Each one had its own battery so I
have three. I have a mid size yard and I am able to trim, clean the walks
with the blower and even do a little hedge trimming with just one battery
and I have two more in reserve.
No starting problems.
On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 15:33:25 -0400, "Harris Stallings"
I haven't tried that one. If you have a good amount of trimming to
do, look at whatever your local dealers carry; avoid the cheapos from
home creepo, you won't likely be able to get parts or service on them.
I have what is now made by Efco, the darned thing just keeps on going.
I tried the cordless models, but if you have more than a half hour of
trimming to do, they may not be for you. A good trimmer will start on
the first pull when warm and won't even be too aggrevating when cold.
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