I like the 4cycle gas ones. They go and go, don't use much fuel, start
I've been though cordless, replacement batteries nearly the cost of a
I've never been happier. The one I have is Ryobi, but they mostly
seem to be
of the same manufacturer, The Toros & several others seem identical
than color and markings,
Look into the 4 cycle gas jobs. I have a 2 cycle Husqvarna and it was
impossible to have the engine fixed under warrantee. They say I put in raw
gas or oil/gas mix ratio too lean or gas over 30 days old. Yes, 31 day old
gas even with fuel stabilizer will void the warranty - just too many options
for them not to do the repair.
I had a corded one years ago and it was under power, maybe different now
with the new models.
Be sure to ask. I don't know about other brands, but, the stihl 4 stroke
uses mixed gas. So even though it's the best string trimmer money can buy,
you'd not get away from having the mix. I can't really imagine any small
string trimmer having an oil filled crankcase. It'd be hard to lube
properly in an all position engine.
Actually, it sucks trying to fill a trimmer (or chain saw) tank from a 5
gal gas can. As for funnels and mixing, that's ancient history, these
days you either get individual oil bottles to match the 1 gal gas can
you use, or the squeeze-measure type bulk bottles like those for the
stabil. I use just a single quality 40:1 mix for all my disparate brands
of 2 cycle stuff, always use Stabil in every batch and never worry about
the age of the fuel batch (~4-6 months is typical). None of my 2 cycle
stuff has had any complaints from this over the past 10 years or so.
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