repair or buy ? fs45 v. echo 210 ?
Can't start my Stihl FS45 trimmer. Have run through anumber of the suggested fixes. Took out and cleaned the spark plug, seemed fine - but then what do I know. Have had it about 3 years doing my 1/3 acre, lots of weeds. Never changed the filter, think I let the gas get old.
I get the impression from these forums that dirty filter, old gas leads to pretty extensive repairs ? Question : Whadda you think : price of repair versus just buy a new one ? Also weeds are getting taller as I type.
Question, interrogative : the fs45 (curved shaft ) has -like- a 27 cc engine; the Echoe 210 , a 21cc ? What difference? The FS 45 takes only .080 string; the ECHOE much higher, thicker ? I found with my FS 45 that I'm always changing the string; lots of stones and walls to hit.
Any help...... greatly appreciated,