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Stihl curved vs straight edger???

Posted by jmcl (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 28, 10 at 11:46

I am retiring my Ryobi and purchasing a Stihl KM90 with trimmer and edger. I will defiantly get the straight shaft trimmer, but I cant seem to decided which is better the straight shaft or curved edger. Any help would be appreciated.


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RE: Stihl curved vs straight edger???

I have both and using the curved shaft trimmer makes by back hurt. It is just too short so I go around the yard hunched over while using it.

Also, it is very difficult to get the curved shaft trimmer under low hanging trees such as oranges and limes.


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RE: Stihl curved vs straight edger???

  • Posted by canguy British Columbia (My Page) on
    Thu, Jan 28, 10 at 22:18

Go with straight shaft, the drive shaft in the curved unit won't last on the edger due to the load. They are fine for line trimmers.


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RE: Stihl curved vs straight edger???

I agree straight shaft is you somewhat tall 5'8" or taller especially as suggested it you have any back problems the curved shaft won't make it any better thats for sure.


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