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String trimmer alternative?

Posted by Terrace1919 none (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 19:58

Hello there!

I remember using a gas powered trimmer about 8 years ago that instead of a string, had 2 blades that oscillated against each other, very much like a hedge trimmer but in weed whacker form. It worked extremely well and I can't seem to find any record of it's existence anywhere on the internet. Does anyone have any information on this machine?


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RE: String trimmer alternative?

Please think back and possibly come up with a photo (in your yard), brand or Etc. This is one I c/n almost remember seeing/servicing/using (since the 60s). The power mechanism is almost challenging me but I have done this manually in small or tight areas.

RE: String trimmer alternative?

Kawasaki made this.

Here is a link that might be useful: Turbo-Cutter

RE: String trimmer alternative?

weed_cutter - thanks much, that looks like the one. I wonder if that attachment will work with my 11 amp greenworks string trimmer...

RE: String trimmer alternative?

Maruyama also made an attachment called a "Landscape Blade". I don't know if either of these are still available or if they would fit your machine. If available they will be pricy.

Here is a link that might be useful: pushing 300 bucks

RE: String trimmer alternative?

I use a three-pointed blade on my Stihl FS-310 trimmer. Costs about forty bucks, and is re-sharpenable. You wouldn't want to use it to trim close to a building, because it would cut the building. But for whacking down weeds and grass, it is great. There are a variety of blades and trimmer heads available for the FS-310, and I love mine. It has a shoulder harness that makes it easy to use for prolonged periods of trimming.

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