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Recommended gas trimmer

Posted by raaj123 none (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 24, 12 at 2:02

Can you please recommend good gas trimmer/edger within 100-150$ which is
3)easy to start,
4)reasonable power
5)trimmer (preferably edger is also there)
6)reasonable weight

1)straight shaft
2)trimmer and edger
3)preferably 4 stroke

for resonable size backyard/front yard(about 0.05 acre) with grass and weeds?

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RE: Recommended gas trimmer

could someone assist me plz.

RE: Recommended gas trimmer

It will be really hard to hit all those goals, especially between $100 and $150. If you only have .05 acre, why not go electric. I have a little over 1 acre and bought a Sthil FS 55 last year that does a pretty good job. I think it was in the $175 range, but it is a 2 cycle. My son bought a Ryobi 4 stroke a few weeks back. So far he is happy with it but I would not trade with him.


RE: Recommended gas trimmer

What you want does not exist. Get the Echo SRM-225. It is a 2-stroke. Home Depot has them for $200. plus tax. You can use it to "edge". It will not do the same job as an a true edger, but landscaper's use them to edge all the time.

RE: Recommended gas trimmer

What he said . . . I went with the Echo SEM-230 a couple years ago with bit more power, but will never look back for the little bit more money spent. Great trimmer/edger!



RE: Recommended gas trimmer

  • Posted by exmar 6 SE Ohio (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 26, 12 at 18:39

Half Acre? Go electric. for the $150 you can get a decent unit and a 100 ft. outdoor extension cord. Do you really want the hassle of keeping a two cycle (your budget) running compared to plug it in and go?

Good luck,


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