Return to the Tool Shed Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Which string trimmer would you get...

Posted by the_drake (My Page) on
Fri, May 8, 09 at 13:33

for 1/2 acre homeowner use:

Tanaka TBC-230 $230

Redmax TR2300SE $220

Thanx,


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Which string trimmer would you get...

  • Posted by canguy British Columbia (My Page) on
    Fri, May 8, 09 at 22:11

Which has the best dealer? Either will serve you very well.


 o
RE: Which string trimmer would you get...

+1. Either is a good machine.

All else being equal, I think the Redmax might be easier to find parts for but check out your local conditions.


 o
RE: Which string trimmer would you get...

Throw in the SRM210 to stirl up the pot a little!!!!


 o
RE: Which string trimmer would you get...

The Echo. Steve


 o
RE: Which string trimmer would you get...

I know you were not asking about the Stihls, but I have one of the smaller Stihls, I think like the FS45. I abuse the thing (grass, weeds, thistle) and it still is running. When I bought it, it wasn't much more than that...


 o
RE: Which string trimmer would you get...

I'd go for the Tanaka, with the Brain head.

But not by much as Redmax is top shelf stuff too.


 o
RE: Which string trimmer would you get...

I went to a dealer saturday who carries Echo, Stihl and Redmax. I looked at the SRM-210, FS55 and TR2300.
The Redmax was the clear winner to me; significantly lighter weight and better balanced (to me). I went home and ordered the RM online from Wisesales for $210, (sweet).

Thanx for all responses.


 o
RE: Which string trimmer would you get...

Good for you. You must have read my post on bad dealer!!! Keep us inform on your experience with Wisesales. I read some good things about them.


 o
RE: Which string trimmer would you get...

I have a homelite, two Stihls, and the redmax. I'd give up the stihls and homelite before I'd give up the redmax. It's lighter, more powerful, has a longer "range", the bump feed works better, easier to wind the string, better balanced, starts easier, dependable, etc etc. Outstanding machine.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Tool Shed Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here