View Full Version : Weekeaters, Weedwhackers, and the Such?

08-11-2006, 03:22 PM
Obviously the title should say "Weedeaters"...not "Weekeaters."

I'm looking for a new weedwhacker/weedeater/etc. to trim the weeds around mine and my fathers yard. The last time out, I bought a Weedeater from Wal-Mart because I really had no idea what I was looking for as far as features. It lasted for 2 frustrating years before I finally tossed it...literally - went about 35 feet before hitting the ground and cracking the filter cover and an area above the gas tank. The main problem I had with it was that the line had to be advanced way too often therefore I went through line like crazy.

Anyway, now that I'm in the market for a new one I'm hoping you can give me some helpful advice on what I should be looking for as far as features.

4 cycle or 2 cycle? Curved Shaft of Straight Shaft? Double Lined or Single Lined? $90 or $160? Great Brands and Lousy Brands?

The only thing I know for sure is that I want gas powered.

Thanks for any and all help.