Weekeaters, Weedwhackers, and the Such?

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  1. TripleB

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    Sep 2, 2004
    North Carolina
    Weedeaters, Weedwhackers, and the Such?

    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.


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