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Old 03-17-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Heart of the San Joaquin
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Does anyone make a weed wacker or weed eater that doesn't use string? We have one, but to use it on 2.5 acres, the string runs out, its a pain to restring and it gets tangled. I want a weedeater with a blade. Does anyone know of one?
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Something like this?

Amazon.com: WEED WIZARD II Gas Weed Trimmer Nylon Blade Head Kit - Model 2700 - with 2 Extra Blades: Home Improvement
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Heart of the San Joaquin
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Exactly. Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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thanks southernnaturelover

I think I may also need to get one of these
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Don't get one of these (I did). First, although you are lead to think that it will handle thicker weeds and brush better, it is only marginally better than using string. Secondly, it puts a LOT more momentary stress on the shaft and motor of the trimmer. Third, even though it says "fits 99% of trimmers" it only is designed for straight shaft trimmers.

What you want is a brush cutter. Here is a blade selection.

Grass & Brushcutter Blades

This one means business.

Trimmer & Brushcutter Accessories
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have the brushcutter attachment for mine, I wouldn't say it does a very good job on grass though.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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STAY AWAY FROM THE NYLON BLADE HEAD!

My sons & I used to do a lawn-care business. For obvious reasons, I thought it'd be good to try those nylon blades.

Here's the problem: Not if, but WHEN you hit something hard, a chunk is going to break off of one of the blades. That chunk IS going to go flying somewhere. Keep in mind that it is very sharp, and traveling at a very high rate of speed. Do you want that thing hitting your shin? Or somebody else's head?

After that initial chunk flies off, your cutter is immediately out of balance, and will literally shake the weed whacker out of your hand if you're not careful.


I used mine for about 15 minutes. Two of the three blades were broken at least half-way off. I took the thing off, threw it in the garbage, and counted it as a lesson learned.


Again, do NOT use the nylon blade head!
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:31 AM
 
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[url]http://www.WeedWackerStore.com[/url] has many weed wacker products that you may be searching for plus, reviews and guides.
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