On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 09:03:17PM -0700, Mark Miller wrote:
> Convince me I need to fix the Echo and use a real tool.
Eh, use whatever gets the job done with the least amount of trouble.
I have a Stihl brushcutter that I use for clearing out fence rows on my
parents' farm. It's well-built and has seen a lot of use. It's also loud,
heavy and when I'm done, I smell like 2-cycle exhaust. I also have a Troy-bilt
electric trimmer. It doesn't leak, it's (relatively) quiet, it always starts
when I pull the trigger and winterizing it consists of hanging it on a hook.
Guess which one gets used if I'm anywhere near a power outlet...
(Another thing that gets used a *lot* on the farm is a string trimmer on
two-wheels. Uses a 6.5hp lawn mower engine and it'll go through just about
anything. Things that would require me to mount a blade to the brushcutter
don't faze this guy. It'll cut through reeds and corn with the engine idling.
If it were less bulky, I'd probably ditch the Stihl entirely)