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New strimmer being purchased

’m heading to buy a new strimmer on Monday,

I’m looking a straight shaft, loop handle, lightweight and low vibrations, would also like to be able to add a chainsaw or hedge trimmer head over time.

we currently use Makita but are changing as they nowhere near as reliable as they were.

i think it’s between a Tanaka and a Kawasaki, although having lifted but they do seem quite a bit heavier than I was expecting even though their stated weight is only 1-2kgs more than im used to. the 3 year commercial warranty does help sell the Kawasaki but I have a back up Tanaka which must be 15 years old and is a lovely thing to use and certainly seems more easy to move around than the newer ones.

so, what does everyone else recommend, am I a fool for ignoring stihl and Husqvarna?

 Thanks in advance 

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  • i was under the inpreshion that kawasaki stoped making power tools more than 2 years since and now only make engins having said that i have a k hedge cutter about 5 years old and cannot fault it but a bit on the heavy side 

    realy i am a huski man not had any real problems with them one of my split shaft ones is 19 years old and still gets used twice a week with no problems appart from getting a bit oiley round the casing 

  • I've been using a Stihl FS94 for several years now and it's been brilliant...............  light, reliable, reasonable price.......never noticed any vibrations.............. takes the hedgecutter and chainsaw attachments with no problems.

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