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 05-21-2006, 16:53 Post: 129656
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 Weed trimmer - saw or 3-piece style blade

I'm going to purchase a blade for my Echo SRM-210 trimmer - and echo has a few different options. They have a '3-blade' head with 3 replaceable blades, and they sell the circular saw looking blades, in 8, 22 and 80 tooth configurations.

I plan on using this blade for clearing areas along my creek - which is mainly weeds, but has a few small dia trees (0.5" dia trunk max) starting to grow. Any suggestions as to which is best?






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 05-21-2006, 20:00 Post: 129665
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I tried a three blade head on my previous trimmer.... a POS Homelite from a big box store. It didn't work well, in fact it was sort of dangerous. The extra mass at the end of what I think was a flexible cable drive overstressed it and the stupid thing actually caught fire.

I have read since then that the cheaper drive mechanisms are not compatible with anything but a string head due to the twist and slop in the system.

My new string trimmer is a shaft drive Tanaka. It supposedly will run the swinging blade heads and the saw heads better than that Red Thing, but I haven't tried it in that mode.






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 05-21-2006, 21:54 Post: 129671
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They have a place ,I use the blade for heavy foilage on flat ground,around the stream I would definatly use the FLAIL head due to the ocasional rock that you WILL hit its more forgiving than the "SPWANG" your going to get with a true metal blade, I use the shinidawa plastic flial blades in my stihl flail head,they are heaverier keeping the energy better and they dont distort and lock into the head when they start to wear down.






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 05-22-2006, 07:47 Post: 129678
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Jason,

There are some areas here left for us to guess on as has already shown in the answers. Is rocks a problem, what kind of small trees?

I am assuming you know a string cutter will not cut what you want to, based upon your experience. I have had good success with heavy sting heads on the small tress when they are pines but not oaks or such. If you only have a very few trees that the heaviest string will not cut maybe you should just put a pair ot cutters in your pocket for them.

I have never found a blade worked well in thick weeds and grass. All clog that I have used. Based upon my use give me a very good string cutter any day unless you really need the saw tooth blade.

If you move to a metal blade be sure the harness will keep it away from you if or when it kicks back.






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 05-22-2006, 08:22 Post: 129682
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 Weed trimmer - saw or 3-piece style blade

Wrong tool for the job. Cut weeds with a weed trimmer, brush with a brush cutter. The 210 designator represents the size of the engine; 21cc. You'll quickly destroy a $200 weed trimmer by attempting to turn it into a brush cutter.

There are some extremely light duty machines being marketed as brush cutters, but all are above 25cc. Personally, I wouldn't do any serious brush cutting with anything LESS than a straight shaft 30cc.
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 05-22-2006, 08:25 Post: 129683
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 Weed trimmer - saw or 3-piece style blade

The plactic blades will take a toll on the wallet if you are working in around solid unmoveable objects like stones or walls at full throttle. The 1/2" sapplings will come down with them but with some damage but should still be able to cut. A steel blade as mentioned will be ruined by the stone in short order, some do recommend the bike handle bar system to overcome kick. When cutting larger diameter stock the three bladed head will be appreciated over the string head but on a flex or tach cable drive system you could bring it's life to an end prematurely. The solid straight shaft would be recommended.






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 05-22-2006, 09:38 Post: 129687
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I have a 22 year old Tanaka straight shaft weed/brush cutter, that I cannot kill. They don't carry them around here so I couldn't even get a replacement filter for it (had to buy some foam filtter for another use and just cut it to size).

I have a reversible saw blade that has about four edges on it, 22 years old never sharpened. Admittedly I only occasionally use the brush cutter, but it has been very durable for residential use.






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 05-22-2006, 10:30 Post: 129689
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Jason,
I have the Echo RSM-210 trimmer and love it, I had a blade bought for it and it's a piece of crap. DO NOT bother with it. It ricochets off the saplings, gets stuck every minute, just a total aggravation. It's very ineffective, you'll be MUCH better off with a chainsaw, if you can't get to the area with a brush hog. Another option is to bulldose the small trees with the loader. Set the loader blade half an inch above the ground and take out all the weeds/trees you want.






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 05-22-2006, 11:10 Post: 129693
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Thanks for all the feedback.

Drankin - sorry about your burned up trimmer, I'll keep that in mind when trimming.

JAZAK5 - that area I'm clearing has a rock base - so the saw blade has been eliminated.

kthompson - yep, I did enough of it last year with a string, and it took forever and didn't completely finish the job.

greg_g, Art, Dennis - thanks for the info.

Horse Farmer - this is a ditch along the road. It has a steep slope and a solid rock base, so a hand held trimmer is about the only option for me.

With all that in mind, I ordered the 3 blade attachment for the Echo. Since it's made by Echo - for that model - it shouldn't burn up the trimmer, but if it does, it'll be an excuse to get something bigger. Once the area is well cleared, I most likely go over it with some veg. killer. I'm hopeful future clearing would then be much easier with either the 3-blade or string trimmer as there shouldn't be many tree samplings.

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 05-23-2006, 09:11 Post: 129722
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"Drankin - sorry about your burned up trimmer, "

I am gradually learning that you get what you pay for and staying away from cheap crap.

Just last Saturday I drove 100 miles to look at the Woods rear finish mower and then got in the truck to drive another hour to look at a King Kutter RFM because it was a few hundred cheaper.

I didn't get a block before my better sense got a hold of me and I turned around and paid for the quality product.

There is no comparison in quality between the Homelite trimmer and the Tanaka machine.

I also got rid of my old McCullough chain saw and replaced it with a Stihl for the big stuff and a Tanaka one hander for the trimming. Again.... no comparison.










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