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I have a Stihl back pack blower and really like it.   I wanted one of their string trimmers but the Echo had far better reviews across the board.  Seems a lot of people have a hard time starting some of the Stihls and the repair shops want to blame the fuel.   The ones that start and run properly get great reviews however.  Everywhere I went and read reviews kept giving the Echo good scores.   Figured I'd try one and see.

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My Echo stuff has been bulletproof. 18+ years now.

Sent from my SM-G920R4 using Tapatalk

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4 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

I have a Stihl back pack blower and really like it.   I wanted one of their string trimmers but the Echo had far better reviews across the board.  Seems a lot of people have a hard time starting some of the Stihls and the repair shops want to blame the fuel.   The ones that start and run properly get great reviews however.  Everywhere I went and read reviews kept giving the Echo good scores.   Figured I'd try one and see.

 

Always being a Stihl fan but wanting to try a battery string trimmer I went with Echo. 58V battery is a brute, straight shaft, owned it about a year or so and actually like it a lot. Now of course this is for a typical suburban lot and there is more than enough power for my needs. Now when I visited a friend on 15 acres and it needed a major trimming I took my gas Stihl. It always comes down to the right tool for the job. And before I bought the Echo I looked at Stihl battery when at that time the trimmer was about $200 But the battery/charger was around $300. Even the dealer shook his head and chuckled at that price which is why he didn't even stock them. 

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1 hour ago, SWL said:

My Echo stuff has been bulletproof. 18+ years now.

Sent from my SM-G920R4 using Tapatalk
 

The trimmer thst it's replacing was a Ryobi.  It was one of the first 4 stroke gas trimmers I had ever seen.  The motor has gobs of torque and actually still runs strong.  The trimmer head is shot and it has a couple fuel leaks.  It's so old I really didn't want to invest any time or money in it any more.

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Sometimes it's nice just to buy a new tool. I don't know how to spell out the Tim the Toolman grunt :D

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I need a compact battery powered blower to dry the car after I wash it... it needs to be capable of at least 100mph wind, suggestions?

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12 minutes ago, Schu said:

I need a compact battery powered blower to dry the car after I wash it... it needs to be capable of at least 100mph wind, suggestions?

 

Milwaukee - O884-20/ M18 hand held blower. Perfect for what you need. My stepson uses one in his shop, lots of velocity through a small diameter nozzle. 

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38 minutes ago, richieb said:

 

Milwaukee - O884-20/ M18 hand held blower. Perfect for what you need. My stepson uses one in his shop, lots of velocity through a small diameter nozzle. 

Good choice for a battery unit.

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54 minutes ago, Schu said:

I need a compact battery powered blower to dry the car after I wash it... it needs to be capable of at least 100mph wind, suggestions?

Drive it at 100mph:D

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This isn't What I Got Today, it's What I Did Today.  WVU Homecoming 2017.  WVU came from behind to defeat Texas Tech 49-35.  GREAT game!

 

This is me with the 400 piece WVU Alumni band and the 350 piece big band.  I am wearing yellow and standing exactly on the 5 of the 50 on the near sideline.  I am dead center in the cymbal picture with the big grin on my face.  See if you can figure out why.  :D

 

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Picked these beauties up in Hope, AR this weekend. A huge shout out to @pappyIII for his generosity. They are beautiful and we are just getting around to some listening. 

 

 

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Must be nice... I hope to be able to purchase a "New" set of speakers directly from the factory some day. The feeling must be very satisfying!

 

Congratulations!

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On 10/14/2017 at 9:03 PM, wvu80 said:

This isn't What I Got Today, it's What I Did Today.  WVU Homecoming 2017.  WVU came from behind to defeat Texas Tech 49-35.  GREAT game!

 

This is me with the 400 piece WVU Alumni band and the 350 piece big band.  I am wearing yellow and standing exactly on the 5 of the 50 on the near sideline.  I am dead center in the cymbal picture with the big grin on my face.  See if you can figure out why.  :D

 

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Very nice Dave, looks like that would be a great time.

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4 minutes ago, Schu said:

Must be nice... I hope to be able to purchase a "New" set of speakers directly from the factory some day. The feeling must be very satisfying!

 

Congratulations!

@Schu, these were a gift from @pappyIII, which makes them even more special. Elden and I both are overwhelmed. 

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13 minutes ago, dtel's wife said:

Picked these beauties up in Hope, AR this weekend. A huge shout out to @pappyIII for his generosity. They are beautiful and we are just getting around to some listening. 

 

 

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Awesome, what grills do they have?

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@Ceptorman...black.  They will match our other forte iis, and the 402 horns. 

 

We did see the lighter colored grills but preferred the black for placement in our family room. 

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