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Old 07-12-2018
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Tell you what though , my 2t Husky and Stihl crap over my 4t Honda , in power delivery and most important , weight , the Honda is heavy .
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I have a 52cc chinese 2t snipper.

It pulls grass clumps out of the ground and throws them about 200 yards.

It has a shoulder strap, bullhorn bars moved as far back as physically possible and a piece of steel from a caterpillar dump truck zip tied just above the cutter head to try to keep the cutting part close to the ground.

It's awesome.
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Old 08-12-2018
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My 26cc Ryobi snapped the upper drive shaft last weekend after about 3 years use
Give it a wash and make it look as clean as possible.

Take it back to Bunnings and see how you go.

Ryobi appears to have had a quiet word with Bunnings and said to go real easy on warranty replacements.

Even without a receipt you'll often get something replaced with a new one.

New Ryobi stuff has a 6 year warranty (and three years on batteries).

Ryobi doesn't fix anything, they just replace it with a new one.

Heck, you can even take the new one and the receipt that they then give you... to another Bunnings and get a full refund.
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whatever you get, make sure it has a straight shaft, you can stick a blade on it when the whipper string breaking all the time starts to give you the 5hits
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whatever you get, make sure it has a straight shaft, you can stick a blade on it when the whipper string breaking all the time starts to give you the 5hits
true that, you also get more stability and control over the cutter head ... I have had endless woes with those curved shaft ones pulling themselves into objects and breaking my line.
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Old 09-12-2018
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I bought a carby of e-bay for my 10yr old honda brush cutter for $21 and it fixed my problem. A carby diaphram kit was $25 from the Honda shop and it didn't fix the problem.
The carby came with 2x spare primer bulbs, 50cm fuel hose, large paper gasket for carb to inlet manifold and an o'ring for the carb to air filter seal.
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whatever you get, make sure it has a straight shaft, you can stick a blade on it when the whipper string breaking all the time starts to give you the 5hits
Not all straight shafts are OK to take a blade.

A bent shaft is generally referred to as a line trimmer and uses a cable inside the shaft to drive the head.

A straight shaft is generally called a brush-cutter and can have a cable or solid drive. Cable drives aren't strong enough to run a blade and are cheaper. The solid shaft drives are stronger.
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Thanks all, some valid points here

I may give cleaning the old one up a go and trying to get a refund/replacement.

Ended up buying the Stihl FS38 curved shaft. My price range was the limiting factor and with 2 years warranty it should be ok. For $179 it's a good deal. Used it for the first time over the weekend and it works great, lighter than the old Ryobi and nice and powerful. Our yard is on the side of a steep hill with a lot of undulating sections so not really suited to the Harley Davidson style harness snippers
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I bought one of the Homelite cheapies from Bunnings 2 years and it's still going without any issues. Stick some fuel and a blob of oil and go snip, that's it.

The auto wire release isn't as good as my mates Honda 4t and it's noisier than the Honda 4t but it's also 1/5th of the price.

If you are just edging around the house every time you mow the lawn why bother spending a heap of cash?

I can't remember what I paid for mine but I saw them in Bunnings the other day for less than $100.

No brainer as far as I'm concerned.
Funny how times change, I have owned a Honda brush cutter and mower for the last couple of years and wouldn’t buy cheap again.
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Old 19-12-2018
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Yes I don't buy budget stuff any more either, I have a Stihl 056 magnum,,,,had it for about 25 years, only just had an electrical problem, but otherwise starts 2nd pull still. Same with most of my other stuff, sometimes I have paid twice the price, but mostly it pays in the end.

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