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Old 20-12-2018
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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.
Our 435 Honda BC is about 12 yr old and still going strong.
I had to adjust valve clearances around it's 10th bday and gave it a plug & primer bulb for good measure.
Apart from that, no issues.
It's chewed though about 5 bump-heads. The current one is the best, with a metal wear ring in the face.
About once a month I'll put 5-6 tanks of fuel through it and chew about 15 mtrs of the heavy cord.

Bigbadal's comment about his Husky & Stihls having more power has got me considering one of those, but I don't find the weight of the Honda an issue.
Dealing with the barrage of sticks & stones flying about is probably a good distraction from the weight.

There's something calming about doing the brush cutter waltz for a few hours with Tool punching into my skull
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Remind me on which planet "heavier, less power and no better reliability" are attributes?

Buy the 2-stroke unless you failed at Year 7 maths and can't handle working out oil:fuel ratios...
Succinct, sarcastic, unarguable, with a hint of a put-down and a lingering nose of elitism.

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So about the same weight as a 2 stroke.
http://www.talontools.com.au/pages/p...e_trimmers.htm
...with half the torque.

I have an industrial-version Stihl. 20 years old, never had a part. On its second cutting head (first one lasted 16 years cutting 2200sq/m of driveway on the acreage).

Two stroke is half the weight for the same torque, less polluting, simpler and Stihl parts/accessories are 1/2 the price of Honda.

Stihl are dearer, quality always is.
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I switched to a honda 4-stroke because I can work for 3 times as long before I get carpel tunnel in my hands & fingers. Quieter & less vibration. And no fuel mixing.
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I got some money to buy a whipper snipper for xmas. I'm thinking about either a Honda 4 stroke or a stihl 2 stroke. Just wondering what people think are best for around the garden.

I also bought myself a 2011 YZ 450F for xmas!!

Seriously Guys ... WTF?
This was settled years ago by Tim 'the toolman' Taylor.
When he whipped a smallblock Chevy 350 IIRC into the ride on mower!

NO don't be Ridiculous no wants to carry even a 253 around...

But there's plenty of Postie 110's going Cheap.

Just think with this combo ....
Edges snipped in 1min 35sec
And lawn mowed in 2min 10s....
Just Think what the Missus will be seeing in you Now? :



And yes Merry Xmas to you All !
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I switched to a honda 4-stroke because;
1) I can work for 3 times as long before I get carpel tunnel in my hands & fingers.
2)Quieter & less vibration.
3)And no fuel mixing.
1) Stop wanking
2) Earmuffs are cheap
3) Calculator is on your phone

Happy Snipping.
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1) Stop wanking; or suss-out how to do it properly & with intent.
2) Earmuffs are cheap; so are goggles, paper-mask & overboots.
3) Calculator is on your phone. 33:1 or 50:1... How hard is that?
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https://www.stihl.co.nz/4-mix-engine...ing-power.aspx

I've had one of these for 10 years now. Terrific machine that i'd highly recommend.

I bolt a powersaw blade to it for serious bush clearing. It works a treat.
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