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skinkmasterreturns21 Sep 2011 4:06 p.m. PST

After going all summer without a weedwacker, I was finally able to get some overtime at work to be able to buy a new one. I had a rechargeable one,and I would not recommend it to any one-the batteries wore down so quickly that it would take days to do the basic trimming around the place.

So,I spent a little money and got a gas one from Troybuilt,with an attacheable sidewalk edger. I wasnt able to edge today because the sidewalks were in such bad shape.Anyhow,I set everything up,got my gas-oil mix ready,and it fired right up.Once I pulled that trigger and felt that motor roar,I felt like Conan,hewing rank upon rank
of my grassy foes.Complete with primal Tim Allen-like grunts coming from my throat.MORE POWER!!!!

CPT Jake Inactive Member21 Sep 2011 4:27 p.m. PST

You are more than welcome to come to my place and be as primal as you want on even more grassy foes….


Cold Steel Inactive Member21 Sep 2011 5:19 p.m. PST

When you are finished at Jake's, my place is not too far up the road.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member21 Sep 2011 5:33 p.m. PST

My sister's need whacking too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Micman Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2011 8:55 p.m. PST

Sounds like you were more like "They call me Bruce" with the chainsaw!

CPT Jake Inactive Member22 Sep 2011 2:10 a.m. PST

My sister needs whacking too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hmmmmmm There are a few ways to take that ;)


pphalen Inactive Member22 Sep 2011 5:21 a.m. PST

There's a skeeter on my peter
Whack 'em off!

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2011 6:31 a.m. PST

What the hell is a 'weedwacker'?

Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2011 3:38 a.m. PST

I just got a Troybuilt myself. Wife broke the ryobi one two years ago trying to till up a section for a garden, lots of clay.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2011 11:29 a.m. PST

What the hell is a 'weedwacker'?

Also called a "weedwhacker," "weedeater" (actually a brand name), or a "string trimmer."

They're devices to trim weeds or tall grass in places mowers can't easily reach; they're also used to edge lawns, as they can cut vertically (or at an angle), unlike a mower. The device consist of a motor, a length of pipe (often curved), and a reel wound with plastic cord (similar to fishing line) at the end of the pipe. The cord spins at high speeds, cutting through weeds, etc.. They can be gasoline powered, or electric (corded or battery). They are handheld.

I just got an inexpensive corded model for my small lawn. Works fine, and I don't have to trek to the gas station to use it. But it's really only for limited use; I wouldn't want it for a larger lawn or heavy duty weedwhacking.

stenicplus Inactive Member29 Sep 2011 4:04 a.m. PST

It's frightening how dumb you get when you get a power tool. I recently bought a petrol driven chainsaw as we have loads of large logs in the garden after the tree surgeons felled the trees for us.

I do wear safety goggles but I find the blade comes neare and nearer to my fought as I use my foot to steady the log on a support.

My new rule is, if there is just enough length to get 2 logs by splitting the 1 log then it's too close to my foot.

But it is fun to use.

skinkmasterreturns02 Oct 2011 5:45 a.m. PST

Reminds me of when I was a kid and helping my stepdad cut firewood.He tells me to hold the log,and then he stands in such a way that I am right behind him.When he yanked on the starter cord,he hit me in the face and knocked me flat on my ass.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2011 2:58 a.m. PST

Oh I see. A strimmer!

skinkmasterreturns13 Aug 2013 1:31 p.m. PST

MORE POWER! I was out today with my Troybuilt-it was definately a good investment.still going strong almost 2 years now.

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