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  1. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    Yep I would think that the gas is the culprit. If you google it I bet there's some kind of interesting science behind why it runs worse once it's warmed up.
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    Yeah, it's practically brand new, and I've been warm starting it on half choke like the manual says. There is no primer. Cranking it on full choke primes it. However, the guy at Ace Hardware filled up the tank there when I bought it, and it started great...cold or warm. It didn't start acting funky until I put some of my old gas in it. I just don't know why it would cold start fine on bad gas, but then stall out on warm starts.

    Edit: Well, I just noticed you quoted the problem out of the manual. It's gotta be vapor lock. I had ruled that out because I figured it only happened to older, well used chainsaws, and like I said...it's practically out of the box.
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    The next town over has about six goats just for kudzu control. They just move them around when and where they're needed to clear it out.
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    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    I've got a few Ryobi tools (edge trimmer, blower, drill) and love them. My dad swears by them, has dozens of them. The battery life is amazing.
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    I've got a Ryobi weedeater/leaf blower/edger/tiller combination deal. I've had it for over ten years and it still works, so I figure I got my money's worth, even though the only thing the "tiller" attachment will actually till is loose topsoil that has never felt the touch of a human foot. Red clay just laughs at it.

    I've heard good things about Echo. Consumer Reports has an Echo CS-590-20 and the Stihl that I got as neck and neck as the top two picks. I got the Stihl because it was a lot cheaper.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    yes that red clay is brutal! My yard is all red clay by default. But just a few miles south of my house is the "fall line" and on the other side of that the ground is sandy by default.
    That fall line is a big deal - many types of flora and to a lesser extent fauna are at the edge of their natural range because of geological boundary. As the linked article states I don't have gnats at my house but where I work at Fort Gordon (about five miles south of me) gnats start appearing and by the time you get to Burke County (the county adjacent to Fort Gordon's southern edge) gnats are all over the place! Also turkey oaks are at the northern edge of their range (see map) at Fort Gordon but once I cross I-20 on my way home, no more turkey oaks.

    https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/georgia-fall-line-divides-the-state/gGH3aaO0eATxX5u21Sx9WJ/

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    The only thing that wore out on my power head is the rubbery primer bulb thing. It dry rotted or something. They had a repair kit at Lowes, so I just swapped it out, and it runs fine.
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    I have one of those ryobi 40w battery weed eaters. I'm pretty pleased with the performance. With .95 line the thing power through most heavy crap I can throw at it. The batteries are fucking huge and heavy, though. They last for about 45 mins. of constant use, and have been consistant for the 2 years I have owned it.
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  13. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    indeed .95 line is pretty high-octane stuff! I wouldn't want to nick my shins with it that's for sure. :weep: That said so far I'm loving my Ryobi running 65 line and even when I do have to briefly tackle some thicker, tougher stuff it's performing very well. I think my battery weighs about 8 ounces or so.
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    The 40v weedeater is probably heavier than a gas powered one. You could cave someone's skull in with that battery.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    really? Glad my weed eating doesn't require a heavy powerful model. But if I did I'd still take the battery over gas if only for convenience.
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    I get some pretty tough weeds like tumbleweeds, the 95 sometimes isn't enough.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    okay I believe that! I can only blame the Russia for that pest of a weed. :brood:

    https://www.gardenguides.com/111133-kill-russian-thistle.html
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    Speaking of my wheed whacker, its a gravity feed model and here's the bump cap after 2 years of abuse.

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    Replacement was wasy enough. The new head was $30 and its quick change, so the bump heads should be less expensive in the future.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    what I like about my Ryobi is no "bump feed" needed. You just press a button and tug on the line to pull a little more out. Granted you have to stop weed eating for a few seconds to do this (of course) but then you are back in business. Better than trauma to the weed eater by smacking the crap out of it with bump feeding.