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Straight or Curved String Trimmer?

String trimmers are all available in curved and straight shaft models and they all cut grass.


ECHO 2 Cycle 21.2 cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer


Some trimmers offer a choice and both versions will work.


ECHO 21.2 cc Gas PAS Power SourceECHO PAS Curved Shaft Trimmer AttachmentECHO PAS Straight Shaft Attachment for String Trimmers


The first string trimmers were curved and when they experimented with heavier cutting blades, the drive shafts would break.


Not only did they straighten the drive shaft, but the addition of a drive gear at the end of the shaft made the trimmer capable of driving a steel blade. The Brush Cutter was born!


ECHO PAS Brush Cutter AttachmentECHO 10 in. Straight Shaft Gas Brush Cutter


Straight shaft trimmers cost more to produce because of the added drive gear. The longer design and low profile of the straight shaft trimmers make them able to trim under lower overhangs as well as taking the strain off of your lower back.


The better ergonomic design combined with the ability to power a brush cutting blade make the straight shaft trimmer a good choice.


Check out our Trimmer Buying Guide for more information.


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Posted 2013-07-05T19:58:05+0000  by Travis_HD_ATL Travis_HD_ATL