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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 15 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. I shall look less of an eejit in Higgots, now. I didn't know whether it was really necessary or not. Of course the manual says you need the branded stuff!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 15 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

branded fuels and lubricants are a bit more expensive,depending on how near your supplier is can be less convenient but have been tested for that machine.as mentioned perhaps a good idea during the gnt period or if you only use it a bit.

however both stihl and husky engines will run on a variety of moody fuels it might reduce the time between services and perhaps the life of the engine/tool head etc but if you consider a bloke wearing nowt but a pair of shorts in the middle of a jungle with a vintage saw he probably isnt using premixed "manufacturer"fuel but he will work all day every day and relies on his saw to do that .

it is important to get the 2 stroke mix right for that engine(see manual or online info) and to lubricate/clean various bits with the correct type of oil/methods.

ps be careful and use the ppe every time,even though brush cutters are fairly safe they can chuck rocks and the spray from some plants (see hogweed etc)can be quite nasty .if the thing tangles with brambles etc a few mins sharpening might help a lot.

that said they are very quick at( edit for missing)clearing weeds

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 15 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On one of our stihl things (not sure which one) we have a mixer bottle for the fuel. you put in unleaded and squirt in the correct measure of oil.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 15 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My FS55 died last week, so I bought an FS94 today, used it for 2 hours and the verdict is a big thumbs up.
I had no complaints about the '55, but the '94 is better......
quieter, lighter, better balanced, easier starting, wider handlebars with better off-set, feels easier and more precise to use.
The variable throttle dial seems a bit unnecessary - I'll probably tape it up on max setting so it doesn't inadvertently get moved. Or I might read the instructions and see what it's for

Re 2-stroke. I use the Stihl 'shots'. Yes, cost per litre they are expensive, but a 1 'shot' does a gallon of fuel - no thinking, no mess, no mistakes.

How you getting on with yours WW ?

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