Strimming the old dog yards is not optional, with waist high vegetation, and coming into snake/fire season. I don't know how much contractor $154 would hire, but giving it to the Stihl agent for a comprehensive service of the old machine has got the job done, and I have an as good as new brush cutter.


The cost of damage to my already buggered shoulder, trying to start a machine that has never before been serviced in 15 years is neither here nor there. Just have to remember to start it with the other arm.

But, bloody hell, going from the little round line Ryobi electric to square profile line driven by an engine is a heck of a difference.

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