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Echo vs Stihl vs Redmax - Who's the best? This is how fights start....So Round 1, Go!

Who's the best and Why?

Jason Ambro
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Okay let me start by saying that all 3 are popular brands and my following statements are based on my personal experience with all 3. Now that being said. I feel that echo equipment quality and performance and durability by far superior to redmax and Stihl. The problem I have had repeatedly with redmax and Stihl is the carbs gumming up and clogging ,or the loss of power. I have been using all echo equipment every day for the past two seasons and haven't had any issues yet. Echo equipment starts and preforms flawless every time. In this business time is money. Who's got time to deal with equipment that won't start or just plain runs like crap.

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Echo is always the "best bang for your buck".

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With the rain falling and being all caught up on my paperwork I thought I would spend some time looking at some of these posts. When I read this all I could think is, Guys lets keep it real! I was excited when I saw this echo means business and thought it may be something cool. I wanted this to be a real forum but already it seems like it is full fake users. I will try to keep things real but I may have to jump ship on this one.

First jsblawncare if the stihl and redmax are gumming up then the echo will also. The carbs get gummed up from fuel and if you use old fuel then you will have carb issues. I go through fuel so fast that it does not have time to gum up the carb.

Second mickeyjr86 do you work for echo? If you are a "pro" then you would not even look at warranty. I know I don't have time to leave my stuff at a dealer for a week to do warranty. Also I wear out my stuff before I would have time for warranty. At the end of the day what you wrote sounds like it was right out of the mouth of a salesman.

Guys if you really use this stuff and are not just echo staff or some UAG guy that gets free stuff from echo you would have no problem saying truth. I have 20 years in the lawn and tree business and mostly used stihl and echo but I have given redmax and husqvarna a try. I thought redmax and husqvarna kind of miss the mark in reliability and comfort. With that said my honest opinion on these 3 brands is...
-stihl is the best for saws and polesaws by a long shot.
-redmax, stihl, and echo are all about the same for backpackblowers but the stihl feels the best on my back. Handblowers stihl has a leg up over echo in the power and price.
-just as stihl dominates saws echo is the best for trimmers.
In the end stihl and echo are the best in their categories. It could just be my dealer but echo parts cost more. I found if you buy echo buy a few cheap srm225 trimmers from home depot and just replace them when it is down. Then you will always be able to use the old one for parts and fix others if needed.
lets try to keep things truthful so we can have a real pro site.
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No not a sale rep for Echo, although I wouldn't mind with the freebies.

Saying if a pro don't even look at warranty is like saying you buy a new truck without looking at the color of the truck.

Also its real "pro" to buy the cheapest trimmer they make first off and then replace it when it goes down instead of repairing yourself or taking in for warranty repair.

You are right tho about all carburetors gumming up since Walboro's and Zama's are on all brands.

There is no "truth" if its an opinion.
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We feel Redmax is the best. Nine years only one break down. I have also used Stihl and it broke in the first month of service and been to dealer twice in past seven months.
In the nine years of using Redmax products it always starts one the first or second pull. You can't go wrong with a product that starts first or second pull after nine years of use.
All of my stihl products are not only harder to start but the carbs always have issues.
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When your spending 3-400$ on a trimmer imo it becomes personal preference. In my experience I've not had any luck with stihl. A company I worked for years ago they had to buy new ones every spring. Since I went out on my own 5 years ago I went with redmax. I've not had 1 issue with them. This year I wanted to try the new shindaiwa t262. I've had it for about a month and so far I'm really impressed.
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Reverberation, Stihl, and RedMax are broadly known as the highest point of the market in knapsack blowers. Albeit individual tastes do become an integral factor, which rucksack blower is the best, most grounded, most agreeable, and least demanding to utilize? We will separate every one of the three rucksack blower brands' contributions and after that think about their upsides and downsides in the accompanying survey.

echo:
A basically made in USA brand, Echo started making blowers in the mid-1980s and is based out of Illinois. Their line of knapsack blowers offers a wide scope of intensity and solace and brags having the most "ensured low clamor blowers" of any brand.

With 11 diverse knapsack blowers accessible, any purchaser can discover the blower that accommodates their specific needs and their wallet.

Stihl:
With their 8 rucksack blowers the most dominant of which highlights a 64.8cc motor, Stihl has some noteworthy models to look at. Stihl started as an organization around the turn of the twentieth century and started producing during the 1920s in Stuttgart, Germany. Soon after starting deals in the US during the 1970s, Stihl caught the stunningness of most jacks of all trades and yard laborers with their accuracy and quality. source

Redmax:
As a Japanese organization that has been around since 1910, they have had different names: Komatsu, Fuji Motors, Zenoah and others and are presently claimed by Husqvarna from Sweden. They started with airplane motors despite everything they can move a huge amount of air. RedMax has 4 knapsack models that each have a possibility for cylinder mounted throttle and all pack a punch.
 
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