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post #1 of 19 Old 08-14-2018, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Speed Feed trimmer head

My OEM Stihl trimmer head, I知 guessing, is kaput. The pop on/off cover will no longer stay on after respooling the head. I just found out about the Speed Feed heads. Is this the way to go? Any recommendations? After a short search, I found this one: Stens 385-288 Speed Feed 450 Trimmer Head https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008G4GMOU..._o7YCBbWHD4PJ8




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Bump up!!
To the OP--I can't help with ur question, but this will bring it back to top.
Stens does make some good replaceable parts that I have bought from time to time-

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I installed an Oregon Speed Feed on my Echo after the original grenaded and I couldn't source replacement parts locally. I was very happy with it, easy to load and it worked flawlessly. I did have to cut a notch in the debris shield so I could see the arrow to line it up with the eyelet.
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Re: Speed Feed trimmer head

I知 wondering why mine didn稚 go back together? I ran out of line, took it apart, respooled the line, and the cover wouldn稚 stay back on.


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Two of, a bit cheaper, mind you it doesn't come with the different bushings so if it's not a 10mm x 1.25 LH thread you're sol. This one did tho https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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My OEM Stihl trimmer head, I知 guessing, is kaput. The pop on/off cover will no longer stay on after respooling the head. I just found out about the Speed Feed heads. Is this the way to go? Any recommendations? After a short search, I found this one: Stens 385-288 Speed Feed 450 Trimmer Head https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008G4GMOU..._o7YCBbWHD4PJ8




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I have this SpeedFeed head on my Stihl and it works good and is easy to fill. I'm happy with it.

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I have this SpeedFeed head on my Stihl and it works good and is easy to fill. I'm happy with it.

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I guess I should add, I have a FS-80.


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Has anyone just bought a replacement cover?


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i've never. The way i look at it, by the time the cover is worn thru, the rest is probably getting close to worn out also. I've never physically broken any of mine as in cracked a piece or a lug off, mine wear out from the rocks and ground contact...........Mike

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Speed Feed trimmer head

Do I go w/ the 375 or 450? Or a non speed feed head like the T-35?
My head is spinning almost as fast as a trimmer head, researching all of these head designs.

Also, I do most of my trimming on concrete. Which line size/type do I use?


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Or this? Echo 99944200907 Speed-Feed 400 Universal Trimmer Head https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G5KL0QW..._Er2DBbRWQQEZD

I知 kind of leaning towards the Echo.


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Or this? Echo 99944200907 Speed-Feed 400 Universal Trimmer Head https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G5KL0QW..._Er2DBbRWQQEZD

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That's the kit I installed on my fs94r. Very good setup and easy to follow directions. I wasn't impressed with the included pre installed echo trimmer line so I swapped it out. But other than that I've been sold on it. Zero issues as of yet.

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Re: Speed Feed trimmer head

I bought a speed feed head for my echo trimmer. The instructions were a little confusing, but once someone showed me how to do it, it was amazing. Takes maybe 30 seconds to restring without taking anything apart. I can't see myself ever using anything else
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