Old 3rd July 2005, 21:27   #1
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Got Weed? (Consumer Alert)

DO NOT buy this piece of shit!



Troy-bilt TB55REX

I literally fried my old weedeater a few days ago so I went shopping today.

First trip to the hadware store:
I wanted to stay with electric so I wound up wih this impotent hussy. The problem?
It has a disposable stringed head that managed to trim an area large enough to bury the neighbor's great dane before wearing out. Great, it only came with one head.

Second trip to the hardware store:
They had no replacement "disposable heads" leaving me with two choices. Either try to rethread the head by hand or bring the P.O.S. back for a replacement. I went home where I already have a huge spool of line. Impossible to rethread the head by hand so time for plan B.

Third trip to the hardware store:
Returned P.O.S. and exchanged it for P.O.S. replacement.
This:



Black and Decker ST4000

I get home and assemble the handle and the lower guard and attempt to thread it when what? No spring, spool or retainer. You've got to be shitting me!

Fourth trip to the hardware store:
I didn't even disassemble it. I grab another of the same model, open it up to make sure that all parts are there.
They are! AMAZING!!!
I head for the house but keep in mind I'm 6 or 7 miles from the hardware store. I assemble this one, plug it in, pull the trigger......................















........it spun at megarevolutions for all of 5 seconds before slowing to a spin that would inflict little pain on my scrotum

Fifth trip to the hardware store:
"I'll take the demo unit, already assembled off the wall!"
We take it outside and try it out on the hardware store's lawn. I drag it home with my spent ass.
I plug it in, trim halfway around the house and run out of line. Different size than what I have on a spool.

No more trips to the hardware store today.

It's laying outside where it ran out of line and the weeds are victorious.
I'll be back with lighter fluid and a match, you motherfuckers.
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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:33   #2
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Don't worry, I'm likely to spend more on tampons than on gardening products in my entire life.




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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:35   #3
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Be careful with burning weeds with lighter fluid, I had the police come and attempt to arrest me for arson.
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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:37   #4
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I meant I was going to burn down the hardware store
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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:38   #5
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Oh well then by all means, wait till nightfall at least.
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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:39   #6
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Gee, I love these things.

Ever since I had a neighbour who used to use an extra-cheap extra-loud extra-grating model to mow her entire lawn.
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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:39   #7
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cheap , simple and it keeps on going even when there is powerfailure

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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:43   #8
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Much too quiet!

Gardening tools have to be LOUD SO EVERYBODY CAN HEAR THAT YOU GOT SOME NEW USELESS TOY.
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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:46   #9
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You can't do lawn-care around the house if your equipment can't communicate with the cicadas...

"I just want to lie in my own crusty filth, eating rancid egg sandwiches, until some unfortunate paramedic has to blow down my door to find my bloated and pasty corpse wedged between the nightstand and mattress stained with Bengay and Robitussin DM." - Greg Gutfeld on sex and seniors
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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:46   #10
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i think in minneapolis (ask toast) they can actully fine you because your machine is too loud..
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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:48   #11
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I gave up on Electic along time ago....

I got one of these....

http://www.shindaiwa.com/products/gr...mers/t260.html

That's not the Exact model... Mines about 3 years old... Spinns the wrong Direction and is more powerful than any Weed Eater I've ever had....

And the Noise factor will deffinately break some ear drums...

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They prolly can, but they prolly don't. I do know that you can't cross the wisconsion border with a chicken on your head. Yet it still seems that the minneapolis law enforcement cares much more about burning things then any other crimes.

Police Man: So you say you shot someone?
Person: HELL YAH! I SHOT HIM THREE TIMES WHILE I WAS ON PCP THEN I RAPED HIS WIFE, DOG, AND DAUGHTER AND STOLE HIS TV
Police Man(interrupting): Oh well that's terrible
Person: THEN I BURNED HIS HOUSE DOWN
Police Man: ALLRIGHT YOU JUST CROSSED THE LINE, TAZE HIM!


Sort of like that. Oh, they don't like ravers either, but that's normal.
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Jesus christ there is a meaningful discussion about lawn care in GD.

The Winamp Forums have hit an all-time low, I'm off to Pabook.




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Old 3rd July 2005, 21:57   #14
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Oops, I should have put it in the lawn care forum.

Don't let the door slap you in the ass on the way out.
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Old 4th July 2005, 00:14   #15
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The City of Glasgow has a formation strimming team, they can be seen practising their routines along the verges of the M7 most weekdays.
Being a professional outfit they use exclusively 2-strokes (one rip cord between three).

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got an old homelite 17" gas trimmer still sitting around that's over 15 years old -- still runs like a charm.
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haha, that story was hilarious chev; I actually laughed pretty hard out loud at the last two lines - I really know how you feel.
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That'll take care of those weeds.
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Old 4th July 2005, 04:09   #19
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Old 4th July 2005, 04:38   #20
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Or a rich Grandpa to let you borrow it....

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Old 4th July 2005, 05:05   #21
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Re: Got Weed? (Consumer Alert)

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Originally posted by ElChevelle
I literally fried my old weedeater a few days ago so I went shopping today.
Now how the hell did you fit your old weedeater in a fryer?

This is a sig of some nature.
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Old 4th July 2005, 17:00   #22
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Tomorrow?

Sixth trip to the hardware store:

I was just checking my bank account online and they ultimately charged me for both trimmers and neglected to issue the credit to my card for P.O.S. #1.
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Old 4th July 2005, 17:55   #23
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Time to Complaine and Throw Bricks.....

And if you already complained then Throw Bricks....

If you did that.... Then it be time to make it a Drive in Hardware store....

(Hehe... El Camino thruogh the Wall....)

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Don't worry, I'm likely to spend more on tampons than on gardening products in my entire life.


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Oops, I should have put it in the lawn care forum.

Don't let the door slap you in the ass on the way out.
LMAO

Oh.. and am I the only one who found the thread title misleading?
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Oh.. and am I the only one who found the thread title misleading?
Nope, only you...

"I just want to lie in my own crusty filth, eating rancid egg sandwiches, until some unfortunate paramedic has to blow down my door to find my bloated and pasty corpse wedged between the nightstand and mattress stained with Bengay and Robitussin DM." - Greg Gutfeld on sex and seniors
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