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I'm considering buying a DR Trimmer. If anyone owns one, can you
give me some comments on what you like or don't like about it, please.
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Love mine, but I've had some problems. Also, there's no place local to have it worked on. I'd buy another one though. I bought the $800 professional model.
 
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anniew said:
I'm considering buying a DR Trimmer. If anyone owns one, can you
give me some comments on what you like or don't like about it, please.
Thanks.
Ann
Save your money. My Aunt owns one,I have used it a few times and it's junk..not worth the money at all in my opinion.
 

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I'll agree with the "JUNK" comment ... we've got one that's been nothing but trouble since new. We especially hate the fact that it runs you at its speed ... My aunt has short legs and can't keep up with it, while I've got a bad knee and ankle. It's been used exactly once in the last four years ... by a neighbor and he returned it with a "junk" comment (even though we did warn him).
 

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Love mine, but I've had some problems. Also, there's no place local to have it worked on. I'd buy another one though. I bought the $800 professional model.
Pinemead,
Thanks for your reply. Can you be more specific about the problems
you had. Regarding someone to work on it, my local small enginne
guy who lives just across the street, is an authorized service
person. And is the professional model the one with the electric
start?
Thanks again.
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Save your money. My Aunt owns one,I have used it a few times and it's junk..not worth the money at all in my opinion.
Can you be more specific about the problems with the DR Trimmer.
Why do you think it is junk...didn't start easily, didn't cut properly,
etc. Thanks. Ann
 

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We love ours. Older model, used on heavy brush, no problems.

I'm to short, 5', to use a weed wacker for long so this this was ideal for me.

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I bought one last year, electric start, and love that thing. It does all the ads say it does and so far I have had no problems. Easy to push with the adjustable handle and big wheels. Well worth my hard earned dollars.
 

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Are you talking about the mower or the trimmer? I have the walk behind string trimmer and it works great - but it's not the heavy model that will cut down brush.

The trimmer is more powerful than the typcial walk behind string trimmer - I have the medium sized one. If you are not careful it will bend the bottom of welded wire fences. I like the bulb planting attachment and it had a beaver blade attachment but I didn't get that yet. I mostly have tall weeds to mow down and it works great with that!

Changing the strings is a bit tough at first, but gets easier once you figure it out and I like the edging feature too where you can tilt the head at an angle.
 

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We have one, don't ask me which one--one of the nicer ones with the string trimmer but not top of the line. I haven't used it, but my husband does a lot of damage to the weeds and tall grass. We did have a problem with the delivery. The first package looked like they dragged it all the way here and there was a lot of damage. The second package looked like it was dragged half way here but the only damage was something with the back wheels and the company sent out a new part. I don't know if the extra price we paid for the "name" brand was worth it, but it seems to be doing the job.
 

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Thanks for your comments, everyone. I can purchase one in the nearest
city, and can get it serviced across the street, so many of your
concerns are covered. Thanks again.
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I like mine. I have the one down from the professional model. The string trimmers aren't self propelled, that comment must be about the mower.

The swivel/tilt feature is nice for trimming fence lines and buildings. I think that DR is still the only one to offer that feature.

Read carefully on how to put the line on. If you do it incorrectly the line will wear through itself and not last very long. Yep, learned that the hard way :)

I use the largest diameter line.
 
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