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handy man88 02-21-2011 03:01 PM

New fuel for power tools
 
Who would buy this?

http://www2.fiskars.com/Products/Yar...eb2011_blast_3

Bondo 02-22-2011 07:05 AM

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Who would buy this?

Nope,... I'm already carryin' mixed gas for the rest of my power tools,...
Why would I wanta add another fuel, that I'd haveta carry,..??

handy man88 02-22-2011 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Bondo (Post 595550)
Nope,... I'm already carryin' mixed gas for the rest of my power tools,...
Why would I wanta add another fuel, that I'd haveta carry,..??

Ayuhhhh......

jamiedolan 02-24-2011 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by handy man88 (Post 595185)

Interesting. I don't use a string trimmer that often, but I have a big enough yard that when I do use one, an electric one is a big pain. Since I use it infrequently, the gas one tends to gum up and not want to start, it's too much of a pain to drain it or burn it out in between uses.

This sounds like it might be a good solution. I bet it would be better for occasional use than a gas one does.

suprvee 02-26-2011 11:01 AM

I've been thinking about going propane for a while now. Propane is nice because it burns cleaner than gasoline, meaning your oil, spark plugs, etc stay kosher longer. It also stores really well; unlike gasoline/diesel, which needs some sort of additive like sta-bil or pri-g added to it every year. These days, you can find a propane generator, mower, refrigerator, air-conditioner, heater, etc. When the power goes out, you're covered. The only thing that's keeping me away from propane is the price.

Red Squirrel 02-26-2011 12:31 PM

I don't know why most things arn't propane these days. It's a much cleaner gas (still not super clean, but cleaner) and not to mention is way cheaper. It's also not prone to spills which is ideal for yard work.

Are those little canisters refillable? If you need to buy them and then throw them out, I can see that being a problem. You might not be contributing as bad to greenhouse gases, but it is increasing contribution to landfil waste.

jamiedolan 02-26-2011 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Squirrel (Post 598450)
Are those little canisters refillable? If you need to buy them and then throw them out, I can see that being a problem. You might not be contributing as bad to greenhouse gases, but it is increasing contribution to landfil waste.

Technically yes, but as far as I know it is still illegal to refill them. You can buy a thing to refill them at HarborFreight.

handy man88 02-26-2011 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Squirrel (Post 598450)
I don't know why most things arn't propane these days. It's a much cleaner gas (still not super clean, but cleaner) and not to mention is way cheaper. It's also not prone to spills which is ideal for yard work.

Are those little canisters refillable? If you need to buy them and then throw them out, I can see that being a problem. You might not be contributing as bad to greenhouse gases, but it is increasing contribution to landfil waste.

Stores like Harbor Freight sell valves that allow you to refill those camp cylinders from 20lb gas grill tanks.

http://www.harborfreight.com/propane...kit-45989.html

I guess the only question is how does one know when those camp cylinders are full.

handy man88 02-26-2011 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by suprvee (Post 598366)
I've been thinking about going propane for a while now. Propane is nice because it burns cleaner than gasoline, meaning your oil, spark plugs, etc stay kosher longer. It also stores really well; unlike gasoline/diesel, which needs some sort of additive like sta-bil or pri-g added to it every year. These days, you can find a propane generator, mower, refrigerator, air-conditioner, heater, etc. When the power goes out, you're covered. The only thing that's keeping me away from propane is the price.

Burnt propane does have a smell. Not as much from a gas grill, but if you ever walk behind a forklift that burns propane, it's an acrid stench.

peteE 03-01-2011 11:16 AM

The nicest thing is if you put trimmer in a vehicle you don't have to worry about gas spills.

They came out with augers for ice fishermen that use propane. The dealers could not keep them on the shelf. One dealer sold 40 of them in two days. Ice fishermen have been using gas augers for years this was a better idea whose time had come. They are much quieter and if the exhaust doesn't stink up your clothes like gasoline.

Mike in Arkansas 03-02-2011 01:00 PM

And, coming soon to a lawnmower near you. As others state, there a lots of advantages to using propane over gasoline.


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