I have a chainsaw, line trimmer, blower, etc small engines ranging from homelite to husqvarna. From the ones I've inspected, they all have this type of solid hard white material fuel filter: Homelite Fuel Filter 300759005 Chain Saw UT 10560 10562 10580 10582 10918 H1 | eBay
I want to buy about 5 filters to use on any machine, but I don't want to spend like $8 a piece for OEM. Does it matter which one I use as long as it matches the 1/8" fuel line and isn't an inline filter with two nipples? One machine is a 4 stroke line trimmer that I suspect needs a new filter to run correct, so hopefully it doesn't require a special filter but it looks like the solid white one I linked above.
I was considering these but they look like soft foam, so is that a potential problem? I don't use dirty gas, and I try to keep gas caps free of debris.
Soft foam filters can be cleaned: Dip in gasoline, wrink out little bit then blow out with air compessor. Visually inspect. reinstall if it looks okay...If it flaking even a little bit trash it and buy new one
here's hard filters (presumably) about $1.15 each shipped. I think foam ones are more likely to deteriorate and put particles in the carb, but the high end stihls use foam (plus an added mesh screen usually), so I'm not sure which is best, but got these which are stock to the machines.