|Drive Shaft Style:||Straight|
|Drive Shaft Type:||Fixed Shaft|
|Line Diameter:||0.095 in.|
|Line Feed System:||Semi-Automatic|
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Powerful and lightweight. To mount and use a blade a Tanaka accessory kit is needed. Mine requires a #748504. The #748503's mounting nut is too small. Also the Tanaka "No Brainer" will not fit on mine. Again the shaft is too big to accept it. Per another comment I polished the string tap head to help avoid premature breakage. So far...so good.
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Q:Amazon has this Tanaka trimmer (thru CPO) and lists it as a commercial-duty unit whereas your site does not. Tho I will not be using it commercially I do want the power and durability of commercial. So...is it or not? Also, what is needed in order to use a blade on this unit? Additionally, a pop-up notes that you offer free shipping for this unit but the site does not mention it. Again, is it free shipping? TIA
A:Yes, the engine is commercial rated. You do not need to order anything extra to use the blade it is included.
Q:Can this unit be used with a brush blade or saw. If so what size and model so I can purchase.
A:Yes, there is a hard plastic case included.
Q:How much does the Tanaka TBC 255PF weigh?.
A:I believe it is actually closer to 12# (twelve pounds). Definitely not 42#.
A:The weight of the trimmer is 42.8 pounds.
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