Scythe vs Brushcutter

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+9 1. Zeusisgreat commented 7 years ago

It's not about speed, it's about stamina, and the fact it requires a low skill level to operate. In a practical situation the machine always wins.. :(
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+12 2. roady commented 7 years ago

If you don't factor in building the machine and fueling it, yes.
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+3 3. spaceludes commented 7 years ago

I totally agree with #2
It's not about speed, but it's also not about stamina or skill level. It's about simplicity, reliability and versatility.
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+16 4. urbaneagle commented 7 years ago

Now do the same over 5 times the distance and see who wins
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0 5. kazlens commented 7 years ago

They should try it on rough terrain and see who wins!
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+2 6. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago

The brush-cutter could use some longer bristles.
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+3 7. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

#6 The brush cutter is not using string , it looks to have a three-bladed brush blade which can cut heavier weeds and brush. When it first starts up you can see it looks like a propeller.

http://www.stihlusa.com/products/trimmers-and-brushcutters/accessories/trimmer-heads-and-blades/brushknife/
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+7 8. ModifiedGrays commented 7 years ago

A more appropriate comparison would be to have scythe vs a combine. A weed eater is used to cut vegetation around curbs, trees, fence lines, etc, it is not the tool for clearing fields of brush. (Lets see how fast the scythe does the edging around a flower bed.)
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+1 9. Malakyte commented 7 years ago

Amish vs. Daft Punk!
Technology doesn't always win >:)
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+1 10. Zebulun commented 7 years ago

You guys call it a brushcutter huh?

We call it a weedwhacker in the US
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+1 11. deadhorse commented 7 years ago

#10 No, we call it a brush cutter in the US too. Just google it.

A "weedwhacker" or "weedeater" is not the same animal as a brush cutter.
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+1 12. dave9191 commented 7 years ago

Lets also factor in the time it takes to sharpen the scythe. You'll need to sharpen it on a regular basis while cutting or the work gets harder and you end up fold the grass rather than cutting it.