I bought a new Husqvarna 2-cycle line trimmer today. Since it uses a different fuel/oil ratio than my other 2-cycle stuff (50:1 vs. 40:1) I also bought a new 1-gallon gas can that has some kind of "safety spout" that took me 15 minutes just to figure out how to use.
I noticed our new HyVee gas station has ethanol-free 91-octane so that's all I'm putting in the Husqvarna.
I don't know. I always ran cheap ethanol gas in my Craftsman trimmer and I've been beating the shit out of it for the past 7 years, but figure if I'm going to have a separate gas can for the Husky and the ethanol-free is available, I might as well use it. It's pretty pricey, but it's not like a weedeater goes through a lot of gas.
The Craftsman started bogging down and won't run past half-throttle so it seems like a fuel-delivery problem. I ran some Seafoam through it with no results. That and also being heavy and vibrating like a dog shitting peach seeds sent it to the scrap heap in favor of a newer, better trimmer.
The wife said, "If it will keep you from cussing at it all the time, you can get a new weedeater."