What is the difference between the split shaft and straight shaft?

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Looking for information on the difference between your split shaft or straight shaft option for your trimmer.
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Ryan Lowe

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David Cline

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Once assembled, there is no difference. The split shaft version was made to keep the retail box smaller, but the assembly is meant to be permanent. You wouldn't want to try to take it apart to store in the winter or anything.

I'm not even sure that any retailers are actually carrying the non-split version.
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David and Ken are correct.  There's no real difference other than the size of the box.  The split shaft was only available at the Home Depot and the straight shaft was available at some authorized dealers.  There's no functionality difference in the tools. This was only an option with the 15" string trimmer.