It can be frustrating when your weed eater stops working properly. One of the most common problems is that the line becomes used up. When this happens you will need to add more line to your weed eaters cutter head.
This guide provides an easy method to string a weed eater.
Stringing a weed eater can seem confusing at first, but once you understand how to do it, it is a very simple process that can be done in only a couple of minutes.
To string a weed eater, you will need the following items: weed eater head, replacement line, and scissors.
Steps to stringing a weed eater are as follows:
- Remove the old line from the weed eater.
- Cut a new length of line 15′ to 25′ long.
- Cut new trimmer line in half.
- Insert end of half 1 trimmer line into hole 1 on spool.
- Wind half 1 trimmer line around spool following arrow.
- Insert end of half 2 trimmer line into hole 2 on spool.
- Wind half 2 trimmer line around spool following arrow.
- Trim of excess trimmer line
Step 1. Remove The Old Line From The Weed Eater
Remove the old line from the weed eater head by taking the cap off the trimmer head. Once the cap is removed unwind the remaining string by pulling it out in the direction of the arrow.
Step 2. Cut A New Length Of Line 15′ to 25′ Long
Depending on the size of the weed eater head you will need approximately 15 to 25 feet of trimmer line. Now cut the trimmer line in half. (Half 1 and Half 2)
Step 3. Cut New Trimmer Line In Half
Cut the new 15′ to 25′ trimmer line in half. Make sure the line is cut in the middle so that the two halves are exactly the same length.
Step 4. Insert End Of HALF 1 Trimmer Line Into Hole 1 on Spool
Insert (Half 1) trimmer line into one of the holes on the spool.
Step 5. Wind Half 1 Trimmer Line Around Spool Following Arrow
With (Half 1) trimmer line inserted into a hole on the spool, wind the new line in the direction of the arrow marked on the spool. After winding, hook the end of the new line into the holder on the spool.
Step 6. Insert End Of HALF 2 Trimmer Line Into Hole 2 on Spool
Insert (Half 2) trimmer line into the other hole on the spool.
Step 7. Wind Half 2 Trimmer Line Around Spool Following Arrow
With (Half 2) trimmer line inserted into a hole on the spool, wind the new line in the direction of the arrow marked on the spool. After winding, hook the end of the new line into the holder on the spool.
Step 8. Trim Off Excess Trimmer Line
Trim off any excess trimmer line and even up the two halves of the trimmer line as much as possible.
Your weed eater is now strung! You did it!
What Size Weed Eater String Should I Use?
There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the weed eater model and the specific type of line that is being used. However, a good general rule of thumb is to use a .080 or .095 diameter trimmer line.
Curved shaft weed eaters usually use a .080 trimmer line while straight shaft trimmers typically use a .095 trimmer line.
If you are not sure which size to use, it is always best to go with what trimmer line your weed eater came with when it was new.
What Is The Strongest Weed Eater String?
Again, there is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the weed eater model. However, some general advice is that if you are using a gas-powered weed eater, it is best to use a .095 or .105 diameter trimmer line.
If you are using an electric weed eater, it is best to use a .065 or .080 diameter trimmer line.
Name brand trimmer line uses higher quality plastics than generic trimmer line, therefore it is usually more durable. If given the choice it is better to go with name brand trimmer line over a generic trimmer line.
Also, a bigger trimmer line is not always better. The line needs to be suited to the size of your trimmer. If you use a trimmer line that is too large for your equipment you will lose line speed and cutting efficiency.
Is All Weed Eater String The Same?
No, all weed eater string is not the same. There are different sizes and types of string that can be used for weed eaters.
It is important to use the correct type of string for your specific weed eater model.
If you use the wrong type of string, it could damage your weed eater’s clutch or drive shaft over a period of time. For example, using a .130 trimmer line in a small weed eater will put too much load on the shaft and clutch leading to premature failure.
Always use the appropriate size line for your weed eater.
What Is A Weed Eater Actually Called?
Weedeater is the most common name for a handheld string trimmer. However, it can also be referred to as a weed whacker, strimmer, or trimmer.
A weedeater or trimmer is used to cut grass and weeds around trees, buildings, and other obstacles. It is a handheld tool with a rotating string that cuts the vegetation. The string is usually made of plastic or metal and is fed from a spool.
No matter what you call a weed eater, make sure you know how to string one before you need to use it! Running out of line while cutting weeds is never a good thing. With this guide, you will be able to quickly and easily string your weed eater in no time.
Now that you know how to string a weed eater, you can rest assured that you will be able to keep your yard looking tidy and well-manicured.