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Old 07-18-10, 11:54 AM   #1
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Dual line gas weed eaters...

...are EVIL!

Whom ever designed these things needs to bathe Jabba the Hut with their tongue.

I'm tempted to replace the string with some nylon blades, even though the manual says I can't.
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I had to get more trimmer string, so I bought the pre-spooled kind. Go to remove the rubber band keeping the line ends in place. No sooner than I do that, it decides to become one of those gag can-o-snakes. Bought pre-spooled so as not to have to mess with it, and still end up messing with it.
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Mine is pretty easy to load from a bulk pack. I simply cut out two three foot sections and feed them back in. They come out a hole and I can then fasten them by inserting into another blind hole. Last, I turn the spool to reel in the slack. It's actually quite easy.



[edit] This guide suggests 10 feet.
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I had to get more trimmer string, so I bought the pre-spooled kind. Go to remove the rubber band keeping the line ends in place. No sooner than I do that, it decides to become one of those gag can-o-snakes. Bought pre-spooled so as not to have to mess with it, and still end up messing with it.
As someone who worked grounds during university, let me assure you: eventually you will get the hang of it. Why, by the end of two years, I could do it in less than four hours.
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Whom ever designed these things needs to bathe Jabba the Hut with their tongue.
Hahahahahahahahahahaha
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My ryobi bump and feed head is easy to refill and works well if you spool it correctly. I also have a replacement head that you just feed precut line into, that the wife likes. It is around $20 at home depot.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Think maybe I should list trimmer string spooler on the miscellaneous section of my resume?

I'll just have to deal with it. I think that using a flamethrower or having a goat inside the city limits is probably against some ordinances.
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In Texas, having a goat with a flamethrower increases your social status.
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In Texas, having a goat with a flamethrower increases your social status.
Only if the goat knows how to use the flamethrower.
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Put a Craftsman Hassle Free head on your trimmer.
http://gardening.yardener.com/Yarden...eadByCraftsman
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Only if the goat knows how to use the flamethrower.
No, a flamethrower wielding goat raises your status, a trained flame goat is guaranted entry into the upper crust where you can rub elbows with the politicians and other felons.
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Never bring a knife wielding chicken to a bovine gun fight.
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Then you put the chicken in a wet suit and give him a spear gun.
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Then you put the chicken in a wet suit and give him a spear gun.
well, I guess the spear can be used as a roasting spit for the hog that gets in the way.
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The last trimmer I used was a commercial-quality Stihl with the really heavy duty line that you use in about 12" sections. So no spool - just thread a new piece through the eyelets when the current piece gets too short.

That thing cut like a banshee, but was kind of heavy and cost 2-3 times as much as normal gas trimmers.

I just use an electric at home. It doesn't take much to keep up a typical suburban yard.
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I've got a Stihl at home. Very easy to pop the line spool out, wind in new line, and re-install. I do like it. My previous weedeater was a royal ryobi pain the butt. It was hard to install new line, the line would jam, and it lacked power to handle thick weeds and brush. Definitely would recommend a Stihl.
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My ryobi bump and feed head is easy to refill and works well if you spool it correctly. I also have a replacement head that you just feed precut line into, that the wife likes. It is around $20 at home depot.
I buy anything with the Ryobi name on it as gifts for my enemies.
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I bought a 18v rechargable a cpl years ago. LUVED IT! But the batteries went bad of course and for the price of new batteries, I could buy another trimmer. So I opted for the propane powered trimmer from sears. BAD CHOICE. Its was HEAVY, those "hassle-free" heads suck (I have to replace the line every 2' of trimming or so) and it damn near blew me up! 15 mins into the first use and its starts spewing propane. I threw it down and hauled ass inside! Returned it for a regular, bump feed 2 stroke. Not a big fan of the dbl line it has either. Course I have 2 full containers of normal line that I probably cant use........
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There is a guy here in town that will replace those godawful string dispensers with a machined head with a center space and a couple of side holes, that you just tie a granny knot and put the ends through the side holes. No messy rewinding, just replacing a length of string each time. Awesome, I am going to get one.
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Get one of these and you don't have to change the line. Just the blade.

http://www.stihldealer.net/productde...tprods-70.aspx
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^^^^
That's a top tier Zombie Holocaust weapon.
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Get one of these and you don't have to change the line. Just the blade.

http://www.stihldealer.net/productde...tprods-70.aspx
Doesn't work very well with grass. Cutting along the fence line doesn't work as well as expected either. It pretty much just cuts the fence down.
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