How to Load a String Trimmer

Looking to keep your lawn looking neat and tidy? Then you’re going to need to load up your string trimmer with fresh line. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to do just that.

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A string trimmer is a great tool for any homeowner to have. Whether you’re looking to trim your lawn or clear brush, a string trimmer can save you a lot of time and energy. But before you can start using your string trimmer, you need to know how to load the line.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps of loading a string trimmer so you can get started on your next project.

##1. Buy the correct type of line for your trimmer.
##2. Cut the line to the correct length.
##3. Insert the line into the spool.
##4. Wind the line around the spool in the correct direction.
##5. Trim off any excess line.

What You Will Need

String trimmers, also known as weed whips, weedeaters, and brushcutters, are useful for many different types of lawn care. They can trim grass around obstacles, such as trees and flower beds; they can Edge along sidewalks and driveways; and they can clear away heavy weeds and underbrush. Most string trimmers have a plastic cutting head that holds a spool of cutting line. When the trimmer is turned on, the line spins quickly, cutting anything in its path.

In order to use a string trimmer, you will need:
-A string trimmer
-A spool of cutting line
-Eye protection
-Gloves (optional)

To load the cutting line onto the trimmer, first make sure that the trimmer is turned off and that the spark plug is disconnected. Then, follow these steps:

1.Remove the cutting head from the trimmer by unscrewing it from the shaft.
2.Unwind a few feet of cutting line from the spool and cut it off with scissors.
3.Thread one end of theline through one of the holes in the cutting head, then pull it through until there are equal lengths of line on either side of the head.
4.Loop one end ofthe line aroundthe other, forming an overlapping “X” shape, and pull tight.
5a.Pushtheondowninto apart in bottomofthehead until youhear or feel it clickinto place.(Some models require you tousetheoverlapping “X” to form an “O” instead.) OR 5b.Wrapthearoundasprocket atthetopoftheheadandpullexcessline throughhole in spool until it’staut.(Don’t overtighten.)
6a(Forbump feedheads)Whileholdingheadupside down, threadline througheyelet belowfeed knobandpulluntil there’s about 6 inchesofline extendingeachsideofthehead.(Leaveknobin “OFF” position.) Ora(Forautomatic feedheads) Whileholding headupside downwithspool release depressed(or knobin “OFF” position), threadthelinethrougheyelet belowspoolandpulluntil there’s about 6 inchesofline extendingeachsideofthehead.(Releasetheknob/depressbutton when finished.)
7Screwthecuttinghead backontothetrimmer shaftuntil it’s hand-tight.(Don’t overtighten.)

Step One: Get Ready

Now that you’ve got your string trimmer set up and ready to go, it’s time to get started. The first step is to make sure you have all the necessary supplies. You will need:

-A string trimmer
-A spool of string
-Some gloves
-Safety goggles

Once you have all of your supplies, it’s time to get started.

Step Two: Load the Trimmer Line

Once you have the trimmer head removed, take a look at the inside of it. You should see a little hole in the center. This is where the trimmer line will feed through.

There are two different ways that you can load the trimmer line onto your trimmer head. The first way is to simply feed the end of the trimmer line through the hole and then pull it until there is about two feet of line sticking out of the hole. You can then take the end of the line and thread it through itself to create a loop.

The second way to load the trimmer line is to first thread one end of the line through the eyelet on the trimmer head. You will then need to pull the line until there is about two feet of line sticking out of the eyelet. Take the other end of the line and feed it through the eyelet so that it comes out on the same side as the first end. You can then pull both ends of the line until there is a loop in the center.

Step Three: Trim the Lawn

Now that you have your string trimmer all set up, it’s time to get to work! When you’re ready to begin trimming, start by walking around the perimeter of your lawn to create a clean edge. Once you’ve gone around the entire perimeter, you can start moving inwards towards the center of your lawn.

As you trim, be sure to keep an eye out for rocks, sticks, and other objects that could damage your string trimmer or injure you if they were to come into contact with the spinning string. If you do hit something, stop trimming immediately and check the string trimmer for damage. Once you’ve cleared the area of any potential hazards, you can resume trimming.

When you’re finished trimming, simply turn off the string trimmer and unplug it from the power outlet. Then, carefully wind the remaining string onto the spool. Once the spool is full, replace the cap and store your string trimmer in a safe place until next time!


Now that you know how to load a string trimmer, you can get started on your next trimming project. Be sure to follow all safety precautions and always read the manufacturer’s instructions before operating any power equipment.

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