If your trimmer line is frayed, damaged, or otherwise in need of replacement, follow these steps to replace it with a new one.
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Before you can replace the trimmer line on your trimmer, you need to know a little bit about the types of trimmer line that are available. The three most common types of trimmer line are round, square, and star-shaped. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. You will also need to know the diameter of the trimmer line that you need. The most common diameters are 0.065 inches, 0.080 inches, and 0.095 inches.
Gas vs. electric trimmers
As you shop for a trimmer, you’ll notice that there are two types of power source options — gas or electric. Which one is right for you? It depends on a few factors.
-Cost: Gas trimmers are usually more expensive than electric ones.
-Convenience: Electric trimmers are often lighter weight and easier to maneuver than gas trimmers. They also don’t require you to mix gas and oil, which can be messy. On the other hand, gas trimmers tend to have more power and may be better suited for large yards.
-Environment: If you’re concerned about emissions, electric trimmers are the way to go since they don’t produce any.
-Noise: Electric trimmers are usually quieter than gas trimmers.
Types of trimmer lines
There are four types of trimmer line available on the market:
-Nylon cord: The most common type of trimmer line, nylon cord is durable and flexible, making it ideal for general-purpose use. It is available in a variety of thicknesses to suit different types of trimmers.
-Polypropylene ( also called “monofilament”): This type of line is made from synthetic plastic and is less likely to break than nylon cord. It is slightly less flexible, but this makes it ideal for cutting tough weeds and grass. Polypropylene trimmer line is available in different diameters to suit different trimmers.
-Fused nylon: A stronger type of nylon cord, fused nylon has multiple strands of nylon that have been fused together. This makes it more durable and less likely to break than ordinary nylon cord. Fused nylon trimmer line is available in different diameters to suit different trimmers.
-Metal: Metal trimmer line is made from steel or aluminum and is the strongest type of trimmer line available. It is very durable and can handle tough weeds and grass, but it can also damage cement or asphalt if you’re not careful. Metal trimmer line is only available in a few diameters, so it might not be suitable for all types of trimmers.
Replacing the Trimmer Line
If the trimmer line on your weed trimmer is worn out, it’s time to replace it. In this guide, we’ll show you how to replace the trimmer line on a gas-powered weed trimmer. We’ll also give you a few tips on how to choose the right trimmer line for your needs.
Preparing the trimmer
To replace the trimmer line, you will need to take the following steps:
-Disconnect the spark plug to prevent the trimmer from accidentally starting while you are working on it.
-Remove any debris, such as grass clippings, from around the trimmer head. This will give you clear access to the spool.
-Remove the spool cap by unscrewing it in a counterclockwise direction. Be sure to keep track of any washers or screws that come off with the cap.
Installing the new trimmer line
1.To install the new trimmer line, first remove the spool of old line from the trimmer. To do this, remove the screw that holds the spool in place, and thenpull the spool off of the trimmer.
2. Carefully untangle any knots in the old line, and then discard it.
3. Take the new spool of line, and thread it through the opening in the trimmer head. Make sure that you leave about 6 inches of line protruding from the head.
4. holding the end of the new trimmer line in place, wind the spool onto the trimmer head in a clockwise direction until it is snug against the head. Be sure not to over-tighten the spool, as this can damage the trimmer head.
5. Replace the screw that holds the spool in place, and then test your trimmer to make sure that it is working properly
Cutting the trimmer line to length
Cut the trimmer line to the desired length, making sure to leave enough line so that you can thread it through the trimmer head and have enough left to make a knot. If you are using a pre-cut length of trimmer line, skip to the next step.
Threading the trimmer line through the trimmer head
Most trimmer heads have an eyelet that the trimmer line is fed through. To thread the line, simply feed one end of the line through the eyelet and pull it until there is an equal amount of line on either side of the eyelet. If your trimmer head does not have an eyelet, consult your owner’s manual for instructions on how to thread the trimmer line.
Tying a knot in the end of the trimmer line
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Maintaining the Trimmer Line
In order to keep the trimmer line in good condition, it is important to replace it regularly. The trimmer line is what does the cutting, so it is important to keep it sharp. Depending on how often you use the trimmer, you will need to replace the line every few weeks or months.
Tips for prolonging the life of the trimmer line
Here are some tips to follow to make your trimmer line last longer and function better.
-Don’t let the trimmer line become too frayed. If it starts to fray, replace it.
-Keep the trimmer line at the recommended length. This will help it last longer and function better.
-Be sure to use the right type of trimmer line for your trimmer. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
-If you notice the trimmer line is not functioning as well as it used to, replace it.
Storing the trimmer line
Remove the trimmer line from the spool when you are finished using the trimmer. Use a pair of scissors to cut the trimmer line to the desired length, and then store it in a cool, dry place. Be sure to keep the trimmer line out of reach of children and pets.