It drove me nuts at the time that I couldn't remember the name, but I
just saw the commercial again.
It's called the Grass Samurai.
I'd be interested to know how it works.
Here's what threw me off:
"If your cutting swords ever wear out, we'll send you
But they include 24 of them in the kit. So if they don't wear out,
wouldn't I just need 3? :)
Ummm, 'cause it's crap..? I wouldn't dare buy something like this due to
the lack of customers' ability to purchase the re-fills in some local
manner. I would suspect that the "free replacements" really arn't free.
They'll tag on some crazy shipping/handeling fee to make up the difference.
I would suggest that you look for a fixed head for your trimmer. You
should be able to find a fixed head for most all trimmer makers. A fixed
head with .155 string will last a home owner user for a long time.
Reloading is very easy and the .155 string is cheap also.
On 7/22/2005 12:39 PM US(ET), Timothy took fingers to keys, and typed
I bought one for my Homelite gas trimmer in Lowes a week ago. Same
loading principle as the Samurai, but uses regular trimmer line and only
has two blades. Says it holds .080 to .105 diameter line. I have a roll
of trimmer line that I can cut into 8" pieces for replacements.
Arnold "KwikLoader". $20. Claims to fit most major brand trimmers. Has
a load of extra adapters, bolts, and nuts for different brands.
On 7/22/2005 1:52 PM US(ET), Timothy took fingers to keys, and typed the
I saw that, but this head's package said "Arnold" as the manufacturer
and KwikLoader as the brand name. I Googled a lot of combinations and
could not find neither an Arnold site nor a KwikLoader site. On one
store page I saw the Kwikloader I have with the name 'Oregon' as the
manufacturer. It could be the same but I didn't want to take a chance
and assume it was the same manufacturer. The one in Lowes says Arnold.
I'd seen the TV Ad also & thought it seemed a little too good to b
true. However after fighting with the spool on my trimmer three time
yesterday & having it "break" (need a part or two) I decided I'd giv
one a try. Coincidently, I found it for sale at Home Depot. [BTW
it's made by Kwik Products, Inc. - not KwikLoader]. Pretty simpl
install & it works great. It was cheaper at Home Depot than on TV, bu
only came with 6 "blades" instead of 24. Also didn't have the "free
replacement blade offer. The "fine print" in the TV ad says there's
~$9.95 S/H charge for them, so not too free (and I don't remember if i
said how many were included). Their site offers 100 refill blades fo
$24.95. I didn't notice if Home Depot sells refills for this unit, bu
I'll check next time I'm in.
I think the solution mentioned of getting heavy replacement line
cutting your own replacements seems like the least expensive way to g
'cause $25 for just 60" of line cut to 6'' pieces is a bit much!
Hope this helps
After writing the above post reply, I got to thinking about what migh
work in this head. I tried some of my old line (2.4mm vs 3.4mm for th
"blades") and found that it was held in place fine. I think the heavie
line will last longer, but this will enable me to use up the line
already have. An unexpected bene
That's what I need. I have the kind where you have to bend the piece
of line into a U shape, thread it through, then bend each have back
again and out another hole. So that each single piece of line gives
you two lines sticking out. It's a pain, especially since you have
to dig all the grass out to get to the holes.
With this Kikloader, how does it "grab" the string to keep it in
On 7/22/2005 8:47 PM US(ET), Mitch@this_is_not_a_real_address.com took
fingers to keys, and typed the following:
It has metal strips in the holes that grab the blades only one way,
similar to a nylon tie. To insert a new blade, you push it in the hole
from the outside of the head. To remove the blade after it has worn
down, you pull it through the center of the head. It takes less than 10
seconds to change blades, and that includes the time to take the new
blades out of your pocket and put the worn ones in your pocket (unless
you just throw them on the lawn)..
Thanks! I didn't ask, but I was looking for this
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