Can anyone offer any suggestions for the purchase of a decent brand of
string trimmer where the line doesn't keep jamming? Or a suggestion
to keep the line from jamming? I have tried everything from throwing
away the half-full reel because I can't get it to release more line
over and over again during a weed whacking session. I've re-wound
the reel also but nothing works. It'll work beautifully until I need
another shot of line but it always gets stuck. Mine is a Toro 15"
I have an Echo SRM-2200 trimmer that I bought over 20 years ago.
Gasoline powered. It has a double-string bump feed head, and it has
worked flawlessly since I got it. (But right now I have it replaced
with a small lawnmower blade.) The string is kind of hard to replace,
but the .095 string lasts a *long* time between refills.
I have the Echo GT 200i... has the simplist, idiot proof string
loading system. You can buy the precut strings or cut your own from a
bulk spool, I cut my own from a bulk spool... slip a few in my pocket
and head out to trim. The Echo 200i is powerful, very light weight,
and easiest starting.
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I have had a Toro electric for years, and never had an issue with it.
Maybe you got a lemon?
Other possibility- could you be trying to cut too much at once? The
things don't do well (especially the electrics, which I think are
underpowered compared to the gasoline powered units) on really thick
stands of grass or weeds.
My solution to string that kept jamming was to use a heavier string. I'm
using .095 string (I think - whatever the heaviest string you can use, that
is what I'm using). All of my jamming problems went away. With the thinner
string, it kept jamming in the reel when it was half empty. Try a name brand
(even if it's expensive) heavy line, and see if that helps. If not, then
it's quite possible there is something wrong with your trimmer. FWIW, mine
is a Muculloch (sp?).
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