I have never mastered the string dispensing part of weed wackers. If I
double wrap "SplitLine" the string, the string tends to slip in the holes on
one side and eventually bind the spool of string. My best results seem to
be with single wound "Single Line" stringing it. Even there, though the
string still has a tendency to slip in the eyelets of the outer spool and
render itself useless unless I take the inner spool off and reinsert the
string in the eyelet. Any ways to keep the string from slipping back
through the eyelet(s)? I know the proper way of wrapping for double
wrapping - keeping the two threads separate with your thumb. Doesn't seem
to matter. One thread always seems to slip back into the eyelet. My weed
wacker is a Bolens BL 100. Anyone have any ideas?
Yeah, you can do like I did. I couldn't "master" the weedeater either. i put
on one of those plastic blades on mine. Don't remember the name of it
though, but it works real good. I also had a small underpowered weedeater
that wouldn't turn the balde, but would turn a universal string attachment
from Wal-mart. It is just a hub with clips for string. You put the string in
the locks and when it's gone, you just put in another piece.
Those are too expensive for how much weed wacking I do. My wife has used
those plastic blades, and she says they break. Anyone agree / disagree? We
do heavy duty weed wacking with a good bit of area to weed wack b/c of a lot
of fencing. Anyone else master the traditional weed wacking method?
On 8/14/2005 8:28 PM US(ET), Brian White took fingers to keys, and typed
I got tired of taking the reel head apart in the middle of a trimming
job to unjam string, so I bought a Kwikloader head for my Homelite at
Lowes. Cost $20. It uses 6" pieces of regular trim line. If you have a
reel of replacement string, you can just cut 6" pieces off it. Takes
less than 10 seconds to replace the string when it wears out.
I tried those plastic blades. Broke one in about 15 min and found the blade
about 100 ft from where I was working. The blade set came with extra blades
but I returned to using what is marketed as "Mean String". I have no
problems re-stringing a spool, I do have problems with dangerous debris
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