Sears sells a high-wheel string trimmer that would do that job well. (1)
It's wheeled, so you don't have to carry it; and (2) The string is always at
the same height. I use it in an area with a lot of trees and shrubs where
my lawn service won't cut the grass, and where I'd have trouble with the
It uses replaceable string sections rather than a "tap" system, and it uses
a large-size heavy duty string. If one of the two strings breaks, it's easy
to fit a new one onto the clip.
The two disadvantages ares that you can't turn the head 90 degrees to do
edging.and if you're in an area with a lot of vines they sometimes can wrap
around the spinning head. -- Regards --
STIHL FS 55 straight shaft with the easy starting feature is tough to beat.
It will take a plastic bladed head that may do better for you than string.
It will also take some metal blades with the right deflector.
The string snaps off usually at the eyelet. This happens when you use more
than the last inch or so for trimming. you don't have to push the string
into the grass. Just use the last inch or so. That last inch has the most
power because it is at the fastest moving part of the string. Also string
dries out and if you are using old string it becomes more brittle and breaks
Hope this helps.
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