Have recently bought a Homelite Weed-wacker.
Works just fine, but that "Bump-Feed" mechanism they have is just driving me
crazy. It's an inexpensive weed-wacker, and by now I figure I should bave
spent another $ 30 or so and gotten a Sears with the individual strings.
This bump-feed is a real horror.
Anyway, I would like to aske the following, please:
a. I saw some replacement "heads" that take individual pieces of already
cut string, that presumably would fit my Homelite. But they all seems to be
around $35 or so. Since the complete unit only cost me $ 65, this doesn't
make much sense. Can't imagine why they are so expensive; it's a relatively
simple part. They probably make all their profit in selling the individual
cut line string.
Are there any available heads that would be in the
$ 10- 15 range ? Do these replacement heads work, ginerally, well, and is
replacing the head a good idea, or... ?
b. When replacing the string on the bump feed, it says to wind in a ccw
direction. Is this ccw direction while looking down the shaft from the
engine to the spool direction, or upwards at the spool from the cutting edge
They aren't too clear on this.
c. any "tricks" in getting this thing to feed fairly reliably, that perhaps
others have learned ?