I can't seem to find evidence of this online or at stores, but iirc,
weed whacker line used to come in a lot of sizes smaller than 0.065
Right now I have two very nice weed whackers, and inside it says to
use 0.065" line, and I have a package of blue monofilament labeled
.065, but it won't thread into the weed whackers.
I don't mind buying thinner -- I've been using thinner for years now,
something clear, but it's almost gone -- but I can't find anyone who
Is my memory playing tricks on me?
Should I go look for fishing line for big fish?
Let me tell you from experience, kid. I have had half a dozen weed wackers.
A weed wacker that says it uses .065" line DOES use .065" line, it is just
hard to get it to thread on there, or into those .062" holes they want you
to use. Solution: either drill out the little hole a tiny bit, or take a
sharp knife, and when cutting the line, do it on the diagonal so that it
gives you a point to thread it into the little hole. Boring out the hole in
the spindle on a .065" line so it will take a .080", or a .105" line is
possible, but the motor will soon burn out.
So, get you a sharp knife and trim on the diagonal, PLUS, take a little
drill bit in your fingers and spin it in the hole a couple of times in case
you got a booger in there.
ROTFLOL!! I enjoyed reading your great answer.
It won't actiually work for me, because these two trimmers have the
spool up near the handle, and the line goes through a copper tube
inside the thing, and where the tube bends, it won't go. It probably
never worked with the right size line.
If that's the case, then thinner line won't help a bit.
The line is too flexible to allow you to impart enough force to "pop"
it around the corner...
The corner has a hole worn through it from the line spinning inside
Oh, and the tube is probably BRASS, not copper.
My gosh, was I confusing. Sorry. Amazon has .0050, which I think is
thicker than what I had been using. The old stuff has run out, and
I'm happy to use something thicker, like 0.050, and as long as it's
thinner than 0.065, it will probably fit, since it was designed for
I should have read your answer before I answered. I always forget to
I've got lots of things to buy from Amazon, but I'm trying to make it
25 to 30 dollars, so I have things to buy the next time, to get the
bill over 25 dollars again. :)
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