View Full Version : trimming style

08-21-2005, 12:07 AM
Today I was watching my dad use the trimmer and the way he does it is soo different from mine, I hold it about half throttle and completely flat so the cuts nice and even where as my dad holds it a a slight angle so that only one side is hitting the ground. he goes at full throttle and just massacres the grass and chews throught line. I tried to tell him that its bad for the grass and he didnt believe me is it???

08-21-2005, 12:49 AM
I try to keep it as level as possible unless a tilt is needed or edging beds.
However, I always use it at full throttle. It will cut cleaner and your engine will not carbon up as often as it is burning fuel cleaner.

08-21-2005, 01:59 AM
I usually cut at a slight angle next to beds and walkways. Around a pole or something in the middle of the turf I try to hold it flat.

Most of the time I do not run it WOT.

08-21-2005, 10:04 AM
An older gentleman I know who used to be in the business way back in the day says trimmers are cra@p and I should use a trim mower. What the hell is a trim mower? ;)

08-21-2005, 10:54 AM
sounds like he ment a brush hog maybe

08-21-2005, 01:12 PM
could be something like this.

<img src="http://www.ammagazine.com/AM/FILES/IMAGES/4529.jpg">

08-21-2005, 07:55 PM
Slight angle for grass on edge of gardens. Then if I need to, I tip it up on one edge and make a 90 degree cut. I also do this on driveways and walkways. Gives a real nice clean look but usually chews up my legs a little from all the shrapnel. (Yes, I do where shorts)