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nt1
07-13-2007, 02:40 PM
What do you do about torn trimmer grips? I've tried duct tape, silk surgical tape, and so on but that gets sticky and leaves gum on the hands.

MarcSmith
07-13-2007, 03:15 PM
put a new grip on....:confused: you can either remove the engine, usually pretty easy or remove the gear box and slip it on from the long end Either way you have to remove something, and while you're at take a look at the clutch/bearings. Another option would be to use the stuff that use to wrap tennis racket handles. but I doubt it would hold up....

nt1
07-13-2007, 03:57 PM
Thanks for the reply.

I don't think I want to remove the engine just for some chewed grips.
Tennis tape might work, but I think I'll try a couple 2" wide strips of velcro.
They would be easy to replace when worn.

Any other ideas, not involving disassebly of engine or trimmer head?

themowerman
07-13-2007, 04:42 PM
5 minutes of work leaves you with a "new grip like you purchased" and it won't be sticky........no brainer???

coonman
07-13-2007, 05:42 PM
5 minutes of work leaves you with a "new grip like you purchased" and it won't be sticky........no brainer???

Bike handlebar tape. Very durable and comfortable. Get the good stuff from a bike shop.

carcrz
07-13-2007, 05:48 PM
I've used electrical tape before. The best bet is to replace the handle though.

KTO Enterprises
07-13-2007, 06:01 PM
I use wrap for tennis rackets on my trimmers. I love wilson grip tape. It sucks the sweat up and dries out between jobs , isn't as hot when taking it off the trailer, helps with the vibration too.


http://www.golfsmith.com/products/239589?PHPSESSID=194609c9cd7c912edbdbc8a0aabf103e

South Florida Lawns
07-13-2007, 06:31 PM
i would just buy a new grip, but thats just me.

lawnmaniac883
07-13-2007, 07:07 PM
Thanks for the reply.

I don't think I want to remove the engine just for some chewed grips.
Tennis tape might work, but I think I'll try a couple 2" wide strips of velcro.
They would be easy to replace when worn.

Any other ideas, not involving disassebly of engine or trimmer head?


You make it sounds like removing the engine is tough? Atleast on a stihl all you hafta do is take out 1 screw that clamps the engine to the shaft and remove the shaft...piece of cake takes hardly and time.