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alexschultz1
04-24-2011, 05:45 PM
i feel like i am obsessed with keeping my weed eater line all the way out, if it goes in about an inch i tap it back out, if i feel like its not cutting wide enough, i tap it out. im just so used to keeping it fed out all the way that its aggravating if the line is to short. It works for me though because i can run with the damn thing and cut a perfect edge.

LGL
04-24-2011, 06:40 PM
I do the same thing, I have the Shindy 242, doesn't hold much line, have to reload twice a day, hate it.

weeze
04-24-2011, 10:10 PM
longer is better

alexschultz1
04-24-2011, 10:54 PM
I do the same thing, I have the Shindy 242, doesn't hold much line, have to reload twice a day, hate it.

yeah im reloading way to much too.. its second nature to me now though.

gebby
04-24-2011, 11:01 PM
I do the same. Just hate short line. I seldom even use the small push mower anymore. I just hit it with the string trimmer.

topsites
04-24-2011, 11:25 PM
It's not an obsession, it's that you're going through it and if you're
going through that much string, you're probably doing it wrong.

I probably tap mine once or twice per yard and reload it maybe once a week, or so.

Hawg City Lawns
04-25-2011, 12:16 AM
longer is better

really i have the same problem i think its easier to edge if you have the line out all the way

LGL
04-25-2011, 01:35 AM
It's not an obsession, it's that you're going through it and if you're
going through that much string, you're probably doing it wrong.

I probably tap mine once or twice per yard and reload it maybe once a week, or so.

Doing what wrong, when its out, its out, then you reload?

Richard Martin
04-25-2011, 03:02 AM
I'm with Topsites. You guys are doing something. I'm reloading after 75 or more lawns. I can trim about 500 feet of chainlink and sometimes never have to advance the line. Normally I bump it maybe once or twice on a lawn.

Do you have the guards on?

dhardin53
04-25-2011, 06:21 AM
Try heaver line.

nightshutter
04-25-2011, 08:54 AM
I think it depends on what line you use. what im currently using sucks.i tap a lot! i had to get a small thing of the orange line at home depot , i was on a job and realized my spool of line wasnt in the truck. i have a big spool of clear and black twist line. its pretty good. switching back to the red redmax twisted line. that line lasted forever. never had to tap.

weeze
04-25-2011, 06:30 PM
i agree with topsites as well...i probably only bump it 1-3 times a yard depending on how much trimming is needed

Rockwell Landscaping
04-25-2011, 11:06 PM
I probably tap mine once or twice per yard and reload it maybe once a week, or so.
x2. I run the .095 Echo orange.

Snyder's Lawn Inc
04-25-2011, 11:25 PM
If you hate a bumper feeder,then buy a stihl trimmer and run a Poly head 40 and cut your own length of string
Cut a path of 12''-16''
Only head I ever used since 1985 trouble free.
Time is money

Dr.NewEarth
04-26-2011, 12:07 AM
We use a lot of echo products. It's easier to swap parts and they're lighter.

I find the line lasts for one tank of gas, generally.

We used to lose the springs in the grass when the guys changed the line.
I painted all of the springs red so we can see them if they come out.

We use a 95 line. I like it long and cut off clean on the ends. It has a better cut that way. We leave our guards on.

If you lose a spring and try to use the trimmer, all of the line comes flying out like silly string.

gasracer
04-26-2011, 09:22 AM
I think alot of it does depend on the line.I have tried the Redmas twisted string and liked it. This year I am using the Gator line.I like the string to stay out long so I bump more than some people do.I fill my spools up every 3 or 4 days.

thisismurph
04-26-2011, 12:15 PM
need to move the guard(cutter) so it's not cutting as much string off

WLC26
04-26-2011, 04:14 PM
Im running the echo .095 line and I dont have a guard on my trimmer. I typically spin about 14 to 16 inches for cut. Anything over that and the engine lugs like crap. Unless im edging sidewalks or trimming concrete walls, I can get away with a bump at the start of every lawn. Lots of edging or hard material walls means up to 6 or more bumps per yard.