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Old 09-21-2007, 05:07 PM
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line trimmer repair question

I have a McCoulgh (sp) line trimmer. the entire head is comming loose from the "pole". I have checked, tightened and recheck all bolts and screws holing it on. it still moves as if its wanting to spin around. Its only about a 1 inch move but its enough to screw up trimming. any suggestions. its is a res model. I want to get a Stihl or something commercial next year, but I need this to last this year.
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:09 PM
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Take the shaft off and wrap electrical tape on it just one turn. Then it should clamp down tight to the shaft.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:58 PM
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Your signature is sooo true, and usually I can break it faster than most
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Stihl MM 55 Yard Boss
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:50 PM
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Hey this won't help you right now, but later it will:

When you buy that echo or stihl, get a tube of stihl grease specially made for the head of the shaft, it's like $8 but...
Forget the name but it's white / light grey with stihl written on it and about the size of a toothpaste tube (except it's stihl grease).
About once / year or so you need to unscrew that bolt on the head and dump some grease in.

Not sure on the Echo (I don't remember) but on a Stihl the tube actually screws into the hole where the bolt came out of, then you just squeeze the tube like you would toothpaste until it won't squeeze no more.
Then put the bolt back in, and set the tube aside for next year, one tube likely last you 3-4 years, not sure but at least 2.

Same thing with hedge trimmers and everything else that has gears someplace, there's usually a hole you can refill grease.
Anyhow make sure you do it, the heads on commercials wear out too if you forget.
They might not, many don't, but if it's one that would you'll be glad you did.
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:24 PM
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thanks Topsites.
I always look forward to your input. You seem to know what your doing.
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