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Old 02-24-2010, 08:35 PM
demhustler demhustler is offline
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Start by having him read the owners manual....cover to cover.
that's nasty
too cruel (may be just once a day and not loud, as punishment or as last resort....don't forget to check if he memorised it correct (and not skip page or two)
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:24 PM
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doesnt that depend on the moving direction of the string, my first trimmer was counter-clock-wise, now the one I have is clockwise
yes it does depend on the direction the string is moving. mine have always moved the same direction.

i just know i run the trimmer right to left. i walk backwards with it and it keeps the grass out of the mulch beds. if i walk forward with it all the grass goes in the mulch beds.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:49 AM
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doesnt that depend on the moving direction of the string, my first trimmer was counter-clock-wise, now the one I have is clockwise
Let me turn this around & ask you the question:
How exactly would the spin DIRECTION make a difference, either way, in the height of the perimeter trim?
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:50 PM
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He never said it affected the height. He was referring to grass being thrown or not thrown into mulch or rock beds.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:13 PM
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Let me turn this around & ask you the question:
How exactly would the spin DIRECTION make a difference, either way, in the height of the perimeter trim?
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He never said it affected the height. He was referring to grass being thrown or not thrown into mulch or rock beds.
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exactly, i never said anything about height. i was referring to keeping grass out of mulch/rock/flower beds. and DOES depend on spin direction.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:41 PM
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Go find a park or large commercial HOA and let him 'have at it'
He is going to have to spend about 3-4 weeks before he will not mess stuff up--have him work in the back yards--use small cord--or go buy a little wedeater so he don't mess stuff up as bad--
--let him take the weedeater home and mess up/practice on his own lawn--
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1978 7ft Sears cargo trailer with added wood inserts to hold both my weedeaters
3 1976-83 vintage lawnboy lawnmowers with full self propel features as well as mulch kits
2 Sears electric weedeaters
1 green machine electric leaf blower
1 sears articulating hedge trimmer-electric
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:46 PM
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You can always blow the grass out of the beds until he masters the weedeater--the most important 2 things are for him to NOT throw rocks into the glass and to make a straight line when edging --then, not hitting plants or jacking up the trees--then you can move onto other basics like--not reving the engine all the way up all the time, watching out for people and cars--a few rocks in theface will help with this--make sure he wears eye and ear protection--not a walkman and goofy, cool sunglasses
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1989 BlueChevy 1500 Extended cab with FULL bed
1978 7ft Sears cargo trailer with added wood inserts to hold both my weedeaters
3 1976-83 vintage lawnboy lawnmowers with full self propel features as well as mulch kits
2 Sears electric weedeaters
1 green machine electric leaf blower
1 sears articulating hedge trimmer-electric
2 50ft power cords
3 Leaf rakes
1 shovel
1 pocket knife
cooler for beer
lawn chair to enjoy a beer while I wait for the cash to be handed to me
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