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Old 04-30-2011, 09:57 PM
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I just yesterday began to try to train myself lefty after doing back walk for 14 years. ( Acouple of my accounts will have to forgive me lol) I go a lot faster, too fast and i bump my right hand with my knee. grrrr...
I'm still trying to perfect it but it's so much less awkward then trimming righty and you don't trip over stuff, lol. I just wish I had the control trimming lefty that I do righty....some things I just can't do lefty...but for trimming along a wooded border or something I'm fine.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:57 PM
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What is the benefit of edging with a string trimmer left handed? I do it right handed and can do it better than any edger could possibly do so Im just wondering why would you want to do it left handed?
its an advantage for trimming

you can walk forward without spraying clippings in beds or on concrete
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:01 PM
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Ill agree with you on that one wholeheartedly.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:05 PM
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Ill agree with you on that one wholeheartedly.
but i was never able to do it comfortably
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:11 PM
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What is the benefit of edging with a string trimmer left handed? I do it right handed and can do it better than any edger could possibly do so Im just wondering why would you want to do it left handed?
Because of the direction of rotation of the head on a straight shaft trimmer (counter clockwise) you need to trim counter clockwise or right to left (in most cases anyway). To do that right handed you either need to cross your arms or walk sort of sideways/backwards. If you hold it lefty (left hand on the throttle) you can walk forward in a more natural position.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:42 PM
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or you can walk to the right and swing your arm right to left to make it pull it away ......you take your step while your head is up once your foot gets planted you sweep it from the right to left side then take another step or 2 and sweep again . its way easier to remember dont swing untill your foot is down then it is the train left handed lol i love the guys who go about it the hard way
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:10 AM
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Whats wrong using a strap
i have to use a strap with my trimmers they are design for one
You run a backpack blower I run a handheld
You run a handheld trimmer I run a Shoulder strap trimmer
Whats the difference ??
What kind of trimmers are you using that you have to use a strap? Bike handlebar ones? That's the only kind I know of that you have to use a strap for.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:43 AM
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What kind of trimmers are you using that you have to use a strap? Bike handlebar ones? That's the only kind I know of that you have to use a strap for.
I got a strap with my trimmer.

It's hanging on the wall of my garage with all my other straps- pretty much the only clean lawn equipment i have lol
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I'm still trying to perfect it but it's so much less awkward then trimming righty and you don't trip over stuff, lol. I just wish I had the control trimming lefty that I do righty....some things I just can't do lefty...but for trimming along a wooded border or something I'm fine.
I'm surgical walking backwards, just gotta train more forwards. pic is from "righty"

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Old 05-01-2011, 07:02 AM
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What kind of trimmers are you using that you have to use a strap? Bike handlebar ones? That's the only kind I know of that you have to use a strap for.
yes back in 80s anything with power was a bike handlebar kind
You get started with 1 kind its hard try something different
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