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Old 05-25-2013, 04:27 PM
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trimmer trigger redesign

Mowing cemeteries and running a trimmer for several straight hours my fingers and wrists cramp up.Has anyone ever thought about designing a trigger lock so you do not have to hold it the entire time. Any ideas?
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:40 AM
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:09 AM
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I use cheap plastic spring clamps to hold the bales down on mowers sometimes. Either yards that I have to dump the bag often, or ones with lots of kid toys. Don't see why it wouldn't work for a string trimmer.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:14 AM
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Mowing cemeteries and running a trimmer for several straight hours my fingers and wrists cramp up.Has anyone ever thought about designing a trigger lock so you do not have to hold it the entire time. Any ideas?
I run bike handle trimmers and its less stress on fingers / back
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:23 AM
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I run bike handle trimmers and its less stress on fingers / back
Do they make one with the "cruise control" like blowers have??
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:43 AM
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you can use a zip tie to lock the throttle to were you want it.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:46 AM
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Redmax trimmers come with a throttle lock. Works wonders.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:35 AM
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Do they make one with the "cruise control" like blowers have??
Yes all my sthils has the throttle lock I never use it
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the old redmax round rubber handles were way easier to hold onto then new splippery square shaped plastic junk . at least checker the plastic ones .

ide take thehead and handle off whip then slide a bunch of small but wide / thick rubber bands up the shaft to between the D handle and trigger handle . then when need one slide it up and over the trigger to keep depressed . plastic zip ties work too just carry small snips in back pocket to quickly cut them off when needed . long garbage bag type twist ties would work too . the old redmax had trigger locks which were nice but been eliminated on my new ones . between that and eliminating the perfect round rubber handles they made two mistakes
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:30 PM
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the old redmax round rubber handles were way easier to hold onto then new splippery square shaped plastic junk . at least checker the plastic ones .

ide take thehead and handle off whip then slide a bunch of small but wide / thick rubber bands up the shaft to between the D handle and trigger handle . then when need one slide it up and over the trigger to keep depressed . plastic zip ties work too just carry small snips in back pocket to quickly cut them off when needed . long garbage bag type twist ties would work too . the old redmax had trigger locks which were nice but been eliminated on my new ones . between that and eliminating the perfect round rubber handles they made two mistakes
The throttle locks usually do break anyway. Only one of four work on ours.
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