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Yes, I do 63 48.09%
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:17 PM
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I have a spacer that moves the guard back a couple of inches, so I still have a long string but i am not spraying grass all over my pants
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:38 PM
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Guards are not worth the trouble they present when trying to get into tight areas. Same for those Edgit contraptions.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:42 PM
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I use my guard, mostly because it hasn't broke off yet
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:03 PM
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My guard is on because I don't understand how a bump feed works without one and I've never read the threads that talk about it to see if anyone else has ever asked how it works.

If anyone cares to 'splain it to me, I'm all ears.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:17 PM
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My guard is on because I don't understand how a bump feed works without one and I've never read the threads that talk about it to see if anyone else has ever asked how it works.

If anyone cares to 'splain it to me, I'm all ears.
Its called the speed feed head your line hardly ever gets to long and if it does (I do this while the trimmer is running) and grab the head and turn the line in one notch or 2.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:27 PM
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Use the guards till they break off, then I don't replace. No need to
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:31 PM
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No Guards here, Use to use them till I tried one without it and will never goo back!
Why are they better off versus on?
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:32 PM
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Its called the speed feed head your line hardly ever gets to long and if it does (I do this while the trimmer is running) and grab the head and turn the line in one notch or 2.
I'm a lost cause then because I bought a Speed Feed head and can't figure out how to get it to work. The included instructions are ridiculous.

Either way, "Speed Feed" really doesn't explain anything to me.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:33 PM
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My guard is on because I don't understand how a bump feed works without one and I've never read the threads that talk about it to see if anyone else has ever asked how it works.

If anyone cares to 'splain it to me, I'm all ears.
just bump the ground! LOL works same way with/without guard just lets more line out.. you have to stop before the line hits your feet!!! I go without guard because it just saves time... like Valk said, better for tight areas & also I like being able to walk past one side of smaller tree's & whip the whole tree..the guard hinders doing that....& I personally like more line out...
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:38 PM
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I'm a lost cause then because I bought a Speed Feed head and can't figure out how to get it to work. The included instructions are ridiculous.

Either way, "Speed Feed" really doesn't explain anything to me.
?What? Lmao you line the arrow up with the hole, push string through, pull to half way, then hold the top part with the arrow and rotate the bottom so the string winds in. No need to take it appart to rewind string. Also bump head works when you smack the ground with the and the trimmer spinning. The guard is not involved in the process.
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