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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by monoshock, Jul 16, 2013.
Do you soak your trimmer line in water before using it?
i think it helps, doesnt fray as much
I remember a guy I use to work with that always said it helped, but that was over 15 years ago.
Don't forget to vote.
i think it does, not sure how much line it actually saves you though... I always vote, just not for the dirtbag that won...
Maybe Rand Paul next time around.
How do you do this? Do you keep a bucket of water in the trailer, or soak the new spool when you buy it, then it holds moisture?
I'm not sure, I'm going to just drop it in a 5 gal bucket for a day or two and see what happens.
I've been doing it for a long time now. I soak a 3 or 5lb spool of line twice a year for a full 24 hours in a 3 gallon bucket of water. You can definitely see and feel the difference in the way it moves/bends/twists etc and notice the difference in the way it feels to the touch.
It makes the line last longer because it doesn't break or fray near as quickly and it makes it easier to re-spool. Plus it seems to feed easier too. It really helps if you edge or trim a lot of chainlink with your trimmer.
I first read of this issue for the first time here on LawnSite some three months ago. I mentioned it to my Cheetah dealer, and my Stihl dealer. They both concur with the process. So I'm trying it.
BUT, do I soak the line for 24 hours before using, or do I just drop the contents of the line in water and forget about it until I need another twenty foot piece to re-spool the trimmer.
I used some unknown string (from Lowe's) for several years. I though it was a good idea buying a five pound package of this stuff. I quickly discovered the poor quality when I found my self bumping the trimmer "every few feet" (I trim 1450 feet every time I cut grass, no roundup).
Well, I finally used up all that awful string (five pounds of it), and am using my first spool of Maruyama M FORCE EDGE premium string. I find myself bumping the trimmer head far less often (that's a good thing right...???).
I discovered this Maruyama string while searching & reading this site about the ultimate string. So, I went out and purchased a half-pound package. I also have a one-pound package of Oregon Magnum Gator line (super twist) waiting to be used.
I have thought about using the two lines intermittenly throughout the summer until the M Force line is used up. That would give my quick info about which one is serving me best.
Any thoughts on this matter ...???
I'll have to give it a try