Torn trimmer grips?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nt1, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What do you do about torn trimmer grips? I've tried duct tape, silk surgical tape, and so on but that gets sticky and leaves gum on the hands.
     
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    put a new grip on....:confused: you can either remove the engine, usually pretty easy or remove the gear box and slip it on from the long end Either way you have to remove something, and while you're at take a look at the clutch/bearings. Another option would be to use the stuff that use to wrap tennis racket handles. but I doubt it would hold up....
     
  3. nt1

    nt1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I don't think I want to remove the engine just for some chewed grips.
    Tennis tape might work, but I think I'll try a couple 2" wide strips of velcro.
    They would be easy to replace when worn.

    Any other ideas, not involving disassebly of engine or trimmer head?
     
  4. themowerman

    themowerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
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    5 minutes of work leaves you with a "new grip like you purchased" and it won't be sticky........no brainer???
     
  5. coonman

    coonman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bike handlebar tape. Very durable and comfortable. Get the good stuff from a bike shop.
     
  6. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've used electrical tape before. The best bet is to replace the handle though.
     
  7. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
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    i would just buy a new grip, but thats just me.
     
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    You make it sounds like removing the engine is tough? Atleast on a stihl all you hafta do is take out 1 screw that clamps the engine to the shaft and remove the shaft...piece of cake takes hardly and time.
     

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