This is how I always rolled. But with this Honda having some extra cajones over my Stihl FS-80...I'm strongly thinking of leaving it on. HD was a no go for this Gator Platinum Super Twist. I'm in the experimental mood these days since my old fave line (also a twisted line) will NOT work in this Honda. It comes with a stock Honda head which to me is very similar to an Echo head. So, I need to try a small pack of any line to make sure it won't weld to itself. So far, ALL round lines have worked well, but some are more durable than others.