metal trimmer line

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bob, Aug 22, 2000.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    A friend of mine showed me trimmer line that appeared to be inpregnated with metal. At least that's what he was told. It's black with tiny silver specks. Has anyone heard of this?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,492

    Hey Bob!,
    Yes,I was given some of this string to sample from my dealer. (about 3 spools worth) I'ts made with aluminum filament. When I first put it on,I thought it worked o.k., but found that it frays real easy. It DOES seem to last a bit longer than regular string,but doesn't cut worth the darn. It's shaped somewhat like a star so more of the actual string surface cuts,but you don't get a good clean cut from the end.It just seems to beat the ground. I've cut with larger strings that do that from being so blunt (like .105) but this string was only .095. When I respooled with my regular .095 string, it was back to a crisp, clean cut again. More precise. When I told the guys at my dealer,they said they heard the same from others. I'm glad I didn't buy a spool of that stuff!

    [Edited by Runner on 08-23-2000 at 04:53 PM]
  3. Toddppm

    Toddppm LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 268

    I got some free samples from a show here last month too, made by husky, supposed to be titanium inside, kinda a dimpled spiral line. My guys said it lasts a little longer, but i did notice it frays. They used it to cut down some 2-3 ft weeds and that's where it shined. Don't think i'd buy it yet

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