The kind of trimming you want to do for your garden and the size or area of your yard are the two main things that help you determine which type of string trimmer will suit for you. If you want light trimming for small lawns that are embedded just with few obstacles, then corded trimmers are best, and they work well for the small sized lawns.
These cordless models give you more mobility. On the other hand, Gasoline powered trimmers blend both power and mobility for heavier cutting of large lawns. Most of the cordless string trimmers use batteries that can also power other equipment also. The other equipment that acquires power from these cordless string trimmers includes pole saws, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, mowers, and blowers.
Before using this powerful garden tool, be aware of the controls and safety features. Check whether all the attachments and guards of the tool are placed and secured properly. Have an idea about the size of the yard that you will be trimming.
Make sure that all the objects that the trimmer line could throw are removed, and no people or vehicles or animals are there in the work area. To protect yourself from debris, wear protective clothing – goggles, closed-toe shoes, gloves, long sleeves, and long pants and long sleeves. It is also best to have a dust mask, depending on conditions.
How to do a trimmer line replacement to make it ready for a season of landscape care and maintenance?
These String trimmers line must be replaced at the start of every season because the old line can be delicate and can lead to easy breaks. If you are cutting strong weeds or if it is against hard surfaces, then this line may wear down even faster. The traditional bump head will have a black and round shaped cutting head with a spring loaded knob placed in the center. Installing line in this traditional bump head would require you to disassemble the whole cutting head. Here is the stepwise procedure you can follow:
Step 1 – Make the new string trimmer line
First of all, start the installation by cutting at least 8 to 10 feet of the replacement trimmer line. You can do it either by using the twin-strand split line or can cut it to two pieces of 0.95 inches trimmer line to 10 feet each.
Step 2 – Disassemble the cutting head
To take out the cutting head apart from the tool, unscrew the bump knob and remove the inner spring and wheel.
Step 3 – Insert the string trimmer line
By locating two holes on the top of the inner reel, insert both the lines end into any of the holes and then this line through until just two to three inches of it remain.
Step 4- Loop the ends and then close the loop
Loop the string trimmer line short ends through the other hole, and then pull the long ends of it close to the loop.
Step 5- Round the wheel, wind up the line
Around the wheel, wind up the line in the arrow direction on top and then provide some external pressure to it, to wind equal amounts. When you are left with just 6 inches of line, then start to push each of the string into the holding slots that are pointed as 0.95 inches.
Step 6 – Replacement of the spring
Replace the spring on the shaft back.
Step 7- Through eyelets, feed the string trimmer line
By finding out eyelets on the spring head, feed these strings through them.
Step 8- Keep the bump knob tight
Keep the reel back on the shaft by aligning the holding slots on the reel with the eyelets on the head. By keeping the reel down to compress the spring, make the bump knob tight back onto the trimmer head.
Step 9- Release the line
Finally, pull the lines to make sure that the lines were made free from the holding slots and you are ready to start the process.
Always have your trimmer bump head in a good working condition with constant trimmer replacement line and remaining trimmer parts. Maintaining string trimmer in a good way will let you to perfectly edge and trim your lawn, by creating a well-maintained landscape every season.