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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 05-30-2021 03:33 PM 476 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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05-30-2021 03:33 PM

I have had frustrations with edge trimmers for ages. I have used many brands but I hate them all. I have trouble at present with a Stihl that will not keep the string from breaking off on one port. My wife puts on the string and if she does something it is on the money. I started out with both strings all the way out and the next thing I know one was gone. I have used many different brands with the same problems.
Is there a product that will fit that has solid blades?

-- Jerry


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northwoodsman

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#1 posted 05-31-2021 02:39 PM

Did you ever think it’s the string that you are using and not the trimmer itself? Stihl is probably the highest quality, best engineered, and most popular brand in the market. I have two of them, all the professional use them.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#2 posted 05-31-2021 02:39 PM

DELETE.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#3 posted 05-31-2021 04:03 PM

It happens with all strings. I may try Stihl again.

-- Jerry

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#5 posted 05-31-2021 05:41 PM

I got tired of that motor screaming in my ear and went battery for the trimmer. Much better! String breaking? I would make a mark to see if it is always the same side breaking. If it is check for a burr or something that is wearing on the string. If random maybe look into a better string. You may also want to bump out more string frequently to ease the stress where it is breaking.

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#6 posted 05-31-2021 07:45 PM

If you have the same problem on different machines, and have tried different strings… then the only thing left in common is the person who is winding them up.

Although you may not want to explore that further for obvious reasons ;)

I have both string and blade heads for my weed whacker. The plastic blades work great for heavy stuff that the string would choke on, but not quite as well on the light stuff that the string is good with – so there is a small trade off between them. Fortunately, mine (Husqvarna) has the quick connect shaft, so I can swap them out easily. For the really heavy stuff, I even have one that has a 7-1/4” circular saw blade mounted!

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#7 posted 05-31-2021 08:13 PM

Be sure to check the metal insert on the head to see if there is a rough spot.

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#8 posted 05-31-2021 08:28 PM

I’ll give the suggestions a shot next lawn mowing.
Thanks everyone.

-- Jerry

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