How To Fill The Electric Trimmer Fishing Line

I want to devote today’s article to the sore topic of summer residents and gardeners of the entire post-Soviet space “How to refill a fishing line into a trimmer.” Not many trimmer manufacturers answer this question in their operating instructions. Therefore, it is difficult for ordinary gardeners to figure out how to do this correctly.

I want to start with a brief description of the technical characteristics of the trimmers.

So, trimmers are electric and gasoline. The cutting element of the trimmers can be a fishing line and a knife. The fishing line is ordinary, four. Pentahedral and intertwined (in the form of a pigtail). Knives come in 2, 3 and four blade blades. Knives are also plastic and metal.

The feed system of the fishing line from the trimmer is manual, semi-automatic and automatic.

Development engineers who create new models of trimmers clearly calculate the diameter (thickness) of the fishing line and the number of knife blades according to the power of the trimmers. Otherwise, the engine is overloaded, which as a result leads to its breakdown. And this is an additional and significant cost.

Today on the market are trimmers:

With one nozzle. Only fishing line. With two nozzles. Fishing line and three-four-blade knife. With one nozzle. Only a three-four-blade knife.

Our Kulibins long ago learned to improve any mechanisms. So, for example, some gardeners make successful, in their opinion, replacing the fishing line with a metal cable, or fishing line. But at the same time they do not think about the safety of their and their loved ones, because, as a cable with the power of a working trimmer, it can easily break out and not only injure the mower and others, but leave it crippled for life. Using fishing line can and gives a better effect, I have never personally tried it than fishing line for trimmer, but this work has a number of inconveniences: when it comes into contact with solid objects it dissolves or can simply be pulled out of the reel without limit.

So what is called closer to the topic. I give an example of how to fill a fishing line into a trimmer (BOSCH Art 30 trimmer). Everything is very simple. We started.

After you have chosen the fishing line for refueling, you need to cut off the necessary amount of fishing line, because all the fishing line in the skein is not wound into a reel.

Cut off and start winding.

Remove the coil and the protective cover from the coil.

They took off. We fix one end of the fishing line into the gap and carefully and evenly wind the fishing line.

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The amount of fishing line should be such that the protective cover of the reel closes and the line on the reel unwinds itself a little.

The second end of the fishing line is planted in the hole on the protective cover.

Next, take the coil and the protective cover of the coil. We sink the end of the fishing line from the reel into the metal hole on the protective cover of the reel. Tighten the fishing line a little.

We put it all on the trimmer. Turn the coil clockwise until it clicks.

Secured. Now connect the trimmer to the network. We put the trimmer in the starting position for the job. Turn on the trimmer. The excess length of the fishing line will be cut off on the cutting blade.

Trimmer Coil

That’s all starting work.

You can watch the

A little tip. Make sure that the fishing line does not come into contact with solid objects when cutting. With this contact, the fishing line will be cut. And since, in this trimmer, the fishing line is not fed automatically, then you have to stop the work each time, remove the reel and re-release the fishing line.

In my trimmer, in addition to the standard line for mowing the lawn, there is still provided a thick fishing line for mowing coarse weeds. It has the shape of a pigtail, i.E. Three fishing lines are tightly intertwined. Such a fishing line has its own reel.

Thick fishing line

It is stored at the top of the trimmer body.

Spare coil storage space

Installing such a fishing line into the reel is very simple. According to the internal circuit inside the reel. We insert the center of the fishing line with a metal mount at the top of the reel, and draw the ends of the fishing line along the grooves and bring it out.

Reinforced Fishing Line

Such a coil is attached to the trimmer as well as a reel with ordinary fishing line.

How To Fill The Electric Trimmer Fishing Line

Many summer residents use a trimmer, a scythe with an electric or gasoline engine, to control weeds. It is convenient when working in places inaccessible to the lawn mower: at fences, flower beds, houses, in the garden on narrow aisles, and can cut small branches. The main element of this wonderful technique is an ordinary fishing line wound on a reel. The device is simple, but the cutting part wears out quickly, requires replacement. And the question of how to fill the line in the trimmer worries many owners of cottages.

Briefly about the fishing line

Depending on the models of the tool, the thickness of the fishing line is 1.2-4 mm. There are such configurations:

  • Round. The most durable;
  • Curly. For soft grass;
  • Twisted or notched. For thin grass;
  • Professional, not suitable for all instrument models.

When replacing the cutting thread, you need to choose the one that suits your type of trimmer. Preference should be given to specialized. Before filling the fishing line into the trimmer coil, it is better to soak it for half an hour in water. Then it will become more elastic and stronger.

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How to quickly remove a coil from a tool

Before the thread is wound on a bobbin, it must be removed. Over, the removal methods depend on the features of the tool. On trimmers with a motor near the ground, the spool has two side buttons, when pressed, a part of the housing is separated along with a thread winder.

On instruments with a bent rod, the lamb on the fixture is moved counterclockwise; having disconnected it, they remove both the bobbin and the spring inside it. On trimmers with a straight bar, fix it with a screwdriver, rotate clockwise and remove. Then the device is disassembled either using latches, or by moving its parts in different directions. The spring is taken out of the coil.

Refueling the fishing line with a trimmer

The main question is how to wrap the fishing line on the trimmer coil, fixing it securely there?

In the case of a device with one antennae, unwind up to four meters of fishing line, insert into the hole inside it, fixing the fishing line, one end of it and move in the direction indicated by the arrow. The edge of the thread is fixed in the groove inside the bobbin so that when it is assembled, it does not unwind. If there is no groove, then this free end is fixed with a finger. Then the coil is assembled.

How to refill the trimmer coil if it has two antennae? In this case, check how many grooves are on it. One or two. In the first case, both antennae are sent to the common groove, if there are two of them, then each of them. In its own. 2-4 meters of thread are passed through the hole so that the free edges of the thread are the same length, and twist the bobbin in the direction of the arrow. The ends of the thread are inserted into the grooves or held with a finger, assemble the device and attach to the trimmer.

In a spool with two grooves, the same piece of thread is folded in the form of a loop, sent to the groove between them and the ends are wound simultaneously. Then repeat the previous assembly. With semi-automatic winding, the bobbins act as follows. The fishing line is passed through the hole inside, its ends are fixed in the holes on the body, collect it and press the button. In this case, the thread is easily wound in the right direction.

It is important to remember that the cutting surface must be protected from solid objects so that it does not wear out. Otherwise, it will be necessary to constantly stop and, having removed the bobbin, replace the spent fishing line. Let your work be not tiring and bring joy!

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Some trimmers do not have instructions for loading the fishing line into the drum. Look at the factory gas station, after buying a trimmer, not everyone guesses. And now the fishing line is over, and how to refuel a new one is unclear.

I also had to refill the fishing line into the trimmer drum based on my own considerations, trial and error. My method may not be the best and not quite right, but it works.

I buy a fishing line for a trimmer with a diameter of 2-3 mm. On a flat lawn I dissolve it all (12-18 meters) and fold it in half.

I disassemble the trimmer drum (left thread).

I put the loop, folded in half, into the reel. The coil is divided into two halves. The loop is wound into the slot of the middle, dividing cheek of the coil.

Now it remains to wind the line (in the direction of the arrow on the reel, against the rotation of the drum)

And assemble the drum by pushing the ends of the fishing line out.

The release of fishing line instead of a worn trimmer during operation occurs in a semi-automatic mode. To do this, without turning off the trimmer, lightly hit the drum on any hard surface.

If the fishing line does not come out of the drum, then perhaps it is stuck between the turns on the reel or wound in the wrong direction.

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