How To Get Fishing Line From A Trimmer Coil

A gasoline or electric trimmer is an indispensable assistant in the arsenal of a modern summer resident or the owner of his own house.

How To Get Fishing Line From A Trimmer Coil

Thanks to these garden devices, you can easily mow down even a large garden plot. After acquiring this tool and doing a few tricks, many people think about how to properly wind the line onto the trimmer reel. For an inexperienced user, the first operation to replace it will seem problematic and time-consuming, since developers often do not fully reflect the instructions for replacing the fishing line in the instruction manual.

Preparation for winding fishing line

Prior to the winding process, it is necessary to remove the reel with fishing line from the housing. Depending on the manufacturer, power and type (electric or gasoline), there are three structural types of trimmers:

    Compact electric trimmers.

Straight Bar Trimmer

In such a model, it is possible to install a knife. Removing the coil in such models is done by means of two keys recessed into the coil body. To install the trimmer knife, it is necessary to combine the hole of the bobbin and the rod, and then insert the device in the form of a steel pin (screwdriver, iron bar). After fixing the coil, it is easy to unscrew the housing by hand clockwise.

Winding fishing line on trimmer

The measured and accurate dismantling of the spool from the spit reel makes it possible to go directly to the winding of the fishing line. The design features of the head, the number and location of the fixing holes dictate the sequence of actions when performing this operation, and also determine the methods used. Today, there are several varieties of reels, depending on the number of antenna line fishing line and methods of refueling:

  1. Trimmer head with one working antennae;
  2. A bobbin with two antennae fishing line;
  3. Auto winding reel.

Single-Barrel Trimmer Coil

Single-mustache lawn mowing coil

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Many owners and specialists note the simplicity of operation and refueling reels with one mustache. Depending on the manufacturer, the length of the fishing line can vary from 2 to 5 meters. The end of the line is inserted into the head into a special technological groove or hole, and winding is made in the direction opposite to the working rotation of the bobbin. Most coils on the outside of the case have marks in the form of arrows that indicate the direction of movement of the trimmer bobbin.

After winding, you need to leave a free end of 15-30 cm to strengthen the centrifugal force, which is crucial when removing the trimmer line in automatic and semi-automatic reels. We pass the left end through the working hole of the coil and assemble the head.

Double Antenna Trimmer

Two groove head

After removing the spool from the coil body, we determine the number of streams for winding fishing line (1 or 2). There is no fundamental difference between bobbins with one and two grooves, but with careless refueling in a twin groove, there are problems with operation. Due to the likelihood of weaving adjacent tool strings, a situation may arise when it is impossible to remove new ones after wear of the working antennae.

Regardless of the number of streams for refueling, a fishing line from 1.5 to 3 meters long is taken. Winding must be done in the direction opposite to the rotation of the head, since winding in the direction of travel will cause the line to not be removed from the reel. After the fishing line is tucked into the trimmer coil, free ends (15-30 cm) are threaded through special holes. Next, we collect the head in the reverse disassembly order and check the performance. Do not worry if the ends of the two antennae are very different in size, because when you start the trimmer, the knife installed on the guard will cut off the excess.

Trimmer head with automatic threading

Types of trimmer heads

In some models available on the market, a reel with an automatic winding mechanism is installed. It is enough for the owner to correctly tuck and fix the ends in the head, and the tool itself will perform the winding operation when it is switched on in the operating mode. It is almost impossible to wind a fishing line into a trimmer with such a head, since the coil independently determines the position of the antennae. The advantages of an automatic trimmer head include the ease of refueling fishing line, and the disadvantages are frequent breakdowns of the mechanism due to the complexity of the design and high cost.

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What kind of fishing line for a trimmer to choose

Nylon fishing line is a consumable for garden trimmers. Not only the result of work, but also the tool life depends on it.The first thing you need to pay attention to when choosing is the diameter of the string. This parameter is indicated in the user manual supplied with the trimmer. The more powerful the device, the thicker the diameter of the equipment used. Using fishing line of the wrong diameter increases the load on the engine and leads to its accelerated wear.

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The next significant aspect is the section. On the cut line can be in the form of a circle, polygon or asterisk. The round fishing line is universal and is used for a wide range of tasks. The twisted variety is less noisy, but consumed faster.The square section is suitable for mowing plants with hard stems, thick weeds. An asterisk-shaped section means the highest degree of efficiency and processing speed. Such a fishing line will help to quickly cope even with dense thickets. Its only negative is its relatively quick wear.

How to wind a line onto a trim reel

Coil– a device that is located inside the working part of the trimmer. To determine the required length of the fishing line, wind it inside the reel until the general level is equal to the side ledges, but does not exceed them. Fold the prepared line of fishing line in half. At the same time, one end of it should protrude 10-15 cm. Take the second end and bend it in half. Insert the resulting loop into the recess of the coil. Inspect the reel and find the sign indicating the correct direction of winding. Carefully lay the fishing line, each part of it must pass along its groove. After the main part is tucked into the coil, output its ends into the holes on the side wall. After that, the coil can be installed in the drum. If necessary, trim the ends of the fishing line and place the assembled drum in the trimmer.