How to load the line into the Stihl trimmer reel

Method 2. two segments

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Two coiled line lengths

fundamentally no different from the method The only difference is two wound pieces of fishing line, instead of one.

The end of each segment is folded

The end of each segment is folded.

Two special fixing sockets

There are two special fixing sockets on the coil (see picture above).

We start winding the line

They hook it with a hook formed earlier on the fishing line, and begin to wind the fishing line.

Winding is carried out in a special order

The winding must be carried out in the following order: first the lower line, i.e. the one that is closer to the fixing holes at the bottom of the coil, and only then the top one, i.e. the one that will overlap the bottom section.

The bottom line is reeling

The tips are cut into the holes in the trimmer spool body. They are pulled up until they click, which means that the line has come out of the latches.

The tips are threaded into the holes in the trimmer spool body

The coil is fastened into the body. The line in the spool has been replaced.

The line in the spool has been replaced

Automatic line winding on a spool

There is a type of reel in which the automatic mechanism winds on its own. from the user it is enough only to correctly fill the line. The fishing line is passed through a hole on the inner part of the body, its antennae without winding are passed through the hole on the outer body, the reel is assembled, and when the winding button is rotated, the fishing line inside is wound independently. In such a spool, it is impossible to make the winding wrong: the mechanism itself will determine the correct direction, since it can only turn in one direction.

A trimmer is a necessary and useful tool for a summer cottage and a private house. Many people own and actively use it, but not everyone knows how to replace the line in the trimmer, especially at first.

Stihl Trimmer Line Replacement

In this manual, we’ll walk through the entire replacement process step by step. Looking ahead, there are two ways to line the trimmer spool. There is no fundamental difference. the difference lies in the fact that in the first case one line will be refueled, folded in half, and in the second there will be two such lines.

We carry out the winding of the fishing line

Slowly completed disassembly of the spool-spool without losing its spare parts allows you to proceed to the main task. winding the fishing line into the reel. Technological features of the spool design and the number of working antennae determine the sequence of actions.

Coil with two working tendrils

In this type of spool, you should determine the number of grooves for winding the line, lying on the inside of the spool:

  • one groove. both antennae are wound together in one groove;
  • two grooves. each antenna is wound on an individual groove.

For both cases, a line with a length of 2-3 m is taken.In single-groove reels, the line is pulled into a through hole, its ends (antennae) are folded together and aligned, after which they are wound in the opposite direction of rotation of the bobbin on the rod side. inside the arrow usually indicates the correct direction of winding. If there are fixing grooves, the ends of the fishing line are threaded through them or held with the fingers of the free hand, they are threaded into the through hole of the outer half of the bobbin, the spool is closed and attached to the trimmer bar.

The difference between the line winding in two-groove spools is that initially a 2-5 m long line segment is folded in half (to determine the middle bend), and the bend loop is inserted into a special groove between the grooves. Both antennae of the fishing line are wound each along its own groove, fixing the antennae and assembling the coil is similar to the above option with one groove.

The first execution of this procedure, perhaps, will seem long and rather laborious, but with time and experience this task will be solved much faster and easier.

The video below will clearly show how to thread the line into the trimmer spool and wind it correctly. this operation is not difficult and with some patience it will certainly be crowned with success:

Preliminary preparation

First of all, to wind the fishing line, you need to remove the spool (bobbin, spool) from the trimmer. specific actions will depend on the complexity of the configuration and the type of the product itself:

  • small electric trimmers with a working position of the engine and spools at the bottom, as a rule, have side buttons on both sides of the bobbin. When pressed at the same time, the upper part of the spool together with the inner content for winding the line is detached, while the lower part remains on the trimmer. It is advisable to disassemble the bobbin on a flat, smooth place so that the spring included in the structure does not jump out and is not lost;
  • electric and gasoline trimmers with a curved bar without the possibility of installing a knife, as a rule, have spools with a special wing: in such designs, hold the spool in a stationary position with one hand, and rotate the locking reel on the bar with the wing nut counterclockwise with the other. After disconnecting the nut, the entire bobbin is removed.
  • electric and gasoline trimmers with the ability to install a knife on a straight bar (for example, Stihl trimmers) have a hole under the reel. To keep the rod stationary, a screwdriver or other suitable object is inserted into this hole and, with slow rotation, such a mutual position is achieved when the screwdriver enters the hole and the bobbin is fixed. After that, the coil body is scrolled clockwise (with a left-hand thread) and removed from the trimmer.

For the second and third cases, the coils, depending on the design, are disassembled in different ways. In bobbins with a lamb, a lamb is unscrewed, in coils with latches, the latches are pressed and one part of the coil is released from the other. If the halves of the bobbin are connected by thread, then it is enough to turn them by hand in opposite directions until they are completely unscrewed.

The first way

Line bent in half

The prepared segment (in this case, it is 4 meters) is bent approximately in half. one segment should be 15-20 cm longer, and inserted into a special slot located on the dividing partition.

The line is inserted into the slot

The line is wound in the direction determined earlier. This is done in an interference fit, the line is neatly distributed. In this case, you need to wind a segment that is longer in the section that is closer to the button.

There are designs that do not provide for dividing the coil into two sections. This does not change anything, the line is wound in a similar way. You just need to make sure that the segments do not overlap with each other.

The first should end that section, which is located at the bottom of the coil, i.e. the one closest to the fixing holes.

This tip fits into the corresponding hole in diameter. The line is securely fixed.

The line is securely fixed

A long segment is wound another half turn. There he is similarly fixed. In this case, the segment crosses another section of the coil.

A long segment is wound another half turn

The fixed ends of the coiled line are inserted into the holes in the trimmer spool body.

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The fixed ends of the coiled line are inserted into the holes in the trimmer spool body

The coil is attached to the body. The ends of the fishing line are pulled with effort so that the fishing lines previously fixed in the holes of the reel jump out from there. It is easily identified by the characteristic sound (click).

The ends of the line pull up with effort

Button spool snaps into trimmer spool housing.

Button spool snaps into trimmer spool housing

The line was changed successfully. In this case, you need to put it back on the trimmer and you can start mowing the grass.

It should be repeated, there is no need to remove the spool from the trimmer. this was done for clarity of the process of replacing the fishing line. You can disassemble the spool in place, wind it on the spool and put it back.

Line replacement completed successfully

Tips so that they do not hit the trimmer cover can and should be trimmed.

Preparation for winding the line

Before the winding process, it is necessary to remove the spool with line from the body. Depending on the manufacturer, power and type (electric or gasoline), there are three design types of trimmers:

    Compact Power Trimmers.

Straight bar trimmer

This model provides the ability to install a knife. Removing the coil in such models is done by means of two keys recessed into the coil body. To mount the trimmer knife, it is necessary to align the hole of the reel and the rod, and then insert the device in the form of a steel pin (screwdriver, iron bar). After fixing the coil, the body can be easily unscrewed by hand in a clockwise direction.

Single-barbed trimmer spool

Single-barb lawn mowers reel

Many owners and specialists note the ease of use and ease of refueling the bobbin with one mustache. Depending on the manufacturer, the length of the threaded 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 the winding is carried out in the direction opposite to the working rotation of the bobbin. Most reels have arrow marks on the outside of the body that indicate the direction of travel of the trimmer reel.

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

How do I load the line into the trimmer spool? Video instruction

The warranty production of the factory trimmer refueling will inevitably require line replacement. Having a very rough idea of ​​how to thread the line into the trimmer reel on their own, beginners are reluctant to take up this business. However, with some skills, mastering this simple science does not present any difficulties, and the similar instruction presented below will make this process as easy as possible.

Preliminary preparation

First of all, to wind the fishing line, you need to remove the spool (bobbin, spool) from the trimmer. specific actions will depend on the complexity of the configuration and the type of the product itself:

  • small electric trimmers with a working position of the engine and spools at the bottom, as a rule, have side buttons on both sides of the bobbin. When pressed at the same time, the upper part of the spool together with the inner content for winding the line is detached, while the lower part remains on the trimmer. It is advisable to disassemble the bobbin on a flat, smooth place so that the spring included in the structure does not jump out and is not lost;
  • electric and gasoline trimmers with a curved bar without the possibility of installing a knife, as a rule, have spools with a special wing: in such designs, hold the spool in a stationary position with one hand, and rotate the locking reel on the bar with the wing nut counterclockwise with the other. After disconnecting the nut, the entire bobbin is removed.
  • electric and gasoline trimmers with the ability to install a knife on a straight bar (for example, Stihl trimmers) have a hole under the reel. To keep the rod stationary, a screwdriver or other suitable object is inserted into this hole and, with slow rotation, such a mutual position is achieved when the screwdriver enters the hole and the bobbin is fixed. After that, the coil body is scrolled clockwise (with a left-hand thread) and removed from the trimmer.

For the second and third cases, the coils, depending on the design, are disassembled in different ways. In bobbins with a lamb, a lamb is unscrewed, in coils with latches, the latches are pressed and one part of the coil is released from the other. If the halves of the bobbin are connected by thread, then it is enough to turn them by hand in opposite directions until they are completely unscrewed.

We carry out the winding of the fishing line

Slowly completed disassembly of the spool-spool without losing its spare parts allows you to proceed to the main task. winding the fishing line into the reel. Technological features of the spool design and the number of working antennae determine the sequence of actions.

Coil with one working tendril

The simplest option and uncomplicated sequence of actions:

  • The dimensions of the reel and the length of the original factory winding determine the recommended length of the line for winding. 2. 5 m.
  • One end of the line is inserted into the fixing technological hole located inside the spool.
  • The fishing line is wound on the drum in the opposite direction of the spool rotation on the trimmer product. as a rule, on the inner side of the reel, an arrow indicates in which direction the winding is carried out.
  • A small section of the line is left free to lead it out. it is fixed in a specialized groove on the inside of the bobbin, designed to hold the winding when assembling the bobbin into working condition.
  • The left end of the line is passed through the hole in the outer part of the reel.
  • The bobbin halves are assembled and put on the trimmer bar.

Coil with two working tendrils

In this type of spool, you should determine the number of grooves for winding the line, lying on the inside of the spool:

  • one groove. both antennae are wound together in one groove;
  • two grooves. each antenna is wound on an individual groove.

For both cases, a line with a length of 2-3 m is taken.In single-groove reels, the line is pulled into a through hole, its ends (antennae) are folded together and aligned, after which they are wound in the opposite direction of rotation of the bobbin on the rod side. inside the arrow usually indicates the correct direction of winding. If there are fixing grooves, the ends of the fishing line are threaded through them or held with the fingers of the free hand, they are threaded into the through hole of the outer half of the bobbin, the spool is closed and attached to the trimmer bar.

The difference between the line winding in two-groove spools is that initially a 2-5 m long line segment is folded in half (to determine the middle bend), and the bend loop is inserted into a special groove between the grooves. Both antennae of the fishing line are wound each along its own groove, fixing the antennae and assembling the coil is similar to the above option with one groove.

The first execution of this procedure, perhaps, will seem long and rather laborious, but with time and experience this task will be solved much faster and easier.

The video below will clearly show how to thread the line into the trimmer spool and wind it correctly. this operation is not difficult and with some patience it will certainly be crowned with success:

Automatic line winding on a spool

There is a type of reel in which the automatic mechanism winds on its own. from the user it is enough only to correctly fill the line. The fishing line is passed through a hole on the inner part of the body, its antennae without winding are passed through the hole on the outer body, the reel is assembled, and when the winding button is rotated, the fishing line inside is wound independently. In such a spool, it is impossible to make the winding wrong: the mechanism itself will determine the correct direction, since it can only turn in one direction.

Coil with one working tendril

The most common option and easy sequence of actions:

  • The dimensions of the reel and the length of the unique factory winding determine the recommended length of the line for winding. 2. 5 m.
  • One end of the line is inserted into the fixing technological hole located on the inside of the spool.
  • The fishing line is wound on the drum in the reverse rotation of the spool on the trimmer product direction. usually, on the inner side of the bobbin, an arrow indicates in which direction the winding is being carried out.
  • A small section of the fishing line is left free to bring it out. it is fixed in a special groove on the inner side of the bobbin, created to hold the winding when assembling the bobbin into working condition.
  • The left end of the line is passed through the hole on the outside of the bobbin.
  • The bobbin halves are assembled and put on the trimmer bar.
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Coil with one working tendril

The simplest option and uncomplicated sequence of actions:

  • The dimensions of the reel and the length of the original factory winding determine the recommended length of the line for winding. 2. 5 m.
  • One end of the line is inserted into the fixing technological hole located inside the spool.
  • The fishing line is wound on the drum in the opposite direction of the spool rotation on the trimmer product. as a rule, on the inner side of the reel, an arrow indicates in which direction the winding is carried out.
  • A small section of the line is left free to lead it out. it is fixed in a specialized groove on the inside of the bobbin, designed to hold the winding when assembling the bobbin into working condition.
  • The left end of the line is passed through the hole in the outer part of the reel.
  • The bobbin halves are assembled and put on the trimmer bar.

How to correctly replace the line in the mowing head, reel of STIHL FS 55 lawn mowers

Preliminary preparation

First of all, to wind the fishing line, you need to remove the spool (bobbin, spool) from the trimmer. specific actions will depend on the complexity of the configuration and the type of the product itself:

  • small electric trimmers with a working position of the engine and spools at the bottom, as a rule, have side buttons on both sides of the bobbin. When pressed at the same time, the upper part of the spool together with the inner content for winding the line is detached, while the lower part remains on the trimmer. It is advisable to disassemble the bobbin on a flat, smooth place so that the spring included in the structure does not jump out and is not lost;
  • electric and gasoline trimmers with a curved bar without the possibility of installing a knife, as a rule, have spools with a special wing: in such designs, hold the spool in a stationary position with one hand, and rotate the locking reel on the bar with the wing nut counterclockwise with the other. After disconnecting the nut, the entire bobbin is removed.
  • electric and gasoline trimmers with the ability to install a knife on a straight bar (for example, Stihl trimmers) have a hole under the reel. To keep the rod stationary, a screwdriver or other suitable object is inserted into this hole and, with slow rotation, such a mutual position is achieved when the screwdriver enters the hole and the bobbin is fixed. After that, the coil body is scrolled clockwise (with a left-hand thread) and removed from the trimmer.

For the second and third cases, the coils, depending on the design, are disassembled in different ways. In bobbins with a lamb, a lamb is unscrewed, in coils with latches, the latches are pressed and one part of the coil is released from the other. If the halves of the bobbin are connected by thread, then it is enough to turn them by hand in opposite directions until they are completely unscrewed.

Coil with two working tendrils

In this type of spools, you should find the number of grooves for winding the line lying on the inside of the reel:

  • one groove. both antennae are wound together along one groove;
  • two grooves. each antenna is wound on a personal groove.

For both cases, a line with a length of 2-3 m is taken.In single-groove reels, the line is pulled into a through hole, its ends (antennae) are folded together and aligned, after which they are wound in the opposite direction of rotation of the bobbin on the rod side. inside the arrow usually indicates the correct direction of winding. If there are fixing grooves, the ends of the fishing line are threaded into them or held with the fingers of the free hand, they are threaded into the through hole of the outer half of the bobbin, the spool is locked and attached to the trimmer bar.

The difference between the line winding in two-groove spools is that initially a 2-5 m long line segment is folded in half (to determine the middle bend), and the bend loop is inserted into a special groove between the grooves. Both antennae of the fishing line are wound each along their own groove, fixing the antennae and assembling the coil is similar to the one-groove option discussed above.

The first execution of this procedure, perhaps, will seem long and rather laborious, but over time and experience, this task will be solved much faster and easier.

The video below will clearly show how to thread the line into the trimmer spool and wind it correctly. this operation is not difficult and with some patience it will certainly be crowned with success:

We carry out the winding of the fishing line

Sluggishly completed disassembly of the spool-spool without losing its spare parts allows you to proceed to the main task. winding the fishing line into the spool. Technological features of the spool design and the number of working antennae determine the sequence of actions.

Coil with two working tendrils

In this type of spool, you should determine the number of grooves for winding the line, lying on the inside of the spool:

  • one groove. both antennae are wound together in one groove;
  • two grooves. each antenna is wound on an individual groove.

For both cases, a line with a length of 2-3 m is taken.In single-groove reels, the line is pulled into a through hole, its ends (antennae) are folded together and aligned, after which they are wound in the opposite direction of rotation of the bobbin on the rod side. inside the arrow usually indicates the correct direction of winding. If there are fixing grooves, the ends of the fishing line are threaded through them or held with the fingers of the free hand, they are threaded into the through hole of the outer half of the bobbin, the spool is closed and attached to the trimmer bar.

The difference between the line winding in two-groove spools is that initially a 2-5 m long line segment is folded in half (to determine the middle bend), and the bend loop is inserted into a special groove between the grooves. Both antennae of the fishing line are wound each along its own groove, fixing the antennae and assembling the coil is similar to the above option with one groove.

The first execution of this procedure, perhaps, will seem long and rather laborious, but with time and experience this task will be solved much faster and easier.

The video below will clearly show how to thread the line into the trimmer spool and wind it correctly. this operation is not difficult and with some patience it will certainly be crowned with success:

Preparing the trimmer spool for winding

Initially, as a rule, the coil is installed to the head of the device itself. The coil consists of two parts. a cover and a spring.

  • Whichever company you have a trimmer, the preparation steps are the same for all types. Disassemble the device, or rather, remove the coil from the trimmer head. To do this, until it stops, press the latches located on the sides of the head body, and turn the head clockwise.
  • To open the mowing head without any problems, press the side latches, if you cannot do this with your hands, use a flat screwdriver to help. We take out the coil from the head.
  • In order to choose the right line for your equipment, on the inside of the reel, digital designations must be applied, which indicate the thickness and type of acceptable line. All designations are indicated, as a rule, in millimeters.
  • If you did not find any numbers, then the maximum allowable diameter of the fishing line can be determined by the through hole for inserting the fishing line. The line should run smoothly back and forth.
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How to thread the line into the Stihl trimmer spool

The trimmer is one of the most common tools that you can use to quickly and easily cut grass, small shrubs, lawn grass and other weeds. It’s not a secret for anyone that in order for the mowing of grass to be successful, it is necessary to use the tool correctly and correctly handle individual cutting elements.

In trimmers, it doesn’t matter what fuel they use, special cutting attachments (knives, discs) are used, and some trimmers are supplied to the market in the heads of which such a cutting element as a fishing line is installed, and therefore many are wondering how to fill the line into the Stihl trimmer coil if there are no skills as such.

  • Cutting attachments in the form of knives can be sharpened, but the fishing line (also cutting elements), but tends to be consumed. Below we will talk about how to properly thread the cutting element into the Stihl trimmer spool. fishing line.

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A couple of tips

If the line was wound correctly by you, then when you press the bobbin button, the cutting element should be automatically pulled out. The line for your mowing device is one of the most important elements, without which the trimmer can lose all its functionality. You could say that the line (cutting element) is the heart of your mower. Therefore, when buying a fishing line, pay attention to its quality first. When purchasing a fishing line of a particular company, be sure to compare it with the quality of the old fishing line.

The process of winding the line on a reel

  • After all the preparatory steps, we need to correctly determine how exactly the fishing line will be washed on your device, by turning the lid or in the opposite direction.
  • We measure out about 7 mm of cutting material and insert it into the hole of the bobbin with one end. It is worth noting that the line is wound exactly on the style mower model from both sides. The direction of winding the line in such models is indicated on the bobbin itself.
  • The line is brought out to about 17 cm freely so that the ends can cut the weeds. We add that it is not worth winding the line on a reel of great length. Leave a distance of about 5 mm from the line to the edge of the bobbin.
  • The two ends of the line are inserted into the holes in the bobbin. Both of these ends must be securely attached to the body of the device.
  • The springs removed from the coil (if any) are inserted in the same way as they were removed, i.e. into the bobbin and the head body itself.
  • To determine if you have correctly inserted the line into the trimmer, you need the element itself (bobbin) to be easily inserted into the head body of your device. If necessary, pull the free ends of the line outward. To achieve this, you need to pull the line out of the groove with a sharp movement through the holes in the bobbin.

So, let’s say you figured out how quickly, and most importantly, to correctly wind the line on the Stihl trimmer reel. All that remains for you is to insert everything correctly into the grooves and fix the main cover to the device. Then you can press on the bobbin itself and make counterclockwise movements until you feel the stop. If you do not feel the emphasis, then most likely you have not tucked the line correctly and you will have to start everything from scratch.

What can be used instead of fishing line

  • If instead of a special cutting element, say a fishing line, you install a metal cable, then your trimmer can “turn” into a real dangerous weapon not only for you and your eyes, but for all the people around you nearby. This is due to the fact that while the trimmer is in operation, the steel cable will constantly work, which will lead to entanglement, and small pieces of it can scatter on all sides with great speed.
  • The same can happen if you use copper wire instead of a steel cable, but in this case the pieces of separation from the copper wire will be slightly larger and can cause you even more injury. And if God forbid, you accidentally catch such a cutting element on the leg, then after that a deep cut in soft tissues is 100% guaranteed, and in some cases, all this can lead to amputation of small limbs (fingers) of the legs and even hands. Therefore, our advice to you, do not use any other cutting elements, except for the fishing line, for your own safety and those around you.

How to tuck the line into the trimmer?

In order for the area near the house to always look well-groomed and neat, it must be cut regularly. Fortunately, modern technology allows you to solve this problem without excessive physical effort. Electric trimmers are so easy to operate and maintain that even a teenager can use them to mow. The main thing is to figure out in advance how to fill the line in the trimmer.

How to load the line into the trimmer?

So, our task is to properly load the line into the trimmer. Let’s take a closer look at where to start its implementation and what pitfalls can await us in the process.

Step 1. choosing the line

Step 2. remove the coil from the trimmer

To perform this operation, the trimmer must be disconnected from the mains and turned over with the working head up. The further course of action depends on the trimmer model and the design of the coil itself:

  • for small trimmers with a lower engine, press the keys on the sides of the coil and remove its upper part from the head;
  • on trimmers with a curved bar, we clamp the coil body with one hand, while simultaneously turning the winglet located on the body counterclockwise;
  • for trimmers with a straight bar and a gearbox, insert a screwdriver into the hole located under the coil, and then turn the coil body counterclockwise.

Step 3. disassemble the coil

After the coil is removed from the head, it must be carefully disassembled. It is better to do this on an already mown area, since there may be a spring inside the coil, which will be quite difficult to find in tall grass. After disassembly, we will have three parts on our hands: the body (top cover), the protective casing and the coil itself.

Step 4. measure the required amount of fishing line

Newbie mowers are usually interested in how many meters of line to wind on the trimmer reel? There are two ways to solve this issue:

  • Unwind a skein of line on a flat, dry place and separate half of it.
  • Measure 3-4 meters of line from the skein.

In any case, after the end of winding, the turns of the line should be on the body of the reel, without sliding off it. You don’t need to try to wind as much as possible, as the line will unwind poorly and break more often.

Step 5. winding the line onto the reel

How to attach the line to the trimmer depends on the coil design. Consider the option when the reel body has one outlet for the line. In this case, the end of the line is clamped in the crevice of the coil, and then we wind the line, trying to lay the turns as tightly as possible. The direction of laying the turns should be opposite to the direction of rotation of the coil and is usually indicated on its inner part. After the end of winding on the reel, you must put on a protective casing and bring the end of the line into it.

If the reel is designed to work with two tails, then the line must be folded in half and laid in the groove in the center of the reel. Further winding will be carried out along one or two slots, depending on the design of the coil. The direction of winding must also be opposite to the direction of rotation of the coil. At the end of the ponytail, the line will also need to be led out into the holes on the top of the reel.