People working in the country, you may need a trimmer, though not everyone knows what it is, how to choose a line for the trimmer, and why it is needed. Trimmer. a device that allows you to mow the grass near trees, fences, paths gently. The operation of the device depends on the type of equipment, which often uses as a cutting line. It affects not only the external state of the lawn but also the performance of the trimmer. The main requirements. it must be bent, have strength and rigidity.
The main parameters of trim line
The following parameters can classify fishing lines:
- Thread thickness;
- Section shape;
- The composition of the fishing line.
You can find out about it by reading the trimmer performance characteristics or by looking at the size and inscriptions on the universal spool. Usually for trimmers use threads with a diameter of 1.2-4 mm. However, for each device will have to pick up a line of a certain diameter.
A thread for a trimmer, thinner than the required one, the engine will not immediately fail, although it will significantly increase its wear. If the thread is used to be thicker than necessary, the resistance to rotation will increase, the engine will work more intensively, overheat and, as a result, it will break. True, much depends on the engine itself.
You can find out the approximate diameter of the fishing line for the device by the type of engine. If the trimmer powers by electricity or a battery and its power is 1 kW, you will need a cutting thread with a diameter of 2 mm, and if its power is less than 500 W, use a fishing line no more than 1.6 mm.
For gasoline trimmer line is chosen with a specific diameter. 2.4. 3 mm. The choice of such a thick fishing line is connected with the peculiarities of gasoline units. they are more powerful and productive than their electrical counterparts. It is possible to operate a thick fishing line for a long time; in addition, it will easily overcome long-standing dead wood.
Most often choose the line for electric scissors with a round cross-section. It is inexpensive, and the most popular well mow fresh grass. Its main drawback. in the published level of noise, which is heard during the trimmer. The noise of the fishing line in intensity is close to the hum of the engine. For the best noise reduction manufacturers offer to use a spiral-shaped fishing line.
Today also produce a square fishing line for the trimmer. Of the other forms are quite often rectangular and stellate. Fishing line with jags and sharp edges is particularly productive. Such edges evenly cut the grass.
There are also options for the fishing line with notches and dents. They can mow thick weeds. The noise level emitted by such a fishing line is low, but due to the improved aerodynamic properties, a trimmer is given extra power. Such a cutting element is installed on powerful trimmers, which are planned to carry out work on overgrown, neglected areas.
For working with this type of fishing line, special heads are installed on the trimmer. The fishing line is wound on them. She copes with herbs of all kinds (especially weeds) and shrubs. But its cost is quite high. The consumption of such a line is also high since when feeding on the reel, there can be difficulties with its extraction. It is usually used with discs in which it is inserted in small pieces.
There is also a two-component twisted trim line. Its purpose is the quality mowing of dead wood. It is distinguished by a round section, resistance to tearing and increased strength. It comes with a core made from another material. Twisted fishing line is only suitable for gasoline trimmers. It can cope even with small shrubs. Its main drawback is its high cost. For daily work to purchase a twisted line is quite expensive.
The composition of the fishing line.
The composition determines the service life of the fishing line. Often it is made of nylon. It wears out slowly and increases the efficiency of performance at high temperatures and high loads. The material retains its working properties for a long time. Low temperatures do not affect it, as well as long work.
The coaxial line for trimmers is considered one of the strongest. It has a dense core, and therefore wear out gradually. This line is difficult to cut with a knife and when working creates little noise. Also now there is a fishing line, which includes inclusions of aluminum.
Selection of fishing line for a trimmer.
What line to choose for trimmer thinks every owner.
It should be selected based on the following parameters:
- The diameter of the trim line should be suitable for engine power. According to the parameters, it should be combined with the possibility of a trimmer.
- The type of fishing line should be selected based on what kind of vegetation to be mowed. If lawn mowing is planned, a thin fishing line will do, for thickening perennial weeds. thicker.
What nuances should be observed when working?
When treating a lawn with a trimmer, it is necessary to avoid contact with the fishing line with hard elements, such as stones, trees, the foundation. Contact with them will lead to the grinding of the fishing line, and you will have to increase it in length constantly.
The main cutting element of the mowers is a reel equipped with a line for cutting grass. Its price is low, and if you follow the basic rules of use, it will last long enough. Today there are fishing lines, distinguished by their quality, section, properties. The line, as a rule, is sold by ordinary skeins in reels, or divided into segments of the desired length, under certain models of a trimmer. Therefore, approach its choice with full responsibility to facilitate the work for yourself and extend the life of the trimmer.