How To Choose A Line For Trimmer?

The trimmer is a great solution for those who have a large stretch of greenery near the house or a hedge that needs to be constantly trimmed. This device will help to ideally mow the grass in hard to reach places: along the fence and paths, around trees and bushes. The performance of electric or gas mowers directly depends on the line that is selected in addition to it, so you should consider this issue more carefully because before you fill the line with a trimmer, you need to choose the right one.

Characteristics of the line for trimmer.

At the moment there are a huge number of manufacturers of fishing line for a trimmer, each of which produces this consumable material of different types. To choose the material of the desired type, it is necessary to know about the features of each and the characteristics that distinguish them.

Usually the fishing line is classified according to the following features:

  • Thickness;
  • Composition;
  • Section shape;
  • Thread thickness.

Cords with a thickness of 1.4. 4 mm are suitable for almost all mocowacks, but still, before winding the line on the trimmer reel, you need to find out exactly what thickness is needed for a particular device. This information is written in the instructions for the device or on the universal spool.
If you pick up a very thin thread for your device, you can significantly increase engine wear. If an excessively thick cord of about 4 mm is used, friction increases. As a result, the engine, working hard, will gradually fail. Failure will not happen immediately, but, as is often the case, the engine will fail at the most inopportune moment.
The thickness of the cord can be recognized by the type of engine trimmer and its power source. If the device operates on mains or battery power, and its power does not exceed 1 kW, then there is no need to purchase a thread thicker than 2 mm and much thinner. Efficient operation of the 500 W trimmer will be provided using a 1, 6 mm thin thread.
Petrol trimmers differ in that, thanks to the engine power, you can thread a thick thread of 2, 4. 3 mm. It will easily overcome the most resistant herbs with thick stems and even some types of shrubs. The operation of such a cord is much more profitable than a thin one since it is not necessary to change the line very often.

The composition of the line for trimmer.

The correct composition of the cord determines the time and efficiency of the mowers. Usually, the fishing line is made from nylon. This material is resistant to wear and can also be used under active loads and works well with temperature differences. Nylon retains its positive qualities for a long time and does not wear out much during long work.

Fishing line section shape.

Usually, for trimmer choose a fishing line with a round cross-section, it is most practical, according to the owners of electroos.
over, such a cord is distinguished by a relatively low price, compared to other species, and positive results in mowing. But this form of a cross-section of the fishing line contributes to the emergence of a loud sound, like the hum of a motor, when working with a trimmer. If there is a need to reduce the noise coming from the trimmer, then you can replace the trimmer line with a spiral one.
In addition to these, there are also threads with square, rectangular and star-shaped sections.
There are also cords with dents and notches along the entire length. It is necessary to use such a cable with a thickness of 4 mm only in addition to the powerful trimmers, which are used to work in areas that are running and overgrown with weeds. With the help of such a thread, the trimmer gets more power, and the sound made by it is not so strong.
For this thread on the trimmer set special heads, which reel the fishing line. Such material can cope even with some types of shrubs. But this cord is consumed very quickly, and its price is quite high. It is best to pre-install individual discs on the trimmer, on which to mount this line.
There is also a twisted fishing line for the trimmer, which is designed to mow deadwood. It has a round cross-section and an inner core of a different material. This cord is known for its resistance to tearing and high structural strength, even at a thickness of 1.4 mm. But, such a thread can be used only on trimmers that run on gasoline. Its cost is high, so you can buy it if you have a job that can be done in a couple of days. Constant use of this consumable material significantly undermines the budget.

The choice of fishing line and the nuances of working with it.

What thread to acquire selects only the owner of the trimmer, but he must comply with specific conditions so that the wrong choice does not entail the failure of the device itself:
The thickness of the thread must be selected following the parameters that are specified in the instructions or the type of engine. For example, a cord 4 mm thick is not suitable for a weak trimmer.
The cross-section of the line is chosen for mowing different types of vegetation suitable. For young grass on the lawn, you can easily acquire a thin line with a round section, but the mowing of perennials with a thick stem requires a line with sharp angles in section. It will cope faster and more efficiently, without overloading the trimmer.
When mowing, you should try to keep the line out of contact with hard objects, as it grinds faster and the flow will be higher.
You do not need to buy the most expensive cord, because often the price is not an indicator of quality, and for simple mowing of slightly grown grass, too expensive fishing line is not needed. To cope with this task and more budget, which may be less in thickness, from about 1.2. 1.4 mm.


A trimmer line is not just a consumable material, but one of the main elements that can both increase work efficiency and reduce it if the choice is not made in favor of the desired model. If you choose the right cord, then there will be no problems with mowing, not only fresh grass but also deadwood.