One of the common devices designed for mowing grass is a trimmer. It is very easy to operate and maintain. That is why it has become popular among the population. Its significant advantage is low weight. Even a child can handle such equipment.
What it is?
The trimmer consists of a cutting element, a rod, an engine and a handle with a control mechanism.
The main technical characteristics of the trimmer are:
- equipment weight;
- type of power (from the network or using the battery);
- engine location (top or bottom);
- type of cutting element;
- type of rod.
All this must be taken into account, buy a particular device.
How to choose the right one?
Before buying this equipment, you need to understand for what purpose it will be used. For a large plot with a flat lawn, it is better to purchase a light model with a small capacity. If you want to improve the suburban area, then you need to choose a more powerful model.
To make the cutting process easy, you need to choose the right cutting element.
Mowing head for trimmer
It is a special assembled coil, inside of which there is a cord.
The trimmer head is classified by the method of feeding the fishing line:
- Tame. In this case, the name speaks for itself, that is, the supply of fishing line occurs mechanically. To make the cord even longer, you must stop the trimmer and manually pull out the ends.
- Semi-automatic. If you want to replace the cord, you need the trimmer head to touch the ground. At the same time, a special button is pressed and the anchor mechanism opens. Further, the cord lengthens due to centrifugal force. The main feature is that the procedure occurs when the trimmer is on.
- Automatic. To lengthen the cord, reduce engine speed. Further, when increasing them, the fishing line is fed automatically.
From the foregoing, it follows that the manual mowing head for the trimmer is inconvenient.
Classification by refueling method
The trimmer head can have several ways of refueling fishing line:
- Quick charge. The new cord is wound indiscriminately on the coil, that is, it does not need to be removed from the device. The end of the new element is hit into the coil and then wound a certain number of times. When a specific value is reached, the cord is cut off. The head with fishing line for this type of trimmer is manufactured by Shindaiwa and Speed-Freed.
- Collapsible. Here the name itself speaks for itself. To replace a new cord, it is necessary to remove the coil from the equipment, then unwind the old fishing line and wind a new one.
It should be noted that the cutting head for the trimmer contains special arrows. They allow you to perform rotational motion of the coil in different directions. If there is a need to wind the line in the direction of rotation of the shaft, it rotates to a specific position. A large amount of coiled cord threatens equipment breakdown. Two arrows are only on imported models. Now on the market are heads with one arrow.
If, after hitting a semi-automatic head, the cord is not wound, then its previous winding is incorrect. That is, after the head for the trimmer was installed, the user did not pull the ends of the fishing line out of the grooves. Another unpleasant moment when the grass is mowed may be the sintering of coil turns.
For various models of trimmers, a semi-automatic head is used, consisting of two parts. the case and the spool. Both elements contain springs. The second part can be performed in several ways:
- single-section. both parts of the fishing line are wound together;
- two-section. each end is wound on a certain part; this type is the most effective, since the fishing line is not confused and does not sinter.
There is a simple and cheap way to turn a single-section spool into a two-section one. To do this, you need a strong plate. From it you need to cut a circle whose diameter should be equal to the thickness of the spool. In this case, the thickness is taken near the place where the fishing line is wound. This circle moves freely. Further, an incision is made on the ring, put on a spool and connected with glue or tape.
Video: Remove Worx Trimmer Head
No matter how well it works at a summer cottage or a country house, acquired by us electric trimmer , sooner or later the time will come when we need remove the head trimmers for replacement or prevention. I will make a reservation right away to spend replacing fishing line the trimmer head does not need to be removed completely. In this article, I’ll tell you how to completely remove or replace the mowing head using the Black electric trimmer as an example.&Decker GL716.
Procedure for removing the trimmer head.
The design and fastening of the working part of the electric scythe vary significantly from different manufacturers. But given that in our markets there are many copies of more or less well-known brands, the described procedure may be suitable for owners of other portable garden equipment for lawn and grass care.
Tool for replacing the trimmer head.
To replace, remove the mowing head from the tool, we need a nozzle in the form of an asterisk, usually supplied, or a flat wide screwdriver. It will not work to use a hexagon instead of an asterisk; the nozzle slips, licking the face of the asterisk on the screw.
How to remove the head on a Black trimmer&Decker GL716.
The trimmer has a top engine and a curved bar. For convenience, we turn it down with the engine or lay it horizontally. We disassemble the mowing head. To do this, simultaneously press the side latches and remove the top cover. Disconnect the reel with fishing line.
A dark, slightly recessed screw is visible in the middle of the head housing. We fix the head housing with one hand and use the nozzle in the form of an asterisk to unscrew the screw counterclockwise. If you do not have an asterisk at hand, you can do this with a wide flat screwdriver.
Now, to remove the trimmer head, just pull it towards you. If it is acidic and sits firmly in place, then add light swaying movements to the efforts, periodically changing the places of their application. Do not apply sharp or impact forces. The case is plastic and easy enough to damage.
Installing the mowing head on the Black & Decker trimmer.
The mowing head is mounted on the trimmer in the reverse order. When installing the screw in place, it is tightened with medium force.
I wish you a successful summer season and garden equipment did not fail. I hope my tips on how to remove the mowing head on the Black trimmer&Decker GL716 saved you time and nerves.
In the work I used three types of trimmer heads.
I will dwell in more detail on their description, the pros and cons.
First one. with manual pulling fishing line.
I can’t say anything bad about her. The disadvantages of this head include the following moment: to pull out the fishing line, you need to manually unscrew the lamb 2 turns and then twist it. If you unscrew it by 3-4 turns, then it is possible to “scatter” the head clamp mechanism. To collect it is not a problem, but all this takes time.
The trimmer head with a central button is commendable. Highly recommend. The process of pulling fishing line is reduced to pressing a button and pulling the “mustache” of the fishing line. Fast and efficient. The disadvantages include the fact that sometimes the latches are “given” and the head is “self-disassembling.” I had it like this two times and all because I did not fully snap the latches. I think that over time the clamps will loose and "self disassembling" heads will occur more often. When mowing grass, and once hit a button on the ground, and my “mustache” climbed out of my head. I can not say plus or minus. So you can erase the button and on the other hand you do not need to stop to manually pull the fishing line.
The third trimmer head, by and large, is mine "headache".
Bought at its price. two times higher than the rest of the heads. And received. twice as many problems. In my opinion, the merits. no.
Problems: disassembling the head according to the instructions is done by hand. In fact, you have to use a “knocked out” nail or pin. The line has to be cut into 2 pieces, and not wound, bending in half. When twisting on a lawn mower, it is necessary to use a locking pin and a key, which is inconvenient. Since when twisting the other heads, only the locking pin is used. The trimmer head itself is heavy, the large and useful length of the fishing line is reduced. Because of this, the fishing line bends easier and mows worse. This statement that she mows worse. purely subjective opinion. I don’t like the head, therefore it mows it “worse” for me. Really. there really aren’t such strong differences, but still it’s inconvenient to climb somewhere because of its size. The biggest problem. it’s that she cuts the fishing line near the exit from the head. Therefore, in order to get the fishing line, you need to completely dismantle the head from the mower. And this, in total, from 5 to 10 minutes. Other heads can be disassembled without removing them from the mower.
The reason for cutting the line is that the hole is plastic, not metal, like on other heads. As a result, one line break in other heads accounts for 10 breaks on this head, and speaking in sections, the first heads tear fishing line once into 3.4 sections, and this head 3-5 times in one section.
|Sharp edge cuts fishing line||So the fishing line is not cut to the edge||Stumbled upon a branch|
Typical for this head is “. your mother” and “e.” followed by its complete disassembly