Replacing fishing line on trimmer
To replace fishing line on trimmer or lawn mowers (cords, strings) first of all you need to know its thickness. If the remains of the cord are not preserved, then we study our passport garden equipment. Sometimes the necessary information can be found by carefully inspecting the mowing coil, a range of diameters can be applied to its surface. If our searches were unsuccessful, then we simply estimate the diameter of the outlet on the coil. The fishing line should move in it effortlessly. I do not recommend expanding the holes in order to use a thicker string to increase productivity and the possibility of gardening equipment. The thickness of the fishing line is calculated by the manufacturer based on engine power.
To replace the cord on most models, it is necessary to disassemble the mowing coil by pressing the latches. Sometimes, simultaneously with pressing the latches, it is also necessary to turn the upper part of the coil.
5-6 meters of thin cutting fishing line or up to 3 meters thick are tucked into a standard bobbin. The numbers are approximate, it all depends on the size of your mowing head. If it overheats during mowing, it is better to refuel less mowing line. There is a chance that it will bake, and you just throw it away.
In the simplest trimmers and lawn mowing there is a non-automatic coil with one antennae. Everything is simple there, we fix one edge of the fishing line in the slot inside the bobbin. Then we wind as much cord along the arrow as it fits under the protective cover. We output 10 cm of the string through the holes in the protective casing and coil and collect it.
Single-bar manual coil
Video: Replacing Fishing Line On Trimmer Or Lawnmow
Semi-automatic single-section coil with 2 antennae
Semi-automatic two-section coil with 2 antennae
If the fishing line on the trimmer has 2 antennae, then before winding the string is folded in half, shifting the edges by 5-10 centimeters. The bobbins come in different designs, but each one has a hook for fixing the middle of the cord. If the bobbin is single-section, that is, a hole where you need to thread one end of the fishing line and center it again. In a two-section coil, a cutout is located in the baffle.
Wind-cord and directional arrow
The inscription “Wind kord” and the arrow show us the direction of winding. If there is no arrow, then we wind to the side opposite to the direction of rotation. With one hand we hold the edges of the cord, and with the other we rotate the bobbin, winding the fishing line, each side on its path. The string is laid tight enough, ideally exactly unnecessary, the main thing is to prevent intersections. She herself, at work, will take the right place. When there are 10 centimeters left, we fix the edges in the slots. Pass the string through the holes on the coil body. Alternately, we easily twitch the fishing line so that no loops form inside, and insert the bobbin into the reel. Then we collect the mower coil. Sometimes there is such a coil design that when it is assembled, the edges of the string must be freed from the slots of the bobbin. You can check the correct assembly of the semi-automatic head of our garden equipment by imitating the tapping of the trimmer on the ground. We press the button in the center and at the same time pull the edges of the fishing line. If everything is in order, the antennae are slightly extended.
On Oleo-Mac lawn mowers, you do not need to disassemble the cutting coil at all. Just thread the string through the holes. We center it, and by rotating the “lamb” in the direction of the arrow, we wind the cord. Replacing the fishing line on the trimmer is very fast, this design begins to occur more often.
I hope you find the article on the proper selection of fishing line for your garden equipment “Trimmer fishing line, string, cord for electric and lawn mowing".
Video how to wind a fishing line on a mowing head of a trimmer or lawn mowers using one or two pieces of fishing line: