Using a weed eater is so easy. There isn’t anything difficult about using it. However, threading the string to the head is another story. Especially, if this is a new trimmer and you don’t know how to thread it correctly.
This is why you need to make sure that you know how to thread a weed eater or trimmer correctly. The faster you will learn, the easier it will get. Here are some guidelines on how you can thread your trimmer correctly.
Know Your Type of Weed Eater
Firstly, you need to know your type of weed eater. Different types of trimmers have different methods of stringing. It’s important to know what type of weed eater you have before you just start stringing it. There are weed eaters that are easy to string, but there are also some of the trimmers that are hard to string and where you need to know exactly the thickness and the method for stringing before it will work correctly.
If you are working with the trimmer and the string keeps on breaking, then you can know that you have string it incorrectly and you might need to start all over again.
Different Heads Require Different Weed Eater String
Just because you have the same brand weed eater, it doesn’t mean that it is getting threaded the same way. A mistake that many people are making. You need to know the type of head the trimmer has.
Different trimmer heads have different thread requirements. Some need to be strung clock-wise, while others need two separate strings to wire it correctly. Some are really easy to string while others need some practice to get it right. There is normally a guide in the instruction manual on how to string the head of the trimmer correctly.
Your String Thickness Is Also Important
Another important thing to remember is the thickness of the wire you need to thread through your weed eater. There is a huge amount of string thickness that you can buy. And, not all the different thickness is suitable for all the weed eaters.
Some weed eaters can use any size string, and then you need to consider if you are doing heavy duty work or light-duty work. However, some weed eaters can only use one thickness string. And, this is essential that you are aware of the thickness, otherwise, your weed eater will not work correctly.
How to Thread a Weed Eater Correctly
Now, how to thread a weed eater correctly. The first thing that you need to do, is to switch off your trimmer, unplug it from the power source and let it cool down. Especially if you have been working with the trimmer when the string snapped.
After it cooled down, you are using the method for your specific type of trimmer and start threading the string through the head. There are different methods, and we can’t disclose every single one of them. You will find your model’s specific thread method in the manual. Make sure that you insert the head correctly and securely back in the weed eater to avoid accidents before powering on the weed eater again. Make sure that the string isn’t too long when you start using the trimmer because this can cause the string to break off and you need to start all over again. However, the string should also not be too short as well. You need to see the string when you start trimming.
Other Tips to Remember When Threading a Weed Eater
When you are using a trimmer for the first time, it can be a challenge to string it for the first time. Especially when you need to buy the right string thickness. This is why you need to consider two things. Can the trimmer take different thicknesses, and what thickness do you need? The thicker the string, the heavier duty work you are able to do. You can’t cut thick and long grass with a thin string. It will keep on breaking.
If you are putting a thickness in your weed eater, and it can’t take that thickness, it will damage the head and the weed eater at the end of the day. Causing you to damage it beyond repair and you might need to replace your whole weed eater.
There are many different ways on how you can thread your weed eater. So, telling you one method might cause you to do it wrong. With this guide, we are telling you everything you need to know so that you can thread your weed eater correctly, choose the right string thickness, and know that different heads require different threading techniques. Make sure that you know exactly how to thread your trimmer before you just start trimming it with a string that even might not be the right thickness. You don’t want to damage your trimmer, or cause injury.