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    A Little Money Saver

    Last year, I got a string trimmer that had worked very well, despite rotating the opposite direction from any other curved nor straight shaft trimmer I had owned. The bump head began to wear out and I contacted the manufacturer to price a replacement spool. They searched for 30 minutes and found the entire head had to be replaced and it only cost $10 less than the trimmer itself. I was ready to set it aside and look for another trimmer and I found this universal fit bump head at Home Depot. It was simple as fitting a nut to the trimmer's drive bolt and assembling the head over it. not only did it replace the head at a fraction of the cost, it loads the line by passing the line through the head and winding it in with the bump knob. It feeds the line just great regardless of the rotation.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Power-Ca...7075/303358206
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    I have a Ryobi battery powered string trimmer. It actually works pretty good but if the battery ever goes bad, it costs almost as much as the whole unit. If the battery goes bad, toss the whole thing and buy a new one.
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    Cordless is nice, but them batteries cost!
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    I'm still using the Homelite I bought 30 yrs ago at Hechinger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie686 View Post
    I'm still using the Homelite I bought 30 yrs ago at Hechinger.
    I guess you don’t use it much then

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    That's great and thanks for the link. My 12 year old Weedeater brand trimmer needs a head replacement and that looks perfect
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    Echo split boom for me. I use the hedge trimmer attachment as much as the string trimmer.
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    Got suckered into buying the hard plastic ones with the yellow semi-sawtooth bladed heads. They snap off at the first opportunity - thought they'd be good on tougher stalks. The worst problem was when trying to start my Ryobi. It's a slightly cheaper one without the clutch - so the head rotates when you pull the starting cord. With the lightweight line, no issue, but those plastic blades flopping around make it kick and will actually stall the engine when it tries to start.
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    Here's the kind I used the new head on. The line that comes with the head is much better than the original type, too.

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    My weed eater is neither gas or electric. I pump it up.
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