Installing line on trimmer

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Old 07-21-05, 03:21 PM
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Installing line on trimmer

I was given a 32 CC weed trimmer. It is a Craftsman Model 358.795160. The person that gave it to me has moved and I really can't figure out how the line is supposed to be installed. It has 2 3/16 holes spaced approx 1-1/8th center to center and 2 1/8th inch holes on the opposite side of the head (same centers). He had just went through the 2 larger holes and then across the head and out the 2 smaller holes. This puts 2 strands of line on the same side and I think it cuts strange. What is the proper way to thread the line on this machine? Thanks for any advice you can give.
 
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Old 07-21-05, 04:44 PM
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That Uses The Heavy Short Pieces.... Kinda Fold In Half From Inside Out And Same On Other Side...... Looks Like A Set Of Cat Wiskers Whe You Look At It
 
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Old 07-21-05, 05:20 PM
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Thanks for that tip. Is there a reason for two different size holes? I guess I could put two different size lines in it but it DOES seem strange.
 
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Old 07-21-05, 11:54 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, these holes should be the same size. Is it possible that the way he routed the line may have worn two holes a bit larger than the others? It should use 2 strips of line, and 2 ends should stick out either side of the head like cat wiskers as bambiblaster mentioned.
 
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Old 07-22-05, 12:23 PM
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After a closer look and wirebrushing, I found wording on the head under the two sets of holes. One says "for larger line" and the other side says " for small or medium line. I am going to try two pieces of line installed as Bambi said and see if it feels better. It was "bouncing" the head with line coming out one side of the head. Using 105 line.
 
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Old 07-24-05, 12:55 AM
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I don't think I've seen a head like that. Is it an aftermarket head (that you're aware of)? You definitely don't want if out of balance too badly, or it will wear out the bushing/bearing in the mount.
 
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Old 07-27-05, 07:31 AM
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This isn't an aftermarket head. It is manufactured for this line trimmer for Craftsman. Ended up calling the Sears Help line to figure this one out. What they said was to stick the line through one set of hole bent in a U shape from the outside. Both ends of the line would be going toward the middle of the recess. Looking inside the recess I was told that there are 2 larger holes, one on each side. Each end of the line is to go through the hole on each side. With this placement the lines would be in the proper orientation for proper use. This trimmer head is called a Hassle Free III commercial trimming system. Going out now to see if it works the way its supposed to.
Thanks for all your help.
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This should be a lesson to others that just because it was set up one way when you got it, that doesn't mean it was set up correctly.
 

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