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Old 07-24-11, 08:05 AM
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string trimmer line ......

due to the feeding issues with my new trimmer stihl fs55r, i am going to try some new line.

i have found that there are many different kinds. not completely round and have some sharp'ish edges.
i bought some line that is shaped like this cutter .095
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pro...8c95e9_400.jpg
seems too me that this line would be a fine cutter.
if it doesn't cause some kind of issue/s

but idk, that is why i am asking.
 
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Old 07-24-11, 08:18 AM
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I always used the Starline....(I think thats what it was called) and it did cut great...though I think because of the shape it might be a bit weaker than the round stuff. I picked up a big spool of square stuff when it was being clearanced and I think it worked better than the star or the round.

Never used any in that trefoil kind of shape though.
 
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folks. i used that line yesterday. compared to the stihl, there is no comparison.
it is 50 times better !

the stihl line kept on breaking and jamming. the red stuff never did break after a pretty fair amount of wacking. but, since it didn't break, i didn't have to tap the head to see how it fed. so i can't speak for that, yet. and it cut darned well ! i will "have at it" again this weekend, so more to come.
 
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Old 07-31-11, 02:28 PM
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That looks about the size string I use. The only problem I have with it is the winding of the spool is difficult due to the shape of the string. I end up getting it crossed up on the spool and over time it sort of melts together where it crosses. When it gets to that section when it tries to feed out it ends up breaking. Then I have to open the spool and pull it apart and begin weed-eating again. Not too big a deal but a little aggravating at times.
 
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Dunno whether this would help or not...but when I had a weedeater...when I refilled the spool, I always sprayed the line with silicone after refilling. Really helped with non-feed issues. Seems like I also tried to randomly wind as much as possible (not like a fishing reel). Didn't have as much line, but seemed to be more reliable.
 
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Originally Posted by badeyeben View Post
That looks about the size string I use. The only problem I have with it is the winding of the spool is difficult due to the shape of the string. I end up getting it crossed up on the spool and over time it sort of melts together where it crosses. When it gets to that section when it tries to feed out it ends up breaking. Then I have to open the spool and pull it apart and begin weed-eating again. Not too big a deal but a little aggravating at times.
that is exactly what was happening with the stihl line.
 
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45 View Post
Dunno whether this would help or not...but when I had a weedeater...when I refilled the spool, I always sprayed the line with silicone after refilling. Really helped with non-feed issues. Seems like I also tried to randomly wind as much as possible (not like a fishing reel). Didn't have as much line, but seemed to be more reliable.
thanx for the tips, makes sense.
 
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