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11-07-11, 03:57 PM   #1  
General string trimmer replacement line questions

Hi to all, just finishing up the last of the yard work and ran out of line for the trimmer, it is a Huskyvarna 125C if it reallyt matters (I suspect it won't).
The spec is for .095-.106" line.
There are several lines available in either .095 or .105", so either would work. Any opinions on which to go with?

On the line brand, there is a power center near me which handles Tanaka products. These seem to be really the "pro's choice" according to what is written by Tanaka, any experince with their line? The same power center I believe may also carry Husky, which I know has their following too, so I could go with a good line from them as well.

Is there another line anyone would like to recommend to me? I just have grass to trim, nothing really out of the ordinary, I do like using the trimmer to edge the sidewalk as well, which I know is tough on the line.

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11-07-11, 04:24 PM   #2  
I am replying partially so I can be notified of updates in this thread. It's something I have also been wondering.

I have recently dropped down from .105 to .095. I was having trouble with the line breaking where it leaves the spool so I had to stop and disassemble the head and re-thread it. I was getting good line life but when it broke I was pulling the head apart. I'm trying the smaller line so the spool holds more and making note to tap occasionally even when it does not seem needed to expose new line. So far it seems to be working. Currently I'm trying the .095 Husqvarna Titanium line.

Long ago I had tried a few different typed of line that had interesting shapes like a star or square. It seemed that plain old round line lasted a little longer.

 
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11-07-11, 04:46 PM   #3  
I have been using sort of a star-shaped line and have been OK with it. I am unsure what the diameter was, but am guessing .095. If the color coding is universal it was green.

 
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11-07-11, 07:03 PM   #4  
IMHO;
It all depends on how you use the trimmer and what you are cutting, we have a tendency not to treat the trimmer line as we do our mower, the mower we want very sharp, however we tend to use the largest rope possible for our trimmers, I saw some at HD that looked close to 1/4", sorta like cutting weeds with a baseball bat. I would like to find a thin line that would do the job. After that thought, might try some braid fishing line. Have a good one. Geo

 
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11-07-11, 07:10 PM   #5  
I can ask the opinion at the power center too. I wasn't looking to try anything experimental, but the last stuff I bought just by what I saw, no real research involved and trying to make a more informed decision. I looked up in the Husky manual what the diamter was and saw I had not just a specific size but a range of sizes.
I think the stuff I had has some "gator" trade name, grass gator or something like that.
Mainly I am just going around and getting what the mower won't reach, ap againt landscape edging, like that, but every other mowing or so I do run it sideways up againt our sidewalk to give a finished look, sort of a poor mans sidewalk edger, lots of people do this. And it does kick up a bit of dirt.

 
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11-08-11, 09:52 AM   #6  
I would use .105 line since you are edging with it. What will help your line to stay pliable is to soak it in a bucket of water at the beginning and middle of the year for 24 hours or so.

 
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11-08-11, 04:25 PM   #7  
They sold me an older 1 lb spool of Tanaka red colored (.105") for what they are currently selling the normal 1/2 pound line for. I assume since it is older that a good soaking will help it. Hopefully it doesn't degrade with time as the outer package even looks a little discolored.
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