Weedeater string options

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Old 04-30-12, 05:17 PM
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Weedeater string options

Guys, are there suitable string replacements that hold up better than the OEM string? I see lots of cutter-type adaptors at the big box stores, but what really works? I have a chain link fence that really eats up the cords on my craftsman weedeater.
 
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Old 04-30-12, 05:22 PM
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I forget where I got it but I bought a universal replacement string head for mine... and instead of winding the string, you just insert a couple straight pieces into the head (string pushes in but doesn't pull out) and I use the super heavy cord, I think it is .121 or something like that. Triangle shaped three sided string. It's awesome- I can about cut a tree in half with it! I got it for the same reason, chain link fence and other stuff just chewed up the other string like crazy. If I can ever find a link to it I will pass it on, but maybe if you look in a hardware store you'll find something similar.
 
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Old 04-30-12, 06:17 PM
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Thats the good thing about this craftsman, it too uses a single string inserted, then it comes out in two holes, easy. Sears has the black heavy duty cord, then the regular red one. No difference in longevity. If you know of a better cord I'd appreciate it.
 
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Old 04-30-12, 07:01 PM
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Fence is rough on all cord. I feather the throttle and save on the life of the line when against my fence.
 
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That 3 sided cord is practically indestructable. The kind I get is red.
 
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Old 04-30-12, 09:22 PM
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Yeah, my brother gave me some of that red triangular stuff once and it worked well compared to the regular lines.
 
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Old 05-01-12, 09:54 AM
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If you are rewinding your spools, remember to get something close to the same diameter as supplied with your unit. I worked on my neighbor's that would not feed. He was trying to run something like a .100" dia string in a spool designed for .063" I had some string that was closer to .063", and rewound it and it seemed to work ok. It's possible to wind anysize on a spool, but it has to come out the little hole smoothly to feed properly. If it's too big, no feed.
 
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Old 05-01-12, 10:11 AM
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I've used the "Star" line in the past and man did it cut clean...but it was relatively fragile when it hit roots or posts. I got a great deal on 500ft of square line when they had a clearance sale at HD. Think I paid about $5? It worked great and was very strong even with fences and rocks.

When I wound my spools I always sprayed it with silicone afterwards...seemed to help it feed a bit.
 
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I saw the triangle shape line at HD, but looked much shorter than the sears line. May try it anyway, or buy the $25 head that goes with it. I hated winding cord, glad that's not an issue with the craftsman weedeater.
 
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