How to Change a Fishing Line Into a Carver Trimmer
To ensure that the area near the house always looks neat and tidy, you need to cut it regularly. Fortunately, modern technology allows us to solve this problem without excessive physical effort. Electric trimmers are so easy to control and care that even a teenager can mow the grass with their help. The main thing is to figure out first how to refill the fishing line in the trimmer.
How to charge a fishing line into a trimmer?
So, we are faced with the task of properly charging the fishing line into the trimmer. Let’s understand in more detail where to start its implementation and what pitfalls can await us in the process.
Step 1 – choose a fishing line
Step 2 – remove the coil from the trimmer
To perform this operation, the trimmer must be disconnected from the network and turned upside down with the working head. The further course of action depends on the trimmer model and the design of the coil itself:
- For small trimmers with a lower engine arrangement, press the keys located on the sides of the coil and remove its upper part from the head;
- On trimmers with a bent rod, hold the coil housing with one hand, while simultaneously turning the lamb on the housing;
- For trimmers with a direct boom and gearbox, insert a screwdriver into the hole located under the coil, and then turn the body of the coil counterclockwise.
Step 3 – disassemble the coil
After the coil is removed from the head, it must be carefully disassembled. It is better to do this on an already mowed plot, since there may be a spring inside the coil, which will be difficult to find in tall grass. After disassembly, we will have three parts on hand: a body (top cover), a protective casing and the coil itself.
Step 4 – measure the required amount of fishing line
Novice mowers are usually interested in how many meters of fishing line to wind onto the trimmer reel? There are two ways to resolve this issue:
- Unwind a skein of fishing line on a flat, dry place and separate half from it.
- Measure 3-4 meters of fishing line from the skein.
In any case, after the end of the winding, the turns of the fishing line should be on the body of the reel without sliding off it. No need to try to wind as much as possible, since the fishing line will be badly unwound and more often torn.
Step 5 – reel the line onto the reel
How to install the fishing line on the trimmer depends on the design of the coil. Consider the option when in the coil body there is one outlet under the fishing line. In this case, the end of the fishing line is clamped in the crevice of the reel, and then we wind the fishing line, trying to lay the turns as tightly as possible. The direction of laying the turns should be opposite to the direction of rotation of the coil and is usually indicated on its inner part. After winding up on the reel, it is necessary to put on a protective casing and bring the end of the fishing line into it
If the reel is designed to work with two tails, then the fishing line must be folded in half and laid in a groove in the central part of the reel. Further winding will be carried out in one or two grooves, depending on the design of the coil. The winding direction should also be opposite to the direction of rotation of the coil. At the end of the ponytails, the fishing line will also need to be pulled into the holes on the top of the reel.
05 July 2018
A trimmer is a great solution for those who have a large garden or lawn near the house that needs to be constantly cut. But like any other tool, sometimes it requires intervention. After some time, there will be a need to replace certain elements, and this will have to be learned.
How to do this? To replace the main cutting element, you must first select it correctly. In principle, the instruction manual for lawn mowers should indicate the diameter of the thread that should be used in it.
When you have purchased the required cutting element, try installing it correctly. It should be noted that there is a huge amount of video on the Internet that will help you figure out how to properly put fishing line into the trimmer coil.
How to change the line on the trimmer
Below we have provided step-by-step instructions for replacing the trimmer thread.
The first thing to do is disconnect the tool from the mains and turn off the engine. Then you need to remove the trimmer head. This can be done using a simple screwdriver by lowering it into the hole of the gearbox to prevent the shaft from turning. And then just unscrew
Usually they are unscrewed clockwise, but different models have different mechanisms, so it may have to be twisted in the opposite direction. But if suddenly, for some reason you can’t figure it out, then we strongly recommend that you refer to the user manual to understand how to disconnect it
Video: How to Change a Fishing Line Into a Carver Trimmer
The second one. After removing the mowing head, open it. This can be done by means of latches, which are located opposite each other. By clicking on them, you can remove the head cover, and then pull out the reel from it, on which the fishing line is wound. Pulling it out you can determine what type it belongs to. There are single-section and two-section bobbins
We disassemble how to fill the fishing line into the trimmer coil in two versions
So, there is only one option – we charge the fishing line into a single-section coil. The prepared piece of thread is folded in half and pushed into the spool. Then, we begin to wind both ends in the same direction, which will be indicated by the arrow on the spool. At the end of the winding, do not forget to check that the different ends of the thread look in different directions
Option two – winding fishing line two-section reel. A pre-prepared thread is divided into two parts, and its ends should be fixed: this should be done by placing them in special fixtures
Winding is carried out, as in the first case – according to the arrow indicated on the spool. Both segments must be wound so that they do not overlap. Further, the ends of the thread should be fixed in the grooves and divorced on opposite sides
After that, the spring is inserted into the coil, and all this is placed in the mowing head. When placing the coil in the trimmer, you need to carefully hold the spring while parallelly inserting the line into the slots of the lawn mowing head. And in the end, it just needs to be fixed with the final part, that is, the lid.
After you tucked the thread into the trimmer, you need to check it. If you did everything correctly, everything will work, if you made a mistake, we recommend that you read the article again, and even better, if you watch a video how to install a fishing line on a reel in a trimmer.
How to pull a fishing line from a trimmer coil
Over time, the cutting element of the head wears out, and there is a need to pull out the remnants of the old fishing line. Not everyone knows how to do this. Our step-by-step instruction plus a video on how to pull a thread from a trimmer reel, which you can find on the network, will help in solving this issue.
It is necessary to disassemble the mowing head
Using the clips, remove the cover
We clean the remains of the cutting material
Complicated ? Of course not. But if, nevertheless, doubts creep into you that for some reason you will not be able to do this, then of course find and watch a video on how to pull out or how to wind a thread on a lawn-mowing reel.
How to replace a fishing line on an electric trimmer
In fact, it makes no difference which oblique you use, whether it is electric or gasoline. Threading is the same. The only difference is that if you use a gas spit, you get more freedom, as it is not limited to the cable that is present on the electric spit
Yes, do not hesitate to use special videos for installing or refueling the fishing line in an electric scythe, which can teach you much faster than simple reading.
- What types of woods are
- How to remove or refill a fishing line in a trimmer
Since we considered the choice of the trimmer in the previous article, today we will tell you how to properly trim the trimmer with a fishing line, and which is better to choose based on the working conditions.
After you bought a trimmer and began to use it actively, sooner or later the question will arise about replacing the fishing line, since this is the most wearing element in the tool, then intensive use of the trimmer will lead to frequent replacement of consumables.
What types of woods are
The most common type of fishing line, which is suitable for almost all types of coils – round cord. This is an ordinary fishing line suitable for mowing juicy grass, but mowing dead wood with it will be much more difficult, and even more so it can not cope with the bush.
As a rule, the diameter by which young grass can be mowed does not exceed 1.6 mm. The thicker the thread, the more coarse grass it can overcome.
There are fishing lines with sharp edges in the form of an asterisk or square, this option is more suitable for mowing dry grass just due to the existing sharp edges, but its disadvantage is more wear and tear and is inferior in strength to round cord.
There are fishing lines with improved aerodynamics with characteristic dents, scales and notches, such a product makes less noise, but they are used only on lawn mowers, since the exit of such a thread from the reel is difficult, it is used most often with discs into which segments are inserted. The disadvantage of this product is its fragility.
Most often in gas trimmers with an engine power of more than 1.5 hp apply cords with a metal cable inside.
This thread is ideal for mowing dry grass and small bushes. The presence of a core positively affects the wear resistance of this material.
The disadvantage of such a cord is its price, which is significantly higher than the listed opponents.
How to remove or refill a fishing line in a trimmer
It takes about 10-15 minutes to wind the line. What is a trimmer coil? Plastic case with a cassette inside, on which there is a special hook for convenient winding of fishing line.
Almost all trimmer coils have a similar mounting principle, this is the central screw-button, when pressed, it becomes possible to pull the fishing line of the required length. The photo below shows some examples of different coils for trimmers.
The bobbins of the trimmers, the motor of which is located near the ground, have a different mount to the axis of rotation, they have two buttons on the spool located on the sides that need to be pressed, otherwise the thread replacement is no different from other cassettes.
The principle of the correct winding of the fishing line is similar in all of the above cases, so for example, consider the standard version with two antennae.
To remove the reel with fishing line, it is necessary to unscrew the screw located in the center, but note that the thread there is left, so you have to turn it clockwise, this is done specially so that during operation it does not open under the influence of centrifugal force.
Next, using a screwdriver, disassemble the head and take out the reel, on which the fishing line is directly wound.
Having measured the necessary length and folded in half, you need to fill the fishing line into the reel, removing, in the end, its ends opposite each other (for this there are special slots for fixing).
After this, it is necessary to assemble the head in the reverse order by threading the ends of the cord into two corresponding holes.
If you have doubts or it’s not entirely clear how to charge the fishing line to the trimmer, we recommend watching the video: how to wind the fishing line into the lawn mowing properly.
In this video, the instructor will open the trimmer head in steps, measure out the required amount of fishing line, usually from two to four meters, and demonstrate assembly and installation on the trimmer.