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Can my weed wacker designed for .065" (1.651 mm) trimmer line handle .08" (2 mm) one?

It looks like it could fit (in a pinch). I have successfully used different guages of line on other weedeaters (although I have never used this particular weed eater). So I'm just going to list some ...
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What's the thickest stuff a garden line strimmer can cut?

A gas powered line strimmer a word I've never heard to call what we call 'weed wackers' or line trimmer. Good for you! Gas is the best way to go for power. These are able to cut through 1/2" ...
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String trimmer lines, What types and whats best?

For any line trimmer, I think, one can get a different head other than the bump and go. Gotta wear glasses and be on your toes about where you send rocks and other stuff that can kill, blind or bust ...
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What could cause a weak or no spark from a string trimmer's spark plug?

You can test the spark using a short test lead with alligator clips. Remove the spark plug, reconnect the plug wire and using the test lead, connect the plug ground electrode to a good engine ground ...
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Is there a difference between weed eater and trimmer?

Weed Eater is a brand name but it's also become the generic term for a string trimmer. The one you need really depends on the size of your lawn and how tough the stuff is that you're going to need to ...
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Protecting trees from String trimmer

I follow the mulched circle method, where I use a collar about 18" wide around the tree, mulched with shredded bark or wood chips. You have to re-do the mulch every spring, but the advantage here is ...
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Protecting trees from String trimmer

In the long term you could easily do enough damage to kill the trees. The "active" part of the trunk transporting fluids between the roots and the branches is close to the outside of the tree, just ...
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What's the thickest stuff a garden line strimmer can cut?

Stormy at a nice and generic answer. You must read it, but I complement it. Your question is difficult to answer because you have the wrong assumption. I found the packet grass the most difficult ...
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How do I replace string or open string head in RYOBI 40V-X Expand-it String Trimmer?

They are a bit tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, and get a feel for them, they can save you tons of time. It's not super easy to understand from a step by step guide, but I'll try. ...
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Replacing trimmer head on Kobalt 80 volt

Here's the trick. there face the trimmer head down towards the ground and look at the top (the side you would see while you are using it). There is a small hole in the top where you need to stick a ...
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Replacing trimmer head on Kobalt 80 volt

I had to use a hammer drill with a flat head to get mine off. Nothing else worked. But once the head was off, I faced another problem: none of the replacement trimmer heads sold on the market fit this ...
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Replacing trimmer head on Kobalt 80 volt

It is hard to give a remote advice, but I think you should put the trimmer in a colder place (like basement), and just wait for a day, until temperature of the head, shaft and motor get lower and ...
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Strimming/Trimming techniques?

I would keep that trimmer head flat. You're most important job is to keep the lines exactly even, cutting them doesn't work. Are you using a bounce head? Or a straight head? I prefer straight heads ...
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Can my weed wacker designed for .065" (1.651 mm) trimmer line handle .08" (2 mm) one?

Get rid of that bump and go trimmer head! What headaches! Take it in and get a 'fixed head' for that trimmer. Get rid of the shield. The shield is supposed to be for safety but it is hard to see ...
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Are cordless electric string trimmers "good enough" for a medium sized yard?

I have 2.5 acre hobby farm. I bought a 58 volt Jonsered (now Snapper) weed wacker and blower from Costco as a test knowing I could return it for $250 as the last one marked down from $300. With that ...
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