What is more enjoyable than taking care of your green garden while breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the trees’ shadow? However, many of us get annoyed by the weed eaters when we need to use them to cut the overgrown grass layers but do not know how to string a weed eater with two holes. Hence, in this article, we will guide you on how to do it step by step.
Keep on reading to take away some helpful tips!
How to String a Weed Eater with Two Holes – Preparation
- A string
- A small scissor
Yes, we all know that we need a string and a weed eater to do this. But what is important here is that we must choose a suitable line for that specific weed eater.
Make sure you select a line with the right diameter size for your weed eater. If you use a string that is bigger than the sizes of the holes, the line will not fit the holes, or even if it can stick inside the hole, it will be hard (or impossible) for you to take out next time you want to replace it.
To know the right string for your weed eater, do not judge with your eyes only, but take some time to read the operator’s manual.
We recommend you to have a scissor. This scissor is not for cutting, but for pulling the string out when the string is stuck inside. The scissor should be small and unsharpened.
A scissor can be helpful if the string is just a little bit bigger than the holes. But if the string is too big, then you will have to change a new one.
It would be best if you did this in a spacious area and would be better off without kids or animals around. If you can do this in your garden alone (or only with other adults), that would be much better.
How to String a Weed Eater with Two Holes – Step by Step Guide
Step 1: Turn off Your Weed Eater
You should never try to string your weed eater when the engine is on. To turn it off, decide which is the type of your weed eater first. There usually are two types of weed eater: electric weed eater and gas-powered weed eater.
For electric weed eaters, please turn it off by pressing the off button, or unplug it.
For gas-powered weed eaters, press the off button.
Step 2: Let the Engine Cool Down, and Remove Its Spool Back
If you just finished cutting grass with your weed eater, do not touch its head or remove anything right away because it might burn you. There’s no need to rush everything and hastily touch it only after a few minutes to check if the device is cool enough. Let’s stay away from your weed eater and give it around 5-10 minutes or more to cool down completely.
When the weed eaters’ head is cool enough, now we can remove its spool back. To do that, you can squeeze the tabs together, twist them, and take the cup out.
Step 3: Clean up
After removing the spool back out of the weed eater, try to ensure there is nothing left inside the spool carefully. That can be the string you used last time, or grass, dirt, soil, or something else.
Step 4: Cut the Line into Two
In the “Preparation” part above, we already suggest you choose the right size of the line. In this part, we will need to cut it in the right length.
Now, go back to the manual again to know how long the string should be to be a good fit with your weed eaters’ spool. Then, cut the lines at least the same length as what the manual suggests. Longer lines are ok because you can fix it later, but shorter lines will not work.
Step 5: Put Two Lines in Two Holes
Hold the cup you already took out from the weed eater, and look in the middle of it to spot the two holes in two sides.
Now, put the first line into the first hole. Make sure you feel or hear the “click” sound so that you can know the string sticks tightly in the hole. The reason why I talked in detail about choosing the right size of the strings is that if the string is too big or too small, then you can never finish this step to use your weed eater.
Step 6: Scroll the Two Line around the Spool
Now, after your two lines stick tightly in the hole, start to scroll both lines around the spool and stop when you nearly finish. Stop scrolling when your lines are around 11 inches left.
Now, look for the exit holes, and push those last part of lines in.
Step 7: Put the Spool Back on the Weed Eater
After you put the lines in the exit holes, now slide or twist the whole spool back to your weed eater. The lines now should be moving freely.
Step 8: Last Check
After you have done the work, take some minutes to check if your weed eater can work properly or not, and make it start in the right way.
Turn your weed eater on and pay attention to how it works to spot anything wrong. If it doesn’t function properly, take the cup out and check if there are any malfunctions.
If the weed eater works appropriately, then congratulations. Now you can begin your gardening right away.
Sum up The Guide
We broke down the whole process in specific steps above for you to know exactly what to do, and you might find it a little bit complicated. But in general, putting two strings onto a weed eater is not so big of a deal.
First, you need to choose the right string for your weed eater. Then take the cup (spool back) out of the strimmer and hold that cup on your hand.
Cut your string into two, then spot two holes in the middle of the cup and insert each line into each hole.
After that, scroll the string until the end, and put the whole cup back into the weed eater.
Done! That’s a sum up. Easy right?
Warning: Keep it Safe for Kids and Pets
A weed eater is a kind of machine used to strim grass, leaves, and other unwanted plants. And you should keep in mind that anything with sharp blades or shapes for that kind of activity is not children-friendly.
Before you use or test your weed eater after you’re done with stringing it with two holes, you should make sure there are no kids and pets around. They are playful and might run to you in the middle of the work and hurt themselves.
Gardening once in a while might give us a “headache” if we have no idea how to deal with a weed eater – an essential tool for the most fundamental activity in gardening (cutting grass).
In this article, we have shown you how to string a weed eater with two holes. Following our step-by-step guide will make your gardening time more enjoyable. Have a good time in your garden!