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This stuff has been good for me. Don't think that I've had the line break off or get stuck over two big spools with lots of edging. Which is more than I can say for most all of the others that I've tried. Don't have much light brush so can't say how well it works for that.

 

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This stuff has been good for me. Don't think that I've had the line break off or get stuck over two big spools with lots of edging. Which is more than I can say for most all of the others that I've tried. Don't have much light brush so can't say how well it works for that.

I'll give that a try next time, it's actually a cheaper price per ft. as the crappy orange line I was using. Thanks!:cool:
 

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I'll give that a try next time, it's actually a cheaper price per ft. as the crappy orange line I was using. Thanks!:cool:
It was on clearance at Home Depot when I bought mine so might be even cheaper if so in your store.

I'm sure they'll probably stop carrying it now. Whatever I find that I like seems to get discontinued. Reminds me that I should go check and see if there's any of it still left here.
 

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Telephone wire will works good in a pinch, but it throws the broken pieces everywhere when they break off:eek:
It got my grass trimmed without going to town anyway. I had pieces of wire impaled into my jeans.

The tougher the line, the faster it will spin, the easier it will cut
 

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It was on clearance at Home Depot when I bought mine so might be even cheaper if so in your store.

I'm sure they'll probably stop carrying it now. Whatever I find that I like seems to get discontinued. Reminds me that I should go check and see if there's any of it still left here.
They show 34 rolls in my local HD @ $13.97/roll!
 

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I've mowed, trimmed and blowed for the last 50 years in the 115 degree Arizona desert. (I'm 83 now). I've used every piece of equipment imaginable. Last summer I found the perfect, remotely controlled via cell phone, solution. Push a couple buttons and it's all done. The only problem is I had to learn Spanish. This solution does not come in English. I've looked all over.
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I've mowed, trimmed and blowed for the last 50 years in the 115 degree Arizona desert. (I'm 83 now). I've used every piece of equipment imaginable. Last summer I found the perfect, remotely controlled via cell phone, solution. Push a couple buttons and it's all done. The only problem is I had to learn Spanish. This solution does not come in English. I've looked all over.
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What is the solution? Hire some day labor?
I am waiting for a robotic solution. I can always charge a battery, sharpen a blade.
 

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A battery trimmer won't run long enough for our yard. Just trimming the fence line, flower beds, trees, areas the tractor won't fit into, mailbox and driveway curbing takes an hour an a half. Heck, I usually run out of gas with the gas powered one before I get done.
My mom has the same battery Dewalt as I, and she gets a good hour of life our of her 5aH battery. And it's still got life left in it. This is at a big ol' farm house with some fences, flower beds, etc.

And you could always swap in a fresh battery. Or buy some round-up. ;)
 
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Maybe if I used it like your Mom does, but using it for heavy duty trimming it won't make the grade. Why bother with a second battery when even with one it won't make the grade. My son has a battery powered trimmer and a small lot by comparison, not even the amount of trimming I have in my front yard, and he goes through two batteries each time. He's happy with it, but it sure wouldn't make my day at all. Then there's the cost and disposal problems of batteries to factor in as well. The "environmental" advantages are miniscule at best since you need electricity, carbon based generation, to recharge those lithium based batteries. Yeah, you don't have to pull start them, but if that's what stopping you stay on the couch.
 

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Telephone wire will works good in a pinch, but it throws the broken pieces everywhere when they break off:eek:
It got my grass trimmed without going to town anyway. I had pieces of wire impaled into my jeans.

The tougher the line, the faster it will spin, the easier it will cut
Looking at Home Depot they have trimmer line called CAT 6. What? You connect a camera so you can see when it breaks? :)
 
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Looking at Home Depot they have one called CAT 6. What? You connect a camera so you can see when it breaks? :)
CAT 6, I think that is what you use to keep your cat busy.;)
Working for a communications company I had plenty of wire when I ran out of weed wacker string. I need to finish up before
a holiday get together. It worked, but I will never do it again!!

I mow just over 3 acres, and it's full of junk the wife has planted, drug in, stuff I built for the kids, etc. Some times I think a bull dozier might be handy.
 

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Hmm. Robotic solution.
Take a robitic vacuum cleaner, add tuff tires and string. Lol. :cool:
I am thinking about one of those robot wars robots, use a saw in front for the tough stuff and weed wacker string on both side.
I already have a saw for my weed eater, and use it along the tough stuff, might as well add it to the dream machine.
 

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Maybe if I used it like your Mom does, but using it for heavy duty trimming it won't make the grade. Why bother with a second battery when even with one it won't make the grade. My son has a battery powered trimmer and a small lot by comparison, not even the amount of trimming I have in my front yard, and he goes through two batteries each time. He's happy with it, but it sure wouldn't make my day at all. Then there's the cost and disposal problems of batteries to factor in as well. The "environmental" advantages are miniscule at best since you need electricity, carbon based generation, to recharge those lithium based batteries. Yeah, you don't have to pull start them, but if that's what stopping you stay on the couch.
My Kobalt trimmer isn't one of those wimpy 26V 40V or 60V type of trimmer.

It's a 80V trimmer with 2 speed setting. That trimmer will do my whole yard plus my parents' yard before I needed to recharge the battery. We both have fenced in yard and I have owned it for 4 or 5 years now. The 80V battery is still going on it.

And what neat about Kobalt is I also own a 80V self-propelled mower that will do my whole yard on one charge but I would need to recharge it before I can mow a second yard since it self-propelled. I also used the non-self propelled Kobalt mower as well too until i got the self-propelled one.

The 80V on the mower is longer than the 80V on the weed eater but the battery is still interchangeable. It'll just stick out further in the back of the weed eater and it'll probably do 4 or 5 yards on one charge of the mower battery. You can use the weed eater 80V in the mower as well too however it will be half a yard since self-propelled motor will drain it.

I like my mower and I can self propel it to a location in my yard without having the blade enabled. I had my son start mowing for allowance when he's 12 and it's just easy for both of us that he can just grab the mower and battery then start mowing. No oil to check, gas or any type of fluids to deal with.

I can vouch for the 80V Kobalt (not the chainsaw .. stay away from that one) since I had own a push mower and weed eater for over 5 year then I got a self-propelled mower 2 years ago. They are good heavy duty mower and weed eater. I have cut a half a foot tall grasses with it when we were gone on a trip for a month etc and got back home to mow it.
 

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My Kobalt trimmer isn't one of those wimpy 26V 40V or 60V type of trimmer.

It's a 80V trimmer with 2 speed setting. That trimmer will do my whole yard plus my parents' yard before I needed to recharge the battery. We both have fenced in yard and I have owned it for 4 or 5 years now. The 80V battery is still going on it.

And what neat about Kobalt is I also own a 80V self-propelled mower that will do my whole yard on one charge but I would need to recharge it before I can mow a second yard since it self-propelled. I also used the non-self propelled Kobalt mower as well too until i got the self-propelled one.

The 80V on the mower is longer than the 80V on the weed eater but the battery is still interchangeable. It'll just stick out further in the back of the weed eater and it'll probably do 4 or 5 yards on one charge of the mower battery. You can use the weed eater 80V in the mower as well too however it will be half a yard since self-propelled motor will drain it.

I like my mower and I can self propel it to a location in my yard without having the blade enabled. I had my son start mowing for allowance when he's 12 and it's just easy for both of us that he can just grab the mower and battery then start mowing. No oil to check, gas or any type of fluids to deal with.

I can vouch for the 80V Kobalt (not the chainsaw .. stay away from that one) since I had own a push mower and weed eater for over 5 year then I got a self-propelled mower 2 years ago. They are good heavy duty mower and weed eater. I have cut a half a foot tall grasses with it when we were gone on a trip for a month etc and got back home to mow it.
I wanted to add that when I let the grass grow too long due to our long trips, it does drain the battery quicker trying to cut overgrown grasses to a point where I have to charge it up between the front yard and the backyard but that is to be expected since the electric motor is working twice the torque to cut thicker grass and munch it since i don't bag my grasses.
 

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I am thinking about one of those robot wars robots, use a saw in front for the tough stuff and weed wacker string on both side.
I already have a saw for my weed eater, and use it along the tough stuff, might as well add it to the dream machine.
LOL. I forgot about the battle bots.
Just get Tomb Stone out there. :lol:
 
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No offense, TechBill, but if it's Kobalt it came from Lowes. Not buying any of their crap. That's not to say I won't by DeWalt or Milwaukee power tools from Lowes, but Kobalt is homeowner grade.
 

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If the gas powered trimmer would reliably start in a minute or two, and stay running until I shut it off, I never would have gone to the battery trimmer. Nothing to do with where the carbon emissions come from. I consider the battery at least a big of fire risk as stored gasoline. For me, it's all about the easiest and fastest way to get the job done on my 5 acres (with 20 acres of weeds;)) with the least hassle and time spent. I do have a mower on the back of a small tractor for the bigger stuff. I agree that everybody's situation is different. I was a huge skeptic of the battery trimmer only to become a huge fan, because it's such a big time saver

For as much as I rant about the hassle of the string trimmer and chainsaw engines, I'm totally opposite with the kubota tractor. Starts every time and runs great. In 10 years it has caused me hassle only two times: Once with a shot battery and the other with a clogged fuel filter. This is one of the things that will have to be pried out of my fingers after I'm dead (along with the 5442 series cameras)!
 
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