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I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

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On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.
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On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:30:15 AM UTC-4, Bod wrote:
On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.


Same here. You tap it until it lets out enough new line that you can hear it
making a fuss. The fuss is the end of the line hitting the metal edge that trims
it off at the correct length. The one I have now is a Troybilt multi-function one.
The ends can be changed to either a string trimmer or a blade type lawn edger.
It works great, except for the usual BS with the carb fouling and not being able
to adjust the carb because the hippies locked the screws up.





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On 11/06/2021 14:48, trader_4 wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:30:15 AM UTC-4, Bod wrote:
On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.


Same here. You tap it until it lets out enough new line that you can hear it
making a fuss. The fuss is the end of the line hitting the metal edge that trims
it off at the correct length. The one I have now is a Troybilt multi-function one.
The ends can be changed to either a string trimmer or a blade type lawn edger.
It works great, except for the usual BS with the carb fouling and not being able
to adjust the carb because the hippies locked the screws up.





Ah, mine is an electric model(not battery). The make is Makita.
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On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:48:25 AM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:30:15 AM UTC-4, Bod wrote:
On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.

Same here. You tap it until it lets out enough new line that you can hear it
making a fuss. The fuss is the end of the line hitting the metal edge that trims
it off at the correct length. The one I have now is a Troybilt multi-function one.
The ends can be changed to either a string trimmer or a blade type lawn edger.
It works great, except for the usual BS with the carb fouling and not being able
to adjust the carb because the hippies locked the screws up.


I went rechargeable this year, bought an Ego. So far I'm happy with it. it is bump feed and works well.

It has an interesting feature for loading, which I haven't tried because I'm still on the first spool. But anyway, you cut a piece several feet long and thread it through both holes until you're in the middle of the string. Then you press a button and it spins slowly, sucking the line in.


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On 6/11/21 11:19 AM, TimR wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:48:25 AM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:30:15 AM UTC-4, Bod wrote:
On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.

Same here. You tap it until it lets out enough new line that you can hear it
making a fuss. The fuss is the end of the line hitting the metal edge that trims
it off at the correct length. The one I have now is a Troybilt multi-function one.
The ends can be changed to either a string trimmer or a blade type lawn edger.
It works great, except for the usual BS with the carb fouling and not being able
to adjust the carb because the hippies locked the screws up.


I went rechargeable this year, bought an Ego. So far I'm happy with it. it is bump feed and works well.

It has an interesting feature for loading, which I haven't tried because I'm still on the first spool. But anyway, you cut a piece several feet long and thread it through both holes until you're in the middle of the string. Then you press a button and it spins slowly, sucking the line in.

I gave up on string trimmers several years ago- could never get the
string to feed reliably and needed to strip and rewind it onto the spool
several times per spool load. Tried varied diameters, shapes, brands,
tightnesses. All bad.

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I gave up on string trimmers several years ago- could never get the
string to feed reliably and needed to strip and rewind it onto the spool
several times per spool load. Tried varied diameters, shapes, brands,
tightnesses. All bad.


I have a half-acre .. or as my Dad would say
Hells Half Acre ..
My previous weed whacker was a cheapo B&D
that I got at an auction for ~ $ 15. bucks. -
- 2 batteries and a charger -
.. it served me well - it doesn't owe me anything.

For heavy duty / commercial / farm use - no way -
... for most residential use - light rural use -
battery powered is the way to go.
So many troubles with the occasional use
people and those tiny gas engines ...
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On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6:14:09 PM UTC-4, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/11/21 11:19 AM, TimR wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:48:25 AM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:30:15 AM UTC-4, Bod wrote:
On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.
Same here. You tap it until it lets out enough new line that you can hear it
making a fuss. The fuss is the end of the line hitting the metal edge that trims
it off at the correct length. The one I have now is a Troybilt multi-function one.
The ends can be changed to either a string trimmer or a blade type lawn edger.
It works great, except for the usual BS with the carb fouling and not being able
to adjust the carb because the hippies locked the screws up.


I went rechargeable this year, bought an Ego. So far I'm happy with it. it is bump feed and works well.

It has an interesting feature for loading, which I haven't tried because I'm still on the first spool. But anyway, you cut a piece several feet long and thread it through both holes until you're in the middle of the string. Then you press a button and it spins slowly, sucking the line in.

I gave up on string trimmers several years ago- could never get the
string to feed reliably and needed to strip and rewind it onto the spool
several times per spool load. Tried varied diameters, shapes, brands,
tightnesses. All bad.


So how do you trim? Scissors? ;-)
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That's because most people buy made in china walmart junk for $69.95
. I spent a little (well , a lot) more and got a Stihl and I'm happy
with it . To reload the spool I chuck it in my lathe and wind the line .
I currently have 3 sizes of line for various tasks - I don't use the
.105 extra tough to edge the lawn but it works great for clearing briars .



https://en.stihl-qd.cn/stihl-qingdao...niversary.aspx

The STIHL factory in Qingdao, China, celebrated its 10th anniversary
on October 12, 2015. .. manufactures chain saws, trimmers, clearing
saws and hedge trimmers

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That's because most people buy made in china walmart junk for $69.95
. I spent a little (well , a lot) more and got a Stihl and I'm happy
with it . To reload the spool I chuck it in my lathe and wind the line .
I currently have 3 sizes of line for various tasks - I don't use the
.105 extra tough to edge the lawn but it works great for clearing briars .



https://en.stihl-qd.cn/stihl-qingdao...niversary.aspx

The STIHL factory in Qingdao, China, celebrated its 10th anniversary
on October 12, 2015. .. manufactures chain saws, trimmers, clearing
saws and hedge trimmers

John T.


The difference being that Walmart is OK with selling junk while the
Stihl operation has much tighter standards and QC .
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On 06/12/2021 05:54 AM, Marilyn Manson wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6:14:09 PM UTC-4, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/11/21 11:19 AM, TimR wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:48:25 AM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:30:15 AM UTC-4, Bod wrote:
On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.
Same here. You tap it until it lets out enough new line that you can hear it
making a fuss. The fuss is the end of the line hitting the metal edge that trims
it off at the correct length. The one I have now is a Troybilt multi-function one.
The ends can be changed to either a string trimmer or a blade type lawn edger.
It works great, except for the usual BS with the carb fouling and not being able
to adjust the carb because the hippies locked the screws up.

I went rechargeable this year, bought an Ego. So far I'm happy with it. it is bump feed and works well.

It has an interesting feature for loading, which I haven't tried because I'm still on the first spool. But anyway, you cut a piece several feet long and thread it through both holes until you're in the middle of the string. Then you press a button and it spins slowly, sucking the line in.

I gave up on string trimmers several years ago- could never get the
string to feed reliably and needed to strip and rewind it onto the spool
several times per spool load. Tried varied diameters, shapes, brands,
tightnesses. All bad.


So how do you trim? Scissors? ;-)


Roundup. Saves a lot of time.
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On 06/12/2021 10:27 AM, Snag wrote:
On 6/12/2021 9:20 AM, wrote:


That's because most people buy made in china walmart junk for $69.95
. I spent a little (well , a lot) more and got a Stihl and I'm happy
with it . To reload the spool I chuck it in my lathe and wind the line .
I currently have 3 sizes of line for various tasks - I don't use the
.105 extra tough to edge the lawn but it works great for clearing
briars .



https://en.stihl-qd.cn/stihl-qingdao...niversary.aspx

The STIHL factory in Qingdao, China, celebrated its 10th anniversary
on October 12, 2015. .. manufactures chain saws, trimmers, clearing
saws and hedge trimmers

John T.


The difference being that Walmart is OK with selling junk while the
Stihl operation has much tighter standards and QC .


The whole brand has went down the drain but at one time I think the
Black & Decker QA fallout wound up in Walmart and KMart.


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The whole brand has went down the drain


Like you who ended up as the most verbose bigmouth on Usenet? LOL
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So how do you trim? Scissors? ;-)


Roundup. Saves a lot of time.


Please, DO use it ...a LOT, you weird senile bigmouthed redneck. BG
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On Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 12:46:00 PM UTC-4, rbowman wrote:
On 06/12/2021 05:54 AM, Marilyn Manson wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6:14:09 PM UTC-4, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/11/21 11:19 AM, TimR wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:48:25 AM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:30:15 AM UTC-4, Bod wrote:
On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.
Same here. You tap it until it lets out enough new line that you can hear it
making a fuss. The fuss is the end of the line hitting the metal edge that trims
it off at the correct length. The one I have now is a Troybilt multi-function one.
The ends can be changed to either a string trimmer or a blade type lawn edger.
It works great, except for the usual BS with the carb fouling and not being able
to adjust the carb because the hippies locked the screws up.

I went rechargeable this year, bought an Ego. So far I'm happy with it. it is bump feed and works well.

It has an interesting feature for loading, which I haven't tried because I'm still on the first spool. But anyway, you cut a piece several feet long and thread it through both holes until you're in the middle of the string. Then you press a button and it spins slowly, sucking the line in.

I gave up on string trimmers several years ago- could never get the
string to feed reliably and needed to strip and rewind it onto the spool
several times per spool load. Tried varied diameters, shapes, brands,
tightnesses. All bad.


So how do you trim? Scissors? ;-)

Roundup. Saves a lot of time.


That might work for you, but the areas where I use a trimmer are
meant to be, well, *trimmed* not killed.

"Dead" doesn't fit in with the rest of my landscape design. ;-)
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On 6/12/2021 11:45 AM, rbowman wrote:
On 06/12/2021 05:54 AM, Marilyn Manson wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6:14:09 PM UTC-4, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/11/21 11:19 AM, TimR wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:48:25 AM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:30:15 AM UTC-4, Bod wrote:
On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra
line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.
Same here. You tap it until it lets out enough new line that you
can hear it
making a fuss. The fuss is the end of the line hitting the metal
edge that trims
it off at the correct length. The one I have now is a Troybilt
multi-function one.
The ends can be changed to either a string trimmer or a blade type
lawn edger.
It works great, except for the usual BS with the carb fouling and
not being able
to adjust the carb because the hippies locked the screws up.

I went rechargeable this year, bought an Ego. So far I'm happy with
it. it is bump feed and works well.

It has an interesting feature for loading, which I haven't tried
because I'm still on the first spool. But anyway, you cut a piece
several feet long and thread it through both holes until you're in
the middle of the string. Then you press a button and it spins
slowly, sucking the line in.

I gave up on string trimmers several years ago- could never get the
string to feed reliably and needed to strip and rewind it onto the spool
several times per spool load. Tried varied diameters, shapes, brands,
tightnesses. All bad.


So how do you trim? Scissors? ;-)


Roundup. Saves a lot of time.


I sometimes wish I could , but glyphosate is a sub-lethal toxin to my
bees .
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On 06/12/2021 05:54 AM, Marilyn Manson wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6:14:09 PM UTC-4, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/11/21 11:19 AM, TimR wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:48:25 AM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:30:15 AM UTC-4, Bod wrote:
On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.
Same here. You tap it until it lets out enough new line that you can hear it
making a fuss. The fuss is the end of the line hitting the metal edge that trims
it off at the correct length. The one I have now is a Troybilt multi-function one.
The ends can be changed to either a string trimmer or a blade type lawn edger.
It works great, except for the usual BS with the carb fouling and not being able
to adjust the carb because the hippies locked the screws up.

I went rechargeable this year, bought an Ego. So far I'm happy with it. it is bump feed and works well.

It has an interesting feature for loading, which I haven't tried because I'm still on the first spool. But anyway, you cut a piece several feet long and thread it through both holes until you're in the middle of the string. Then you press a button and it spins slowly, sucking the line in.

I gave up on string trimmers several years ago- could never get the
string to feed reliably and needed to strip and rewind it onto the spool
several times per spool load. Tried varied diameters, shapes, brands,
tightnesses. All bad.


So how do you trim? Scissors? ;-)


Roundup. Saves a lot of time.


We have weeds that laugh at Roundup. Garlon kicks ass tho,
particularly with diesel as the surfactant.


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On 06/12/2021 12:42 PM, Snag wrote:
On 6/12/2021 11:45 AM, rbowman wrote:
On 06/12/2021 05:54 AM, Marilyn Manson wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6:14:09 PM UTC-4, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/11/21 11:19 AM, TimR wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:48:25 AM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:30:15 AM UTC-4, Bod wrote:
On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra
line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.
Same here. You tap it until it lets out enough new line that you
can hear it
making a fuss. The fuss is the end of the line hitting the metal
edge that trims
it off at the correct length. The one I have now is a Troybilt
multi-function one.
The ends can be changed to either a string trimmer or a blade type
lawn edger.
It works great, except for the usual BS with the carb fouling and
not being able
to adjust the carb because the hippies locked the screws up.

I went rechargeable this year, bought an Ego. So far I'm happy with
it. it is bump feed and works well.

It has an interesting feature for loading, which I haven't tried
because I'm still on the first spool. But anyway, you cut a piece
several feet long and thread it through both holes until you're in
the middle of the string. Then you press a button and it spins
slowly, sucking the line in.

I gave up on string trimmers several years ago- could never get the
string to feed reliably and needed to strip and rewind it onto the
spool
several times per spool load. Tried varied diameters, shapes, brands,
tightnesses. All bad.


So how do you trim? Scissors? ;-)


Roundup. Saves a lot of time.


I sometimes wish I could , but glyphosate is a sub-lethal toxin to my
bees .


Actually, I've switched to Spectracide, which is diquat. Supposedly
that's not as nasty as glyphosphate.


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Roundup. Saves a lot of time.


I sometimes wish I could , but glyphosate is a sub-lethal toxin to my
bees .


Actually, I've switched to Spectracide, which is diquat. Supposedly
that's not as nasty as glyphosphate.


Yeah, you just want to say the word "Roundup", didn't you, wordy bigmouth.
Come to think of it, "Spectracide" sounds even better, doesn't it? Now
suprise with yet more of the many great-sounding words you know, senile
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On 6/12/2021 3:52 PM, rbowman wrote:
On 06/12/2021 12:42 PM, Snag wrote:
On 6/12/2021 11:45 AM, rbowman wrote:
On 06/12/2021 05:54 AM, Marilyn Manson wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6:14:09 PM UTC-4, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/11/21 11:19 AM, TimR wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:48:25 AM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 8:30:15 AM UTC-4, Bod wrote:
On 11/06/2021 13:23, wrote:
I just bought a new battery powered weed whacker that has
the idiotic and wasteful auto-feed feature.
After an hour or two of thinking about how to disable / bypass
it -
a lightbulb came on and I did a youtube search -
- first hit ! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7I2uX8ziZ4

I haven't tried it yet but will-do later today.
The idiotic reply to this problem, from Ryobi, was to
1. don't start-stop so much when using
2. buy our other model that costs 2 X the price
Gee thanks Ryobi ...
John T.

I use a Tap and Go type Strimmer (Trimmer) which only feeds extra
line
when the line is too short to cut, just tap the machine on the
grass
then it auto lengthens to the correct length.
It's also a twin feed.
Same here. You tap it until it lets out enough new line that you
can hear it
making a fuss. The fuss is the end of the line hitting the metal
edge that trims
it off at the correct length. The one I have now is a Troybilt
multi-function one.
The ends can be changed to either a string trimmer or a blade type
lawn edger.
It works great, except for the usual BS with the carb fouling and
not being able
to adjust the carb because the hippies locked the screws up.

I went rechargeable this year, bought an Ego. So far I'm happy with
it. it is bump feed and works well.

It has an interesting feature for loading, which I haven't tried
because I'm still on the first spool. But anyway, you cut a piece
several feet long and thread it through both holes until you're in
the middle of the string. Then you press a button and it spins
slowly, sucking the line in.

I gave up on string trimmers several years ago- could never get the
string to feed reliably and needed to strip and rewind it onto the
spool
several times per spool load. Tried varied diameters, shapes, brands,
tightnesses. All bad.


So how do you trim? Scissors? ;-)


Roundup. Saves a lot of time.


* I sometimes wish I could , but glyphosate is a sub-lethal toxin to my
bees .


Actually, I've switched to Spectracide, which is diquat. Supposedly
that's not as nasty as glyphosphate.



I'll look into that , we have some invasive grasses that are a real
PITA , especially later in summer .
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