Here is a quick fix for a broken weed trimmer trigger. I initially did this while on a job with just a pocket knife and tie wrap. These photos are from redoing the trigger to make it neater. My initial fix was kind of rough.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
key chain ring
- drill or awl
- something to cut the tie wrap.
Really you don't need all those tools, they just make things easier and neater. This fix can easily be done with a pocket knife.
Step 2: Disassemble the Handle.
On my weed trimmer I just needed to remove six flat head screws. There is no trigger shown in this picture since it has already been removed.
Step 3: Attach Key Ring
Step 4: 'measure' Where to Cut.
Step 5: Drill, Cut and Attach.
Modify handle: If you don't plan to get another trigger you can remove the plastic piece next to where the trigger would sit. (see image) Removing this gives more room for the cable connection to be pulled around there. Do not remove the cylindrical piece, this is needed as a pulley of sorts for the tie wrap and it also is where the handle screws together.
duct it: You may want to wrap a small piece of duct tape around where the zip tie and cable connect to make sure they stay connected. I did this but it probably isn't necessary. Using too much tape may make your pull trigger not work as well.
Step 6: Reassemble Handle
Have a moment of pride with your fix.
Now get back to work!