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  • ElizabethM163 commented on UlrichR2's instructable Zip Tie Weed Eater6 months ago
    Zip Tie Weed Eater

    I bought a new roll of nylon cord yesterday....hit a couple places on my fence and the whole 20' gone in less than 10 minutes. I only have a small backyard fence for the girls and not around our whole land, so there isn't much to weed, but I didn't make it even a quarter of the way before the cord ate itself up. I read about this somewhere, but also read it could mess up the weedeater because of the difference in motor speed. But rather than go spend another $10 on a new spool of line, I chose to try the zip ties. I have a bunch of them from some other project and it was simple, fast and efficient. Just like you, i simply put them through the holes, snapped on the cover and off I went! The grass isn't as low since it didn't take much to break the ties, but in this emergency, I can...see more »I bought a new roll of nylon cord yesterday....hit a couple places on my fence and the whole 20' gone in less than 10 minutes. I only have a small backyard fence for the girls and not around our whole land, so there isn't much to weed, but I didn't make it even a quarter of the way before the cord ate itself up. I read about this somewhere, but also read it could mess up the weedeater because of the difference in motor speed. But rather than go spend another $10 on a new spool of line, I chose to try the zip ties. I have a bunch of them from some other project and it was simple, fast and efficient. Just like you, i simply put them through the holes, snapped on the cover and off I went! The grass isn't as low since it didn't take much to break the ties, but in this emergency, I can see my furbabies much better than before! :) I learned a lot today! Next time out I'll buy a refill spool which will get me 200' for less than $10 instead of buying the prewound spools. ;)

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