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How do I convert a weed eater to edger? Answered

I have a Poulan Pro (PP133) gas trimmer and I would like to convert it to an edger. I am also going to try and find a way to install or convert it so when I hit the head on the ground the string will advance instead of having to turn off the weed eater to install new string. Last time I called the Home Depot they sell an attachment that does edging for my weed eater but it cost over $79. It almost costs more then my weed eater. Thanks. AL.

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mpilchfamily (author)2012-12-20

If you want to use the weed eater as an edger then turn it on it's side. Nothing more to it unless you want to attach a wheel to the side so you can more easily walk it along the edge of the path/drive. There is no need for an edger attachment when the strings can do the same job.

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Thanks for your answer but when I try that the string does not reach all the way down the driveway. When we pay a lawn guy to mow our lawn he uses an edger and the yard look very nice. I am definitely going to look into installing a wheel though. Thanks again. AL.

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rickharris (author)2012-12-20

Copy the attachment - Without seeing what you have it's almost impossible to advise further.

The string feed is a function of the cartridge. So you either need to get one that fits or look at one and copy the mechanism.

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alsports2000 (author)rickharris2012-12-20

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I will follow your suggestions. Thanks again. AL.

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