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Is there any way to add a clutch to a weed whacker that doesn't already have one? Answered

I have a weed whacker that I am hoping to use for attaching to a bike (several instructables of others doing this are already on here) but I think it would best and safest if it had a clutch. Is there any way to add one or does anybody have suggestions on how to work around this?

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i'm trying to work out a clutch that disengages the shaft at a control on the bars so that one could ride with the friction drive spinning and then de-clutch to jump start the motor. so that maybe one could ride without the drive creating friction say if it were to run out of fuel.

 make a belt clutch 

It should have one already if it's petrol (gasoline), but if it's electric it won't. It's not really a suitable motor unless you know how to use it (without asking questions). You'll need gearing for this as well of course. L

hey u answer his question and not mine!!!!! just kidding but i agree it should already have one unless it is really old and i mean REALLY OLD

i have an old homelite like that. im guessing its direct drive.

i have a weedeater that is new and it doesnt have a clutch. it must be because its a oil and gasoline mix.

Use something besides a weed-eater.