Introduction: 3d Printed Grass Cutter Trimmer
I love the design. And I have a garden outside the town. My goal was to make a cheap cutter for grass from the parts that I have. The result was better than I expected.
Instruction for the head with a nylon trimmer line look in step 12.
Step 1: Parts and Tools
Parts what you need:
8x 3d printed parts
3x Blades for Heavy-Duty Cutter
1x Battery or power supply
1x 5.5 mm DC power socket and plug
1x Round wooden plank
5x M4 mm Lock Nut
9x M4 washers
4x M3 mm Nut
2x M3x15 mm screw for shield
2x M3x10 mm screw for blade holder
2x M3x6 mm screw for motor
2x M3x20 mm screw for button box
4-6x Wood screws
Some zip ties
Drills 3&4 mm for cleaning holes
Hot glue gun or other glue for DC power socket
For the Grass Cutter I use motor R540-6530 6V 10000RPM, blades 18 mm wide and 0.5 mm thick, round wooden plank dia. 32 mm, old 6V battery from electric car for kids. Weight of 3d printed parts of about 150 grams.
Step 2: Preparing Motor
Pass a wire through the hole in the lid of the motor box. Then solder a wire to the motor.
Step 3: Assembling Box for the Motor
Attach to the box for motor the holder of handle, then attach the shield holder. Insert into the holes M4 screws and tighten the lock nuts. Place the motor into the box and tighten the M3x6 screws.
Step 4: Finishing Assemble Box for the Motor
Place the M3 nuts in the blades holder and slightly tighten the M3x10 screws. Then install the blades holder on the motor shaft and tighten the screws. Close the lid on the box for the engine.
Step 5: Attaching Parts to a Wooden Plank
Attach the box with motor to a wooden plank and tighten 2-4 screws for wood. Then attach the button base to the wooden plank and tighten screws.
Step 6: Assembling the Button Box
Сut the earth leg on DC power socket. Then measure the length of wire and cut off the excess. Insert the power button into hole. Solder a wires to the button and the DC power socket. Then glue the DC power socket to the button box. Attach the button box to button base and tighten M3x20 screws. Attach a wire to wooden plank with zip ties.
Step 7: Attaching the Shield
Attach the shield to the shield holder and insert the M3x15 screws into holes. Then tighten the M3 nuts on back side.
Step 8: Assembling the Blades
Cut the blades to the required size. Insert the M4 lock nuts in the blade holder. Then put the M4 washer on the M4 screw, then the blade in the direction of rotation of the engine, and then put on another 2 M4 washers. Tighten the M4 screw in the blade holder. Repeat 2 more times. Then a little loosen the M4 screws so that the blade can easily rotate on screws.
Step 9: Enjoy
Congratulations. Grass cutter is ready for use.
Step 10: My First Test and Solving the Problem
The first test revealed a problem with the design of the blade holder. During work the grass twirling on the motor shaft. After changing the design problem disappeared. The latest version of the parts added to the project.
Step 11: Excellent Results of the Work
The latest version of the grass cutter is working without any problems. Engine power enough to cut thick grass stalks.
Thank you for watching.
PS. If anyone wants to make remix of any parts I add links to youmagine and thingiverse
Step 12: Head for Nylon Trimmer Line
Trimmer working with nylon trimmer line but for it need more powerful motor and different wire connector for more current. I think a motor RS-550 20000 RPM from old cordless drill will be nice.
3x 3d printed parts (2 for head and 1 for button box)
2x M3x8 screw
2x M3x15 screw
1x M3x18 screw
2x M3 wide washers
5x M3 nuts
Some nylon trimmer line dia. 2-3 mm
Participated in the
3D Printing Contest 2016