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UMWolve 03-25-2012 10:32 PM

Changing weed eater spool
 
I bought a cheap weed eater from Walmart called a Featherlite FL25. It is a gas trimmer with a .065 spool on it. Got it basically for 2 reasons. #1 it was super lite for my wife and #2 if she tears it up (which she will) I am not out a bunch of money. Now my problem is that it uses .065 string. I want to be able to use .095 string. Is there a universal bump knob or bump cap, what ever you prefer to call it, that I can buy to run the .095 line on it ?? Is it as easy as taking the bump cap into Home Depot or Lowe's and match one up ??

DrHicks 03-25-2012 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by UMWolve (Post 885439)
I bought a cheap weed eater from Walmart called a Featherlite FL25. It is a gas trimmer with a .065 spool on it. Got it basically for 2 reasons. #1 it was super lite for my wife and #2 if she tears it up (which she will) I am not out a bunch of money. Now my problem is that it uses .065 string. I want to be able to use .095 string. Is there a universal bump knob or bump cap, what ever you prefer to call it, that I can buy to run the .095 line on it ?? Is it as easy as taking the bump cap into Home Depot or Lowe's and match one up ??

I'm not sure why you'd want to use .95 line on that. But anyway...

I'd suggest you drill the hole in the head just a little larger. Depending on how the spool is made, you made need to drill a larger hole or two in that.

Gary in WA 03-26-2012 12:26 AM

Maybe not quite that large a string: http://www.weedeaterfeatherlite.com/trimmer-line

If drilling out for larger, remember the metal grommet (if used) may be useless and the plastic left will elongate from use because the string is bent-back on itself through normal use.

Gary


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