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Old 04-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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Is ift safe to weedwack around rocks?
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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Rocks scream in pain when you weed wack them. You just cannot hear them until you try to fall asleep and every one you hit with high revolution string rattles your head.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:38 PM   #4
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My rocks don't mind, but you could ask permission if you're unsure.

It's those pesky meteors falling out of the sky that are unsafe. Avoid those, and you should be good to go.
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Ayuh,.... Big rocks,..?? No problem,....

Little bitty rocks,... watch out for windows, 'n neighbor's cars...
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The moderators of this site have asked some of us to be nicer to people asking the most obvious and most stupid of questions.

Yes you may weed wack your rock. Continually spinning the nylon/teflon or whatever cord will shorten its life span. You will not hurt the rock.
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It's those pesky meteors falling out of the sky that are unsafe. Avoid those, and you should be good to go.[/quote]
My building is equipped with meteor catchers. They are caught and tossed into Lincoln Park as new hardscape. I would not have noticed but for the seven species of ducks quacking for no reason at North Pond.
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I didn't want to start a new thread for this, so I thought I would piggyback.

I am looking to purchase a cordless weed wacker because the gas models are too heavy and I hate toting around the cord.

Does anyone out here own a cordless unit? I have never used one and I am looking for recommendations.

Thanks for your help.
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Unless you have a small amount of trimming to do the battery ones will drive you crazy. They don't have enough juice in one go to get the job done, so you may find yourself trimming in small increments.
I found the gas ones too heavy also. In fact quite a grueling task. I resorted to buying a cheap gas mower to supplement the ride on mower which left only the smallest crevices to get whipped. A lot of people strive for perfection in their lawns, but personally I'm just not that uptight about it
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My 18V Ryobi trimmer yields almost enough run time on one battery pack to do all my trimming/edging on my 40x125' lot. The largest capacity battery for the Ryobi One+ lithium system is 2.4Ah. If it were 3.0Ah like a lot of other 18V cordless tools, I'd probably be able to do everything.
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I have the Worx 18v trimmer/edger. This is the first year using it and it has been great. It has plenty of juice to do my 110'x110' lot. I also edge the entire sidewalk which is about 220' long since it is a corner lot. I'm really impressed with it so far. Hopefully the battery lasts a long time. They also give you replacement string for life. I think you just need to pay for shipping.
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This has all been very helpful. I didn't think about the batteries running out of juice, but I usually only trim every other week. I figure if I trim the front yard one week and the backyard the next, it should be enough. For me, anything is better than lugging the damn cord around. Especially because I don't have any external outlets in the front yard. I have to open the front door, track dirt grass and all sorts of crap into my living room just to plug in the cord - which by the way, always needs a three prong adapter in the house. (such a pain)
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In the math world what you are asking of us involves running integrals.

How many yards of pink flannel does it take to make nice pajamas for a hippo and land it on the moon?

You could skip the math, heed the advice that battery powered trimmers do not work out well, and get a noisy gas powered thing.
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In the math world what you are asking of us involves running integrals.

How many yards of pink flannel does it take to make nice pajamas for a hippo and land it on the moon?

You could skip the math, heed the advice that battery powered trimmers do not work out well, and get a noisy gas powered thing.
I actually got my answer. Battery powered trimmers aren't great but they will work. So that's the road I'm going down, unless you want to send me the extra $140 so I can buy the heavy gas powered one.

Nice diatribe about hippos though.
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heed the advice that battery powered trimmers do not work out well

I suppose myself, no1hustler, and the countless amount of people all over the net who give them positive reviews are liars?
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