As any keen gardener will know, maintaining the nylon cord on a grass trimmer can be incredibly frustrating when you’re trying to cut through long grass or shrub.
Nylon cords and their spools are now easier to manage than ever; however, you still need to take some precautionary steps to avoid some headaches.
If you try to cut your grass without taking care of your cord, you’ll spend more time managing it than you will cutting grass.
KEEP YOUR NYLON CORD LONG
You should always have a long chunk of cord fed out into the cutting head. Don’t worry if it looks too long – grass trimmers are fitted with sharp metal edges which are designed to cut any excess cord that overreaches.
By doing this, you guarantee that the nylon cord is always at the optimum length and will cut as much grass as possible.
KEEP YOUR CUTTING HEAD CLEAN
By keeping the cutting head on your grass trimmer clean you’ll not only prevent any possible corrosion, but also keep the line-feed mechanism clean.
This will prevent the cord from getting clogged and allow you to always easily extend out fresh line.
THICKER LINE IS MORE DURABLE
If you can, buy thick nylon cord which will be designed to cut through tougher materials and withstand more knocks and bumps against hard surfaces.
The thicker nylon cord will look twisted and it shouldn’t cost much more than regular cord.
WRAP THE CORD CAREFULLY
If you are buying the cord individually, rather than a spool of cord, you should always take care when wrapping it around.
If you overlap any of the cord it could easily get jammed, which will require you to take the cutting head apart and untangle it before your gardening can continue.
AUTOMATIC FEED DOESN’T ALWAYS CUT IT
If your grass trimmer has an automatic feed, you might find that it doesn’t always work.
If your nylon cord has become tangled, try using the manual release button which will let you pull extra cord out.
AVOID OBSTACLES WHEN POSSIBLE
It might seem like an obvious point to end on, but the best way to protect the nylon cord in your grass trimmer is to actively try and avoid hard and sharp surfaces when cutting the grass.
Although this won’t always be possible, keeping an eye out for stones, rocks, large twigs and more could save you a lot of time needlessly producing extra cord.
DO YOU NEED A NEW GRASS TRIMMER?
Now that you know how to best maintain your garden trimmer cord, is it time for you to upgrade?
You can see our full range of grass trimmers here, and if you’re not sure which model is best for you, check out our comprehensive grass trimmer / strimmer buying guide.
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