Gardening Articles: Care :: Tools & Equipment

New, Stronger String Trimmer

by Charlie Nardozzi


Cutting weeds and edging grass with a string trimmer is a thankless job, yet many homeowners like the manicured look that these machines afford. One of the most annoying aspects of using string trimmers is replacing strings that break when they contact hard surfaces such as rocks and fences. A new string trimmer boasts a design that reduces the breakage problem.

The Pivotrim is a string trimmer head featuring a unique design that allows the string to rotate and pivot when it comes in contact with a hard surface, reducing the chance that the string will break. The head also features a different string-loading mechanism. Instead of winding the nylon string around a spool and threading it through a small hole, you simply push the two ends of a pre-cut piece of string through two holes and pull tight. The string automatically locks into place.

The manufacturer claims the Pivotrim head fits on 99 percent of the gas trimmer models on the market.

For more information on this new string trimmer head, go to: Better Heads LLC.

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