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WeekendWarriorLawn
06-07-2012, 01:02 PM
Am I the only person who has trouble with the so called reel-easy bump feed system on ryobi whackers?


The scene: my line breaks or wears down too short. I bump the head into the turf a few times and throttle the speed up.


The outcome: nothing happens!

Am i doing something wrong or what? Of course youtube videos make it look so flawlessly easy, but so far I have to keep taking the head apart and restringing the damned f'n thing which makes me look like an a$$.


In MY case, it definitively does NOT continuously feed!!

SECTLANDSCAPING
06-07-2012, 09:22 PM
Could be a bad spring.

Not only are the commercial brands more durable the trimmer heads are built way better. I would never put a universal head on my redmax or stihls.

wandfsmall
06-08-2012, 06:27 AM
we have enough problems with the redmax easy feed heads on commercial users, I would hate to see how bad a ryobi unit holds up. If I were you I would buy a standard bump head.