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"Reel Easy" seems to be a real pain in the ***...


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Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:02 PM
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Default "Reel Easy" seems to be a real pain in the ***...

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!!
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As long as it is wound right the bump head should feed line. Keep in mind that a Ryobi is at best an ok homeowners weed whacker. Ive owned a few of them. They really arent built for the pounding a commercial weed whacker takes. It sucks to spend the money but its best to get a good one at first. Trust me I am dealing with a junk 1 year old trimmer because I didnt want to spend the money on a good one. By the way its a ryobi. Anyway just make sure your spool is wound good and that your line isnt getting jammed.
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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.
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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.
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