Types of line heads for brushcutters
Line heads for brushcutters can be divided into two variants:
- classic line head
- Thread head with tip (p) automatic
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Classic line headour recommendation
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The classic line head consists of a line spool and line. If you need to change the thread, you must wind it up yourself.
Thread head with tip (p) automaticour recommendation
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In principle, a line head with tip (p) automatic has the same structure as a classic model. But it has a functional extra: to check whether there is still thread inside the head, all you need to do is knock the brushcutter briefly on the ground while it is in operation. In response to this signal, the bobbin unwinds new thread completely automatically, if possible.
Further purchase criteria
When buying a new line head for your brushcutter, look out for it
- Accuracy of fit (the line head must fit into your device) and
- Quality (the line head should be made of solid materials and be stable).
frequently asked Questions
How is the line head of a brushcutter constructed?our recommendation
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The line head of a brushcutter is made up of two elements:
- a sturdy spool and
- one or more thin, flexible plastic threads.
The threads are firmly wound onto the thread spool and protrude on two sides of the thread head.
How does the line head work on a brushcutter?
As soon as you start the brushcutter, the line head is set in motion. Due to the rapid rotation and the associated centrifugal force, it pulls the thread out of the openings in the thread head. The high speed of rotation ensures that the thread cuts off blades of grass and light scrub like a whip.
When is a brushcutter with a line head advantageous?
When it comes to doing fine pruning in the garden, a scythe with a string head is the best solution. You can use it to trim lawn edges quickly and reliably.
The intensely rotating thread can also effortlessly master tight spots or places that are difficult to access for other reasons. You can even use the brushcutter with a string head on walls, fences and in the immediate vicinity of sensitive tree bark. If you accidentally touch one of these “obstacles” with the line while mowing, damage it at all or only minimally - a great advantage over brushcutters with knives.
Important: The brushcutter with a line head cannot cope with dense undergrowth and branches - the cutting force is not sufficient for this. Use a scythe with a knife-cutting system for this purpose.
How do I know when the line head needs to be replaced?
If the cutting performance drops noticeably, you should take a look at the line of the brushcutter. It may be torn or simply worn out (only short pieces / stubs can be seen). This shows you that there is a need for action.
How do I replace the line head on the brushcutter?
To replace the line head, simply take the worn head out of the brushcutter and insert the newly purchased version. Follow the information in the instruction manual for your brushcutter. The exchange is usually simple and quick.
But: Normally you don't have to change the entire line head straight away. Usually it is enough to just change the thread. If the manufacturer of your brushcutter does not offer replacement cutting lines, however, you cannot avoid replacing the entire head.
How much does a new line head for the brushcutter cost?
Generally no more than around ten to 20 euros - depending on the quality and scope (individually versus in a set).