Trimmer Line FAQ
Whether you’re in the market for a new trimmer or in need of replacement line for an old one, choosing the best trimmer line for your needs and learning best practices for operating your trimmer are essential to a long lifespan and high-quality results.
What types of STIHL grass trimmer lines are available?
What are the different available string trimmer line sizes?
STIHL offers trimmer lines in all standard sizes including .065, .080, .095, .105, .118, .120, .130, and .155 diameters. Check the product description for your trimmer line of choice to see what sizes are available. Consult your trimmer’s instruction manual or visit your local authorized STIHL Dealer to find out which size is right for your trimmer.
What is the recommended diameter or thickness of trimmer line for different types of grass or trimming tasks?
For lighter work such as trimming around your lawn, line ranging from .065”-.080” will work. Move to line ranging from .080”-.118” for thicker weeds. For heavier jobs, switch to line sizes over .118” in diameter.
Are there any techniques or tips for achieving a clean and precise cut with a trimmer line?
Is there a trimmer line specifically for landscape professional use?
We recommend the CF3 Pro Trimmer Line for professional landscape use. This line is designed using 3-component, tri-extrusion technology and made for tough trimming applications.
How can buying the right trimmer line boost efficiency and precision?
Different trimmer lines are made for different purposes. A thicker line will create more wind resistance, slowing down your engine, so it wouldn’t be efficient for use with light yardwork. However, it would be optimal for heavier-duty jobs.
In order to get the most out of your machine, it’s important to know your trimmer lines and choose the right one for the task at hand.
How often should I replace the trimmer line?
Homeowners should replace their line at the beginning of trimming season. Old line can get brittle over the winter, and it’s best to start with new line. Additionally, if you’re trimming more than once a week or taking on heavier, thicker weeds and underbrush, you may need to replace your trimmer line more often.
For professionals, replacing trimmer line may be a more frequent event depending on the amount of use the trimmer gets. Whenever it’s time to replace your line, be sure to follow the directions in your instruction manual and check out our video tutorials for a variety of STIHL trimmer heads.
Why does my trimmer line keep breaking?
Trimmer line breaks for a variety of reasons. It may be that it’s gotten brittle from harsh weather and disuse. The line may be of poor quality. You may even have the wrong line for your trimmer. Make sure you’re following your trimmer’s specific guidelines.