A strimmer cord is an important component of a strimmer. Without it, the machine will not cut grass or weeds as it is supposed to. These cords come in different sizes, colours, and shapes. so making a choice between so many options can be difficult, especially if you haven’t used this device before. At Northern Arb, we have a wide collection of cords suitable for different kinds of machines. Here’s a brief guide that can help you make the right purchase.
Assess The Growth
You need to buy a strimmer line based on the amount of cutting required. Using a thin cord for heavy-duty work can hamper your productivity because the line will keep breaking. Many people don’t recognise the difference between light, medium, and heavy growth so there’s some trial and error involved. We recommend starting with thin cords before moving up if the cord snaps quickly.
Cord size and strength should also depend on the type of grass or weeds you need to cut down. For example, a thin trimming wire will only break or become tangled quickly if you have tough weeds and sturdy long grass.
Light Duty Work
For light duty, you can choose a strimmer cord ranging from 1.2mm to 1.4mm in size. This will handle the load for a reasonable amount of time without breaking. They’re good for trimming light grass as well as some lawn edges.
This cord will wear down quickly if you use it against a concrete surface or brick wall while trimming corners so it’s a good idea to be a little careful. We have a number of light-duty cords in different colours and shapes in our store. Browse through our collection to find something suitable for your trimmer.
Medium Duty Work
Medium duty gauge ranges from 1.5mm to 2mm in thickness. It is suitable for heavier grass and weeds. So if your light duty stimmer cord fails or snaps during work, this might be a good option. This robust cord also won’t wear down as easily if you trim against hard surfaces like brick walls or concrete pathways, which makes this line more durable. Medium duty cords are available in different shapes and colours. We have several good-quality options available in our store.
Heavy Duty Work
If you’re tackling heavy weeds, tough grass, nettles, and other such growth, it’s a good idea to invest in a heavy-duty strimmer cord. Sizes ranging from 2.4mm to 3mm should be sufficient for the task. This cord is quite resilient and will handle a considerable amount of load, which makes it a good choice for heavy residential use.
If the cord still breaks or becomes brittle, you might need commercial-grade stimmer cord ranging from 3.3mm to 4mm. These can handle substantial load and help cut down tough grass or weeds regularly. They are useful against heavy thistles or brambles that easily break thinner cords.
Buying Nylon Stimmer Cords Online
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