Last Updated on
Ryobi string trimmers are available in different models; it offers battery, electric and gasoline powered string trimmers as well as hybrid designed string trimmers that can work by electricity when the battery of it reaches out of power. With plenty of string trimmer models available, Ryobi manufacturer is one of the best string trimmer manufacturers that offers a variety of trimmer heads.
The process of restringing some of these trimmer heads, such as the pro cut 2 string trimmer head and reel easy string trimmer head is the essence of simplicity. If your string trimmer consists the more conventional universal bump feed string trimmer head, then this restringing process is very easy and takes less than an hour complete the procedure.
Reel Easy String Head
Step 1 – First of all turn off the Ryobi string trimmer engine that offers a Reel Easy string head. After stopping it, disable the whole machine by disconnecting the spark plug wire and then removing it from an electrical outlet or by just removing its battery.
Step 2- From a roll, with the help of a scissor or knife, cut exactly 25-foot of 0.095’’ diameter monofilament trimmer line.
Step 3 – On the top of trimmer head, rotate the knob until the arrow on the head lines up with the arrows on the knob. Later, feed one end of the 25-foot-long trimmer line taken above, through the hole present the side of the head trimmer. Now from the other side of the head, pull the line until you get equal lengths of string or line on two sides.
Step 4 – Bundle up the knob till only 7 to 8 inches of the line are left on both sides of the string head. If your string trimmer has a curved shaft, then wind counter clockwise, whereas, if it is brushed cutter or straight-shaft model, then wind it in clockwise direction.
Pro Cut II String Head
Step 1 – Turn off the Ryobi string trimmer engine that consists of a pro cut 2 string head. Same as of reel easy string head procedure, for pro cut II string head trimmer also, deactivate the trimmer by disconnecting the spark plug wire, removing its battery or removing it from an electrical outlet.
Step 2- Unlike reel easy string head, for this trimmer, from a roll cut exactly two trimmer strings with the length of 11-inches. Use either 0.105-inch diameter monofilament string or 0.095-inch diameter monofilament string.
Step 3- By taking 11-inch lengths of string, feed it into one of the holes present on the side of the trimmer head. Later, push this string until about 1 inch of string protrudes from the top of the trimmer head. Finally, take off the entire old string that comes out of the trimmer head hole when you feed in the new string.
Step 4- Same as you installed the first length of the string, install the other 11-inch length of string also in the hole on the opposite side of the head.
Universal Bump Feed String Head
Step 1- Turn off Ryobi string trimmer engine that consists a Universal Bump Feed string head. Stop the trimmer by disconnecting its spark plug wire, removing its battery or unplugging it from an electrical outlet.
Step 2- With one hand, hold the string head and with other hand remove the knob on top of the head by turning the knob in a counter clockwise direction. Remove the trimmer cover and knob, and totally lift out the string spool and remove the old string.
Step 3 – From a roll, take an 18-foot piece of 0.095-inch-diameter string and fold it into half. Fix the middle of the string piece to the notch present in the spool center, and then wind both the string ends around the spool in the arrow direction that is present on the top of the spool. Do winding, until only 6 inches are left on each side.
Step 4- Return the spool to the trimmer head, and then keep each string end of into any one of the slots present on the side of the head. Rotate the spool to keep the notches with the slots, and then put the cover back in place.
Step 5- Screw back the knob on top of the head string by turning the knob in clockwise, clockwise direction. After tightening it, pull the ends of the string sharply to pull the spool into alignment. Finally, while you pull the ends of strings, push on the knob to ensure that string advances properly.