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How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?



I want to put the blade on, but I don't see how to freeze the shaft to get the spool off. OT pleaseth helpeth.

ETA: OK I'll admit I was a fricking moron. Dammit.



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SohCahToa
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


Yep, freezing the shaft can be rather difficult.





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777Tiger
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


This is a joke, right?





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Sir Drinksalot
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


shite. Even i can do that.





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Kingwood Tiger
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


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I don't see how to freeze the shaft


Usually you have to fiddle with the head a little bit first






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Gaston
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


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This is a joke, right?


NO it's a straight shaft ECHO aned I couldn't find a hole to jam something in to freeze the shaft. I took one bolt out but it was filled with grease.






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TigerStripes30
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


you really must be sheltered...i think i could do this when i was like 10





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meauxjeaux2
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


why not just pop the shaft with a piece of wood?





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777Tiger
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


I would look in my instruction manual for you, but the first thing I do when I by a new power tool is throw away the manuals and remove all safety features.





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Gaston
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


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you really must be sheltered...i think i could do this when i was like 10


I had the curve shafted weedeaters when I was young, this a beefy rig. I tried int eh driveway last night and didn't see a way to freeze the shaft. I can change the blade on anything, this is just a different beast.






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Judge Smails
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


Aren't you an engineer of some type? Ok, here you go: there's a circular hole above the spool on the shaft (TWSS) that you'll have to put something in (TWSS). Try the appropriate sized allen wrench.





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Gaston
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Aren't you an engineer of some type? Ok, here you go: there's a circular hole above the spool on the shaft (TWSS) that you'll have to put something in (TWSS). Try the appropriate sized allen wrench.


I took the hex plug off of the side of it and it was filled with grease. Definitely didn't want to shove something in there.



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McKinneyttu97
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


cant remember off the top now, but its a reverse bolt and the shaft ( HAHA) should have a hole in there for a nail or some such to keep it from spinning.







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TheRig
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


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this a beefy rig.






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Judge Smails
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


Yeah, you don't have to disassemble anything. There's going to be a circular opening that will accept something around the diamater of a large nail. I use the appropriately sized allen wrench.By placing the allen wrench in the hole and rotating the spool head until it locks - which will lock the head in place and allow you to remove one head unit and replace it with another. Good luck.





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jeff5891
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


there should be a tiny hole where the head spins. insert object in whole (tiny screwdriver) and turn head clockwise to loosen. bc weedeaters are backwards clockwise loosens counter tightens





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CootKilla
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


You should use your girly hands to hold it. It's probably a reverse thread.





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Boudreaux35
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How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


You could have typed this same question (basically) into this web page called "google" and saved yourself a lot of time AND embarassment.






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blueboy
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


That blade is going to ruin your weedeater. There's no give. It just beats the shite out of the shaft and ruins the motor.





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rd280z
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re: How do I take the 'weedeater' string head off?


Check out U-Tube, I'm sure somebody has made a helpful video on that subject





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