Your almost done trimming the lawn and you run out of trimmer line! At this point you’re tired, hot and really don’t want to walk back to the garage to refill the trimmer spool. Yes, it has happened to me all too often so this is what I’ve come up with to save some time:
I attach a spare roll of pre-cut trimmer line to my trimmers using two 1-1/2″ PVC pipe clips.
Cut 3/4″ pieces of the PVC pipe and then cut an open slit on one side. Sand or file the sharp corners in the slit. The clips are weatherproof and never get lost.
Attach the clips on the shaft above and below the handle, or, on each side of the handle if you prefer. Open each clip slightly and squeeze the trimmer line roll into the clip. To remove the trimmer line roll just pull it out of each clip through the slit.
Wrap a 15 to 20 foot length of trimmer line in a 6 inch roll and tape it tightly with electrical or painters tape. Fold over one end of the tape to make it easier to remove. While you are making the roll you can mark the middle of the string with an indelible marker or bend the middle point to kink the line. This saves you from having to find the middle during re-spooling. In addition, the clips have the capacity to hold two spare rolls of .095″ trimmer line should you be in the professional lawn care business.
You can store the trimmer line roll inside the handle or below it. Or, use one clip above the handle on the shaft to suspend the roll. Use what works best for you!