Automatic feed head for string trimmer

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Are you planning on offering an automatic feed head for the string trimmer? I have about 200ft of edging to do and the bump head is making it take forever. I have to keep stopping to bang the bump head on the driveway to activate it. It works really well for regular trimming, but without an automatic feed head the edging is becoming quite tedious. 
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Posted 5 years ago

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Jennifer VandeWater, Community Manager

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Hi Andrew, we have changed your question to an idea so we can keep track of it for consideration in the future.  Thanks for your feedback!
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I have to agree. I would love to see some type of trimmer head replacement offered. The trimmer is amazing but the current bump head is just not reliable at all.
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Chad, thanks for your feedback.  We will post an announcement if we do change the design for the string trimmer.
I'll chime in that my bump-feed for my 15" BRUSHLESS trimmer works amazingly well.  It's the one without the coupler in the middle (for folding to fit into Home Depot's Box), which I never see available anywhere online for some reason.  
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I would agree. After owning the ego 12" trimmer, it is quite frustrating to get the feed to work properly.

My previous trimmer was a bump free trimmer which worked amazing for 4 years until the battery stopped working. I also only have to replace the wire once.

If a bump free attachment and maybe a shoulder strap... This would be a gold star trimmer
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I'm not sure what model of trimmer Dan was referring to, but many times a replacement battery is expensive enough to get you wondering... "if I replace the battery at great expense on this relatively old tool, what if the tool stops working shortly after?"

Sometimes a new tool and battery isn't much more expensive than just replacing the battery on an older tool.
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Dan, we were typing at the same time, doh!
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I doubt I would Ken. I have replaced plenty of items with a newer model rather than sink more into dated technology. I recently bought a new laptop rather than buying a $100 battery to keep the old dinosaur running.

Suppose in 4 years the 15" trimmer and 2.5Ah battery cost the same as the 12" and 2.0Ah do today. Would you rather pay $130 for a new battery for your 4 year old trimmer, or $180 for a newer model with battery and charger included?
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A friend of mine has a beat up old Dewalt XRP drill, and spent $120 on two replacement Nicad batteries. For not much more he could have bought a new drill kit with Lithium batteries and a charger.

The old drill could have been sold for a few bucks to offset the cost as well. Oh well, I guess as long as he's happy.
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Good points, and for sure I wouldn't do anything to prolong the life of a NiCad system!
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Lol great minds think alike

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