grass getting caught on the string trimmer shaft

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I have been cutting tall grass.  The grasses spin around into the trimmer and get caught around the motor shaft.  There needs to be either a stainless steel mesh screwed onto the guard to protect the shaft and the fan fins or have a smaller clearance between the fan fins and the guard so grasses can't get under the fins.
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Posted 6 years ago

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Jennifer VandeWater, Community Manager

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Rich, thanks for bringing this to our attention. We are looking into it and will reply when we have a good idea for you.
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Official Response
For optimal results when trimming very tall grass, do not try to trim the full length in one pass. Trim in two or more passes, as needed, shortening the grass a few more inches with each pass. Thank you for your suggestions for improvement. We will pass them on to our product development team for further review.

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Jennifer,

I have resolved the issue of grass getting caught around the motor shaft on my 12" trimmer.  I took a section of perforated metal screening and formed it into a flat bottom cup.  I then screwed it to the motor housing.  With this modification, I can now easily cut 8" to 16" grass and thistle plants until the battery dies, about 45 minutes, without having to stop to clear out the motor shaft.  Trimming has become a hole lot easier without any struggles.  I have attached a couple of pictures to clarify my modification.

Rich
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Great idea!
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Wow!  Thank you so much for sharing this.  We've sent this to our design team as well.