Power+ 15" String Trimmer and your legs

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Does anyone else have there legs beat up when trimming, this is the first trimmer I ever owned that spits the grass at me and not away from me, any ideas?
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Oh, they all do that to me.  I have to make sure and trim with the string hitting the grass away from me.  If I trim from right to left (walking), I get eaten alive.  If I walk from left to right, the string slings it away.
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I find there's a trade off with the size/design of the guard on a string trimmer. I love how, with the small guard, the trimmer is very versatile and will fit in a lot of tight places while allowing me to see what I'm doing. The flip side of that coin is the smaller guard doesn't shield you from debris as well. Definitely need to wear eye protection when that 15" string starts biting hard into some tall weeds!

As SCDC says, switching up your cutting style can make a difference as well. I walk from left to right with my right hand on the trigger. This way the trimmer is throwing things out onto the lawn on one side of the shaft, and I'm standing on the other side of the shaft.
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I have owned several trimmers in my lifetime and this is the only one that has ever done this, It could be because the trimmer line cover is so small, the other trimmers I owned had larger covers which kept the grass from hitting my legs, I may have to try and extend the bottom of the shield with some duck tape just to see if that helps, if it does help I will design and add something stronger and attach it to the cover, EGO needs to look at this and correct it.
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The offset is that I can stick the head of this trimmer in spaces I wasn't able to do with my previous trimmer.  Behind items and in corners.  I like the trade-off personally, but understand your point.
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I understand what you are saying, but you should not have to re-learn how to walk to correct this issue. LOL
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While edging I walk from right to left and standing on the concrete. This way the trimmer doesn't try to run away from you and it actually holds itself up a little bit as it's whipping against the grass and down on the grass. But some people like to do it the other way. If you're standing on the concrete you shouldn't have much grass getting spit at you.

Although if you're trimming and not edging ... And yes I find the grass gets thrown at me a bit more. So it always helps to wear long pants. And shoes that you don't care about too much.

Well you need to adjust your technique to minimize grass getting thrown at you. If you're swinging from left to right then it tends to throw the grass onto the Short Grass away from the tall grass. But you're standing on the short grass. Try swinging left to right and taking off a smaller strip of grass. That way the grass flips more to the right instead of at you. If you're swinging to the left the problem is that the grass flips away from you but it's trying to flip it into the tall grass in front of you which gets in the way. So you need to work it out and do what protects you and cut your grass. Working in the yard has never been a clean thing to do. It is what it is!

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