Question for existing owners of the string trimmer

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I have recently purchased the blower and I love it (Shame I only got to use it once, now my lawn is in hibernation mode, waiting eagerly for leaves to drop!).  I am wanting to get the line trimmer next (really would like a blade edger first, but I can wait).  I have seen some posts on here that are a few months old regarding the trimmer so I wanted to get some updated information from people that own them. Does it work well?  Is the line bump issue resolved?    Has anyone tried edging with it using the wire guide?  If so what the best/easiest way to use that wire guide?

Appreciate any info and/or tips.

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I recently purchased the EGO line trimmer.  Works great and generally gets about 45 minutes on the 2.0 mAh battery prior to recharge.  Recharges quickly (about 45) minutes and ready to go. The line bump problem still exists.  I have tried both the factory spool and rewinding the string myself. So far the line bump works about 50% of the time and not about 50% of the time.  Not sure why this longstanding problem for EGO as well as its competitors has not been resolved.  
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It's a matter of physics. If you bump it more often then the weight of the string will pull more of it off of the spool. When the string is very short there is not enough mass to extract more from the spool. I have found if you do a rewind not to make it to tight, and add more resistance, to the already fragile event.
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I've had the trimmer for the summer, and it works quite well.  It's not quite as powerful as gas (not surprised), but is MUCH easier to deal with (lighter, no gas, quieter, safer) and generally has plenty of power for what I need. 

It edges fine, although may reduce speed to avoid overheating if the grass & dirt have built up over the weeks/months.  It's not a problem, just back off of it for a few seconds and it will speed right back up. 

I have not used the guide wire--not sure how it would work, since the length of the string varies (shortens, then lengthens when you feed more line) as you use it. 

The line bump issue for me has improved a bit as I get more used to it--using the right angle and how hard, or gently, to bump it.  I've found that bumping it lighter is sometimes more effective, although it still does take a few tries to get it to advance sometimes.  The line feeding system is the main con I have for this trimmer.  For replacing the line, I agree that not wrapping it too tightly helps, but there should be some tension. 

My property is a little over 0.2-acres.  I use one small battery (2 mAh) to clip hedges (10 mins), trim grass (15 mins) and blow off the pavement (5-10 mins) without having to recharge it in-between.  I'm waiting on the self-propelled mower to come out, and I'll complete my set of the main lawn/garden power tools!

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