trimmer shaft hinge with quick-release lever

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Need a quick-release, like those found under bicycle seats, implemented with a hinge between shaft parts for quick folding and transportation.  I am sure that pros would appreciate this feature, as would regular users--no need to put and remove 4 screws with 4 nuts--keep those in a bag as an option during shipping of new units.
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Posted 9 months ago

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Paul Christenson

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Just so realize...the folded trimmer is NOT supposed to be continually refolded...that is just to simplify shipping
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As Paul said, the folding shaft is not designed to be folded continuously for storage.  With the shaft folded the wires connecting the motor end with the battery end are exposed and vulnerable to damage.  A "fold-to-store" design would need to take a completely different approach.  Not impossible, though. 
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Why would Pros appreciate this? Every Pro I have ever seen is usually pulling a trailer with the weed eaters up on racks for quick placement/use. Also if I’m going to take my powerhead and line trimmer and edger attatchcment somewhere Its not life and death that it takes under 10 seconds to loosen the thumb screw, depress a detent and pull the shaft from the powerhead.

Now if your talking about the carbon fiber shaft dedicated line trimmer I can see it not fitting in small cars maybe but unlikely, but how often are us regular users hauling around yard equipment?
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