upset that a year after I bought the regular trimmer that there is now a powerload option

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I am upset that a year after I bought the regular trimmer that there is now a powerload option. I purchased ego because its lighter and easier to use as a smaller female. I am super bummed that I would have to purchase a whole new trimmer to get the benefit of the powerload option. it takes me FOREVER to load there string that breaks after a few minutes then I struggle again to get the line on!!!!
will there eventually be an option to buy the powerload part for a cheaper price?
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Perhaps switching to a different type of string would work better for you?

I see what you’re saying about a new model coming out right after you bought yours, but I don’t think it’s fair to be upset at the company for innovating and developing new products. All consumer products get better with time, not just lawn equipment. ;-)
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Just look at computers. Obsolete every 4 months.
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Computers don’t go obsolete quite that fast anymore, but I get what you’re saying. Companies release updated models of products every year.
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The original line doesn't last long if you're hitting rocks the ground, fences etc. There are many recommendations for good line. I've tried only one so far. Echo Crossfire. It worked so well that I don't think I'll run out or need to try anything else. There are many others out there that a very good and even better. The power load head is great. The manual warns against using it and repeatedly as it may draw down the battery or something like that. I think they knew it's so cool that people will want to play with it;)
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Agreed. Echo Crossfire is excellent line, as is Husqvarna Titanium Force line.
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You cant upgrade yours to the power load because its built into the electronics. If you can find a line called (Gaterline) it has a wire core inside the nylon and it will last ten times longer. The other thing which is relatively new to the market is (Twisted line). It looks like two lines twisted together and it keeps itself straight when you use it. I am not sure what EGO line uses as I don't yet own a trimmer.
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Ego’s trimmer manuals specifically recommend against using wire-core line on their trimmers.
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Likely because it can let fly tiny bits of metal, I have used it for years in a seventeen inch STIHL with no problems. With a wire core line you can edge the dirt and get through a whole day of commercial work with one spool-full.
 I haven't seen it lately and the shelves are starting to fill with twisted line.
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Could it be to avoid damaging the trimming blade in the guard?