Adequate entry level trimmer
DUR189RM (is "189M" in the title correct?).
This is my first Line Trimmer and overall it does the job on my average size suburban block with it's share of challenges but perhaps not suitable for bigger heavy duty jobs.
Although it's no beast it does quite a good job on general grass and heavier weeds, so I really can't say I'm disappointed for what I'd expect at the price paid. It's powerful enough for my needs.
The handle grip can be adjusted along the shaft and rotates too, helping with edge trimming, which is doable with practice but one ...feels that other trimmers (perhaps straight shaft) would be more suitable. The battery charge is more than adequate to cover my block. The wire guard seems a little gimmicky and like me, you will probably rarely or never use. The variable RPM settings is a useful and excellent feature.
Purchased in September 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $299.00.
Questions & Answers
Mikita DUR 189. I have problems with the cutting line retreating into the housing after only a few metres of cutting. This happens again and again. I am totally frustrated. The Trouble Shooting section in the manual does not address this problem.
Can anyone please help.
sounds like poor quality line is breaking at the contact point with the reel, you can tell the sound, feel and spin speed all change. If your using the line that came with the unit, then that's the problem. A good quality line should work better.
Thanks for your answer. This could very well be the cause. I will try a different line next time.
How to record the whippersnipper
The housing has press tabs, so easy to take off and on again - spool sits loosely inside the housing, so it too pops straight out. Instructions state to prepare approx 3meters of chord, then need to self wind into the spool. It proved an easy straight forward process, although instructions weren't fully thorough and I had to guess what one particular notch was for.
sorry, can't help. I returned it to the store and received a refund as it was sold to me with inferior cutting line.
What is the part number for a replacement bump head?
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- MPN: DUR189M
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