The Best Weed Eater String on the Planet

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By the author of What School Should Have Taught You: 75 Skills You’ll Actually Use in Life

Alright, so tuck your T-shirt into your sweatpants and break out the white New Balance shoes because this is about to be as Saturday dad geeky as it gets.

I think I finally found a good weed eater string.

I know, I know, you can stop the applause. (Actually, just hold it for the end.)

But it’s true. I think I found something that actually lasts.

What I used before

In the past, I’ve always used the generic stuff. You can pick up absolutely massive spools of this stuff at your local hardware store. It’s yellow, it’s plastic, and it comes in various diameters. The problem I’ve always run into with generic el cheapo string, however, is that I chew through this stuff crazy fast. I use an Echo weed eater (I’m fully convinced Echo is the best brand of chainsaws and weed eater) and have a couple of areas where my string tends to get torn through pretty quick. No, I’m not letting my weed eater make out with pavers or anything like that. It’s just that this is a part of weed-eating. It doesn’t matter how careful you are. The string wears out.

For years, I would use generic line and have to bump out new string consistently as I weed eated. I would normally have to put in new string every second or third time I mowed the lawn as well. You don’t run out of weed eater string until you’re as far away as possible from where you keep the rest of it, and you’re almost done with lawn work completely. That’s just how it works. I’ve gotten to the point where I just roll with the punches with it.

“Why’s that guy with the lawn mower crying?”

“Oh, him? He’s just going through a rough patch.”

But when I ran out of weed eater string the other day, I made the pleasant discovery that I didn’t have anything else to replace it with. I walked 487,342 miles back to my house, hopped into the car, and drove to the lawnmower store (I try to support the little guy before the mega dude). I was absolutely covered in wet grass when I opened the door, but the presence of a green Sasquatch in their building was apparently something those guys were familiar with. Nobody acted surprised, anyway.

It was then that I made another wonderful discovery when I found that the lawnmower store didn’t have weed eater string. Maybe they had more in the back, I don’t know, because part of manhood is that it is disgraceful to ask the employees at any hardware-style store anything. They’re the untouchables of modern society.

When you walk into one of those stores, you’re supposed to be a professional contractor with 22 years of experience. And if you’re not, you pretend. No, I don’t have a question. No, I don’t need help lifting this fridge. I can do it myself, thank you.

And that’s when I found it.

That led me to the mega dude, where I picked up a pack of Speed Savage weed eater string.


This stuff has been awesome.

I’m not entirely sure what it’s made out of, other than some type of tri-color plastic stuff blend, but it works fantastic.

I’ve used it a couple of times so far and barely ever have to bump out the length of it and haven’t had to replace the spool once. Admittedly, I’m still new to the stuff, so I’m still kind of getting the feel of it, but at least in the short term, I’m a fan. I’ve spent less time reloading the weed eater head (actually, I’ve not had to reload it yet) and if I’m not burning through as much string, I should be saving a little bit of money.

It seems extra “grippy” too. That’s the only way I can really describe it. When I’m using it, it’s almost like this stuff wants to grab the ground and move the weed eater head around a little bit. Like you’re swinging around little octopus tentacles.

So considering that summer is now in full swing and you’re probably spending a good chunk of your time outside mowing grass and all that, I highly recommend looking into Savage weed eater string the next time that you need to pick some more up.

Not sponsored, just awesome!

No, they didn’t ask me to write this piece or anything like that. I just bought the stuff of my own volition without any outside influence and really like the stuff. I think you will too.

Have you ever used this stuff? Are there other weed eater strings that you’re a fan of instead? And why did anyone ever think tucking their T-shirt in should be a thing? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section below.

About Aden

Aden Tate is a regular contributor to and Aden runs a micro-farm where he raises dairy goats, a pig, honeybees, meat chickens, laying chickens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and greens. Aden has four published books, What School Should Have Taught You, The Faithful Prepper An Arm and a Leg, The Prepper’s Guide to Post-Disaster Communications, and Zombie Choices. You can find his podcast The Last American on Preppers’ Broadcasting Network.

Aden Tate

Aden Tate

About the Author Aden Tate has a master’s in public health and is a regular contributor to,,,,, and Along with being a freelance writer he also works part-time as a locksmith. Aden has an LLC for his micro-farm where he raises dairy goats, a pig, honeybees, meat chickens, laying chickens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and greens. Aden has two published books, The Faithful Prepper and Zombie Choices. You can find his podcast The Last American at Preppers’ Broadcasting Network.

5 thoughts on “The Best Weed Eater String on the Planet”

  1. Not only have I not heard of it, but I guess Lowes carries a .105 in. for $22 for 180 feet of it ($40 for 700 ft)! Nice to see a blog do a product review that doesn’t have anything to do with the affiliate commissions (even though I get it)

  2. Thanks for that. I’ve never heard of it either, but during the summer I have an acre of orchard and an acre of homesite to care for, so i’ll give it a try and report back. That it is available from someplace that gives an across-the-board 10% veteran discount is a bonus.

  3. Hey, that’s some good advice! I recently got a medium sized DeWalt weed eater to replace the tiny, underpowered one I had. Now I’ll know what to get when I do have to replace weed eater string. I do like to buy quality when possible and I can really tell the difference when I use thoughtfully designed, well made tools rather than whatever is cheapest at Harbor Fake. Thank you for the tip!

  4. Thanks for the recommendation. Will look into it. And btw, you had me laughing all thru your article!

  5. I’m getting low on .080 line for my Ryobi 40V trimmer. I’m using Rino-Tuff line currently, it has a triangle shape profile. You can find it at Home Depot. It works great on my trimmer. I’m not brand loyal so I’ll try this Speed Savage stuff.

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