Although it seems to be a fairly polarizing subject, have you ever heard about why you should soak your weed eater trimmer line in water? Stihl-Genuine Stihl-Genuine

Should I Soak Weed Eater String In Water?

When you buy a spool of weed eater string, you've probably never inspected all of the writing and symbols on the packaging.

However, if you look closely you'll notice an interesting symbol on most packaging showing a water faucet pouring water into a container.

That symbol is a suggestion from the manufacturer advising you to soak the spool of weed eater string in water.

Why Would I Soak Weed Eater Trimmer Line In Water?

From STIHL's Facebook page -

"To help ensure that the trimmer line remains flexible and long-lasting, it should sit in water before use.

Even newly bought trimmer lines that have been stored for a long time should be soaked in water for approximately 24 hours before being used."

Even though STIHL recommends do it, a lot of people thinks the processing trimmer line in water is not needed and a little ridiculous.

Jared Muller via
Jared Muller via

It seems that if you may be having issues with brittle trimmer line constantly breaking to quickly and good soak in some water for a day or two could actually help it to not break so easily, but obviously won't make it indestructible.

Looking at a message board on, one former landscaper says the company he worked for routinely soaked their trimmer line in water.

From IndyIan via -

"When I worked on a grounds crew we always stored cut trimmer lines in a bucket of water.

If you are just trimming a nicely kept lawn then I doubt it matters much. If you are getting into rough or heavy stuff then a soaked line probably helps a bit, but doesn't make it indestructible.

Another problem with storing water is eventually it gets pretty smelly and the trimmer line is slimy..."

Unsplash Via Daniel Watson
Unsplash Via Daniel Watson

To soak or not to soak, that is the question.

Have you ever heard of this? Do you soak your weed eater trimmer line in water, or this all a bunch a bull?

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