Know Your Trimmer Cord!


If you have a DR Trimmer Mower, you’ve probably noticed that DR Cutting Cord is a little different than run-of-the-mill department store string trimmer string.  That’s because we took over 15 years to develop a superior quality trimmer cord that would last longer, cut more, and be easier to install than other “bargain” brands.  We know that when you’re out trimming around your property, having to stop and replace a cutting cord that’s broken or worn out really puts a damper on the whole project.  That’s why it’s not only important that you use quality cord, but also that you choose the right cord for your trimming needs.  We have developed three types of DR Cutting Cord:

  • Orange: 130 mil cutting cord for your lightest cutting tasks
  • Green: 155 mil cutting cord for tougher, stalkier weeds
  • Blue: 175 mil cutting cord for really tough trimming such as brambles, cattails, and swale grass

Need to restock?  DR Cutting Cord is available in either pre-cut pieces or in bulk rolls.

The DR pros recommend soaking your Cutting Cord in water overnight before installing it in your DR Trimmer Mower.  Over time, the cord material can become stiff and dry, making trimming less efficient.  Soak the cord to rehydrate it and you’ll be getting the most out of your DR!  Ready to install new cord?  Here’s how:

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  • dj

    we have had our cord soaking in water for years never had a problem and still pliable

    • DRPowerGrace

      That’s great to know. Thanks, dj!

  • Lynn McGaha

    Will it hurt the cord to leave it soaking in water? I’m never sure when I’ll be mowing, or how many times I will need to replace the cord while I’m mowing, so I’d prefer to be able to leave some cord soaking in water in anticipation of needing it.

    • DRPowerGrace

      That’s a good point, Lynn, you don’t always know ahead of time when you’ll need new cord. We haven’t tested leaving it soaking for long periods of time, but we should! I smell a blog post on the topic. For now, we’d recommend not soaking it longer than a couple days.

  • hh

    Thanks for the video….somehow i never realized the loop goes above to lock that cord in so it wont spin off…proves you can teach an old dog new tricks..very informative…

    • DRPowerGrace

      Glad we could help, hh!