Homelite Trimlite Gas Trimmer Instructions


The gas-powered Homelite Trimlite trimmer provides those wanting to put the final touches on their lawn a few key features. It offers a double-string spool to cut grass quickly and with less strain than single-string models experience. The Ez Line Tap Advance System allows you to easily extend the string head. It's lightweight and ergonomic for comfortable use, and its grass deflector protects you from flying debris.

Step 1

Set the trimmer on a flat surface and depress the primer bulb seven times. Move the choke lever to "full choke." Squeeze the throttle trigger while pulling the starter handle until the engine starts to run. However, do not pull the starter handle more than eight times, as it could flood.

Step 2

Move the choke lever to "half choke" and pull the starter handle until the engine runs. Let the engine run for 15 seconds and then move the choke lever to "run."

Step 3

Advance the string, if needed, by tapping the string head on the grass while running the engine in "full throttle" mode. Continue tapping the string head until the string advances sufficiently. To advance the string manually, push the spool retainer down and pull the strings out. Advance the string whenever the engine runs faster or trimming quality diminishes.

Step 4

Tilt the trimmer towards the area you choose to cut. Move the unit right to left to cut, and focus on cutting with the tip of the string.

Step 5

Push and hold in the "stop" button to shut down the trimmer.

Tips and Warnings

  • Keep the trimmer away from your body. Avoid working with the trimmer near stone, wood, trees, shrubs, siding and fence posts to protect the trimmer and these materials from damage.


  • Homelite Operator's Manual
  • Consumer Reports: String Trimmers
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