Which Shape CUTS BEST? (Weed Eater Line at 100,000 Frames Per Second) - Smarter Every Day 238

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It’s interesting that so many different companies have their own proprietary shape etc, but I can’t find any scientific research to back any of it up. Fascinating!
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SmarterEveryDay 9 månader sedan
Robert subscribed then hit the bell. Be more like Robert. In all seriousness I was impressed by how quickly he came up with a well thought out, nuanced hypothesis without even a moment’s notice. Huge thanks to Robert. Also, a huge thanks to everyone who supports Smarter Every Day on Patreon at www.patreon.com/smartereveryday Thank you! Destin
Thomas Mack
Thomas Mack 14 dagar sedan
@Yan May strimmer comes from combining the words string an trimmer together. So you're partly right.
Draztraz Månad sedan
Weed eater weed wackier potato pototo
Joseph the Inflatable guy
Joseph the Inflatable guy Månad sedan
I often use Echo crossfire trimmer line but I should try out Echo black diamond
Metern Månad sedan
I would go for the triangle string. Redusing the noise is more important than how the cut is.
Bradley May
Bradley May 2 månader sedan
After seeing the 'slo mo' I must say the Aussie slang is bang on the money. We call it the: WHIPPER SNIPPER 🇦🇺
Ananth Swaminathan
Ananth Swaminathan Timme sedan
Weed eater? Great video name, yep totally not thinking of anything else
Scrubexpress 9 timmar sedan
I'm from MA and have literally never heard it called anything other than a Weed Wacker. I've heard "trimmer" sometimes, but I think that's usually for a variant that cuts vertically?
Ryan Linden
Ryan Linden 11 timmar sedan
I think the star line cuts cleanest; however, that might not be the case with different grasses or even thick brush. I guess it really depends on type of grass.
D Gray
D Gray Dag sedan
Firstly, I found my way here, after buying today, my first ever, electric weed eradicator ! (There's one I bet you never heard ) And after studying to some degree, felt like I was splitting hairs when it comes to cutting weeds/grass. And seems that unless the tool is just very poorly designed, they all do about the same ! However, there are some huge differences in pricing. As to this video, I think the biggest surprise for me, was the inaccuracies of the initial strikes ! I would think the leading edge of the grass would be struck first, but the video clearly showed many stikes at the center of the blade of grass happening first ? What phenomenon caused the leading edge to be missed ? Has anyone ever experimented with segmented line that actually incorporates a flat line between other shapes ? As it might serve to make the line lay more flat, allowing for a cleaner cut ! Also I wonder about prescribed rpm from each manufacturer, as if their line is built to be used at a specific rpm for optimum performance ? Having never gave it any thought, I too was surprised by how the grass is torn apart, as opposed to a clean cut, much like the difference between having a sharp lawn mower blade, or a dull blunt one ! What else will we pick apart to the finite ? Or should we surrender to the realization that no one will make a product that you only buy once ! I think from my own experience, and I think mentioned here, is controlling the rpm, especially when working near things like a chain link fence ! Seldom do you need to run at maximum rpm. IMHO !
Captain Duckie
Captain Duckie Dag sedan
It’s whipper snipper or weed whacker. Nothing else. Thank you.
Jayden Reece-Harrison
Jayden Reece-Harrison Dag sedan
"Australia calls it strimmer" Nah, the chart was correct, we call it nothing but a "whippa snippa" (sic)
Yod Yodhi
Yod Yodhi 2 dagar sedan
I call it a wipper snipper
Jitesh Ramakrishnan
Jitesh Ramakrishnan 2 dagar sedan
Shoutout to Robert the weed eater dude.
Name Last
Name Last 2 dagar sedan
The saw blade adapted too it last way longer than. String. Because string always breaks. .
PauL1e 2 dagar sedan
Its trimer in winland
Вячеслав Иванов
Вячеслав Иванов 2 dagar sedan
The problem is you dont have accurate shape of cutting edge after a few seconds. so yeah, only weight matters
Jim Powell
Jim Powell 2 dagar sedan
What about the attachments? Which of those is better?
fekard 3 dagar sedan
Are these strings biodegradable or made from plastic? In which case we make microplastics.
B whin
B whin 3 dagar sedan
A wiper snipper
B whin
B whin 3 dagar sedan
A whipper snipper
Gary Chandler
Gary Chandler 4 dagar sedan
The grey line with the spiral groove is, I believe, Husquevarna that I used a lot, beecause it lasts longer, especially on rocks, curbs, fencing. But - it doesn't cut sharply, so dont expect less than ragged tops. Now using some star shaped thinner line (.85) given to me, and it cuts really well for grass, but not so good in the bushes & heavy weeds.
Wretched Slippage
Wretched Slippage 5 dagar sedan
Project Farm just came
Wretched Slippage
Wretched Slippage 5 dagar sedan
The star has more cutting edges making it more likely to hit the grass on the cut than on the dull.
phrawg boi
phrawg boi 5 dagar sedan
I like robert. He's chill
Blank 5 dagar sedan
I call it a weed eater but I just realized I have memories of it being called a weed whacker when I lived in PA for a few years, lol.
Solsol 6 dagar sedan
10:04 spot the tiny TINY bug on the second grass!
mcburcke 6 dagar sedan
The Stihl company studied this years ago when they were considering making shaped line (other than round cross-section) and they found that after a few minutes of normal trimming use , all of the various shapes actually wore down to a tapering point and were cutting the same way. Stihl engineers couldn't find any measurable improvement from any shaped line over the standard round line. The only thing they've done is add the spiral groove to cut down on line noise.
Larry Seibold
Larry Seibold 6 dagar sedan
really cool. I wish you 1. asked robert why he used what he did; and 2. tested the top contenders in real grass and bush conditions outside and viewed the results (clean, speed, durability/$).
Jimbobjoe 46
Jimbobjoe 46 7 dagar sedan
Its called a strimmer
Benevolent Protector
Benevolent Protector 7 dagar sedan
..and that's why it's $18 a roll
Alexander Margas
Alexander Margas 8 dagar sedan
i live in Florida and call it either a weed whacker or a trimmer
TheGhostFaceKing 8 dagar sedan
Omg! I get the same kick outta hearing and watching people do the same thing and subscribe. Lol. I Love helping and seeing Humanity learn new things! Its awesome. Subscribed as well 😆
OobleGoo 9 dagar sedan
Whipper snipper
PhlippyG 9 dagar sedan
I love robert
Peter Denison
Peter Denison 9 dagar sedan
As cool as this video is, I value durability over cut quality in my weed whacker/eater.
Papi4l2 9 dagar sedan
My fav. So far has been the Rotary Vortex line. Echo black diamond seems like a copy...havent used it myself
MacGamer Media
MacGamer Media 10 dagar sedan
I say weed whacker. It’s better because alliteration rolls off the tongue.
Grace Nicole
Grace Nicole 10 dagar sedan
I´ve lived in Indiana and around the Chicago area my whole life and have only ever heard people call it a weed wacker so when I saw the google stats I just had to go ask all my friends what they call it to make sure I wasn´t crazy
Grace Nicole
Grace Nicole 10 dagar sedan
So far four of them have responded and they have all said weed wacker so we're good
Davo da great
Davo da great 10 dagar sedan
I grew up saying weed eater
Super Stuff
Super Stuff 11 dagar sedan
I call it "weed eater" but if you listen to it, it goes like this against the grass: WACK WAK WAC WACK WAK....
h3ssto 11 dagar sedan
Weed Eater Man needs his own channel...
Nk 11 dagar sedan
puzzle by different products at the mall? Ask Project farm "PF"
RNdom 12 dagar sedan
Im in kansas and everyone i know calls it weed whacker Soo.. idk
jamcdonald120 13 dagar sedan
1:15 "Thats how I do it, Thats how Dad did it, and Thats How America does it. And its worked out so far.
Ant Man
Ant Man 13 dagar sedan
I really don’t think the shape is making much of a difference. The fact is you wouldn’t really be able to tell which shape was used by glancing at a freshly cut lawn so why even care about it? The only real concern you should have is for durability.
Mark Grassl
Mark Grassl 13 dagar sedan
...In german we call that thing "Motorsense" or "motor sythe" if you translate it literally.
ManilaChillRide 14 dagar sedan
Grass cutter
Corey Flatt
Corey Flatt 14 dagar sedan
Table trippy snipped
RCoady 14 dagar sedan
You also used virgin line not used line. The line may sharpen with use
Oliver Rosenkrantz
Oliver Rosenkrantz 14 dagar sedan
Very intereSTRING
Birch Weber
Birch Weber 14 dagar sedan
I don't think it was a good choice to weigh down the grass with the clamp. The weed eater wire is not designed to cut taught grass.
Fernando Flores
Fernando Flores 14 dagar sedan
Weed Wakah! 😅
Péter Visi
Péter Visi 15 dagar sedan
Robert is an absolute legend! I just found this video now, have no clue how am I missed it. Probably I didn't hit the bell icon like Robert did. I did not know until now, but this video is just what I needed now.
OMG OMG 15 dagar sedan
Can we have weed smoker machine in the future xD
viewer1431 15 dagar sedan
I say weed wacker, haha. Do you guys know what Gooseynight is ?
Nathan R.
Nathan R. 15 dagar sedan
Fun fact: In Malaysia, people call it a grass cutter
Jill Booth
Jill Booth 16 dagar sedan
75% explaining what's happening 5% science 20% im a adult who knows big words
Greenicegod 16 dagar sedan
I worked as a grounds keeper at a university in the mountain west, and we called them "Weed Whips"
Daniel Hale
Daniel Hale 16 dagar sedan
IMO this is too philosophical for my taste. You find out by actually going out into the yard and weed eating, then assessing the results. Trying to extrapolate on the value of each line this way is just... wildly unhelpful. Why speculate based on experiments that are detached from the real world when you can go empirically find out? Why not follow up by taking the weedeater outside and going to town on some grass, shrubs, etc to see what serves your purposes the best in actual practice? Why not check to see how the grass regrows after? It may be that clobbering the grass blades instead of clean cutting them isn't a big deal.
Osiel 16 dagar sedan
Here in Texas my Mexican family, and many others that we know, call it a "wirira" or "wira" which comes from trying to pronounce Weed Eater.
محمد الزعبي
محمد الزعبي 16 dagar sedan
I call it weed yeeter
ar a
ar a 17 dagar sedan
In Germany we call it MOTORSENSE
Mike Hill
Mike Hill 17 dagar sedan
Will a cleaner cut change how quickly the grass will grow back next time?
Tecueme 17 dagar sedan
Scott Adams G [Scotianbank]
Scott Adams G [Scotianbank] 17 dagar sedan
A "weed eater" is as much of a weed eater as the Cookie Monster is a cookie eater... They only chew them up and spill everything out
Scott Adams G [Scotianbank]
Scott Adams G [Scotianbank] 17 dagar sedan
As someone not from the US, how come I've always known about it as a weed wacker? My family's from Texas, and they say weed wacker, and I swear that I've always heard "weed wacker" when used in a movie or show... I had never ever heard the term "weed eater" until Destin's previous video about them. Weird...
Craig Morley
Craig Morley 17 dagar sedan
In Sydney, Australia we say whipper snipper....🐨🦘....
Fanny Magnet
Fanny Magnet 18 dagar sedan
Weed wanker??
Fabric 18 dagar sedan
Didnt realize people didnt know it as a weed whacker
Cl Arice Tayag
Cl Arice Tayag 18 dagar sedan
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RaneyNickel 18 dagar sedan
I'd pay Robert double time to maintain my outside anyday!
Michael Mccoll
Michael Mccoll 18 dagar sedan
im asuming the "puling" into the center of the sharp sharp squer hapens ones due to on gap on conteac but the stat has atles 2 but prolple more
Jimbo Jackson
Jimbo Jackson 18 dagar sedan
I glue goat teeth to the end of my line. _Evolution baby!_
R4M_InternetExplorer_EXE 19 dagar sedan
Whippa snippa
Borat Sagdiyev
Borat Sagdiyev 19 dagar sedan
strimmer and yes i am UK haha
MrClaypogue 20 dagar sedan
Star is like using a high tooth blade it makes smaller slices of the grass each high point breaks off /cuts the grass at that point but it would also be rotating ever so slightly back and forth which would act like an ultrasonic saw essentially.
Antonio Rios
Antonio Rios 21 dag sedan
its a weed whacker it whacks weeds
Douglas Folk
Douglas Folk 21 dag sedan
You do know that Weed Eater is a registered trademark / brand. This is like people in the south calling everything "Coke" when they want a Pepsi or other soda/pop/tonic type drink. :)
Норден Конрад
Норден Конрад 23 dagar sedan
How much plastic ends up in a square meter of your garden?
RichardofOz 23 dagar sedan
Did you allow for different materials used in making the lines? And did you contact manufacturers for their test results and reasons for using different profiles? They've probably done a lot more testing than you ever could. And if you're cutting brush, you probably don't want to use line at all. Use the steel fittings that really handle the heavy stuff.
Alan Fletcher
Alan Fletcher 24 dagar sedan
From a golf course super which I am not. The cleaner the cut the faster the grass heals which makes it grow faster. That's why mower blades are not razor sharp. I like to mow less so ripping the grass works for me.
Molly Gundies
Molly Gundies 25 dagar sedan
What do the lawn care experts say about trimmer string?
Hippy Jesus Chat
Hippy Jesus Chat 27 dagar sedan
Whipper snipper
Horizon 27 dagar sedan
*W e e d E a t e r* Part 2: Electric Boogal-
Daniel DiBono
Daniel DiBono 28 dagar sedan
Ok so it looks like everyone agrees weed "whipper snipper" and strimmer are not at all names.
Wolarski 29 dagar sedan
how about using a lawn mower? lol blades > string
Sabi1234567890Asdf 29 dagar sedan
How many times do I have to watch this to get Robert a case of beer I'm about 50 times in since the release. Ps if you want more consistent data I would think paper would be a good sub for grass.
Triste 421
Triste 421 Månad sedan
Doesn't it depend on the type of grass too?
Anthony Barrett
Anthony Barrett Månad sedan
Mate, Destin. Nobody says strimmer here. Always whipper snipper. Always!
Svndwich Månad sedan
Weed wacker
Svndwich Månad sedan
It doesn’t eat the weeds it just whacks them really hard
Jasper Månad sedan
whipper snipper ftw
WafflesEatDogs Månad sedan
its a weed wacker
mozkito life
mozkito life Månad sedan
You should've heated up the sharp-sharp square to straighten it up. It's curved because you used a short strand of it instead of off the roll. I'd like to see a dB reading of each strand next time.
Brandon Knudsvig SHARE Media
Brandon Knudsvig SHARE Media Månad sedan
So relieving knowing someone else overthinks these decisions that should be easy. Only thing is I just waste 20 minutes trying to learn about hem them, never really being sure if I got the right one!!!
Debbiebabe69 Månad sedan
LOL you say 'most people call it a weed eater' then justify it with a state by state map of the USA.... then put out a country map with only the countries that call it that shown plus UK and Australia as token outliers. Do a county by county map of the UK and the results would be totally different. Most people who live in America and south Asia may call it that, but most people who live on Earth probably have never heard of the term. Try asking for a 'weed eater' in Russia, China, anywhere in Africa or Europe, or the other countries you have conveniently ignored.... It also seems like the non North American countries that have heard of the term happen to be the ones in the are most electronic waste is sent to, so they more than likely picked up the phrase that way.
Tiffany Sallows
Tiffany Sallows Månad sedan
i love the data you gather
grovermatic Månad sedan
"We're gonna test that." 😉
tyler medrano
tyler medrano Månad sedan
I call it a weed whacker
HAUNEBU 2 Månad sedan
What I’ve considered was the wind resistance slows down the Weedwhacker so we need string that cuts through the wind better, and stronger
HAUNEBU 2 Månad sedan
I’ve been in landscaping my whole life here in the state of Florida and everybody says Weedwhacker
Alex Fox
Alex Fox Månad sedan
save the grass for filament
Alex Fox
Alex Fox Månad sedan
I think the line needs to have hairs
Alex Fox
Alex Fox Månad sedan
world's biggest weed eater..... i think you just need a 3d printer spool
Nick Jeffrey
Nick Jeffrey Månad sedan
Lol you Americans call things such stupid names like wtf
Nigel FN
Nigel FN Månad sedan
Whipper snipper g
Max Phillips
Max Phillips Månad sedan
Whippet snipper
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