In the years since its founding in 1914, The Toro Company has produced a wide range of residential and commercial maintenance and landscaping tools including electric trimmers and combined trimmer/edgers. Toro trimmers and trimmer/edgers utilize strong nylon monofilament cutting line, located on a spool in the trimmer's cutting head, to quickly cut through grass and weeds. Depending on your Toro electric trimmer model, you can easily remove the cutting line spool to clean or repair your electric trimmer.

Pop/Snap Off Spools

Step 1

Wipe, brush or scrape off debris from the cutting head and/or spool cap.

Step 2

Stick the head of a wide, flat-headed screwdriver firmly into the rectangular slot located in one of the two cut out sections on the spool cap.

Step 3

Turn the screwdriver handle one-quarter of an inch to pop/snap off the spool from the trimmer core. If you cannot picture the way in which this works, imagine a safety lid on a can of professional spray paint--the lid will only come of the can with the insertion of a flat-headed screwdriver into a rectangular slot in the lid to act as a lever to pop or snap the lid off of the can.

Twist Cap Threaded Spools

Step 4

Clean the cutting head area thoroughly of any dirt, grass, small rocks or other debris.

Step 5

Twist the trimmer cutting head assembly cap counterclockwise, remove and set it aside.

Step 6

Pull the trimmer spool and any monofilament line up out of the cutting head and cutting line eyelet.