Powerhead vs. String Trimmer

Clearing up lawns can be quite a challenge, especially if you don’t have the right tools. String trimmers have always been a staple when it comes to cutting grass, weeds, and other plants that may cause your garden to look less neat than usual. However, one product is fast becoming a worthy challenger to the string trimmer. This is none other than the Powerhead. Is this product from Ego the type of cutting tool that you need? More importantly, is it actually better than your standard string trimmer? This comparison will answer those questions and more.

To start things off, it would be nice to take a closer look at the Powerhead trimmer. At first glance, you can see right away that the Powerhead is slightly bigger than the usual 15-inch string trimmer. This gives off the immediate impression that this product is better equipped for heavy-duty cutting. On closer inspection, the Powerhead also has a larger reload head and a wider, deeper guard. The Powerhead houses a 2000-watt motor, which gives it more than enough power for trimming the lawn. Aside from the grass cutter, the Powerhead also comes with other attachments such as the edger and the chainsaw.

On paper, one can see that the Powerhead is a completely different animal compared to the usual string trimmer. On the next part of this article, we will compare how both of these tools perform and see if a clear winner can be picked between the two.

Performance- On the performance side of things, the larger motor of the Powerhead means it can cut through tougher grass much easier compared to your usual string trimmer. The larger dimensions of the head also make it more resistant to tangles, which can help in quickening the pace of your cutting. However, the immense power of the Powerhead may prove to be a disadvantage for some, as its motor can be quite difficult to handle at full throttle.

Control- This is one of the more distinct advantages of the trusty string trimmer. Handling its power is a much easier task compared to using the Powerhead. At the same time, the smaller, lighter head of the string trimmer makes it much easier to use. This is especially so when you are maneuvering around the tight spaces in your lawn. The Powerhead is still controllable in spite of these things, but you’ll need to get used to its power and weight.

Value- In terms of value, it all depends on what you need in a grass cutter. The string trimmer has more than enough performance to get the job done right on most occasions. However, if you are looking for something more suited for heavy-duty use, then you might want to consider the Powerhead. The Powerhead can also be converted for other uses, but that might not matter if you’re just looking for something to trim your lawn.

At the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with going for either device. The Powerhead has better performance, but the string trimmer is more user-friendly. Choose the unit you think you’ll be more comfortable using.

Easy Upgrade: Reupholster an Office Chair

Your office chair will get old and will become uncomfortable, that is an absolute fact. In addition to that, you may buy a chair that is not perfect for and you tell yourself after a while that you need to buy a new one to meet your needs. But instead of buying a new chair which seems too expensive, you can upgrade your office chair by adding or renewing some features so you can save your money and have a brand new chair again. It is so easy and here are some ideas you can do:

-Lumbar support:
I guess that is the biggest problem. If your back support is bad you will have back pain and discomfort during work especially if you are working sitting in your chair for a long time. The ideal position for the lower spine is when it is arched as our spine normally is not in the straight position. The solution of this problem is the Mackenzie super-role. It is a fascinating tool made only for back support. You put it behind your back and it will get your spine in the right position and distributes pressure in a healthy way. You can also place a pillow and it will work just fine.

-Replacing the old casters with new ones:
The old casters make sliding of the chair on the floor quite difficult in addition to getting the floor scratchy. Changing them with new ones is so easy. The old ones are mostly removed using your hands or sometimes you will just need a screwdriver and the new ones are back onto the chair the same way you removed the old ones. The new casters will make the movement with the chair easier so now you can just slide with your chair within the office smoothly.

-Repair the armrests:
after a while, the armrests get damaged. The padding gets old and torn and it makes the whole chair looks ugly. If the armrest is broken, you can replace it. But if it is only the padding, you can change that with a new fabric.
It is so easy; you will use your screwdriver to get the armrest out of the chair. Remove the old fabric and if it stabilized, use your screwdriver and pillars to remove the stables out. Then cover the armrest with the new fabric, stable it with the stable gun and make sure there are no wrinkles. Finally put your armrest back into the chair the same way you took it off.

Sometimes when you adjust the height of the chair so your elbows are level with your desk, your foot become elevated from the floor. That puts a lot of pressure on your legs and hips and to avoid that you can create a footrest. It can be a pillow or anything simple and it will take a lot of pressure off your body.

-Add more Cushions:
With time, the padding of the cushions get older and then the whole chair becomes uncomfortable. Changing the padding and the covering fabric is easy. Unscrew the screws and detach the seat cushion from the back cushion. Remove the old fabric using pillars. Place the cushion on foam and start marking around it then cut the marked part. Place the foam on the cushion then cover it with the new fabric. Wrap the whole cushion with fabric then stabilize it with the stable gun and make sure there are no wrinkles during stabilization of the fabric. Finally get back the seat cushion and the back cushion together into the chair.

Now with those simple methods, you can easily upgrade your chair both cosmetically and functionally.


Hot tub is an important addition in our homes. During winter many people take a break from using a hot tub. If you want your water tub to last for long one should take of it. One way is always keep hot tub clean. If water freezes after being left for long it can cause hot tub to crack. This is how one prepares hot tub for the winter.

1: Power turn off. The first thing one should do is make sure your water tub’s power and heater is off. This is so that maintenance can be done fully.

2: Rinse the hot tub: Rinsing it helps to remove body oils that has been building up affecting the jet and pipes.

3: Empty the hot tub: One should make sure all the water from the hot tub is removed. If water freezes after being left for long the hot tub cracks. It is very costly to repair a crack.

4: Drain the air blowers: Not all hot tubs have the air blowers. If yours have it. One should switch off power and remove the heater. Heater get damaged when it runs without water. Then switch on the power and let the hot tub run for about 30 seconds before switching the power off. This will remove all the water from air channels of the hot tub.

5: Degrease your filters: Remove all filters and their baskets. Use clean water to clean both filters and baskets.

6: Loosen fittings: One can open hot tub cabinet, look for pipes connected to pumps and loosen them. This helps in draining water in pipes.

7: Blow out the pipes: The remaining water from jet piping is removed by blowing end by air compressor. Do this from one jet to the other. Make sure all water from jet system is out.

8: Remove water: Remove water that that came from pipes while you were blowing them. Ensure the hot tub is completely dry. One can use shop-vac, sump pump or sponge.

9: Rinse and dry the hot tub: Clean the hot tub using hot tub cleaner and rinse it.

10: Cover the hot tub: You cannot get tired trying to prepare your hot bath just to leave it open. This the time you take your hot tub cover and cover your hot tub. This is to ensure anyone or anything does not get inside.

11: We are through: After covering the hot tub with the hot tub cover, you are now through with preparing your hot tub for the winter. You can now relax peacefully knowing you are ready for the winter.

Note carefully:  If you are not sure whether you want to prepare your hot tub for winter yourself. You can hire services from professionals. Most companies who offer the service gives guarantee that if the hot tub cracks due to winterization they will fix it for free. Damages that mostly affect hot tubs are caused by improper winterization. You must be extra careful when you decide to do winterization by yourself.