I bought a shoulder harness designed to re-distribute the weight of a hand held leaf blower.
However, my Toro electric doesn't have a place to attach it. Anyone have a way or idea about how to improvise one? If I could off load some of the weight I could use it for 45 minutes instead of 25 !
Velcro strap with a loop somewhere around the body of the leaf blower?
of course! Velcro can fix anything. Together with gorilla glue we could "fix" the world.
Is there any forum you aren't on, Barb?
I’ve actually been fairly absent for much of the summer, Marie, but I get notified when you post, and this one caught my eye. I agree that velcro, duct tape, and gorilla glue are important parts of the tool shed!
go down to the hardware store and buy two pipe clamps
and Two screws and nuts. Get the pipe clamps such that they barely go around the string trimmer. bolt the ends of the pipe clamps around the poles of the string trimmer where you want the strap to connect. Fasten the strap to the top of the pipe clamps. The advantage over glue or some other means is that you can adjust it to get the correct balance for the string trimmer.
krnuttle man, I need a diagram. You aren't kidding me, are you? We have 9 pipe clamps and my husband wouldn't miss two of them!
If you are serious, my response is that my two bad shoulders would not appreciate the weight of two pipe clamps. Or am I completely missing the point. ?
Mis understanding of the Term Pipe clamp.
These are small and designed to hold a pipe about 1/2" in diameter Or about 3/4" wide and about 2" long. 2 screws, 2 nuts" and two clamps may weigh an ounce. As I said you may have to experiment a little to find one small enough that when they are bolted together, they fit tightly around the string trimmer pole.
Nice visual, krnuttle!