How Weed Eaters Work (at 62,000 FRAMES PER SECOND) – Smarter Every Day 236

How Weed Eaters Work (at 62,000 FRAMES PER SECOND) – Smarter Every Day 236

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52 Responses

  1. SmarterEveryDay says:

    Hey there! This one was a lot of fun to make! Ever since the lawn mower video I’ve been wanting to do this, and I’ve been working on it all week. Thank you for those of you who support us on Patreon! You bring stability to my family’s life. My goal is to be a light during this time.

    I know the world is a bit crazy at the moment. I wish you and your family peace and love. Spread the love and help others where you can. Look for the positive stories of people coming together in unity and try to amplify them.
    There’s a lot of disinformation at the moment so if you recall what we learned together in the social media disinformation series, think twice before you share something!
    Warm Regards,

    • troy elliott says:

      @A B me 2

    • Danny Darkslide says:

      I love the lawn mower video and this one is awesome too! You can really see how much is going on in slowmo! Cant wait to see the next Video 😉

    • ?????? says:

      Destin, If you’re reading this, I want you to know you are one of the most wholesome people on youtube, period. Massive dad vibes
      Keep doing what you do
      I learnt more from this video than a week of online school

    • Faris Smailbegovic says:

      Hey Destin, have you explored hydroponics? It would be cool to see a video on it…

    • Siman akaJulian says:

      Very nice all the best

  2. Demetrios says:

    After years of using one, I’ve always wondered this and wanted to see it in slow motion. You guys took it many steps further and analyzed iit in such great detail. Again, you’re awesome.

  3. Leppalimes says:

    Me: I work in the morning, it’s just about time for bed.
    Destin: Hold my weed wacker.

  4. Brendan Folk says:

    6:15 never has cutting grass look this awesome

  5. Joshua Anderson says:

    1. I passed the “Curiosity Test”. neat.
    2. This just convinced me that I’ve been weed whacking with little more than really fast twizzlers.

  6. Gustavo Nomegrande says:

    “In the future, entertainment will be randomly generated”
    “Weed eater”

  7. Stone Ocean says:

    Youtube recommendations be like:
    Want to watch some slowmo weed eater?
    Mind if i do

  8. Forrest Nelson says:

    That was a lot of micro plastics released into the air by a simple weed eater on the fence. Kinda crazy if you think about it.

    • unkobold says:

      TheNightwalker247 it’s worth it. All those plastic pieces will be eaten by animals, killing some of them. i wonder how long it will take for the rest to end up in that plastic continent somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

    • unkobold says:

      Josue Caban haven’t you heard of the massive extinction of insects due to DDT and the like ? I remember when I was young and we had to stop every half an hour to clean the windshield. No we don”t anymore… And who care ? Birds, for sure. Massive extinction on it’s way too. And we need them insects and birds…

    • Scott Wilson says:

      Probably only a couple grams at most in this whole video – not really a crazy amount

    • Outland says:

      Still not a dumb as leaf blowers… The worlds most useless tool.

    • __ says:

      @Scott Wilson I think the comment wasn’t just about this video but the impact of weed eaters in general

  9. Slyfer says:

    Wow I’ve always been wondering about this every since I was a child. Now, there’s a specific video for it.

  10. oxenforde says:

    6:16 “SmarterEveryDay” logo on weed eater. The only way you could see that, is in extreme slow motion. Made me laugh.

  11. Firstname Lastname says:


    YouTube recommendations when I should be asleep:

  12. Trap Johnson says:

    *absence of very slowed down “Chorus 2″*
    Right, this is not the slow mo guys.

  13. 10,000 subscribers with no videos says:

    the most interesting thing is that he calls it a “weed eater”

  14. Rice Porridge says:

    10:18 “It feels a lot more like science if we take some measurements”
    Sounds like the one thing I keep forgetting to do during our chem labs.

    Edit: typos

  15. Knuck Truck says:

    4:14 can just hear Clarkson saying “but it’s not The Stig—It’s The Stig’s Alabaman cousin!” Right before he starts drifting around in a tractor

  16. Braedn Wakl says:

    Me watching how a weed eater works at 1:54 am 👁👄👁

  17. Limited BmX says:

    Entire world: Literally falling apart

    Smarter everyday: 😀Here’s a weed eater in slow motion😀

  18. -FK- says:

    Me: well the small line is always gonna be 2,4mm right
    The guy in vid: looks like 95 thousands of an inch
    Me: Okay, if you say so

    • Pranjal Jain says:

      @Abhishek Ajayakumar murica

    • Thermal Ions says:

      There are all different line thicknesses available, with the motor power typically the deciding factor in which are supported by a given whipper snipper.
      But I was like you, 95 thousands – no idea if that’s thick, thin or in-between.

    • -FK- says:

      @Thermal Ions As far as I know, on all of the regular small trimmers its gonna be standard 2,4mm 90% of the time and sometimes 2,7mm. I do have a larger Husqvarna that uses 3mm line, but thats as big as it gets, you dont see it on the more common smaller ones. I have no idea what 95 thousands of an inch is, I only guess its 2,4mm.

    • Thermal Ions says:

      @-FK- My Stihl AP battery powered trimmer is 2.0mm, but I’d agree most small petrol powered ones would generally be 2.4mm as you say.

    • Outland says:

      It’s beyond me why anyone would consider that a superior unit of measurement over millimeters. I don’t even bother trying to convert it anymore, as soon as thousandths of an inch are mentioned by anyone I just phase out.

  19. Supreme Dallakoti says:

    I was expecting a cameo from snoop

  20. Daniel Halverson says:

    “95 thousandths of an inch”
    Most of the world: w-what?

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