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« on: March 27, 2007, 08:35 »
Hello everyone!

We are planning to buy a strimmer to keep our plot paths, grassy bits etc in trim. Our purse strings are a bit tight, so this is a big purchase for us. We were thinking of a battery one - particularly the Ryobi 18v CLT-1823P. We thought a battery one mainly because it seems 'greener' to us (we use wind-farm electric at home, so charging it won't hurt our little planet at all!).

We have a new plot to clear, as well as a 'nearly dug' one to maintain. The new plot is mainly grass and nettles with a few islands of brambles which can be tackled by secateurs. So I'm hoping it'll be up to that job too!

I'd be very interested to hear everyones thoughts? Has anyone used one? Are they any good? Cheapest places to buy from etc?

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 08:48 »
Hi Jo

I take it this is the one:

http://www.ryobi-direct.com/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eryobi%2ddirect%2ecom%2facatalog%2fstrimmers%2ehtml&WD=1823&SHOP=%20&PN=One_Plus_Garden_Kits%2ehtml%23a57#a57

Looks a good piece of kit & I like the two batteries.

For what I needed, I got a B & Q one for under £30. It doesn't have a rotatable head for horizontal & vertical strimming though & I dare say the one you're looking at has more beef. (No extra battery though).

It all depends on your needs, I only have grass paths in need of strimming and can do it over a few days, but if your strimming needs are greater, this looks good for the job.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007, 11:33 »
id go for a petrol one jo then ya have achance of doing a strimming job on other plots for a few quid  :wink: £90 a machine
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007, 12:23 »
Quote from: "muntjac"
id go for a petrol one jo then ya have achance of doing a strimming job on other plots for a few quid  :wink: £90 a machine


Mercenary sod!

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007, 15:28 »
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Quote from: "muntjac"
id go for a petrol one jo then ya have achance of doing a strimming job on other plots for a few quid  :wink: £90 a machine


Mercenary sod!


blooming right lol i wont apologise for making money mate  :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2007, 08:32 »
Thanks for your thoughts.

I don't really want to mess about with a smelly petrol one, but good idea about the fund raising Munty! I don't see why I can't make a few extra quid with my battery one though ... maybe even charge more for the 'green' approach!:wink:

I feel extremely reassured that a B&Q £30 one is up for the general path maintenance job. I agree that the two batteries are a definite bonus! A whole hour of battery strimming! I reckon we'll go for it!

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2007, 13:05 »
I recently bought this one at Homebase.

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So far, been really impressed.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2007, 18:55 »
Isn't the homebase one heavy? 4.6kg sounds a lot.

Anyone use any others?

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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2007, 18:59 »
I've got This one.

It's 2.9kg in weight, it manages dock, nettles and small brambles ok, but needs a change of blade after. Lasted about 30 minutes with hard weed use on a charge or nearer an hour with just tall grass. Which suits me as that's quite enough for me in one go, my back has given up by that point. It also has a telescopic handle which I though was a bit gimmicky to start with, but both OH and I have found it much better for our backs as we're so different in height.

I know the petrol ones last much longer and are probably more powerful, but I'm very wary transporting petrol with small child in tow. It does what I need on my lottie.
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2007, 21:41 »
try argos, they had special offer for bosch strimmer. I got one for £39
and the head angles for edging 8)



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