new strimmer advice

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bandoboy

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« on: October 17, 2007, 22:33 »
Hi everyone just need to pick you're brains I need a new strimmer but am faced with  lots of choice . I have around £100 but that is negotiable i need it for some pretty long grass cutting i cut a number of unused plots on our site and the old one i had out of a skip has finally spluttered and died. What is the difference beetween brushcutter/strimmer? i also take care of some family members gardens so would like a hedge trimmer attatchment to make it easier have seen a ryobi on ebay that seems to do the job what do you think ehh??? :?

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muntjac

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 22:38 »
go for it  :wink:
still alive /............

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Bigbadfrankie

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007, 22:39 »
if you have a few spanners take the carb apart and replace the filter,I put money on the fact the stimmer will burst into life with the ability to drink. :shock:
always have a target
and an objective.

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007, 22:40 »
I am a mere girly bandoboy, but our petrol brushcutter/strimmer is very useful.  We use the blades for the heavier work and the strimmer line for the lighter stuff.  It's a Ryobi - got it from Screwfix, next day delivery, but they do have outlets in various towns.

the blades will happily tackle brambles, and even took a big chunk out of some buried metal.

have never heard of a hedgetrimmer attachment though, but then again it's you lads who know these things.

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jack russell

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 23:02 »
Hi Bandoboy
the ryobi you mention is exactly what you need for the job in hand.  They have many attachments that are more than competent for there purpose.  they are not for the pro but are more than adequate for the more than keen Gardiner. they get the thumbs up from me.


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shaun

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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007, 20:46 »
had a demo on the stihl one and they are brilliant,I was realy impressed with the sweeping brush attachment,he wouldnt do a demo on the tiller attachment the tight person but he did give me a free mug and a sticker :roll:
feed the soil not the plants
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gobs

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007, 21:08 »
how appropriate that is  :lol:  :lol: oh dear, oh dear...
"Words... I know exactly what words I'm wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiff-squiddled around." R Dahl


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