cordless strimmers

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gurtie

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cordless strimmers
« on: April 09, 2010, 13:20 »
please does anyone know if cordless strimmers are any good or a waste of money? i need to cut the grass around the allotment and dont really know the best way to do it.

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Re: cordless strimmers
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010, 13:26 »
If it's just grass then it should be ok.  My cordless hasn't got the power of a petrol or electric version but it does the job.   :)
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Re: cordless strimmers
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010, 13:32 »
hi
how do you find starting the petrol as that was my first choice (because no power on site)
and can i ask which petrol you have found best?

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Re: cordless strimmers
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010, 15:16 »
buy a petrol one from argos mine cost me 80 and chews through everything within reason, easy enough to start prime it and 2 pulls and its off.

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Re: cordless strimmers
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010, 17:53 »
would you happen to know the make ,and does it turn so you can edge as well, as it sounds just the job.
thank you.

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Re: cordless strimmers
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010, 17:59 »
I have a Ryobi cordless strimmer and it's great, I have four batteries for it so I can do the whole plot.

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Re: cordless strimmers
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2010, 12:20 »
here is mine it does not turn as such but i can do my edges in an unorthdox kind of way

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7304022/Trail/searchtext%3ESTRIMMER.htm

its actually gone up in price too i get the strimmer cable from wilkinsons for 2

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Re: cordless strimmers
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 17:25 »
thank you chili i was tossing up between that one and the spear and jackson one, glad to hear you have had no probs

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Re: cordless strimmers
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2010, 10:44 »
A complete waste of money :(, i regreted it after 5mins, good luck and it broke after 15mins,i took it back and upgraded to a petrol  :D never looked back, worth it's weight in gold.

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Re: cordless strimmers
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2010, 11:06 »
I used to have a cheap B&D cordelss I used for the front garden. It was dire. In the end I sent it to a car boot and felt guilty taking 5 off someone for it.

My neighbour on the allotment has an 18v Ryobi which is totally different, cuts very well -  but it cost him 80 with just one battery and that does about a third of his plot then needs recharging.

I have a petrol McCulloch, but went for the 25cc machine with split shaft, so I can add attachments in the future, it cost me 99 from Tesco and came when they were doing double your points garden vouchers on clubcard. It's been excellent, the only tricky bit is refilling the line spool. Starts first pull every time.

The McCulloch was my second choice, there is a similar Ryobi 30cc machine with split shaft for similar money, and I guessed the extra 5hp may be useful for some of the attachments, but alas was not offered by Tesco.

I would deff reccomend petrol, but if you do go for a rechargeable avoid the cheap ones.
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Re: cordless strimmers
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2010, 15:14 »
I have a petrol Flymo strimmer, and it has a strange double line spool on it which is a right pain.  The line keeps snapping and it is really fiddly to reset it up.
I would not have another one, or recommend them to anyone.



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