Electric vs Petrol?

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FatGaz

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« on: June 05, 2007, 17:59 »
Hi,

Im looking into buying some power tools for the allotment - strimmer / hedge trimmer / rotovator, etc.

There is no pwer on site, so should I go for petrol, or should I buy a generator and electric powertools?

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 18:04 »
We have a recharchable strimmer, it's ok but dosen't have a lot of power. it's fine for short grass but not so great for tall grass. The battery doesn't last long either, 15 minutes max.

It's about 1/2 the price of a petrol strimmer but if you have the money I would go for one of those.
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 21:40 »
It appears that the electric tools are cheaper to buy than the petrol ones, but of course you also need to buy a generator as well! So this bumps up the price of the electric ones to maybe more than the petrol ones

I suppose the plus side of a generator is that you can also use it for other things, ie: kettle; lighting; drill; jigsaw, etc

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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 21:48 »
I made the mistake of buying a cordless strimmer at the beginning of the spring. It cost me around £40 - the biggest disaster I have ever purchased. I made the mistake of leaving the battery on charge for longer than I should and it just mucked up the charged to the point that the charge only lasted around 5 minutes before going off.

Homebase had a 10 % day the other week and I bought a petrol strimmer of £60 - its absolutely brilliant. Strims the whole lottie no problem at all.

I also have a petrol rotovator that I got in the winter for my birthday, that too is petrol and is brilliant - I am so glad to have these two pieces of equipment because it makes those hard boring jobs easy leaving plenty time for the things I enjoy best.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007, 22:37 »
petrol car or electric milk float  :wink: no comparison
feed the soil not the plants
organicish
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 22:54 »
check out the ryobi strimmer expand-it and additions
at
LINK :wink:
if in doubt....... pull it out

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 21:23 »
hi, not been on the site for a few days and saw this, we have the same problem, petrol or generator so we went to B&Q and paid £44 for a generator, runs for about 5 hours on unleaded petrol. Now have all the power we need. Hope this helps. :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2007, 22:54 »
I would go for petrol personally, no leads to cut through, no jenny to lug about and more power.
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 22:59 »
£44 for a brand new petrol generator  :shock:

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007, 23:03 »
Yeah used to sell loads of em when I was at B&Q went down to about £35 I think at one point

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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2007, 23:07 »
thats amazing what type of powe do they throwc out

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2007, 23:12 »
No idea matey can't remember now, was 2 years ago :lol: bonjives may be able to tell you

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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2007, 23:15 »
Quote from: "shaun"
thats amazing what type of powe do they throwc out


keyboard is playing up again  :roll:

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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2007, 22:49 »
Hi sorry not got back before, been too busy at the lottie, I think it's about 750 watts. Will check tomorrow and put the info on the site later.  Going to use it tomorrow so will tell you how it performs. :lol:



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