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surbie100

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best battery strimmer?
« on: August 06, 2012, 14:12 »
I'm thinking of getting a battery strimmer for my plot to ease the grassy burden.

I'd prefer battery over petrol.

Does anyone have any they would recommend?

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Re: best battery strimmer?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 15:08 »
Oof! Yes it will - thank you  :)


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Re: best battery strimmer?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 15:31 »
Hi - I have a worx battery strimmer and a mcculloch petrol strimmer. Knowing what I know now,  I wouldn't buy a battery one - I have a spare battery but even with 2 fully charged batteries, I can never seem to get the job completed. The petrol version is obviously a lot better at strimming but comes with its own problems eg,mixing petrol and 2 stroke oil.

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Re: best battery strimmer?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 18:51 »
I had a Bosch battery strimmer and soon sold it. OK for light edging but no more. 30 mins maximum on a battery.

I bought a second hand Riyobi petrol strimmer for very little more and the extra power will tackle anything. Mind you, I had then to buy a face mask, ear defenders, petrol can and mixing bottle.

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Re: best battery strimmer?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 19:01 »
Sounds good Salmo, but the OP did say
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I'd prefer battery over petrol.

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Re: best battery strimmer?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 09:09 »
Unless other battery strimmers are a lot more powerful than the Bosch my experience says opt for petrol.

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Re: best battery strimmer?
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012, 12:51 »
Unless other battery strimmers are a lot more powerful than the Bosch my experience says opt for petrol.

Some people are of slighter build or are not confident with engines and would prefer battery power and I suspect the OP being female is in one or both of those categories, although those who are robust enough and confident with an engine would probably agree with you.

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Re: best battery strimmer?
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012, 01:12 »
I can't abide the smell of petrol.  I accept this choice means less power from the strimmer...

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Re: best battery strimmer?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 20:18 »
Before you buy a cordless strimmer, check on cost and availability of replacement battery. My experience has been that they can cost more than a new strimmer. Worx (spit) my charger failed. Not to worry I thought, 3 year warranty. Wrong!! Warrenty does not cover charger.
My current Bosch performs ok.....so far!
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