2-in-1 Petrol Grass Trimmer/Brush Cutter + 3 Year Warranty - £98.99 @ ALDI - HotUKDeals
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Seems a fair price with a 3 year warranty + harness

Engine type: 2-stroke engine, air-cooled, chrome cylinder
Engine power: 1.35kW
Electronic ignition
Drive centrifugal clutch
Weight: 7.5kg
Fuel capacity: 0.8 litres

Includes:

Padded Strap and Harness
4 Tooth Weed Blade
3 Tooth Thicket Blade
Double Filament Spool with Automatic Feed

Product reference: 60203
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#1
Anyone know of any reviews for this?thanks
#2
+1, any reviews would be great. would be good for my forest garden.
#3
jaust wondering if this would trum my bush. hmmmmm
#4
*trim
#5
*just
#6
any reviews?
#7
Just picked one up. This is an Einhell Strimmer, with their new 42.7cc uprated engine. The nearest model on sale in the UK, with the older, less powerful engine, is the GH-BC 43AS, which is on offer at £159.95 at MowDirect. So this deal is a bonkers good price. Einhell are a really good German maker of all sorts of tools. Somewhat similar company to DeWalt. They were going fast when I called in at my local store in Stratford-upon-Avon.
#8
bigal22
jaust wondering if this would trum my bush. hmmmmm
bigal22
*trim
bigal22
*just

I hope your bush trimming is better than your typing or you may end up strimming your knob off X)
#9
Just bought one. Given the power, multiple heads, electric ignition and split shaft, it would be a bargain even if it lasted only a year. With a three year warranty I've nothing to lose. You won't get this spec anywhere else at even double the price. I've had other power tools from Aldi and been very impressed.
#10
Thanks
#11
how do you start it
2 Likes #12
A little mini review. Well boxed and good instructions. The parts list is a bit misleading. Part #14 is already attached to part #'15. Parts 19-20 are already attached to the main upper assembly. Just so you don't think they are lost. The manual says use 40:1 mix 2 stroke. Instead, do yourself a favour and buy the stihl 100ml one shot bottle and mix this with 5 litres of normal unleaded. The stihl mix works fine at 50:1 for any machine needing from 25:1 to 50:1. My local mower repair man sells these little bottles for £1.80. The harness is cheap. You will get a back ache if you use this for any length of time. Sadly, if you suffer from a bad back (like me) there are few choices of harness that help. The Husqvarna Balance XT is the choice, but at £65 (best deal), is it worth it to prevent a bad back?

Adjustment. The harness is not really designed for (busty) ladies. The harness does not have hip weight transfer, so the weight falls on the left shoulder. You cannot use the strimmer without a harness.

After you have fiddled with the harness, IF it feels too close of too far away (the cow bar handles that is), the mount bracket for the cow bar handles can be loosened (underneath) and will slide up/down the centre pole.

Noise? You bet. 120dB. You NEED ear defenders and eye protection. I use an Einhell combi helmet/ear defenders/mesh face guard (from eBay, epic tools).

Vibration? Good. No real problems. Wear strong garden gloves or not. I don't, mine are battered enough already.

Starting. Lay down on the floor/gorund. Lock the throttle on. Prime the fuel (10 pumps), set the choke to on (down or 3 lines), gently pull the toggle start till you feel resistance. (Up to) 4 sharp tugs should start it (holding the engine top down to steady it). Nothing like the problems I have starting my lawn mower!! Just like my dad's stihl chainsaw. Real easy.

Warm restart is very easy (15-30 minutes rest).

Unless you have acres of strimming to do (I do), don't mix too much petrol/2 stroke oil. The manual says it goes off after a few months. Experience says that kept in an air tight fuel can, in a cool (temperature stable) place, away from sunlight, location (ie not a shed), it will last much, much longer.

Line can be extended by tapping the head on the ground. As usual, get too close to hard things and the line wears/breaks, and you can kill a tree by cutting the bark if you get too close.

The blades chew up small bushes very quickly, but do NOT hit something hard with them. The kick back hurts!!


Edited By: trevornelmes on Jun 20, 2014 19:30: My usual typos.
#13
Great review thanks... Just bought one based on your review.
#14
All sold out near me.
#15
Cannot seem to get it started...any suggestions?
#16
1. Fill tank with petrol/2 stroke oil mix.
2. Lie flat on the ground.
3. On right handle, switch on (slide switch down).
4. On same handle, lock throttle on to idle (squeeze front and rear switches and press in the lock switch (next to the on/off switch).
5. Prime the fuel line by pressing/pumping the fuel bubble 10 times.
6. Push the choke switch down (towards the fuel filler cap).
7. Hold the top of the engine with your left hand to steady it. Gently pull the starter until it bites. Let it go back in, and then sharply pull. Mine takes a few goes before it starts (3-5 tries). It sometimes cuts out after starting. Another pull or two gets it going again. You can switch the choke off pretty much as soon as you get it going.

I used mine for 4 hours today (2 fuel tank refills), changing to the brushcutter blade as well.

For a warm re-start, ignore 5 and 6 above.
#17
trevornelmes
A little mini review. Well boxed and good instructions. The parts list is a bit misleading. Part #14 is already attached to part #'15. Parts 19-20 are already attached to the main upper assembly. Just so you don't think they are lost. The manual says use 40:1 mix 2 stroke. Instead, do yourself a favour and buy the stihl 100ml one shot bottle and mix this with 5 litres of normal unleaded. The stihl mix works fine at 50:1 for any machine needing from 25:1 to 50:1. My local mower repair man sells these little bottles for £1.80. The harness is cheap. You will get a back ache if you use this for any length of time. Sadly, if you suffer from a bad back (like me) there are few choices of harness that help. The Husqvarna Balance XT is the choice, but at £65 (best deal), is it worth it to prevent a bad back?

Adjustment. The harness is not really designed for (busty) ladies. The harness does not have hip weight transfer, so the weight falls on the left shoulder. You cannot use the strimmer without a harness.

After you have fiddled with the harness, IF it feels too close of too far away (the cow bar handles that is), the mount bracket for the cow bar handles can be loosened (underneath) and will slide up/down the centre pole.

Noise? You bet. 120dB. You NEED ear defenders and eye protection. I use an Einhell combi helmet/ear defenders/mesh face guard (from eBay, epic tools).

Vibration? Good. No real problems. Wear strong garden gloves or not. I don't, mine are battered enough already.

Starting. Lay down on the floor/gorund. Lock the throttle on. Prime the fuel (10 pumps), set the choke to on (down or 3 lines), gently pull the toggle start till you feel resistance. (Up to) 4 sharp tugs should start it (holding the engine top down to steady it). Nothing like the problems I have starting my lawn mower!! Just like my dad's stihl chainsaw. Real easy.

Warm restart is very easy (15-30 minutes rest).

Unless you have acres of strimming to do (I do), don't mix too much petrol/2 stroke oil. The manual says it goes off after a few months. Experience says that kept in an air tight fuel can, in a cool (temperature stable) place, away from sunlight, location (ie not a shed), it will last much, much longer.

Line can be extended by tapping the head on the ground. As usual, get too close to hard things and the line wears/breaks, and you can kill a tree by cutting the bark if you get too close.

The blades chew up small bushes very quickly, but do NOT hit something hard with them. The kick back hurts!!


If only there were more useful reviews like this,
#18
They may be out of stock at Aldi, but Lidl have them in stock next week, for £1 more. Just in case you can't figure out how to change the strimmer line, you need 8m of 2mm line. Search Youtube for instructions how to change the Stihl strimmer line, the Einhell is very similar in design. You pinch in the inner casing near the slit holes to release each side of the top, and then remove. The inner cartridge is a dual cassette. I found it easier to do by removing the bottom half of the strimmer shaft (as it was packed when you bought it) - much less clumsy than having the engine part still attached! BTW, the ability to divide the strimmer in to 2 halves is really useful for carrying it in my car.
#19
trevornelmes
They may be out of stock at Aldi, but Lidl have them in stock next week, for £1 more. Just in case you can't figure out how to change the strimmer line, you need 8m of 2mm line. Search Youtube for instructions how to change the Stihl strimmer line, the Einhell is very similar in design. You pinch in the inner casing near the slit holes to release each side of the top, and then remove. The inner cartridge is a dual cassette. I found it easier to do by removing the bottom half of the strimmer shaft (as it was packed when you bought it) - much less clumsy than having the engine part still attached! BTW, the ability to divide the strimmer in to 2 halves is really useful for carrying it in my car.

Is the Lidl one a better make?
#20
As far as I can tell, despite the different branding, it seems the same.
#21
I bought one yesterday used it for two hours ploughed thro lots of branches easy then I let it cool down in between using it and I then could not get it to start again at all I think I might be taking it back today
#22
Anyone any idea/experience with using a meatier strimmer filament than 2.0 mm - how about 2.4 anyone please? Previously with other strimmers I have noticed that the thicker filaments last longer by not breaking off/wearing through so quickly.
#23
I have taken mine back. The instructions were extremely difficult to follow and the pictures too small.. It took a few of us and a whole afternoon to work them out and put it together. Then as soon as we put it on the harness, the harness snapped (the little red straps). and we are unable to fix it, hence the reason I had to take it back.
#24
Has anyone a copy of the manual for this item we have mislaid ours?
#25
Just bought one today 20.6.15 from Aldi in Cambridge.
Excellent price £69.99

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