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I have been looking for a cheap strimmer for ages! Perfect for a small garden.

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#1
Looks like delivery is £5
#2
Might not last very long but for £10! Plus Quidco at 3.5% collect and reserve... £9.64 even better!
#3
"you can't go wrong"

You can if you shave with it!
#4
I'd beg to differ that "you can't go wrong". Maybe this model is fine but I've had one where the strimmer wire kept snapping and you spend 90% of the time trying to feed more wire through. It would have been quicker using nail clippers!
#5
wow! Cheaper than their cheapest edging shears! If the cord keep snapping just use barbed wire :whistling:
#6
Just reserved, bargain
#7
Good deal.
Have ordered.
2 Likes #8
Talking of ways you can go wrong, In my youth i decided to put my finger in the way of the wire at full speed to see if it would hurt...it did, alot! :oops:

Just so you know, It wasnt a weird one off thing either, I used to put my hand in pretty much any fan I could find, just to see if it would chop my hand off. Sick i know, but I am over that phase now and came through it with both hands and 10 fingers in tact :-D
#9
I bought one of these last week and it works really well for the price.

Be aware that the power cord on it is only a few metres long so you will have to buy a decent extension cable to go with it.
#10
Had one of these a year or two back - pain to change / extend the wire, also don't think it even lasted the summer before I had to go out and buy a decent one instead, personally I wouldn't bother with one of these - if you are going to buy one - pay the extra and just remind yourself you got a £10 discount because you didn't buy this first!!!
#11
PennysMakePounds
Talking of ways you can go wrong, In my youth i decided to put my finger in the way of the wire at full speed to see if it would hurt...it did, alot! :oops:

Just so you know, It wasnt a weird one off thing either, I used to put my hand in pretty much any fan I could find, just to see if it would chop my hand off. Sick i know, but I am over that phase now and came through it with both hands and 10 fingers in tact :-D


I can't help but wonder what happened to your thumbs :whistling:
#12
seen this on t.v
#13
They do a simlar one in Homebase, not bad if you're strapped for cash but keep an eye out at B&Q as they often have brand ones free with certain mowers
#14
PennysMakePounds
Talking of ways you can go wrong, In my youth i decided to put my finger in the way of the wire at full speed to see if it would hurt...it did, alot! :oops:

Just so you know, It wasnt a weird one off thing either, I used to put my hand in pretty much any fan I could find, just to see if it would chop my hand off. Sick i know, but I am over that phase now and came through it with both hands and 10 fingers in tact :-D


:thinking:

WTF?!
#15
Saw one in TESCO - the POWERFORCE brand (their own) for about the same price.
Have a POWERFORCE drill and sander which seem O.K. for the price and DIY applications.
#16
These cheapo strimmers and lawn mowers are a false economy,you have to pull out the cord every minute or so unless the lawn is like a billiard table..........buy a black and decker at your local boot sale for around 2 or 3 quid.........test it while you are there for 50p.........job done............if you use a plastic cable tie (one at a time) instead of the strimmer cord they will cut thru flesh too
#17
Haddas
Might not last very long but for £10! Plus Quidco at 3.5% collect and reserve... £9.64 even better!


most of b&q's own brand stuff is actually black and decker or flymo my leaf blower had flymo stamped on it

also the green own brand stuff basically has a lifetime warranty

ive taken my pressure washer back 3 times well over 12 months old as long as it's there own brand they just replace it no receipt or questions
#18
Wednesday is blue rinse brigade/grab a granny day in B&Q, whereby if you are/know someone over 60 (with proof of age) they will get 10% discount in most things in store.
#19
I got one free with a lawn mower a few years back, black and decker. Was all good until I plugged it in and the only thing I could strim was the carpet as the cord was 2 metres long.
#20
mini0ne
most of b&q's own brand stuff is actually black and decker or flymo my leaf blower had flymo stamped on it

also the green own brand stuff basically has a lifetime warranty

ive taken my pressure washer back 3 times well over 12 months old as long as it's there own brand they just replace it no receipt or questions


Was your pressure washer a Macallister by any chance as these come with a 3 year warranty. As for taking something back without a receipt, those days are long gone as the policy has changed. No receipt, no refund or replacement.
#21
I'm on the negative side as well, I've bought something like this and it wouldn't trim anything more than a few blades of grass. I decided to pay a bit more for a decent one, and it works a whole load better.
#22
PhilTop
Was your pressure washer a Macallister by any chance as these come with a 3 year warranty. As for taking something back without a receipt, those days are long gone as the policy has changed. No receipt, no refund or replacement.


That's actually against your statutory rights you don't need a receipt you need proof of purchase this could be a bank statement showing you bought it for xx price to demand a receipt is unlawful
#23
Off topic but please do check for sleeping hedgehogs before you strim - they are currently a protected species and their numbers are crashing. Thank you :)
#24
clayts
Off topic but please do check for sleeping hedgehogs before you strim - they are currently a protected species and their numbers are crashing. Thank you :)
But grey squirrels are fair game, amirite?
#25
PennysMakePounds
Talking of ways you can go wrong, In my youth i decided to put my finger in the way of the wire at full speed to see if it would hurt...it did, alot! :oops:

Just so you know, It wasnt a weird one off thing either, I used to put my hand in pretty much any fan I could find, just to see if it would chop my hand off. Sick i know, but I am over that phase now and came through it with both hands and 10 fingers in tact :-D


Have you tried this on a helicopter rotor blade yet? if not, you clearly must be a bit of a wimp....
#26
Wouldn't bother with this thing, you spend more time changing the strimming cable than you do actually 'strimming' - However worth reading this all for 'PennysmakesPounds' quote

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