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Petrol strimmer

Seems to be around £98 elsewhere

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#1
good deal.....though unless you get a stihl petrol trimmer you are in for a life of hell......i have a ryobi one and its ok saved by the battery start as the cord start has never really worked that well and now refuses to work after 3 years moderate use...luckily battery start still works
#2
royals
good deal.....though unless you get a stihl petrol trimmer you are in for a life of hell......i have a ryobi one and its ok saved by the battery start as the cord start has never really worked that well and now refuses to work after 3 years moderate use...luckily battery start still works


My McCulloch which I purchased second hand off ebay for £3 is still going strong three years on and starts very easily. As long as you get the oil/petrol mixture correct and clean filters etc then you really shouldn't have huge problems. Perhaps problems is unique to Ryobi?
#3
i think McCullock & Ryobi are the same strimmers badged
#4
thanks!! reserved

WEED DEATH MACHINE
#5
Some dude came to cut my grass a week ago and he had one of these....Strimmer did a really good job.
#6
good deal price wise, this tool is ok as long as you never have a go with a better one, or you will feel permanently dissatisfied with it
1 Like #7
Fantastic, just the thing for my girlfriend
#8
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#9
HOT - reserved for store pickup 8)
#10
If you need a petrol strimmer, then this isn't up to the job. Just a toy really.
#11
brought from Tesco last week for alot more

HEAT ADDED
#12
Don't do it. I had one. Terrible starter. Awful.

I struggled with it for about 3 years. In the end I bought a Stihl. Starts first pull, tick over without a problem. Identical petrol mix as used in the toy of this thread.
#13
How big are your gardens and how much do you want to annoy your neighbours ? . I have a Wickes electric strimmer, does the same job a lot cheaper and without the decibells
#14
Take it from a city & guilds qualified groundsman that this is a good machine those comparing it to a stihl have clearly not read the discription which is grass trimmer. Stihl make brushcutters. i have owned a trimac 210 for over 5 years with no probs engines are good usually husquvarna who are the parent company of mc culloch. for all the doubting thomas,s on here husquvarna make motorcycles as well as garden equiptment and have a good rep for reliability.
#15
cheers mate
#16
Hot. We've had ours for 7 years, and it's performed great, never needing any more maintenance than line refils. Starts reliably on 3rd pull from cold, or 1st when warm. For general garden use more than powerful enough, way better than the weedy (!) electric one it replaced.
#17
sharkmark
royals
good deal.....though unless you get a stihl petrol trimmer you are in for a life of hell......i have a ryobi one and its ok saved by the battery start as the cord start has never really worked that well and now refuses to work after 3 years moderate use...luckily battery start still works


My McCulloch which I purchased second hand off ebay for £3 is still going strong three years on and starts very easily. As long as you get the oil/petrol mixture correct and clean filters etc then you really shouldn't have huge problems. Perhaps problems is unique to Ryobi?


lol....

Stihl are much better than Ryobi are much better than McCullock
#18
cheshire_carper
Don't do it. I had one. Terrible starter. Awful.

I struggled with it for about 3 years. In the end I bought a Stihl. Starts first pull, tick over without a problem. Identical petrol mix as used in the toy of this thread.


agreed Stihl are the best but expensive.....ryobi are cheaper but get one with a battery start and expand it (useful)
#19
BigPhil
How big are your gardens and how much do you want to annoy your neighbours ? . I have a Wickes electric strimmer, does the same job a lot cheaper and without the decibells


if you have a small garden they are fine and some are fine for edging but they are useless for bigger gardens and take alot longer to cut and struggle with any anything over 2 in, unlike petrol ones.....ive had 2 electric - bosh and B&D (not cheap ones either), 1 bosch rechargeable battery (useless!!), a ryobi petrol which is fine (tiler and hedge trimmer attachments are pretty good - got mine cheap)

when my ryobi packs up ill get a Stihl
#20
welsh ham
Take it from a city & guilds qualified groundsman that this is a good machine those comparing it to a stihl have clearly not read the discription which is grass trimmer. Stihl make brushcutters. i have owned a trimac 210 for over 5 years with no probs engines are good usually husquvarna who are the parent company of mc culloch. for all the doubting thomas,s on here husquvarna make motorcycles as well as garden equiptment and have a good rep for reliability.



lol.....took me 1 sec to find...embarassed?

http://www.worldofpower.co.uk/stihl-fs50-27-2cc-petrol-grass-trimmer.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=GoogleShopping&utm_campaign=googlebase


Edited By: royals on Jun 08, 2011 03:14
#21
Seen this and did not get it as it did not get a good review from customers .. went for the spear and jackson which comes with a harness, oil and mixing bottle for a tenner more in argos also on offer!! purely down to customer reviews.
#22
starsky1970s
Seen this and did not get it as it did not get a good review from customers .. went for the spear and jackson which comes with a harness, oil and mixing bottle for a tenner more in argos also on offer!! purely down to customer reviews.


Excellent, thanks for pointing that out! - had just reserved the McCulloch but luckily the store still had a Spear & Jackson left too (730/0947).

Specs / accessories definitely look better for the S&J; slightly heavier but the harness should help with that. Also a 2 year manufacturer's warranty.
#23
I bought this last year (similar offer) and found that this is a pile of rubbish (sorry OP)
#24
Qualcast petrol one is only £66.66 down from £99.99 at Argos too. Anyone have reviews on that at all please?
#25
jockscot1
Qualcast petrol one is only £66.66 down from £99.99 at Argos too. Anyone have reviews on that at all please?

+1
#26
@ royals why should i be embarased?. by using the term of brushcutter what i was clearly trying to illistrate was the fact stihl manufacture for the trade market hence my discription of they,re product as brushcutters where as mc culloch are a domestic market brand. no one is disputing that stihl machines are better quality but this comes at a high price.for most people in suburban homes the mc culloch will suffice and provide excellent service at an extremely low price.however for larger areas or commercial use the stihl would be recomended. to be fair i have put a link to husquvarnas equivalent of the stihl that you consider the holy grail of trimmers http://www.husqvarna.com/uk/homeowner/products/trimmers/122c/
#27
ukdealee
starsky1970s
Seen this and did not get it as it did not get a good review from customers .. went for the spear and jackson which comes with a harness, oil and mixing bottle for a tenner more in argos also on offer!! purely down to customer reviews.


Excellent, thanks for pointing that out! - had just reserved the McCulloch but luckily the store still had a Spear & Jackson left too (730/0947).

Specs / accessories definitely look better for the S&J; slightly heavier but the harness should help with that. Also a 2 year manufacturer's warranty.


Nothing against the product but these powered tools are branded and are not made nor sold by Spear and Jackson.
#28
Can these (particularly the S&J) be used for edging the lawn too?
#29
Greg5
jockscot1
Qualcast petrol one is only £66.66 down from £99.99 at Argos too. Anyone have reviews on that at all please?


+1

Well there are seven reviews on the Argos site for a start - and from people who've actually bought that model rather than offering general views on this brand or that. Probably better than hoping someone who owns the Qualcast is reading the thread? (And if they are then presumably it's broken down!)

AD959
Nothing against the product but these powered tools are branded and are not made nor sold by Spear and Jackson.

Guessed they were just using the name, but 80-odd reviews and a two-year warranty is reassuring, even if I live to regret it!

Plus it doesn't sound like an epilator for Scottish people, which can't be said for the McCulloch Trim Mac 250.
1 Like #30
I have had one of these for 3 years and it is a swine to start...yes I know about correct petrol/oil mix clean filters etc. but its still a swine...... Sometimes I give up and get the shears out.
#31
Reserved - THANK YOU!
#32
1 in Store at Weston Super Mare. HOT
#33
http://www.mowermagic.co.uk/acatalog/mctrimmacls_large.jpg
#34
Had a McCullough petrol lawnmower for 5 years with no problems, only changed oil once!
#35
smithysufc
Had a McCullough petrol lawnmower for 5 years with no problems, only changed oil once!


Sorry but that is no guarantee of quality/reliablity of this strimmer.
Your lawnmower has 4 stroke engine this strimmer is 2 stroke, completely different.

I regret buying this strimmer, please read my previous comment. Buyer beware
#36
welsh ham
Take it from a city & guilds qualified groundsman that this is a good machine those comparing it to a stihl have clearly not read the discription which is grass trimmer. Stihl make brushcutters. i have owned a trimac 210 for over 5 years with no probs engines are good usually husquvarna who are the parent company of mc culloch. for all the doubting thomas,s on here husquvarna make motorcycles as well as garden equiptment and have a good rep for reliability.
ctiy and guilds qualified im i supposed to be impressed?

Edited By: seanjames on Jun 08, 2011 12:33
#37
seanjames
welsh ham
Take it from a city & guilds qualified groundsman that this is a good machine those comparing it to a stihl have clearly not read the discription which is grass trimmer. Stihl make brushcutters. i have owned a trimac 210 for over 5 years with no probs engines are good usually husquvarna who are the parent company of mc culloch. for all the doubting thomas,s on here husquvarna make motorcycles as well as garden equiptment and have a good rep for reliability.

ctiy and guilds qualified im i supposed to be impressed?


Seanjames...That is a very unkind thing to say!

Edited By: Thermal Rider on Jun 08, 2011 12:46
#38
Thermal Rider
seanjames
welsh ham
Take it from a city & guilds qualified groundsman that this is a good machine those comparing it to a stihl have clearly not read the discription which is grass trimmer. Stihl make brushcutters. i have owned a trimac 210 for over 5 years with no probs engines are good usually husquvarna who are the parent company of mc culloch. for all the doubting thomas,s on here husquvarna make motorcycles as well as garden equiptment and have a good rep for reliability.
ctiy and guilds qualified im i supposed to be impressed?

Seanjames...That is a very unkind thing to say!
wasnt meant to be unkind whats wrong with just being a groundsman?
#39
seanjames
Thermal Rider
seanjames
welsh ham
Take it from a city & guilds qualified groundsman that this is a good machine those comparing it to a stihl have clearly not read the discription which is grass trimmer. Stihl make brushcutters. i have owned a trimac 210 for over 5 years with no probs engines are good usually husquvarna who are the parent company of mc culloch. for all the doubting thomas,s on here husquvarna make motorcycles as well as garden equiptment and have a good rep for reliability.

ctiy and guilds qualified im i supposed to be impressed?


Seanjames...That is a very unkind thing to say!

wasnt meant to be unkind whats wrong with just being a groundsman?

Nothing at all, being a groundsman is a very worthwhile profession, you were unkindly deriding his City and Guild qualifications.
#40
Hi I have just bought a house with a very big garden. The grass has been left for months and is very VERY long. Would this be any good? If not what would anyone with any knowledge (Welsh Ham) recommend.
Thanks

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