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Qualcast Petrol Grass Trimmer - 29.9CC £79.99 down from £119.99 @ Argos (C&C)

£79.99 @ Argos
This deal is for a petrol grass trimmer from argos. I had a bit of a look around homebase, b&q etc and came across this one. I'm sure its not the greatest product in the world but hopefully it'l… Read More
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1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago
This deal is for a petrol grass trimmer from argos. I had a bit of a look around homebase, b&q etc and came across this one. I'm sure its not the greatest product in the world but hopefully it'll do my job. It appears to be £40 cheaper in argos than it is elsewhere (homebase and amazon at least).

The description from argos is:

The 29.9cc Qualcast petrol grass trimmer is a multi-functional must have for any gardener. Lightweight, low vibration and a soft grip 2 handled design makes this grass trimmer comfortable and easy to use.

All Qualcast garden power products and pressure washers include a FREE 2 year guarantee when bought from Argos. So whether it is a lawnmower that you use weekly or a hedge trimmer that you use occasionally, you have the peace of mind that with Qualcast, the product is built to last.

Dedicated support service - 01904 727500, 7 days a week UK based technical support! free collection and delivery of your product if we need to repair it- making sure you only have to miss it for one weekend. Online support and spares department.
Model number: CDB30A.
Features:

2 stroke 29.9cc engine.
Cutting width 40cm.
Bump feed - requires you to tap the head on the ground to release more line.
Dual line feed - ideal for overgrown areas.
Safety guard .
Additional extra strong line for cutting in tough conditions.
Anti vibration system - minimises vibrations allowing you to work more efficiently.
General information:
Weight 4.9kg.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
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#1
Qualcast is argos own brand so you won't find it any where else, unless Homebase have a few left after they were bought out. From what's been said on here the stuff is supposed to be ok but don't think it's the qualcast of old it's just a licensed name now.
#2
Correct - qualcast today has no comparison to the old company except to say it is infinitely worse and it was never all that to begin with.

Still price is good so may be reasonable value.
#3
I am after a petrol trimmer - would this one be better?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/52CC-PETROL-STRIMMER-GARDEN-GRASS-BRUSH-CUTTER-TRIMMER-TWO-STROKE-OIL-MORE-/281446501870?hash=item418784cdee:g:yqwAAOSwO~hXH3j~
edit - link won't work - but it is £92 parker make 52CC PETROL STRIMMER GARDEN GRASS BRUSH CUTTER TRIMMER + TWO STROKE OIL + MORE


Edited By: matthat on May 11, 2017 10:30
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matthat
I am after a petrol trimmer - would this one be better?http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/52CC-PETROL-STRIMMER-GARDEN-GRASS-BRUSH-CUTTER-TRIMMER-TWO-STROKE-OIL-MORE-/281446501870?hash=item418784cdee:g:yqwAAOSwO~hXH3j~
edit - link won't work - but it is £92 parker make 52CC PETROL STRIMMER GARDEN GRASS BRUSH CUTTER TRIMMER + TWO STROKE OIL + MORE


Buy a second hand Stihl if you can find one on Ebay as most probably won't post out. You should be able to get one for the kind of money you have, and avoid the bent shaft strimmers like the plague!
Straight shaft runs with a solid bar and a gearbox, bent shaft is a speedo cable and requires stripping down & lubricating every season if you want it to last.
The cheapest Stihl straight shaft is £200 brand new, so you should be able to find a good used one for around £100, and it will last you a lifetime - not just a couple of seasons !
#5
Just been using one,They are excellent i paid £40 last year for one from Sainsburys it was a mistake should have been £79-99p.
#6
Cutting edge :-)
#7
Thoughtful
matthat
I am after a petrol trimmer - would this one be better?http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/52CC-PETROL-STRIMMER-GARDEN-GRASS-BRUSH-CUTTER-TRIMMER-TWO-STROKE-OIL-MORE-/281446501870?hash=item418784cdee:g:yqwAAOSwO~hXH3j~
edit - link won't work - but it is £92 parker make 52CC PETROL STRIMMER GARDEN GRASS BRUSH CUTTER TRIMMER + TWO STROKE OIL + MORE
Buy a second hand Stihl if you can find one on Ebay as most probably won't post out. You should be able to get one for the kind of money you have, and avoid the bent shaft strimmers like the plague!
Straight shaft runs with a solid bar and a gearbox, bent shaft is a speedo cable and requires stripping down & lubricating every season if you want it to last.
The cheapest Stihl straight shaft is £200 brand new, so you should be able to find a good used one for around £100, and it will last you a lifetime - not just a couple of seasons !
great advice - thanks
#9
Parkers are quite good. I know a gardener who has used one for 2 year before it broke. And he uses the pruner and trimmer attachment lots too.

Remember you need to add a 2stroke oil at the correct ratio to the petrol too.

And brand new units sometimes require a fiddle with the mixture screw, as they aren't set up too good at the factory.
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Overprices Junk get yourself one of these had one for 3 years now use it twice a month no issues , much cheaper more powerful too

http://www.sgs-engineering.com/garden-tools/strimmers/sst520-52cc-petrol-strimmer
#11
zombrex
Overprices Junk get yourself one of these had one for 3 years now use it twice a month no issues , much cheaper more powerful toohttp://www.sgs-engineering.com/garden-tools/strimmers/sst520-52cc-petrol-strimmer

Would this be any good for edging my garden - not sure what the correct term is. Just after something that will create a nice edge up against the drive.
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bob_regis
zombrex
Overprices Junk get yourself one of these had one for 3 years now use it twice a month no issues , much cheaper more powerful toohttp://www.sgs-engineering.com/garden-tools/strimmers/sst520-52cc-petrol-strimmer
Would this be any good for edging my garden - not sure what the correct term is. Just after something that will create a nice edge up against the drive.

Yes you can use it to edge fine it has a guard
#13
eslick
Qualcast is argos own brand so you won't find it any where else, unless Homebase have a few left after they were bought out. From what's been said on here the stuff is supposed to be ok but don't think it's the qualcast of old it's just a licensed name now.


Where have we heard that before? Karrimor
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r401caw
eslick
Qualcast is argos own brand so you won't find it any where else, unless Homebase have a few left after they were bought out. From what's been said on here the stuff is supposed to be ok but don't think it's the qualcast of old it's just a licensed name now.
Where have we heard that before? Karrimor
Blaupunkt used to be a quality brand too, now it's been sold and the name used to dress up budget TVs. On the other hand I have some Karrimor stuff and it's okay for what you pay and we all go through stages in life with varying fortunes, budget TVs wouldn't exist if there wasn't a market for them, horses for courses. Not exactly sure what point I'm trying to make here, just agreeing with the previous post. :)
#15
Latest is Goodmans with b&m
Still just Chinese generic stuff at the end of the day.

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