52cc Petrol Grass Strimmer / Brush Cutter / Trimmer - 2.2KW 3HP £64.94 @ sgs-engineering.com
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52cc Petrol Grass Strimmer / Brush Cutter / Trimmer - 2.2KW 3HP £64.94 @ sgs-engineering.com

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Found 26th May 2015
Came across this petrol driven Strimmer/ Cutter when i was looking for a strimmer. Looks good for the specs.They are based in Derby and provide a 2 year warranty, which is good.

There is also a 25cc one for the same price here
sgs-engineering.com/gar…mer

They also have chainsaws that look cheap.

EDIT: Next day delivery is free when you order more than £50.

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Must be chinese, the advert seems to make most of that it has a NGK spark plug!. Not voting.

Everythings made in China these days.Even top names -get real.

monitor1

Everythings made in China these days.Even top names -get real.



I know that, if I was going to buy it I would be cautious and do some research. As I said I find it odd that they make the biggest splash about the spark plug.
ps. I got real years ago, that is why I posted.
Edited by: "compadre" 26th May 2015

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compadre

I know that, if I was going to buy it I would be cautious and do some … I know that, if I was going to buy it I would be cautious and do some research. As I said I find it odd that they make the biggest splash about the spark plug.ps. I got real years ago, that is why I posted.


Yes, i too believe it should be some generic Chinese engine. I am sure you cannot compare it to Honda engines, but they cost multiple times of this anyway. Their webpage looks comprehensive with quite a wide range of items and also looks like they pay UK VAT. The 2 year warranty was the one that got me in. I have ordered one, will give you an update on the quality tomorrow when it arrives.

maverik_77

Yes, i too believe it should be some generic Chinese engine. I am sure … Yes, i too believe it should be some generic Chinese engine. I am sure you cannot compare it to Honda engines, but they cost multiple times of this anyway. Their webpage looks comprehensive with quite a wide range of items and also looks like they pay UK VAT. The 2 year warranty was the one that got me in. I have ordered one, will give you an update on the quality tomorrow when it arrives.



I agree that it looks a good site. Hope all goes well, happy strimming-if thats possible!!

Edited by: "compadre" 26th May 2015

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compadre

I agree that it looks a good site. Hope all goes well, happy strimming-if … I agree that it looks a good site. Hope all goes well, happy strimming-if thats possible!!


Their return policy given in the website looks ok. Hopefully they honor it in case of issues.

bought something similar from. mj-tools last yr. had a few problems with it, service support was first class. they repaired it and returned it.
started first time on Sat after not using it for 6 months. there are niggly things not good about it but for the money I can't complain.
looking at the manual for your deal I'd say it was written by the same company.

THIS

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACTECMAX-PETROL-GARDEN-GRASS-BRUSH-CUTTER-STRIMMER-TRIMMER-52CC-/181142248849?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2a2ceb5d91

Is the only strimmer you'll ever need.
It's as chinese as it gets, but in a good way
Voted hot, this looks like the same kind of thing.

These are actually very good strimmers, have ridiculous power - am yet to rev this all the way to it's peak for fear of taking off
Edited by: "robo989" 26th May 2015

I have purchased from SGS Engineering in the past.

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER!

Great company to deal with, thank you SGS

Just in case you guy's missed it, it has a NGK spark plug.

Great component for a go kart

As a heavy domestic user of power tools including brush cutters and strimmers, stick to something like the Stihl FS40. I know its more than twice the price, but it will last a whole lot longer that some Chinese stuff.

I have used Kawasaki, Ryobi, McCulloch, Stihl etc and for me its Stihl every time for quality, longevity, performance and safety. Plus there is usually a Stihl dealer within 30 minutes drive of most UK mainland locations, spares are plentiful etc.


dothedealnow

As a heavy domestic user of power tools including brush cutters and … As a heavy domestic user of power tools including brush cutters and strimmers, stick to something like the Stihl FS40. I know its more than twice the price, but it will last a whole lot longer that some Chinese stuff.I have used Kawasaki, Ryobi, McCulloch, Stihl etc and for me its Stihl every time for quality, longevity, performance and safety. Plus there is usually a Stihl dealer within 30 minutes drive of most UK mainland locations, spares are plentiful etc.


You are right but you do to have weigh up how often you use these type of tools, for instance i need to sort out my small jungle of a back garden and this would be ideal as it would cost me around £39 to hire out a makita brushcutter from my local tool hire place. For my use it just doesn't make sense for me to spend over double for something that may hardly get used as i hate gardening and even worse to have a more expensive bit of kit just collecting dust in the shed.
Edited by: "floopie" 26th May 2015

May be too Chinese but for this price and 2 years guarantee + free next day delivery this is as hot as it can get!

Obviously is not for professionals so there is no point to compare it with Stihl and other top, much more expensive, brands and if you need to compare it with something you could use all the crappy flymos and Bosch electric ones which I am still not sure why people still buy them.

StasKo

May be too Chinese but for this price and 2 years guarantee + free next … May be too Chinese but for this price and 2 years guarantee + free next day delivery this is as hot as it can get! Obviously is not for professionals so there is no point to compare it with Stihl and other top, much more expensive, brands and if you need to compare it with something you could use all the crappy flymos and Bosch electric ones which I am still not sure why people still buy them.


I'll tell you why people buy them. They are either under informed as to what they need, or, all they need is something to tidy round the straggly edges. I have 2 petrol Strummer's but by the time you have sorted it out -petrol/oil/starting it is often easier just to get out the rechargeable. If I have let the garden go a bit then the petrol may get called into action.

This looks good as I need to get a strimmer. I can go to collect it in Derby too.

I don't really need petrol though, so if anyone knows of a great electric one that would be as good as this deal, please post your recommendation.

I've not bought this particular one, but I have bought 2 from eBay sellers that are obviously from the same Chinese source. They're great for the price while they're working. However, the first thing to note is that they usually need twice as much two stoke oil in the fuel mixture, which is fair indication of engine quality or lack it. The engine vibrates like hell, so much so that screws and bolts quickly work loose. On the first, this caused the carburettor to shake loose giving the engine a lean mixture. The engined then rapidly overheated and seized. On the second, the pull start mechanism locked up. I fitted a replacement, but the bloody thing will no longer start. Pretty sure it's a carburettor issue, but I've lost interest in it.

If you don't have to pay the return postage under warranty repairs, then this isn't a bad deal. However, don't expect hassle free usage and for it to have a long life.

Cheap engine for R/C.

I have got a similar one and it's quite powerful but consequently the fuel use will be higher. Good deal and heated.

kalico

This looks good as I need to get a strimmer. I can go to collect it in … This looks good as I need to get a strimmer. I can go to collect it in Derby too. I don't really need petrol though, so if anyone knows of a great electric one that would be as good as this deal, please post your recommendation.


Try this one maybe?
hotukdeals.com/dea…141

Bought a ryobi 4 stroke 190 quid lasted 14month would not start. Took it to my local dealer wanted 140 quid to fix ryobi did not want to know. Told me it was out of warranty

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Reading through the sgs website found that they are selling Carburettor, ignition coil and pull starter separately which has given me little more confidence on the life of the strimmer. But as some have said if the engine vibrates and shakes all bolts off, nothing would be of use. Fingers crossed.
Carburettor £15.31 - http://www.sgs-engineering.com/replacement-carburettor-for-52cc-strimmer
Ignition Coil £7.32 - http://www.sgs-engineering.com/replacement-ignition-coil-for-52cc-brush-cutter-strimmer
Pull starter £6.96 - sgs-engineering.com/rep…mer
Edited by: "maverik_77" 27th May 2015

Thing is doesn't really matter about the quality as you're buying from UK company (as long as they stay trading of course) they're giving a 2 year warranty & there's always soga if needed or buy 2 on credit card, sell one & you've got cover from the card too.

As for bolts, tbh I always make a point of quickly checking bolts on the mower before use, it's not hard rakes seconds allowing something to get loose & fall apart you really have to take "some" responsibility for that (not tightening engine bolts etc but the other bits & bobs)

You always get horror stories of x brand then y brand. No company has 100% & maybe cost/benefit this is worth a punt....

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Rich44

Thing is doesn't really matter about the quality as you're buying from UK … Thing is doesn't really matter about the quality as you're buying from UK company (as long as they stay trading of course) they're giving a 2 year warranty & there's always soga if needed or buy 2 on credit card, sell one & you've got cover from the card too. As for bolts, tbh I always make a point of quickly checking bolts on the mower before use, it's not hard rakes seconds allowing something to get loose & fall apart you really have to take "some" responsibility for that (not tightening engine bolts etc but the other bits & bobs) You always get horror stories of x brand then y brand. No company has 100% & maybe cost/benefit this is worth a punt....


Yes, 2 year warranty is good.
On the bolt getting loose, i should have been clear, i meant the machine loosening the bolts by ripping the threads off due to heavy vibration.
As u said if it is just loose due to usage, tightening is the responsibility of the user.

I just came back to this thread, when looking at the reviews of this, the 5 in 1 and a chainsaw most of the reviews were on the same day, 19/11/2014. Bon chance, I am sure you will have no problems.

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compadre

I just came back to this thread, when looking at the reviews of this, the … I just came back to this thread, when looking at the reviews of this, the 5 in 1 and a chainsaw most of the reviews were on the same day, 19/11/2014. Bon chance, I am sure you will have no problems.


That is a good spot. That being said the item arrived today. Looks like it is well built and heavy. The fit and finish also looks better than what i expected. All bolts are allen key driven and the Brush Cutter disc looks bigger than i expected and could do some damage.
I am yet to assemble it and start as i am working. Will give it a go in the evening, usage would be if weather permits (BBC weather shows rain ).

maverik_77

That is a good spot. That being said the item arrived today. Looks like … That is a good spot. That being said the item arrived today. Looks like it is well built and heavy. The fit and finish also looks better than what i expected. All bolts are allen key driven and the Brush Cutter disc looks bigger than i expected and could do some damage. I am yet to assemble it and start as i am working. Will give it a go in the evening, usage would be if weather permits (BBC weather shows rain ).


Great, no reason why it should not be as good as any other, and at least there may be some support behind it, mind you if its heavy you may need some support behind you!

Seems like a good deal - I just paid £99 for a strimmer/brush cutter from Aldi with a 3 yr warranty. Japanese build too.
Edited by: "justthinking" 27th May 2015

You get what you pay for, I bought a nail gun from them it was described as quality UK engineering which it certainly isn't as I say for the money it's ok but don't expect anything other than Chinese quality , as a British engineer making parts in metal every day I can't compete price wise but quality is another matter

I wouldn't bother. The time effort and money you will need to replace broken bits it's just not worth it. I had a Chinese one which needed several replacement parts and repairs over just 6 uses. The head smashed to bits and was £25 to replace. The guard twisted round and the blade tore through it. The 2 year guarantee won't cover wear and tear, and you will get a lot of that going on. Brush cutters are unfortunately one of those things you need to pay £250 plus for a decent make.

If you must get a cheap brushcutter, then I recommend using fully synthetic oil to ensure the engine doesn't wear out pronto, and to prevent smoking.

Have a Stihl FS100 now which is 1000 times better.

I would urge anyone considering a cheap petrol strimmers/brush cutters to give some thought to one of these amazon.co.uk/Ryo…ter
Its a bit more expensive than this or another low end petrol version but consider whether you really need petrol power, these cheap 2 stroke engines can be a real pain, particularly when not new and/or not used regularly, if you're the kind of person that only wants to use one a few times a year then the slight annoyance of the cable may be more than offset by not having to worry about starting issues, fuel, oil etc, they're cheaper to run, quieter, they dont get hot. This one is 1000w, nothing like the little electric ones you usually think of, which while less powerful than the 52cc strimmer here is more powerful than the 26cc one, and is plenty for most tasks (including cutting through thick brambles). Obviously its not going to be much use if you're a professional user or if you need to be far away from mains power but if you are an occasional home user then this and a 50m extension lead would be plenty for all but the biggest gardens. Feel free to disagree, im not going to post that one as a deal because thats the usual price.

I would rate Ryobi on par with cheap chinese junk tbh. Example : youtube.com/wat…U0I

Taken a punt on this and should arrive tomorrow, aslong as it clears my jungle i'll be happy enough as i can't justify spending a few hundred notes on something better. A tip for people is to use threadlock on the bolts and check for tightness often.

I ordered this one yesterday, it arrived this morning and I strummed the "meadow" out front (last cut over a year ago, oops) this afternoon. Very impressed with it so far. Confidence is high for attacking the bramble patch at the back (twice the size of the front) with the blade supplied.

I've made the mistake of buying complete dog **** like this before. False economy don't do it.

brooky_agn

I've made the mistake of buying complete dog **** like this before. False … I've made the mistake of buying complete dog **** like this before. False economy don't do it.


If it looks like a pile of junk and the components are crappy i'll not hesitate to send it back for a refund but i'm not expecting "pro gear" though tbh considering the price.

Engine wise I totally agree but there's much less to go wrong with an electric motor, which was basically my whole point.

Shengis

I would rate Ryobi on par with cheap chinese junk tbh. Example : … I would rate Ryobi on par with cheap chinese junk tbh. Example : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukAiLJAwU0I



Edited by: "Mrdom" 27th May 2015

I've had Ryobi expandit kit for years and is so far trouble free.....buy cheap, as all this type of stuff goes wrong and is designed to be throw away. I mean seriously, it is 64 quid. it would cost you a tenner for a brushcutter blade, so 54 quid for a head unit is cheap and people are whining about the possible quality. If I didn't have enough kit I would snap this up. if you get a season out of it its a bargain.

Bought one but cant see where you put the oil in....










































Joking aside though the engine has a lot of torque twist going on when you hit the accelerator. Quite a surprise as i'm used to using a weedy stihl at work that wont go through **** (I think our old Ryobi was actually better till it seized up...). Actually looks quite well made, will chuck the BC head on later and attack the pampas grass to see if its any good.
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