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Challenge 250 Watt Basic Grass Strimmer - £8.31 @ Argos !
Challenge 250 Watt Basic Grass Strimmer - £8.31 @ Argos !

Challenge 250 Watt Basic Grass Strimmer - £8.31 @ Argos !

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Good price for a basic strimmer .

Electric corder grass trimmer.
250 watt.
Cutting width 24cm.
Bump feed.
Cable length 6m.
Weight 2kg.

11 Comments

I urge people not to waste their hard-earned on cheap power tools - a false economy, hence voted cold.

moob;2526656

I urge people not to waste their hard-earned on cheap power tools - a … I urge people not to waste their hard-earned on cheap power tools - a false economy, hence voted cold.

Sorry edi but have to second this, had one similar to this and it lasted about 6 months.

for 8 quid you can always buy another and still save money over a year then!

With this cheap junk, you'll certainly spend more time sorting out the line feed than strimming...fffffrrrrreeeEEEEEZING.

HankMcSpank;2528458

With this cheap junk, you'll certainly spend more time sorting out the … With this cheap junk, you'll certainly spend more time sorting out the line feed than strimming...fffffrrrrreeeEEEEEZING.



Spend your cash on a petrol strimmer or brush cutter.

I've got a similar cheap one. If it's for use on a very overgrown lawn (really lazy I know) it works well (don't even bother taking the mower out!) but anything slightly lignified like blackberries etc the line keeps breaking. Overall for £8 what more do you want? OK as long as it's used for grass- Voted hot.

A few people saying "don't buy this", is there something better that is not too expensive, i could do with a new one.

Thanks

Steve

stevec59;2529727

A few people saying "don't buy this", is there something better that is … A few people saying "don't buy this", is there something better that is not too expensive, i could do with a new one.ThanksSteve



Depends on how much you're willing to spend. As a rule, I would always put a figure on how much I want to spend on a power tool, then add 20% to it. That way you will usually get something that is worthwhile.

Buying these kinda power tools really is false economy, because they last next to no time, then you're off out spending money on petrol etc to buy another that will last a single season - utterly pointless. Also, you have to consider whether or not the tool will be as effective as a more expensive option - which is never the case.

Quick example. I bought a 1/3 sander for £15 - it was very poor at sanding, took a huge amount of time to cover an area, and broke within 3 weeks of use. Went out and bought a Makita - this was 3 years ago, I've used it a lot and it's still working perfectly.

A decent strimmer for the average gardiner would cost approx £40 - this would be adequate for a small/medium sized garden.

moob;2530301

Depends on how much you're willing to spend. As a rule, I would always … Depends on how much you're willing to spend. As a rule, I would always put a figure on how much I want to spend on a power tool, then add 20% to it. That way you will usually get something that is worthwhile.Buying these kinda power tools really is false economy, because they last next to no time, then you're off out spending money on petrol etc to buy another that will last a single season - utterly pointless. Also, you have to consider whether or not the tool will be as effective as a more expensive option - which is never the case.Quick example. I bought a 1/3 sander for £15 - it was very poor at sanding, took a huge amount of time to cover an area, and broke within 3 weeks of use. Went out and bought a Makita - this was 3 years ago, I've used it a lot and it's still working perfectly.A decent strimmer for the average gardiner would cost approx £40 - this would be adequate for a small/medium sized garden.

well said moob.:thumbsup:

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It's £12.47 now...

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sid1763;2527900

Sorry edi but have to second this, had one similar to this and it lasted … Sorry edi but have to second this, had one similar to this and it lasted about 6 months.



It gets hukd commission though so all is good. :roll:
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