Qualcast 1200W Electric Rotary Lawn Mower - 32cm 310471 £49.88 ANY THOUGHTS BEFORE I ORDER Guys @ Homebase Free C&C
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Qualcast 1200W Electric Rotary Lawn Mower - 32cm 310471 £49.88 ANY THOUGHTS BEFORE I ORDER Guys @ Homebase Free C&C

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Found 21st Mar 2017
Qualcast 1200W Electric Rotary Lawn Mower - 32cm 310471 £49.88 ANY THOUGHTS BEFORE I ORDER Guys @ Homebase Free C&c

Was just about to cut the grass & the lawnmower died, been scanning the net for the past two hours & found this one, but have never heard of the make & reviews are OK. Any thoughts will be appreciated don't really want to spend anymore than £50 cheaper the better but want one that will last : )
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tesco have a flymo for 55 I'd go for the flymo
We've had ours for about 2 years. Not sure if it's the exact model, but lasted well. Second one we've had (first one got the wire cut in half after it was run over!). Replaced the blade with a new one for around a tenner from Amazon as ours gets quite a lot if use with a fairly large lawn. Definitely recommend. Picks up the grass well and the cage thing at the back is easy to remove to empty.
I have this. Compared to using a Flymo, it feels very cheap and you have to repeat over the same patch many times. I would definitely stick with a Flymo.
My father has a Qualcast he has used for many years. I was so impressed with it that I also bought one (Qualcast 1500W Rotary Lawn Mower and 350W Grass Trimmer). I have been very happy with it's quality and efficiency. My neighbour borrowed it and was also so impressed that he bought Qualcast too. This brand offers a lot more for your money and is more robust. Steel blades are fitted at a much lower price band. The option to change the cutting height is very useful. I don't know about this particular model, but I would definitely buy this brand again and have no hesitation in recommending it. (I bought it from homebase)
Just a thought... have you considered buying the same model as I did, which has a strimmer included, and selling the strimmer. The overall price would be closer to what you want to pay and you would own a better mower. X)
If your lawn is slightly uneven, I'd recommend a hover vac such as Flymo.
A hover will generally get much closer to the edge next to any fencing.

The wheeled mowers are however easier to push in longer grass.

Or do what I did and get rid of the lawn, it's now much easier.
Edited by: "barginfan" 21st Mar 2017
Bambibear

We've had ours for about 2 years. Not sure if it's the exact model, but … We've had ours for about 2 years. Not sure if it's the exact model, but lasted well. Second one we've had (first one got the wire cut in half after it was run over!). Replaced the blade with a new one for around a tenner from Amazon as ours gets quite a lot if use with a fairly large lawn. Definitely recommend. Picks up the grass well and the cage thing at the back is easy to remove to empty.



Thanx very much for the info
If you get a Flymo, make sure the model doesn't have rubbish plastic cutting blades. I'll also look at length of cables.
goldilocks7

My father has a Qualcast he has used for many years. I was so impressed … My father has a Qualcast he has used for many years. I was so impressed with it that I also bought one (Qualcast 1500W Rotary Lawn Mower and 350W Grass Trimmer). I have been very happy with it's quality and efficiency. My neighbour borrowed it and was also so impressed that he bought Qualcast too. This brand offers a lot more for your money and is more robust. Steel blades are fitted at a much lower price band. The option to change the cutting height is very useful. I don't know about this particular model, but I would definitely buy this brand again and have no hesitation in recommending it. (I bought it from homebase)Just a thought... have you considered buying the same model as I did, which has a strimmer included, and selling the strimmer. The overall price would be closer to what you want to pay and you would own a better mower. X)



Thank you, will look into the the model you got. Think I'll go with Qualcast
Chinese manufactured with probably little Quality Control. You might get one that works but there again....
barginfan

If your lawn is slightly uneven, I'd recommend a hover vac such as … If your lawn is slightly uneven, I'd recommend a hover vac such as Flymo.A hover will generally get much closer to the edge next to any fencing.The wheeled mowers are however easier to push in longer grass.Or do what I did and get rid of the lawn, it's now much easier.



If I go with the flymo I won't need a trimmer decisions decisions... thanx for the info (_;)
Great mower,I bought the same one last year and it cuts my 30+ metre lawn fantastically
I have this, it is Chinese manufactured so probably not Bosch but seems to do the job ok. Only have small front and rear lawns to do though.
guttediam

If I go with the flymo I won't need a trimmer decisions decisions... … If I go with the flymo I won't need a trimmer decisions decisions... thanx for the info (_;)


If you go for a bosch they have side blades so in theory it cuts to the edge. So in theory you shouldn't need a strimmer.
Edited by: "mmuw" 21st Mar 2017
barryp1

Chinese manufactured with probably little Quality Control. You might get … Chinese manufactured with probably little Quality Control. You might get one that works but there again....


what isn't Chinese manufactured these days, Apple Iphones/ ipads are Chinese Manufactured, quality is fine (but for the price oO); hell I'm Chinese manufactured, well some days I feel that my quality control is a bit lacking lol.
mmuw

If you go for a bosch they have side blades so in theory it cuts to the … If you go for a bosch they have side blades so in theory it cuts to the edge. So in theory you shouldn't need a strimmer.



Looked at the Homebase site & it doesn't state where it's manufactured, old one was a Bosh & lasted 10 years
Edited by: "guttediam" 21st Mar 2017
mmuw

Flymo Speedmo £49.99 Wickes - 32cm cutting width and has metal cutting … Flymo Speedmo £49.99 Wickes - 32cm cutting width and has metal cutting blade according to Flymo website[img]http://www.flymo.com/~/media/dam/flymo/o1xx%20-%20products/lawnmowers%20(121)/electric%20wheeled%20mowers%20(120)/2014/12/03/06/14/o110-1003.ashx?ver=00000000T000000[/img]


weaker 900W motor compared to the Qualcast's 1200W both has 10M length cable. Wickes has 4.5% quidco
Edited by: "mmuw" 21st Mar 2017
mmuw

weaker 900W motor compared to the Qualcast's 1200W both has 10M length … weaker 900W motor compared to the Qualcast's 1200W both has 10M length cable. Wickes has 4.5% quidco



Now you've thrown anyone in the mix grrrrrr lol. Doesn't look like I'll be cutting the grass today.
I do four small lawns ( mine & mothers, ain't got four ) will 900 watts cut it literarily?
Got one. Its fine
guttediam

If I go with the flymo I won't need a trimmer decisions decisions... … If I go with the flymo I won't need a trimmer decisions decisions... thanx for the info (_;)


The need for a strimmer isn't necessarily ruled out by a hovermower, I did say generally.
It does depend on if the fence is raised enough to get the edge of the mower in.
I used a hover for several years, then switched to a wheeled mower and it was the worst choice.
It needed emptying more often, left clumps of grass behind and didn't cut as close along the fence.
I lost my temper with it every time I used it, so dumped it and bought another hover.
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