Qualcast 1400W Electric Rotary Lawn Mower £58.97 at Homebase
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Qualcast 1400W Electric Rotary Lawn Mower £58.97 at Homebase

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Found 15th Apr 2016
Argos has the same Lawn Mower for £79.99

Product details

The Qualcast rotary lawn mower features airlift technology and a ReadyBag grass collector, folds for storage and ready to go in seconds. No assembly required.
Features: Powerful high torque turbo drive motor with Quickstop blade brake and airlift grass collection technology for best cut and collect performance. Rear roller for a stripe finish and 6 cutting height settings with easy single lever adjustment.
Power: 1400W
Cutting width: 34cm
Cutting height: 2cm
Cutting height range: 20mm - 70mm
Wattage: 1400W
Length of cord: 10m
Handle details: Height adjustable handle
Collection capacity: 35L
Weight: 10.3kg
Safety details: Safety switch
Colour: Green
Guarantee: 2 year
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A good mower. I have one of these. Argos/Homebase have a licence to use the Qualcast name. Not made by Qualcast. Probably made in far east. Have had no probs with the reliability of mine.
Banned
Good for postage stamp size gardens. HEAT.
Just bought a mower from Homebase and was looking at the Qualcast range in the store, they seem okay, the 1600W
seems a good buy too, a wider cut 37cm...£73.
In the end I went for a wee petrol one, just under a £100....
http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/sovereign-150cc-push-petrol-rotary-lawn-mower---40cm-317952
As somebody said above, Argos have all of the Qualcast range, some at similar prices if Homebase is too far.


Edited by: "scottswaha" 15th Apr 2016
We got this last year in a set with a strimmer. Works great. Only one cord in set for both, which DW cut yesterday
m1chaels

We got this last year in a set with a strimmer. Works great. Only one … We got this last year in a set with a strimmer. Works great. Only one cord in set for both, which DW cut yesterday



Use this instead of tape...

http://www.wilko.com/electrical-accessories/wilko-flex-connector-3-core/invt/5352740

Copy and paste link, I can't get it to work properly.


Edited by: "scottswaha" 15th Apr 2016
scottswaha

Use this instead of … Use this instead of tape...http://www.wilko.com/electrical-accessories/wilko-flex-connector-3-core/invt/5352740Copy and paste link, I can't get it to work properly.


You aren't really supposed to use ones like that outside. Screwfix etc have waterproof connectors but they cost about 8 quid.
m1chaels

You aren't really supposed to use ones like that outside. Screwfix etc … You aren't really supposed to use ones like that outside. Screwfix etc have waterproof connectors but they cost about 8 quid.



You are probably correct, it wouldn't be a good idea to have a joint of this nature positioned where it would trail through the puddles!
Edited by: "scottswaha" 15th Apr 2016
scottswaha

You are probably correct, it wouldn't be a good idea to have a joint of … You are probably correct, it wouldn't be a good idea to have a joint of this nature positioned where it would trail through the puddles!


If she had cut it a bit closer to the handle then I probably would have risked one like that or even just looked at shortening the lead but it is about 6-8 feet in and thus dragged through the wet grass (and mud after the kids play football) I think I will have to use the proper connector or try and get a replacement lead - unfortunately the connector is different from the 'standard' qualcast one.
I bought this recently (was £160 now £80):

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Flymo-Chevron-37C-Rotary-Lawnmower/p/145316

Very good mower for the price, lightweight and good quality. Only nag was assembling was abit of a pain- but still good overall.
m1chaels

If she had cut it a bit closer to the handle then I probably would have … If she had cut it a bit closer to the handle then I probably would have risked one like that or even just looked at shortening the lead but it is about 6-8 feet in and thus dragged through the wet grass (and mud after the kids play football) I think I will have to use the proper connector or try and get a replacement lead - unfortunately the connector is different from the 'standard' qualcast one.




I am not advertising Wilkinsons believe it or not, but they are the cheapest for flex sold by the metre, that is if you want to dismantle the mower and completely replace the flex.
Edited by: "scottswaha" 15th Apr 2016
I think Qualcast is now a Homebase/Argos own brand?
Possibly triple Nectar points this weekend as well - check your Nectar apps (I know its not much but every little helps ....8) )
Until recently I would have said a Bosch mower will be far superior (which they were) but having suffered for a year with two of the latest ones (Ergo 37) I'd say forget Bosch now. Look similar to the older ones but absolutely hopeless; what a shame. Even the leads are too short now. Saving pennies and ruining a reputation - corporate stupidity! Bosch don't respond to calls or email either.
Edited by: "Besford" 15th Apr 2016
Besford

Until recently I would have said a Bosch mower will be far superior … Until recently I would have said a Bosch mower will be far superior (which they were) but having suffered for a year with two of the latest ones (Ergo 37) I'd say forget Bosch now. Look similar to the older ones but absolutely hopeless; what a shame. Even the leads are too short now. Saving pennies and ruining a reputation - corporate stupidity! Bosch don't respond to calls or email either.



got one a couple of years ago excellent machine at the time there was discussions over where they were made, Europe ones were excellent, China ones well. Could be that all has moved to China now but if I was looking for one, would check if any were made in the EU anymore.

Saying that as has been said the qualcast on other threads these aren't the same as people will remember, they are just a rebranded Argos/ Homebase own brand.


jenbacobs

I think Qualcast is now a Homebase/Argos own brand?

Besford

Until recently I would have said a Bosch mower will be far superior … Until recently I would have said a Bosch mower will be far superior (which they were) but having suffered for a year with two of the latest ones (Ergo 37) I'd say forget Bosch now. Look similar to the older ones but absolutely hopeless; what a shame. Even the leads are too short now. Saving pennies and ruining a reputation - corporate stupidity! Bosch don't respond to calls or email either.


qualcast is still qualcast, home retail got the company, but now Homebase and argos have split
These have a pressed steel blade, it rips the grass rather than cuts it, leaves an awful rough finish to the lawn.
Does this come with a mulching plug ? , i know the 1600w version does .
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