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Qualcast 20V Cordless Brushless Lawn Mower & Grass Trimmer Kit includes battery & charger £99 @ Homebase
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Qualcast 20V Cordless Brushless Lawn Mower & Grass Trimmer Kit includes battery & charger £99 @ Homebase

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Posted 8th Jun 2019

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Price appears to be good for the set and looks good I’d say for a small garden


Want your garden looking beautiful? The cordless kit making garden-scaping easy this summer!

A versatile lawn mower of three cutting heights and a cordless function, there isn’t a patch of your garden this mower cannot meet.

Same goes for the paired trimmer, one battery fits both....your trimming tools in one place.
One battery and charger fits both
Brushless motor
Lawn mower - three cutting heights
Grass trimmer - line advancement auto feed
Grass trimmer - telescopic tube function
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Seen this as well but it doesn't seem to include a charger and baterry
Cuddl3s08/06/2019 08:17

Seen this as well but it doesn't seem to include a charger and baterry


Really? That’s a bit daft isn’t it and I’d be surprised if it didn’t.

I can’t find any battery and charger sold separately for this so either it’s included or someone is having a giraffe 🦒
PennyTrader08/06/2019 08:26

Really? That’s a bit daft isn’t it and I’d be surprised if it didn’t.I can’ …Really? That’s a bit daft isn’t it and I’d be surprised if it didn’t.I can’t find any battery and charger sold separately for this so either it’s included or someone is having a giraffe 🦒


Aldi were selling a cordless mower at £80 BUT when you looked at the box it said solus(no battery or charger) but they were selling them at £49.99 for one battery and charger - I nearly got caught out
PennyTrader08/06/2019 08:26

Really? That’s a bit daft isn’t it and I’d be surprised if it didn’t.I can’ …Really? That’s a bit daft isn’t it and I’d be surprised if it didn’t.I can’t find any battery and charger sold separately for this so either it’s included or someone is having a giraffe 🦒


Well if your going to buy one let us know, if it does include a battery then it's a very good price, but as it doesnt mention anything about the battery or charger I can only assume its not included.
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 8th Jun 2019
I would say this should come with the battery because it says kit.
Edited by: "androidavis" 8th Jun 2019
I’ve got the strimmer and it’s pretty good
Reading the other cordless kits they sell, I reckon this is the bare units as the others state that the charger and battery is included.
So no info as to if a battery or charger is included, 30cm/50cm/70cm cutting height range??? I hope that’s a typo. Homebase need to have a word with their web marketing.
Not a comment on the quality of this but don’t see this as a Qualcast of old it’s not it’s Homebase own brand they license the name from Bosch now.
It comes with single battery and charger
gr134008/06/2019 10:13

It comes with single battery and charger


🏻Any idea on the size AH of the battery?
2000mAh
I think the £150 Parkside mower is probably a better buy. This is only 20v and with a very small blade and collection box. Only suitable for small lawns or people with a lot of spare time - small to store though. Might be a good choice for small city garden?
I was looking at this in store this morning
It comes with 1 x 20V 2Ah battery and charger

Good price if you've got a small garden. This will be plenty and really good for anything up to about 60m²
Edited by: "hawk299" 8th Jun 2019
1 x 2ah battery is no good doubt you'd even get the grass cut without having to charge battery up again,
I tried the Bosch battery operated mower last week and it’s brilliant, I was surprised that it is just as good as the corded version
They've made it out of white plastic to show they will surrender before they have to confront a blade of grass
The strimmer does a decent job but Changing the spool on these is a pain in the neck
sussexroyal08/06/2019 22:41

They've made it out of white plastic to show they will surrender before …They've made it out of white plastic to show they will surrender before they have to confront a blade of grass


Ha . Why on earth would you manufacture something that will be used in a garden out of white plastic? :/ .
This will stay white right up until you take it out of the box and then that's it for the rest of it's useful life.... however long/short that may be.
I havent tried this mower myself, but recently bought a few cordless mowers. Will share my findings incase anyone finds them useful.

I bought an 18v mower with a 3ah battery and it lasted 20 mins until the battery was gone.

It's more expensive but for £160 you could pick this up.

Homebase ozito mower

Doesnt come with a strimmer
But it is powered by two 18v batteries giving 36v of power!
It has a large grass collection box. Which has an indicator to show when needs to be emptied.
A sturdy solid machine.
6 cutting lengths
Comes with two 4ah batteries with 2 fast chargers which can charge each battery to full in 80 minutes when they are flat.
The batteries are compatible with other Einhall(sp) power x tools.

It cut my lawn (30 mins) of cutting and the batteries were still 2/3rds full (there is an indicator on each battery.
Edited by: "Tz01" 8th Jun 2019
I recently got the Einhell 18/30 cordless mower from Wickes. It will run for about 30min on a full charge. The cutting height is only 30mm at it's lowest which leaves the grass quite long. The motor can be stalled easily if you try to cut too much in one go.
But once you have got the hang of it's operating style it is actually very good. A spare battery and charger are currently on offer at Toolstation for £24 the pair.
If this Qualcast offers similar performance it is a bargain, but the battery won't last long, you really need a 3 or 5amp imo.
Franko6408/06/2019 23:29

Ha . Why on earth would you manufacture something that will be used in …Ha . Why on earth would you manufacture something that will be used in a garden out of white plastic? :/ .This will stay white right up until you take it out of the box and then that's it for the rest of it's useful life.... however long/short that may be.


Not sure that I'm even remotely bothered what my mower looks like, in any case, how will it get dirty? Pushing it upside down?
Cutting height range looks crap.
mccririck09/06/2019 09:00

Cutting height range looks crap.



Yep, each to their own but these 3 cutting ranges make it just about useless.

I think they deliberately do high cuts so the battery doesnt run out after 5mins
Anyone any thoughts on whether this is worth £60 more ?

argos.co.uk/pro…238

I've got to get something soon, as i'm currently using one of those old push mowers after our electric mower died.
Edited by: "m1keyp1key" 9th Jun 2019
Tz0108/06/2019 23:36

I havent tried this mower myself, but recently bought a few cordless …I havent tried this mower myself, but recently bought a few cordless mowers. Will share my findings incase anyone finds them useful.I bought an 18v mower with a 3ah battery and it lasted 20 mins until the battery was gone.It's more expensive but for £160 you could pick this up.Homebase ozito mowerDoesnt come with a strimmerBut it is powered by two 18v batteries giving 36v of power!It has a large grass collection box. Which has an indicator to show when needs to be emptied.A sturdy solid machine.6 cutting lengthsComes with two 4ah batteries with 2 fast chargers which can charge each battery to full in 80 minutes when they are flat.The batteries are compatible with other Einhall(sp) power x tools.It cut my lawn (30 mins) of cutting and the batteries were still 2/3rds full (there is an indicator on each battery.


Yeah, the 20v Qualcast is almost certainly a bit gutless and that 2ah battery will die very quickly. I think the best of the bunch price wise are probably the Makita mowers. They take 2 X 18v batteries (3rd party batteries can be had cheaply) and the mowers are not too expensive for Makita quality and easy sourcing of spare parts. The batteries can be used in other Makita tools.

The Bosch mowers are good but expensive considering the batteries and chargers are only good for mowers.

I ended up just getting my petrol mower serviced. 5HP Briggs and Stratton and a big cutting deck and the grass isn't too much of a chore. Fossil fuels are not really the future but at least it can still cut the grass of I let it get too long.

This mower might be ok on a postage stamp sized lawn.
In my experience, The first thing to go on any cordless powertool is the battery. So buying 2 items with only one battery doesn't make sense.
m1keyp1key09/06/2019 09:19

Anyone any thoughts on whether this is worth £60 more ? …Anyone any thoughts on whether this is worth £60 more ? https://www.argos.co.uk/product/7459238I've got to get something soon, as i'm currently using one of those old push mowers after our electric mower died.


I got the Einhall battery mower @ £100, it comes with a 3ah battery which lasts about 20minutes. The Spear and Jackson looks very decent at 2 x 4ah batteries. Great reviews, if I could buy again I would go the extra £60 as it includes 2 batteries and an extra 4cm. 4cm can make all the difference
Burn_A_Hole09/06/2019 11:50

I got the Einhall battery mower @ £100, it comes with a 3ah battery which …I got the Einhall battery mower @ £100, it comes with a 3ah battery which lasts about 20minutes. The Spear and Jackson looks very decent at 2 x 4ah batteries. Great reviews, if I could buy again I would go the extra £60 as it includes 2 batteries and an extra 4cm. 4cm can make all the difference


I looked at that but i think it started at 25mm cutting and i wanted lower.
sacko09/06/2019 11:28

In my experience, The first thing to go on any cordless powertool is the …In my experience, The first thing to go on any cordless powertool is the battery. So buying 2 items with only one battery doesn't make sense.


If you buy low quality batteries and don't regularly charge them or use a rubbish charger then they won't last. It is better to actually use the batteries reasonably regularly - e.g. don't leave batteries discharged in a mower all winter. Bought Ryobi battery stuff in the past and it was junk, my Bosch professional batteries and tools all work well and last a long time. I think your rational is flawed.
JimmyFiveO09/06/2019 12:55

If you buy low quality batteries and don't regularly charge them or use a …If you buy low quality batteries and don't regularly charge them or use a rubbish charger then they won't last. It is better to actually use the batteries reasonably regularly - e.g. don't leave batteries discharged in a mower all winter. Bought Ryobi battery stuff in the past and it was junk, my Bosch professional batteries and tools all work well and last a long time. I think your rational is flawed.


Technology has moved on..... lithium ion isn’t the same as old nicad batteries.
m1keyp1key09/06/2019 11:53

I looked at that but i think it started at 25mm cutting and i wanted lower.


Which ones go lower?
Pointlessusername09/06/2019 13:22

Technology has moved on..... lithium ion isn’t the same as old nicad b …Technology has moved on..... lithium ion isn’t the same as old nicad batteries.


No they are not the same. Ni-cad had to be discharged or else there is a memory effect. Lithium cells don't have a memory effect. However completely discharging a lithium battery is one of the quickest ways to kill it off. Ni-cad self discharges quickly, lithium not so quickly (about 5% a month if they have protection circuit). Better lithium cells will try and prevent over-discharge by stopping the supply of power to the appliance - that protection circuit actually consumes power though and causes the battery to discharge quicker when stored. Lithium batteries that have self-discharged too far will be ruined so if you leave a flat'ish lithium cell in a mower over the winter you might find it will be dead by the spring and can't be revived. Leave a lithium cell with 20% charge in it for 6 months and it might well be toast. Part of the reason is that lithium cells have 'intelligent' circuits that balance the cells as they are charged. If the battery is too flat the circuit does not have enough power to communicate with the charger. A NI-CAD cell can often be re-conditioned even if it has been left flat for too long and abused.

Lithium cells often only last for 3 to 5 years or 300 to 500 charge cycles. Unless you are charging all the time (such as a trade person using power tools every day, your cell phone battery or your work laptop battery), it is better to have fewer lithium cells that you use regularly than lots of cells that get little use as the cells will simply age anyway.

The other way to quickly kill off a lithium cell is to let it overheat by either charging or discharging too quickly. The hopeless Ryobi cells I had were Lithium Ion - they self-discharged very quickly and then failed to charge again.
mccririck09/06/2019 13:27

Which ones go lower?



Swift goes to 2, Spear and Jackson 2.2, Ryobi 2, Worx 2.....probably more but they are the ones i have my eye on at the moment.
rickwebtest09/06/2019 13:59

Another option Swift 40 V EB132C2 Cordless Digital Compact Lawn Mower …Another option Swift 40 V EB132C2 Cordless Digital Compact Lawn Mower Cutting Width 32 cm,with Battery and Charger for £99(normally £140)(Brushless) cutting width 32cm20-60mm cutting heighthttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Swift-EB132C2-Cordless-Digital-Compact/dp/B07G1258KNmore infohttps://swiftgarden.com/products/compact-mower



I tried to post this deal the other day as it's a great price but got lied to why it got taken down. Got told they are not trusty sellers however it's because hotdeals get no money from buying from them.
m1keyp1key09/06/2019 14:29

Swift goes to 2, Spear and Jackson 2.2, Ryobi 2, Worx 2.....probably more …Swift goes to 2, Spear and Jackson 2.2, Ryobi 2, Worx 2.....probably more but they are the ones i have my eye on at the moment.


Bosch goes to 2.5 does it not? My parents have that one and I have a corded Bosch and trust me it's low enough. You'll need to cut the grass twice a week and water and feed it or it will not look good.
Edited by: "mccririck" 9th Jun 2019
mccririck09/06/2019 14:35

Bosch goes to 2.5 does it not? My parents have that one and I have a …Bosch goes to 2.5 does it not? My parents have that one and I have a corded Bosch and trust me it's low enough. You'll need to cut the grass twice a week and water and feed it or it will not look good.



I want one less than 2.5....i'm mowing the lawn not trimming it.
Edited by: "m1keyp1key" 9th Jun 2019
JimmyFiveO09/06/2019 14:18

No they are not the same. Ni-cad had to be discharged or else there is a …No they are not the same. Ni-cad had to be discharged or else there is a memory effect. Lithium cells don't have a memory effect. However completely discharging a lithium battery is one of the quickest ways to kill it off. Ni-cad self discharges quickly, lithium not so quickly (about 5% a month if they have protection circuit). Better lithium cells will try and prevent over-discharge by stopping the supply of power to the appliance - that protection circuit actually consumes power though and causes the battery to discharge quicker when stored. Lithium batteries that have self-discharged too far will be ruined so if you leave a flat'ish lithium cell in a mower over the winter you might find it will be dead by the spring and can't be revived. Leave a lithium cell with 20% charge in it for 6 months and it might well be toast. Part of the reason is that lithium cells have 'intelligent' circuits that balance the cells as they are charged. If the battery is too flat the circuit does not have enough power to communicate with the charger. A NI-CAD cell can often be re-conditioned even if it has been left flat for too long and abused. Lithium cells often only last for 3 to 5 years or 300 to 500 charge cycles. Unless you are charging all the time (such as a trade person using power tools every day, your cell phone battery or your work laptop battery), it is better to have fewer lithium cells that you use regularly than lots of cells that get little use as the cells will simply age anyway.The other way to quickly kill off a lithium cell is to let it overheat by either charging or discharging too quickly. The hopeless Ryobi cells I had were Lithium Ion - they self-discharged very quickly and then failed to charge again.



batteryuniverse.com/blo…fe/ has a reasonable explanation on this by the way - just in case you think I made it all up. They put the cycle life longer than me but the overall jist is about the same. Cycle life often varies depending on what constitutes end of life (is a cell end of life when it can only hold 75% of its original charge or say 50% of its original charge).
m1keyp1key09/06/2019 14:37

I want one less than 2.5....i'm mowing the lawn not trimming it.


Like I said, 2.5 is low. There's a reason Bosch doesn't go lower. You want lower you get a cylinder mower.
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