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    NEED TO BUY A TRIMMER.....STRIMMER

    Relative has asked me to buy her one. Had a look but totally confused because some are called trimmers, and some strimmers.

    It is for tidying up the borders and the edges before mowing. She is not a keen gardner, so it gets out of control occasionally.

    Have had a strimmer before but the nylon does not seem to last very long and we have gone through a few of them, over the years.

    Anyone suggest one that would last a bit longer, and any good deals please?

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    look for a brushcutter mate, rather than nylon they use a metal blade
    http://www.ryobi-direct.com/acatalog/rbc30set.jpg

    Argos had a Black and Decker strimmer and hover mower for £49.99 instore, that should do the job. Ive had the same black and decker strimmer for 10 years! and i use it to do my mums garden.

    Gardeners at my work use petrol strimmers with 2.4mm cord. They don't like the petrol Ryobi strimmers as they take a while to warm up. Stihl is the way to go...but not cheap.

    Original Poster

    Don't think she would cope with a petrol strimmer. Are black & decker good quality ones?

    Original Poster

    Cheers guys. Have ordered the b&decker GL652 for £34 Tesco, Argos etc same price. Checked on googleshopping.

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    This one is a snip at £10.76, but I see your budget is much bigger for a bigger job mind

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    Original Poster

    [quote=lumoruk;5185920]This one is a snip at £10.76, but I see your budget is much bigger for a bigger job mind.

    Yep these came up on the google search too.

    why are they now calling them trimmers instead of strimmers........very confusing

    Are there any good strimmers out there? For many, many years a Black and Decker strimmer worked flawlessly with the reel automatically releasing the cord as needed. Then eventually it gave in and opted for a decent looking Black and Decker replacement but it was utter rubbish, neither side of the reel came out automatically or it just used itself up in one cut. The replacement spool was just as bad so eventually had enough and convinced the shop to swap it for a Bosch one which was rubbish as well, each spool just completely unwound itself which meant they had to be wound back in manually only to do the same shortly after.

    Reading through the reviews and I found numerous similar stories with people who'd had a trouble free B&D strimmer but been unable to find anything workable to replace it. Does anyone have an electric strimmer that can be bought now that has a decent line feeding system?

    Everyone seems to recommend petrol strimmers but they seem like a lot of extra work (and price, although the latter is less important), if petrol is the only way what is a reasonably lightweight option that's easy to maintain? It's not a massive garden and it's just cutting the grass against the fence, nothing too heavy.

    Thanks,
    John

    Johnmcl7;5366817

    Are there any good strimmers out there? For many, many years a Black and … Are there any good strimmers out there? For many, many years a Black and Decker strimmer worked flawlessly with the reel automatically releasing the cord as needed. Then eventually it gave in and opted for a decent looking Black and Decker replacement but it was utter rubbish, neither side of the reel came out automatically or it just used itself up in one cut. The replacement spool was just as bad so eventually had enough and convinced the shop to swap it for a Bosch one which was rubbish as well, each spool just completely unwound itself which meant they had to be wound back in manually only to do the same shortly after. Reading through the reviews and I found numerous similar stories with people who'd had a trouble free B&D strimmer but been unable to find anything workable to replace it. Does anyone have an electric strimmer that can be bought now that has a decent line feeding system?Everyone seems to recommend petrol strimmers but they seem like a lot of extra work (and price, although the latter is less important), if petrol is the only way what is a reasonably lightweight option that's easy to maintain? It's not a massive garden and it's just cutting the grass against the fence, nothing too heavy.Thanks,John



    I have a ryobi expand it one, cost about £70 new on ebay, you can change the ends for different tools mine came with a hedge trimmer one, it runs easily and is low maintenance, other attachments available are rotovators, edging tools etc, the weight factor is good too, its heavy but not too heavy easily managed in use as its well balanced.

    I bought mine for the hedge cutter factor but the strimmer gets used just as much, it has two line attachments - a bump feed and also one for heavier line where you just slot in pre cut lengths, sounds fiddly but its a two second change and they are tough as anything, only snapped mine then I hit concrete! Caught our recycling box with the line once and it just smashed the box!


    Ours is pull start but they also do electric start ones now too that run off a battery like you would find in a cordless drill.
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