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    Strimmers/grass trimmers...don't you hate them

    After having another serious argument with my strimmer, I thought I would look for one which didn't have a spool. The only one I have found with a little blade thing is the Bosch cordless ART 23. It has mixed reviews and at £49.99 at B&Q I want to make sure it's good. Does anyone have one or know of any other make which does not have spools? Thnks

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    I hate my strimmer too!!!!!! Just as your getting into it that bloody noise comes when you know that wire thingy needs sorting - even though its an automatic line feed - drives me nuts!!!!!!!!!

    Would be interested in that Bosch too - or any alternative in that price range btw

    I dont have any experience with this strimmer but if its anything like the lawn mowers that use the same little plastic blades then its a pain in the arse.

    I had a hover mower and as soon as I hit any little stone the blade would come flying off and 9 times outta 10 you couldn't find the bloody thing so had to put another one on.

    I feel your pain, I hate strimmers and have yet to find one that can do the job without fuss.

    AshleyRFC;8900008

    I dont have any experience with this strimmer but if its anything like … I dont have any experience with this strimmer but if its anything like the lawn mowers that use the same little plastic blades then its a pain in the arse.I had a hover mower and as soon as I hit any little stone the blade would come flying off and 9 times outta 10 you couldn't find the bloody thing so had to put another one on.



    My gel saddle cover arrived last week - still got a sore arse :lol:

    OP - last week we had two neds come to the door offering to cut, strim our back n front garden for £20 - asked them why they were still standing there GO GET STARTED!! Was brilliant and we have massive gardens so that was a bargain too - nice to see the local neds earning some honest cider/drug money!

    i thought it was just me who had this trouble!!!!!

    bossyboots;8900089

    My gel saddle cover arrived last week - still got a sore arse :lol:OP - … My gel saddle cover arrived last week - still got a sore arse :lol:OP - last week we had two neds come to the door offering to cut, strim our back n front garden for £20 - asked them why they were still standing there GO GET STARTED!! Was brilliant and we have massive gardens so that was a bargain too - nice to see the local neds earning some honest cider/drug money!



    Aye they came and offered us too but ours only wanted £15 lol.

    Maybe you need to get an xxxxxxxxxl gel saddle cover lol. x

    Hmm, well I have used an old (~15 years) bosch strimmer and never had any issues at all. It still uses a spool of plastic wire. When the wire breaks, just click the handle and it feeds another length of cable.

    Im not sure if the "auto feeding" you are referring to means that you dont have to manually advance the cable. If that is indeed the case then just grab yourself one of these manual feed jobbies.

    Honestly there is ****** all to go wrong, cable is pulled through by centrifugal force and if the remaining wire is too short to be pulled through by that you can push from the reel end.

    Ive used it every summer for clearing everything from grass to brambles I cant honestly see you having any problems with something that is similar to the design im talking about. Its to simple for anything to go wrong really!

    J

    Banned

    dont go cordless they are useless!

    the real good ones are petrol, but a high powered electric one is decent, just not the cheapo ones

    screwfix.com/pro…mer

    I have a ryobi expandit strimmer (petrol) and hedge trimmer, for the strimmer you can either use a spool or theres a cartridge and you just put pre-cut lengths of line in it, when its worn pull them out and replace 5 second job, now for the clincher I found that washing line fits perfectly in the grippers and if you use the steel re-enforced line it lasts bloody ages unless you hit a rock!

    A word of warning to all the ladies out there. Don`t go for a petrol one. I just had to get rid of mine cos it`s too heavy for this 9 stone weakling:oops: And pulling that string is a nightmare:w00t:The electric ones are much lighter:thumbsup: Getting rid of the petrol mower now too cos of that bloody string:roll:

    I had a huge garden few years back, and for edges, I bought a hedge trimmer for trimming the grass edges, normally works a lot better anyway, and they are fairly cheap, can cut the grass with them too if it gets too long if you go on holiday etc.

    I had a petrol one, but I also have an electric one and it too is awesome.

    amazon.co.uk/Bos…7X6

    rosie2008;8901216

    A word of warning to all the ladies out there. Don`t go for a petrol one. … A word of warning to all the ladies out there. Don`t go for a petrol one. I just had to get rid of mine cos it`s too heavy for this 9 stone weakling And pulling that string is a nightmare:w00t:The electric ones are much lighter:thumbsup: Getting rid of the petrol mower now too cos of that bloody string:roll:



    Theres something manly about yanking that cord and hearing it roar into life, what area you in i'm after a petrol mower for when I get a lawn, (prepping for laying turf after the chickens ate the lot I put down last year grrrr)
    whatsThePoint;8902033

    Don't they do electric start ones :?


    Yeah for girls and wimps :whistling:

    [QUOTE=harlzter;8902170]Theres something manly about yanking that cord and hearing it roar into life, what area you in i'm after a petrol mower for when I get a lawn, (prepping for laying turf after the chickens ate the lot I put down last year grrrr)

    Yep,I hear a good yanking can be somewhat satisfying from a mans point of view:p Trouble is I yank and yank and yank...........and still can`t fire that engine.:whistling: Maybe I`m using the wrong wrist action:w00t::oops:

    Sorry harlzter, I put it on gumtree last night and got someone coming this morning for it. Was gonna put it on freecycle but my neighbour said I was mad and convinced me to sell instead. Actually am glad he intervened,can get myself a nice little treat now:-D
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