Bought this a few years ago and I am not a fan, however, for 50 quid it's not a bad deal. I paid 100 euro in my local DIY store. No way would i pay full price. Heat for the price. Major downside - It is extreamly difficult to start. Grass trimmer, spool will get stuck a lot and require constant stoping and starting to realign it to allow more line to feed out. Once running it seems to do an ok job but perhaps the grass shield could be better to protect from looking like the green giant after use (perhaps this is more a me issue however). I cant comment on the hedge trimmer attachment as I only tried it the once but due to the starting issues I replaced it with a battery powered stihl which wouldn't be fare to compare against.
Thanks for the heat. Would also work for anyone that needs the attachments or a spare driver unit (engine).. all of which are interchangeable I belive. Agree that you would need all the paraphernalia to get started.. but you would normally have to buy that anyway. Thanks anyway.
Showing £165 on the web page, so possibly just a local deal - good value though, if you can find one instore! You'll also need to buy a petrol container, some unleaded fuel, some two stroke oil and a mixer bottle, earplugs or defenders, goggles and working gloves (unless you already have them) I have an earlier model of this with a slightly different hedge cutting attachment and rarely use anything else - if your hedges are high, consider buying an extension pole, saves having to get step ladders out The model I have isn't the easiest to get started, but compared to corded electrical devices I'd sooner put up with a temperamental engine than faffing about with an extension cord, circuit breakers and the inevitable cable cutting and repair which almost certainly will ensue! voted hot anyway