Wooooow. Better pick up your dummy before a petrol lawn mower gets it (excited)
@feckineejit I'm intrigued now. Why do you need so many mowers? Passive aggressive presents for people with messy lawns? Save on servicing costs/effort? Mower addiction? Some kind of business use?
Homebase are a rip off these day I bought the qualcast push 41" lawnmower every 2 years for 10 years, bought 2 last year, exact same mowers, first one was £159, 2nd one 2 months later was £200 just checked again now and it's £229.00 homebase.co.uk/qualcast-41cm-petrol-push-lawn-mower-450e/12817836.html Robbing gits :( think I'll have to look elsewhere next time I buy one
https://www.aldi.co.uk/ferrex-46cm-petrol-lawn-mower/p/710857446914000 Yep, looks a better buy, to me. qualcast spare parts might be easier to get after the warranty period, though.
Aldi 46cm + 3yr guarantee also B&S engine,? 180
Posted 29th MarPosted 29th Mar
Qualcast Lopper and Secateurs / Hedge Shear And Snip £4.95 or Qualcast Pruner x2 / Bow Saw & Folding Saw £3.95 (Click & Collect) @ Homebase£3.95Homebase Deals
Noticed some good offers showing at Homebase on various Qualcast garden tools. Free collection where stock available. £4.95 each (was £11.95) Qualcast Lopper and Secateurs… Read more
Another vote that the pruners are not worth it. Silver 'spring' thing has stopped springing back fully on secateurs only 6 months old so you have to open them up a fraction more. V annoying and not much use. Will need to invest in a better brand but fell for the qualcast name.
Many thanks for this update, was jot aware of this but did notice that they had a disproportionate amount of this branded stock in store. I now know why.
Thanks £12.85 for these
I’d put anything by Qualcast in the cheap category tbh but I get your point
wait until the sales finishes and u can buy at the higher original price :)
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Posted 3rd Nov 2020Posted 3rd Nov 2020
Qualcast 2000W Chainsaw + 2 years guarantee for £50.03 (free click + collect) @ Homebase£50.03Homebase Deals
Also a decent price for this chainsaw. :) Available in-stores or with free click and collect. The Qualcast 2000w Chainsaw - 40cm is ideal for cutting down small trees, tree … Read more
The limitations of the cable length can have major drawbacks. Investing in one of these meant my career as "The Aberdeenshire Chainsaw Massacrer" was doomed to failure from the get go ;(
im not, im just worried for some other HUKD members, and you should be too, instead of trying Swank comments
We are talking the metalety of HUKD here sunday morning mmm tree needs a trim !! oh look, a few dead branches up there no probs, me 3rd extension lead will reach ive got me 4 steps step ladder if i stand on the top i can just reach the first brand to stand on, if im on tippy toes think you got the gist Mr H&S person PS its a chain saw, so where else would you be, not trimming ya hedge, we have hedge cutters for that
Posted 30th Oct 2020Posted 30th Oct 2020
Qualcast - 2 Stroke Petrol Hedge Trimmer - 26cc for £70.03 @ Homebase (free click+collect)£70.03Homebase Deals
Decent price for this petrol hedge trimmer. Most are usually over £100 and this one was originally ~£135, now £70.03 Available instore / free c&c The Qualcast - 2… Read more
My Qualcast strimmer (same model as this one) burnt out but I did do a lot of lawn edging. This is ok for light use and if you get 3 years out of it, well it's only cost you £5 a year!
Nearest one to me is 40+ miles away.
Wow great price don't know if till be any good but can't complain to much if it just last the the next season!
I can’t remember the original price. But strimmers like these for around £40-£50
Went in store to get one last week for just over £20, when I got there was told it was last one and spindle cover missing. So pretty much unusable, quick Google, found replacement cover for £5 with extra line, homebase let me have it for £5.So total of £10. (highfive)
Thank you so much for the very helpful reply :) I have seen on my travels a few YouTube guides recommending a reciprocating saw but i wasnt too sure as im fairly new to this and using a handsaw has been a right ol pain :) Is this the one you are referring to: https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-ers1100-1100w-electric-reciprocating-saw-220-240v/405fx And are these blades good enough for it: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Saxton-Reciprocating-Blades-R1021L-Dewalt/dp/B008A600HE/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=Erbauer+Reciprocating+Saw+Blades&qid=1603697859&s=industrial&sr=1-6
I've been using the erbauer reciprocating saw that's currently only 50 quid in Screwfix. Couple of small conifers (or what looked like very small fir trees) and some other trees I don't know the name of. It took about 2.5 hours to do about 6 to 10 (lost count) small trees. The max tree stump width I cut, I would say, was around 6 inches of what looked to me like a palm tree (skeptical) ...yeah that had me stumped too! Didn't know you could grow such trees in the UK.
So I never used a chainsaw in my life but after moving to my house this year there's a good few conifers in the garden that need coming down. did the majority of it with a handsaw but damn the thickness of some is too much. Would this be ideal for a noob to cut them? This is what I have left that im struggling with:
I have had a Makita saw for many years now and never missed a beat or failed on any logs. These saws do tend to use quite a bit of oil if you keep stop starting as the chain gets lubricated each time.
1400W at B&Q £98 These won't do solid clay - needs digging over then it will break it up. Much , much , easier than digging and leave very fine soil.
I dig it
Saw the Ozito branded one for £25 last week.
800W is not very strong, may struggle on some soil. Just spend 3 months using a fork to dig the garden up, can justify buying this now as wont use it again. Voted hot for the price any way.
Not a recommendation, but for less than double the price, you get almost double the power, which might be more suitable for the heavier soil. Click for the voucher to bring it to £85.99 inc delivery. Someone is selling these on Ebay, and their win + delivery coincides with the Amazon delivery. So it looks like money can be made with these if people don't what they're looking for. https://www.amazon.co.uk/1500W-Electric-Garden-Tiller-Allotment-10m/dp/B0852PQNKY/
Posted 25th Aug 2020Posted 25th Aug 2020LocalLocal
Thanks for sharing your first deal @slimjimjim80 Great find :)
Quick test video of this thing making a diagonal cut on a railway sleeper. Not as powerful as my Lidl petrol saw but does a decent job and I’ll happily use it when I don’t want to disturb the neighbours.
I've had a few cheapo mains powered chainsaws and thought this would give a bit of freedom from cables. This thing is pretty hopeless. Struggled with even fairly thin trunks on small tress. My neighbour borrowed it and returned it with the same opinion.
(y) (y) one for each hand now.
@Marwood_Withnail - saw this and thought of you (y)
Posted 24th Aug 2020Posted 24th Aug 2020LocalLocal
Homebase - Qualcast Electric Scarifier and Raker (1300w) (click and collection only) - £63.20£63£7920% offHomebase Deals
This electric Qualcast scarifier and raker is ideal to clear your grass of moss, leaves, weeds and other debris. Central height adjustment with 5 positions Combined 2-1 axle Large … Read more
@Kan_Kenny no idea on specific units, I just mean whatever setting lifts the rake/blades the furthest away from the ground.
@Dphect With the highest ground clearance, do you mean +10 or -10 cm?
I scarified for the first time this year, the lawn looked bare once I’d finished (I did initially panic and the Mrs wasn’t too happy). Putting down some lawn feed had it looking great again within a couple of weeks though, 4 weeks later it looked fantastic. I used the rake attachment when the ground was dry and with the grass cut quite short. Also, set it on its highest ground clearance setting.
I've got one and used it for the first time in march and it destroyed my lawn. To be fair i did have quite a lot of moss and thought i also had quite a lot of grass too, but the scarifier tore out the grass roots as well as the moss leaving me with a muddy looking mess that has taken me all summer to grow new seed. I put it down to me doing it when the soil was too wet and maybe poor grass with short roots, but if i have moss in the spring i don't think i'll be brave enough to use the scarifier again, i think i'll stick to my hand rake.
I'm happy to lend my kids out, they'll scarify your lawn. They'll also scare away all the grass so you'll need to reseed, but you'll have beautiful bare earth to do it on. Except the broken plastic fragments of sodding toys they've left out when I've been hanging out the washing..
We picked ours up yesterday. Plugged the battery in to charge and noticed after a while it had a very strong electrical smell. Charger is completely dead so it’ll be going back. Annoying as it’s a 30 mile round trip to take it back :(
No I thought it was very light
Is it heavy (6kg??).
Says it weighs 6.27kg on website? That surely can't be right? Other comparable trimmers are around 2kg. Is 6.27kg the weight of the boxed item with accessories, charger, etc?
Qualcast brand is owned by homebase (HHGL)
Posted 13th Aug 2020Posted 13th Aug 2020
Qualcast 18v cordless lithium ion hedge trimmer - £40 + Free Click and Collect @ Homebase£40Homebase Deals
Plenty of stock available (y) 18v lithium ion cordless hedge trimmer for greater freedom as you do not need cables or power supply 1 x 18v 1.5Ah Samsung battery 51cm bla… Read more
Anyone know what the warranty is on the Qualcast trimmers?
How about the 36v version? Only £50
I have this and can confirm that it is more than good enough for trimming the likes of cypress hedging. Qualcast may now be an in-house brand of Homebase but decent quality and can recommend. Good deal though I think I paid slightly less than this.
Similar setup for me with Bosch. Shared batteries across multiple devices and easy to get battery packs, etc. Good warranties too - our clippers packed in at i think 21 months old (i blame misuse by my FIL) and they sent us out a brand new one.
There are some good 'Qualcast' branded tools out there (Homebase own brand now?), I have some but backup is awful. Try getting a second/spare battery for this and you'll find out. A shame really. And 1.5Ah is far too small for a hedgetrimmer. I went WORX in the end for hedgetrimmer as I share batteries with workshop tools and very happy.
"not powerful enough" - for you. Most likely fine for most peoples gardens requirements. If someone - like yourself - needs something more then they can spend more (as you have done). Great job though being battery operated. So much less hassle than corded.
Depends on your hedge and your wallet. I've got 24v and it's more than adequate for fairly thick hedge. Also got 18v and they're ok as long as the hedge doesn't get too thick, by thick I mean diameter of twigs, branches!
Not bad but not powerfull enough as my long reach swift is 40 Volts.
Posted 24th Jul 2020Posted 24th Jul 2020
Qualcast Secateurs, Knife And Pouch for £4 @ Homebase + free click and collect£4£7.9550% offHomebase Deals
Toughened drop forged secateurs foldable gardeners grafting knife handy storage pouch with belt loop £4 (was £7.95) Available in-store / free click and collect
I would suggest they close the doors for good if there would not be so many jobs involved
As always, Homebase stock check system is an absolute joke. 4 showing in Leicester at time of ordering. Got a phone call 3 hours later to tell me there isnt any in store so they have cancelled my order.
Just bought a 550w same brand yesterday. Thanks to your kind advice, I shall be returning it.
I've got one of these, absolutely rubbish. Electric cable is breaking apart exposing internal cables. The strimmer line is dual but keep breaking. I had a basic strimmer before which was much better and lasted longer.
No need to be sorry pal (y)
B&Q do a similar MacAllister brand one for £29. It's rated at 430 watts, but otherwise seems the same. I bought it a couple of weeks ago and it does the job.