Almost had a panic attack then. Just paid £66, but mine's the cordless version - which is excellent, so I'm sure this will be as good.
All Strimmer Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2018
The mini-trim is the size of a toy. But the lawnmower is ok.
I had the flymo chevron or whatever it was called. Went dead after 14 months. We had a qualcast cobra before that and that lasted 12+. I don't think I'd buy again...
Some stock in Antrim, Northern Ireland too. Heat
Cheapish, but will they last? Not been impressed with Flymo, though they fly into the council waste skip relatively well, so should be commended for their aerodynamics. It's their cutting and reliability that are (poo)
Saw this in Sandhurst Tesco yesterday and was told its national.
Thanks op, purchased
Use roundup or resolva on it, use a fork all the way around it to loosen the soil and pull it up with the root. You can also burn it
20quid from screwfix :)
Can someone advise me what to do I have these weeds and they keep growing and it's got spikes as well (missed out on the deal)
Are you supposed to torch the weed till it stops smoking or just a sec or two per weed and onto next?
Wow that was quick!
Bargain for someone albeit short lived.
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Love me some Amazom
Ha. Well you make a lot of assumptions. I do my own home as well considering all the tools are at a lock up not in my van over night. Said SGS rubbish was bought and used for that purpose. I detailed the maintenance side of things to highlight I do know my tool life expectancies. My experience was so bad I choose to type in Caps to attract attention to the post. Not because I like shouting. Quit the personal rudeness it lowers the tone. You had a different experience. Let's move on..
These things are sold in 1000s of different colours and brands. Including Aldi, Lidl, Trueshopping, Mitox etc etc. Mitox charge £200 for them! They're amazing for the price; show me an alternative for the money! You can get spares easily enough, and they're cheap too. Carbs (for example) are so cheap that isn't even worth rebuilding one if it craps out.
You run a commercial maintenance company and yet you buy consumer grade garden tools and then feel you have a right to complain when they break? Buy a Stihl or a Husq. and stop being a cowboy. Also buy a new keyboard, ideally one where you can turn caps lock off. I have had a couple of compressors of SGS and they have always been excellent to deal with.
GUYS DO NOT BUY.. I RUN A PROPERTY MAINTENANCE FIRM. WE BOUGHT ONE.. STUFF JUST SHAKES APART FROM HARNESS TO BOLTS. RENDERED USELESS FROM 3-4TH USE. CUSTOMER SERVICES LIE ABOUT SENDING SPARE PARTS. WRANGLED WITH THEM FOR MONTHS SORTING THIS OUT. DEFINITEY AVOID!!
Realy happy with mine, had it 2 years, built it, fillled with petrol and it started 2nd pull, very powerful, very clear instruction manual written in real Engllish. Before I bought I emailed the company with a question and the following day had a phone call in reply answering my question then a week later another email asking if there was anything else they could help with. Agree with comments on bump line feed but hey at this price buy another head if it worries you. No problems here. Thanks for the post.
Interested in why the cold votes?
The strimmer with this us good as useless as plastic string keeps breaking every 10 to 20 seconds. Lawn mower ok.
135 miles away....woohoo :-(
Still a handful in stock. To find them you need to enter your postcode, if there are none near you, change the store and then press the tell me where button, under the happy to travel section, and you'll find the nearest one. I can still see the one 90 miles from me.
Out of stock and no home delivery :-(
Yeh 159 now
Yep £156 now
Just tried it and it doesn't work
Back up to full price.
I used the mower today, it does the job. Didn't leave too much mess. Actually think it's good! Compacts the grass well.
Shall I go for this strimmer or the SGS one : Hyundai 52 cc 2-Stroke Petrol Grass Trimmer/Strimmer/Brushcutter HYBC5200 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AFZT11S/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_Lt3cBbNZTBXF2
Don't know if I should go for a smaller engined 4 stroke or a large engined 2 stroke? How much hassle is it mixing fuel with oil to fill up a 2 stroke?
Mmmm brush cutter, way more dangerous than a strimmer... These are for over grown gardens that haven't been touched in years. For just touching up edges definitely don't use this, I used one for going through some brambles and I didn't feel comfortable with a spinning blade whizzing round just in front of me.
Subjective really , I'm 6ft 7 find it comfortable enough but yeah it is a bit. Only negative i can say more to do with harnesss, the harness straps come out the harness if you have it loose, there isn't much room for adjustment if you like the strimmer to be at a certain angle when cutting. Also it's loud at full throttle
is it very big and heavy?
I have an LXT drill and you can use the battery from it for these tools. No batteries are included in this deal but you can always purchase a spare from around £20 on eBay
Will the battery and charger from my drill be the same?
The deal is a belter. I have to admit I’m a little wary of non branded batteries. But the price is good and 5000+ have been sold on eBay! Having 2 batteries will give great flexibility too as I have a large garden
Thanks for the reply. Is that the best rate going then? My Dewalt stuff is still solid, will not need replacing for a bit. Will keep checking to see if better deals around but this is tempting.
I’ve ordered compatible batteries off eBay. Took a chance with them. 2x4.0Ah £40
This is what I read over and over again in the reviews. This just cannot be ignored and now has me steering clear of black and decker battery strummers. I’m now left wondering what the best battery powered option is, with similar specifications or better, at around this price.
I've had two and both bearings in the cutting head went. The first after 3 months, the second after 12 months. Not robust enough for brushcutting. And it took 4 months to get the first one repaired at the black and decker authorised repair shop!
Seems to have build quality and reliability issues, which is a shame.
Wish they would reduce the price of its little brother to about £80-90 then I’d bite.
These are so handy bought one 4 years ago
Ditto the folks above - got mine for £90 on Amazon just under a year ago. Very good strimmer, powerful and the battery life has never been an issue in my suburban garden.
It was £89 on Amazon a couple of weeks ago and posted on HUKD - I bought then. It doesn't drop that low very often according to camelcamelcamel. Amazon may well match or beat the Very price shortly - they have been charging around £140 over the last few days. I'm really pleased with mine - use it on the allotment - battery lasts around 40 mins on the eco-setting. Definitely worth £89 (I installed the Amazon toolbar for an extra fiver off) I'd hold out for a lower price than £109.99
It was an Amazon deal of the day I think. Camel camel should show how often it dips but not in a position to look at the mo.
Yeah agreed, but best price at the moment. I will hang on to hopefully the price you paid!
Very good but a bit dear at this price. I paid £89 last year.
I had similar experience..the battery ran out in no time & I was literally running to empty the bag but still couldn't finish even half of my medium sized garden(200m2). I wasted the entire weekend lawn mowing multiple times as it takes around 3 hours to charge but just 20 mins to die. Happy with Argos "No quibble returns policy" though. Still trying to figure out my next purchase :/
crap mower and the battery is awful too. took it straight back and got myself a mountfield petrol one
Price now up to £199.99
yes i love it .. empty bag more often if you having to rake after cutting or cut more often..had to smile at women across the rd using corded mower. cord kept getting in way and she whipping the cord out the way.lol cordless is the way to go.
Picked this up yesterday after looking at various ones for over a month. Deliberated so much was getting on my nerves. Used it today on front and back lawns roughly 120m squared in total. Did them in one go and still had enough battery to strim the front and back. One battery did die when strimming (not a problem as strimmer uses 1 at a time) but it did both lawns on turbo mode first due to time between the last cut. Using it on eco mode for the sequential cuts will probably last even longer should you need it to. Absolute game changer for me coming from a corded flymo. Well happy with it and would definitely recommend. 8)
Thanks dude showed the till assistant your receipt and he put it through!
No worries mate whatever, it doesn’t matter except you got a good deal, that’s why we are here (y) Glad you got sorted.
I was only joking it was homebase! I think the mistake they made was the website takes the 15% promotion off the price automatically then when you reserve then when I collected they took another 15% off discounted price.
Except this deal is for Homebase NOT B&Q XD
How the hang did you get it put together, tried for 2 hours and can't get the easy fit gadget to set handles up.
We havs bosch which we bought about 11 or 12 years ago. In first few weejs use a wheel cap camd off and needed reattaching frequently. Other than that its been if until a couple weejs ago when it started to spark. I think we will give this ago as not impressed with bosch.
I have a Bosch one, and I wouldn't but another one. No comment on the one in this post really, as I haven't owned/used a S+J mower. My Bosch mower, which is a couple of years old isn't really the greatest of quality. It has 7 different height settings, which is great, apart from the fact the lever was cheap plastic that just snapped off recently. It was clunky to use and change the height setting. It really didn't stay set on a setting, it would slowly sink down. Probably the most annoying/poorest thing about the mower. The handles I have had to tie rap up because the very cheap plastic used to hold them in place have snapped off over time. So all in all, I wouldnt buy a Bosch one again. I will try my luck with another mower before buy Bosch again.
Thanks OP. Just in time and exactly what i need.
Er, it's £24.99 now.
I have an old flymo strimmer. Does anyone lese have the same issue where the line just wont auto feed. Snaps every 2 minutes and then I have to undo the whole feed spool and manually feed some out. Would this not suffer this same issue?
Just cancelled the Tesco and ordered this one.
I just bought this 280w Bosch model from Screwfix to cut the extreme edges that the lawnmower can't reach, it does the job fine on grass, even chopped through a bramble. However the S&J is even cheaper with 300w and longer warranty from Argos. Good find OP https://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-art-26-sl-280w-230v-corded-grass-trimmer/9604h
Sorry, I meant what Black & Decker model did you buy that you are happy with.
The Tesco one was a CDGT032012, Tesco own brand 250w, still sat at the back of my shed waiting to go to the tip, should have returned it really but it was on offer when I bought it for around £10and I couldn't really be bothered which is why its still at the back of the shed.
What model did you buy?
Yes it is fiddly, but if you're as tight as me you won't mind and you can increase the line thickness. 😋
Yes, that's what I will end up doing. I was trying to avoid that as it's a bit fidly and if you dont do it right the line gets stuck
Deal still going. Just picked one up as my B&D 10 year old model has died. I'm impressed with the power & dual line cutting. At half price it's deffo a steal - thanks OP
1% Quidco. Ordered.
Can confirm the deal is back on
Bought one about 24 hours ago online and got it delivered this morning. Got home and after my evening meal, gave it it's maiden voyage over my front lawn which has not had a cut yet this year with very thick/dense grass. I must say 100% impressed. Seems to have loads of power, happy to recommend this item. There is only really one aspect to it, that I'd had said to the designers to add. Some kind of hook sticking out half way up or near the bottom of the handle, so you could loop the cable around when you have finished (like you do on many upright vacuum cleaners) That would have been a nice touch. But apart from that, a big thumbs up. Will register it online over the weekend for my 3 year warranty. I just need to find a equally good lawnmower bargain now to complement this item :)
I bought one (as posted above) and the first time I used the end practically exploded with the cutting line strewn everywhere. May have just got a bad one but returned for fear of losing a foot...
One review. Probably the one they put in the Outer Hebrides store to launch interest in the company. COLD
No stock anywhere
No stock either in store or online. Cold I'm afraid.
Are there any available anywhere?
A good deal if you can find stock, I just searched a few major city's and nothing was available.