I've had it with cheap crappy lawnmowers after buying a Mountfield from B&Q a few years ago. Had a long list of problems. Engine retaining bolts kept coming loose until I replaced them with grade 12.9 ones and overtightened. Carb diaphragm failed within 2 years. Wheels had no roller bearings, so they just got more & more play as the plastic wore. Dried mud could prevent the plastic spokes in the wheels rotating. The on-off switch failed and they didn't sell a replacement, so I had to put a rocker switch on it. Sold it on ebay & bought a vastly superior Ariens mower, also on ebay. Now this "Racing" mower might be well made, but it's impossible to tell without a hands on inspection. One more point, according to UK law, the consumer is entitled to return defective product within 30 days. After that, the retailer can offer a refund or repair. So despite it being December this week, I hope any purchasers remember to test the mower.
This is “cutting” edge technology you can pace up and down
Most probably, but not much these days that isn't from China. Know of a few companies with the british kite mark whose goods/components still come from China.
Funnier still then! Probably the last point of 'assembly' - chances are the engines are Chinese unless you know otherwise.
Efco/Oleo/Emak are a great brand, but IMO there's no advantage in buying this over a cheapo Lidl saw since it has zero parts support. I nearly bought one last year, but (in the UK at least) you won't find anybody to service it or supply parts. THe same is NOT true of Emak petrol saws. The oiler is always the thing that dies with these electric saws, and you can't buy a spare for this saw. Nor brushes, not anything else. At least with a Lidl special (or B&Q or whoever) you can simply take it back and get another. 3 years later in some cases! I have a naff B&Q electric saw (as well as some decent (Dolmar/Stihl) petrol saws) and it is still going strong years after I bought it.
Hi, thanks for your insight and sharing your experience, really help me. I properly order when I get paid. Thanks a lot
I would definately say yes. The lidl products are built from cheap components and are more likely to fail. The oleo mac is based on an efco chainsaw which are great products. Ive used efco products for years and theyre still going strong. Dont be fooled by the wattage numbers, a quality motor with slightly less wattage will perform better. Check out the efco version on the web. The efco version which is the same basically costs 140 pounds.
would this be much better that those from aldi or lidl (price around £50 to £60 with normally three years manufacturer's warranty) lidl one :max. chain speed (m/s): 13.6 and 2200 watt really need one but not sure which to buy, thanks
Yea, that's a continental plug, I'm pretty sure this will come with a uk plug.
Posted 21st Aug 2013Posted 21st Aug 2013
Oleo Mac OM2000E electric chainsaw from Mowdirect £99 from £150.£99
High quality Italian chainsaw, TOTALLY UNLIKE your McCulloch/Flymo/Bosch/B&Q rubbish. Oleo Mac is one of the brand names used by Emak, the Italian manufacturer of genuinely hi… Read more