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Old Tuesday 12th August 2008, 10:52
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Hi there

I would love to know peoples opinions about Strimmers

Do we all have one or are they a 'now and again' thing we use.

We have a Strimmer here that automatically reels out the necessary line that we need. so it is up to date as far as that goes.

I have one in the past that had to be manually reeled by hand and it was a pain.

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Old Wednesday 13th August 2008, 11:43
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OH uses a double one, ( ie has 2 lines attacking the weeds grass what ever!) and is always complaining that it doesnt seem to put line out as it should.
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Old Wednesday 13th August 2008, 11:54
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Strimmer...hmmm....interesting name for a product that we often call a weed whacker. Strimmer makes more sense.
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We have had a number of different types over the years. We had a cordless Toro with a battery pack. It was weak; OK for very light-duty trimming. It lasted about 2 seasons and the battery was junk.
We have had better luck with the gas (petrol) powered models. I have had 2 Ryobi models, but the 2 cycle engines become tempermental; tough to start and didn't run real smoothly. Finally, we broke down and spent a little more money and purchased a Husqvarna. Wow, what a difference. Just a little attention to maintenence...ie; run out the gas before long term storage and use fuel stabilizer during the active season. It starts and runs great. Well worth the investment. The bump feed lines work well, also.
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For the record, I also invested in a Husqvarna chain saw; same owner-pleasing results
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Old Wednesday 13th August 2008, 12:27
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Strimmer...hmmm....interesting name for a product that we often call a weed whacker. Strimmer makes more sense.
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We have had a number of different types over the years. We had a cordless Toro with a battery pack. It was weak; OK for very light-duty trimming. It lasted about 2 seasons and the battery was junk.
We have had better luck with the gas (petrol) powered models. I have had 2 Ryobi models, but the 2 cycle engines become tempermental; tough to start and didn't run real smoothly. Finally, we broke down and spent a little more money and purchased a Husqvarna. Wow, what a difference. Just a little attention to maintenence...ie; run out the gas before long term storage and use fuel stabilizer during the active season. It starts and runs great. Well worth the investment. The bump feed lines work well, also.
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For the record, I also invested in a Husqvarna chain saw; same owner-pleasing results
Hi Brett

I love the name weed whacker - sounds quite comical

You have been through quite a lot of models but your will need that for your area of land. Husqvarna is a good make for you. Will look into it as it sounds interesting.

Sometimes it is the more expensive ones that do the best job.

I do not know if you can get petrol run stimmers in the UK. Someone will correct me here.

Kathy
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Old Wednesday 13th August 2008, 16:16
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I do not know if you can get petrol run stimmers in the UK. Someone will correct me here.

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they are out there Kathy
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Old Wednesday 13th August 2008, 19:07
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they are out there Kathy
Are they oh.. right so I learned something new

I will have a closer look next time I am in the Garden Centre/B&Q

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I see that here is a market for cable free and rechargeable Trimmers now. Life just seems to get better.

They are quite lightweight for general jobs, but good for the sakes of steering clear of electric cables
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Don't talk to me about strimmers! We had one on order for 7 weeks from Homebase and it never appeared. I think I had a moan about it elsewhere on the forum.
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