From: Schrodinger's cat on

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>
> Using them in a garden - as with other noisy power tools - takes away the
> point of having a garden in any case.

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Hey - nice sandals!

From: Jim Ford on
Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot wrote:

> I've been further north than
> that! Once. To Nottingham

To Nottingham!? Gosh, that's further north than Luton - I'd love to
travel one day!
From: Steve Firth on
Kaiser <no(a)spam.com> wrote:

> Bought the Spear & Jackson from Argos a few months ago to replace a broken
> McCulloch strimmer, so far so good. Comes with 2 year manufacturers
> warranty.You can rewind the spool yourself, no need to buy branded spools
> and they have a tap and go line feed. They are as good as any cheap petrol
> strimmer, ie: McCulloch. If you want something for continuos every day use,
> get a Stihl, but make sure it is from the professional range as they also do
> a domestic range.

Oh well, the query prompted me to go and buy one because the Stihl is
about 1000 miles away from here and I need something to clear the drive
and paths which overgrew while I was away. I got the S&J brushcutter
because the Partner briushcutters are "Home Delivery only" and it cost
�69 which seemed OK. It took a little time to assemble, more fiddly than
the Stihl or Partner. It feels flimsy.

The instructions aren't good, but can be followed. It says you need a
torque driver, you don't you need a Torx driver and you need an Allen
key. Neither is supplied. There is an Allen key in the pack, it's the
wrong size. The instructions say you will need an Allen key but don't
mention which size. Fortunately I had a keyring full of them.

Anyway with it all nailed togther I started it which was easy and set
about tackling the weeds. By comparison with anything else I own it's
poor, and it certainly would not cope with hedgerows. Also the bump and
go isn't great by comparison with the Stihl so three or four times I had
to stop and rethread the line because it wasn't feeding properly.

All in all it feels like it won't last for long but it is light,
comfortable to hold and it did the job. Mrs F likes it because she can't
cope with the weight of the Stihl.
From: "Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot" on
Jim Ford wrote:
> Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot wrote:
>
>> I've been further north than
>> that! Once. To Nottingham
>
> To Nottingham!? Gosh, that's further north than Luton - I'd love to
> travel one day!

Steady!! The air was getting a bit thin, I noticed.

Si


From: Kaiser on

"Steve Firth" <%steve%@malloc.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Kaiser <no(a)spam.com> wrote:
>
>> Bought the Spear & Jackson from Argos a few months ago to replace a
>> broken
>> McCulloch strimmer, so far so good. Comes with 2 year manufacturers
>> warranty.You can rewind the spool yourself, no need to buy branded spools
>> and they have a tap and go line feed. They are as good as any cheap
>> petrol
>> strimmer, ie: McCulloch. If you want something for continuos every day
>> use,
>> get a Stihl, but make sure it is from the professional range as they also
>> do
>> a domestic range.
>
> Oh well, the query prompted me to go and buy one because the Stihl is
> about 1000 miles away from here and I need something to clear the drive
> and paths which overgrew while I was away. I got the S&J brushcutter
> because the Partner briushcutters are "Home Delivery only" and it cost
> �69 which seemed OK. It took a little time to assemble, more fiddly than
> the Stihl or Partner. It feels flimsy.
>
> The instructions aren't good, but can be followed. It says you need a
> torque driver, you don't you need a Torx driver and you need an Allen
> key. Neither is supplied. There is an Allen key in the pack, it's the
> wrong size. The instructions say you will need an Allen key but don't
> mention which size. Fortunately I had a keyring full of them.
>
> Anyway with it all nailed togther I started it which was easy and set
> about tackling the weeds. By comparison with anything else I own it's
> poor, and it certainly would not cope with hedgerows. Also the bump and
> go isn't great by comparison with the Stihl so three or four times I had
> to stop and rethread the line because it wasn't feeding properly.
>
> All in all it feels like it won't last for long but it is light,
> comfortable to hold and it did the job. Mrs F likes it because she can't
> cope with the weight of the Stihl.

I bought the strimmer version was �59 at the time. Just needed it for
trimming grass around the edges and around trees ( I would need 100+ meters
of cable if I used an electric one) where the mower can't get to. Never had
any problem with assembly, and all of the Allan keys fitted OK.

Just one word of advice, if it's put it away with the tank more than half
full, mine tends to flood the carburetor (noticed a smell of petrol in the
shed after a couple of days).