From: A.Lee on
Andy Hall <andyh(a)hall.nospam> wrote:

> > then the dealer said have a look at these - Tanaka link here:
> > <http://www.casterbridgegardenmachinery.co.uk/tanakasearch.asp>.

> > Their strimmer felt the most balanced of all I'd tried - it can be
> > changed to a 3 sided blade type head, which, when used, is a revelation
> > - it is so easy to cut through things.
> > I was expecting to buy a long hedge trimmer, but eventually settled on a
> > short one by Tanaka, as again, it just felt right when I held it.
> > I've had them 3 weeks now, only being used on my own (large) garden, and
> > a bit of nettle and bramble cutting next door with no problems at all.

> Thanks for that. So which models did you choose?

TBC-230 strimmer/cutter and a THT-1800 hedge trimmer. 22cc now I've seen
the spec. Plenty enough power - the cutter was going through thick
brambles last week with ease. Auto stop as well - take your hand off the
throttle, and the head stops spinning, the same with the hedge cutter,
you need to hold the throttle before the cutters start.
Alan.
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From: Jim Ford on
clot wrote:
> 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!
>
> Ignorant sarfaners, the pair of you. Some of us Noorfarners travel and
> are open to experience the difficulties of travel in other regions.
> Parked regularly at Luton Parkway (fortunately not on those dates) and
> travelled into the deep South to see St Pancras and sooo many peoople.
> Give me north of ... well at least Northants! :)

Ahh, Samarkand, Cairo, Saigon, Northants - exotic mysterious, romantic,
with just a whiff of danger!

Jim Ford
From: Andy Hall on
On 2007-06-10 09:56:42 +0100, alan(a)darkroom.+.com (A.Lee) said:

> Andy Hall <andyh(a)hall.nospam> wrote:
>
>>> then the dealer said have a look at these - Tanaka link here:
>>> <http://www.casterbridgegardenmachinery.co.uk/tanakasearch.asp>.
>
>>> Their strimmer felt the most balanced of all I'd tried - it can be
>>> changed to a 3 sided blade type head, which, when used, is a revelation
>>> - it is so easy to cut through things.
>>> I was expecting to buy a long hedge trimmer, but eventually settled on a
>>> short one by Tanaka, as again, it just felt right when I held it.
>>> I've had them 3 weeks now, only being used on my own (large) garden, and
>>> a bit of nettle and bramble cutting next door with no problems at all.
>
>> Thanks for that. So which models did you choose?
>
> TBC-230 strimmer/cutter and a THT-1800 hedge trimmer. 22cc now I've seen
> the spec. Plenty enough power - the cutter was going through thick
> brambles last week with ease. Auto stop as well - take your hand off the
> throttle, and the head stops spinning, the same with the hedge cutter,
> you need to hold the throttle before the cutters start.
> Alan.

OK. Very good. thanks



From: Dave Liquorice on
On Sun, 10 Jun 2007 09:56:42 +0100, A.Lee wrote:

> Auto stop as well - take your hand off the throttle, and the head stops
> spinning, the same with the hedge cutter, you need to hold the throttle
> before the cutters start.

"Auto stop" means to me that the engine stops automagically rather than
just the cutting head. The latter is normally know by "safety clutch"
OWTTE. Uses a centrifugal clutch to disengage the motor drive unless the
revs are up. At idle there is no real power fed to the cutter, maybe just
a little movement from clutch drag.

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From: "Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot" on
Jim Ford wrote:
>
> Ahh, Samarkand, Cairo, Saigon, Northants - exotic mysterious,
> romantic, with just a whiff of danger!
>

I detect sarcasm. Have you *seen* Northern women??

Si