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

Yeah - Kirsty Young! 8^) Several times when she's been reading the news,
I've clearly heard her say 'Come to bed with me, Jim!'.

Jim Ford
From: Andy Hall on
On 2007-06-10 20:55:53 +0100, "Tim.." <the.farm.no(a)spam.btinternet.com> said:

>
> "Andy Hall" <andyh(a)hall.nospam> wrote in message
> news:466b44dd(a)nt1.hall.gl...
>> On 2007-06-09 19:55:40 +0100, "Tim.." <the.farm.no(a)spam.btinternet.com>
>> said:
>>>
>>> My machine of choice for everyday use is the FS85 with the autocut head.
>>> I
>>> buy a drum of the sqaure section jonsered 2.0mm cord, which has sharp
>>> edges
>>> and makes most use of the 25cc. The stihl head will hold 2x 2m of cord
>>> which
>>> lasts for ages.
>>>
>>> Tim..
>>
>> OK. This one seems to be in the 330-400 range.
>>
>> Is it basically that the FS38,45,55 (lightweight) are the basic machines
>> and FS80 and above are professional?
>
> Anything with less than roughtly 22cc and no bevel gearbox needs avoiding in
> my mind! The FS85 retails at around �170 quid , where did you get 330 from?!

Most sites seem to have about �390 as the price. I found one at about
�330, nothing less. Where can you see �170?



>
>
>> I'm also in the market for a hedge trimmer. Are Stihl products good here
>> also?
>
> Yes.
>
> Tim..


From: "Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot" on
Malcolm Stewart wrote:
> I've been through similar searches recently, and ended up with the
> Sovereign Brush Cutter from Homebase.

Thanks, Malcolm, I'll have a search around for one.

Si


From: Tim.. on

"Andy Hall" <andyh(a)hall.nospam> wrote in message
news:466c5afe(a)nt1.hall.gl...
> On 2007-06-10 20:55:53 +0100, "Tim.." <the.farm.no(a)spam.btinternet.com>
> said:
>
>>
>> "Andy Hall" <andyh(a)hall.nospam> wrote in message
>> news:466b44dd(a)nt1.hall.gl...
>>> On 2007-06-09 19:55:40 +0100, "Tim.." <the.farm.no(a)spam.btinternet.com>
>>> said:
>>>>
>>>> My machine of choice for everyday use is the FS85 with the autocut
>>>> head.
>>>> I
>>>> buy a drum of the sqaure section jonsered 2.0mm cord, which has sharp
>>>> edges
>>>> and makes most use of the 25cc. The stihl head will hold 2x 2m of cord
>>>> which
>>>> lasts for ages.
>>>>
>>>> Tim..
>>>
>>> OK. This one seems to be in the 330-400 range.
>>>
>>> Is it basically that the FS38,45,55 (lightweight) are the basic machines
>>> and FS80 and above are professional?
>>
>> Anything with less than roughtly 22cc and no bevel gearbox needs avoiding
>> in
>> my mind! The FS85 retails at around �170 quid , where did you get 330
>> from?!
>
> Most sites seem to have about �390 as the price. I found one at about
> �330, nothing less. Where can you see �170?


My local dealer (Morris Bufton, Ludlow) Shropshire.

Tim.


From: Andy Hall on
On 2007-06-11 18:49:08 +0100, "Tim.." <the.farm.no(a)spam.btinternet.com> said:
>>>>
>>>
>>> Anything with less than roughtly 22cc and no bevel gearbox needs avoiding
>>> in
>>> my mind! The FS85 retails at around �170 quid , where did you get 330
>>> from?!
>>
>> Most sites seem to have about �390 as the price. I found one at about
>> �330, nothing less. Where can you see �170?
>
>
> My local dealer (Morris Bufton, Ludlow) Shropshire.
>
> Tim.

Hmm. Do they have a web site?

Even so, 2:1 difference in price seems very surprising....