From: "Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot" on
I want one.

I'm not terribly rich at the moment.

Which one of these two do I want, or does anyone know of a better one for
<=�70?

<http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7201228/Trail/C%24cip%3D49998.DIY%2C%2Bgarden%2Band%2Bcar%3EC%24cip%3D50094.Garden%2Bpower%2Btools%3EC%24cip%3D50096.Grass%2Btrimmers.htm>

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7200195/Trail/C%24cip%3D49998.DIY%2C%2Bgarden%2Band%2Bcar%3EC%24cip%3D50094.Garden%2Bpower%2Btools%3EC%24cip%3D50096.Grass%2Btrimmers.htm

Kin 'ell, sorry about the enormous URLs but they should work.

Si


From: Palindrome on
Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot wrote:
> I want one.
>
> I'm not terribly rich at the moment.
>
> Which one of these two do I want, or does anyone know of a better one for
> <=�70?
>
> <http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7201228/Trail/C%24cip%3D49998.DIY%2C%2Bgarden%2Band%2Bcar%3EC%24cip%3D50094.Garden%2Bpower%2Btools%3EC%24cip%3D50096.Grass%2Btrimmers.htm>
>
> http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7200195/Trail/C%24cip%3D49998.DIY%2C%2Bgarden%2Band%2Bcar%3EC%24cip%3D50094.Garden%2Bpower%2Btools%3EC%24cip%3D50096.Grass%2Btrimmers.htm
>

What use do you plan for it?

If it is for more than trimming of the edges where a mower can't get, I
suggest that you consider a brushcutter:

eg Argo Spear and Jackson 28CC Petrol Brush cutter.

These do everything a strimmer does, plus one heck of a lot more with
the blade in place - without constant stopping for the blasted lines
when they break every two minutes.

I have had a number of strimmers before finally buying a brush
cutter..now I use it for everything that the petrol mower can't touch.

--
Sue






From: The Medway Handyman on
Palindrome wrote:

>
> These do everything a strimmer does, plus one heck of a lot more with
> the blade in place - without constant stopping for the blasted lines
> when they break every two minutes.
>
> I have had a number of strimmers before finally buying a brush
> cutter..now I use it for everything that the petrol mower can't touch.

What's the difference? Is a brush cutter simply a strimmer that you can fit
a blade to?


--
Dave
The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
01634 717930
07850 597257


From: Palindrome on
The Medway Handyman wrote:
> Palindrome wrote:
>
>
>>These do everything a strimmer does, plus one heck of a lot more with
>>the blade in place - without constant stopping for the blasted lines
>>when they break every two minutes.
>>
>>I have had a number of strimmers before finally buying a brush
>>cutter..now I use it for everything that the petrol mower can't touch.
>
>
> What's the difference? Is a brush cutter simply a strimmer that you can fit
> a blade to?
>
>

It's the blade that makes the difference. It will cut down things like
thistles in an instant - whereas the line on a strimmer will take ages,
assuming that it doesn't break first.. Even tree shoots, bracken,
brambles, almost anything..ideal for clearing an unloved garden.

The length of the thing keeps it away from toes. The blade is friction
driven, so it will stop if it hits anything, without stalling the motor.

--
Sue















From: "Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot" on
Palindrome wrote:
>
> What use do you plan for it?
>
> If it is for more than trimming of the edges where a mower can't get,
> I suggest that you consider a brushcutter:
>

It's just for lawn edges/along fences/around trees and sheds etc. I'm
leaning toward the second one simply because it's just bigger all round.

I take it the line doodah can be re-wound with line, rather than having to
replace the whole thing with a new one?

Si