Mundane Topic: Recommend me a strimmer that actually works!

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Post by Mr Moofo »

Dull topic I realise for those on they site more used to rear wheel steering 192 BHP around Cobham roundabout but ...

I hate strimmers - they start out life as simple pieces of kit - until you have to replace the spool at the bottom. Then they never work - they never automatically feed the right amount of nylon thread , or it breaks, or it jams, or one strand or the other disappears. TBH, they are nearly as bad as tin openers ( which rare work these days)

All I want is a simple one - for a small grassed area , than doesn't f*** up very 3 metres. Anyone ever had any success?
And I have taken two back to B&Q because they were really hopeless ...
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Post by Horse »

In the best tradition of RWYH, I have a Ryobi 'One' rechargeable.

It's retrofitted with thicker line (because my neighbour gave me spool of it), so it's sounding a bit more aggressive now :)
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Post by Skub »

Google says.

The best strimmers you can buy today in 2022
Stihl FSA 57. ...
Flymo Contour 650E Electric Grass Trimmer and Edger. ...
Ryobi RLT6130. ...
Cobra GT3024V. ...
Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless 25cm Grass Trimmer. ...
BLACK & DECKER GLC3630L20. ...
Bosch Electric Grass Trimmer EasyGrassCut 23. ...
Stihl FS40 Petrol Grass Trimmer.

I've a shitty old electric Black &Decker which refuses to die and does my job.
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Post by Count Steer »

Happy with my Stihl battery job. Dunno which model 57? but it takes the 18v battery from my chainsaw so I saved money by buying a bare one. It's not the most aggressive thing ie only has nylon line, no brush cutter but better than their little fixed battery one. I like it. Quite light and runs quite a long time. I'd prefer it to have a shoulder strap though.

I have a mains powered one, possibly Ryobi...it's the right colour...but cable is a pain so it never makes it out of the shed.

Used to have a petrol one with brush cutter. It was brutal but engines are even more of a pain than cable.
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Post by Tricky »

I had a McCullough one that was like that- I bought a Hyundai one approx 18 months ago, I'm on my third reel of line, and touch wood, it's been tip-top so far in every way, definitely qualifies as a pleasing purchase for me :thumbup:
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BTW, my striker is a 20 yr plus electric B&D so maybe anything is better! A new one beckons but ideally not a huge outlay
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Another shout for Ryobi. Ours has been faultless.....
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Post by Le_Fromage_Grande »

Buy some shears
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Le_Fromage_Grande wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 9:27 pm Buy some shears
We have electricity in the rest of the UK. Norfolk should try it sometimes :thumbup:
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My Worx one has been fine too - never any issues with spool feed and around 20 mins run time
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It will make sense to buy a Ryobi - as I already have the One+ battery...
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Mr Moofo wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 11:23 am It will make sense to buy a Ryobi - as I already have the One+ battery...
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Eyethangyow ;)

Albeit I didn't know you had the battery ;)

Bought mine from http://direct-powertools.co.uk/ - because they were cheapest.
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Mr Moofo wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 11:23 am It will make sense to buy a Ryobi - as I already have the One+ battery...
I've got one too.

Only used it a couple of times, but so far so good.
The 4ah battery lasts about an hour of near constant use.
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Rockburner wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 1:49 pm
Mr Moofo wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 11:23 am It will make sense to buy a Ryobi - as I already have the One+ battery...
I've got one too.

Only used it a couple of times, but so far so good.
The 4ah battery lasts about an hour of near constant use.
which one? ( may I ask?)
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Mr Moofo wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 1:53 pm
Rockburner wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 1:49 pm
Mr Moofo wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 11:23 am It will make sense to buy a Ryobi - as I already have the One+ battery...
I've got one too.

Only used it a couple of times, but so far so good.
The 4ah battery lasts about an hour of near constant use.
which one? ( may I ask?)
The Ryobi one+ compatible, can't remember the model designation.
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Post by Horse »

FWIW mine is the OLT1832, bought July 2019
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