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Gumbo Robot
17th June 2015, 19:56
My flymo trimmer has just packed up & its time to get a new one.

Just wondering if anyone has tried a cordless electric trimmer. I'm always a bit worried anything cordless isn't going to be man enough for the job but I really don't like cables and buying a petrol engined trimmer is overkill for what I want.

Basically I've got about 50 feet of frontage, a beech hedge, that needs trimming maybe 3 times per year & I need the charge to last 1 hour & I need to be able to cut up to about 10 mm or so.

The Bosch looks OK - in homebase for £74; 20% off. Unfortunately the goofy young floorwalker wasn't very knowledgeable. So I'm asking here instead :smile

Bacchus
17th June 2015, 20:19
I think the cordless tools have come on a long way - I bought a cordless lawnmower last year (Bosch) and am surprised and pleased with it, although I guess a huge bush or hedge is a different ball-game

DimPrawn
17th June 2015, 20:24
I asked my head gardener, he sent me this photo.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/wpmvc/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/hedge1.jpg

HTH BIDI

Bacchus
17th June 2015, 20:27
I asked my head gardener, he sent me this photo.

http://www.shropshirestar.com/wpmvc/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/hedge1.jpg

HTH BIDI


You call that straight!!

I don't know about the bush-whacker, but I think you need a new gardener!

Gumbo Robot
17th June 2015, 21:23
I think the cordless tools have come on a long way - I bought a cordless lawnmower last year (Bosch) and am surprised and pleased with it, although I guess a huge bush or hedge is a different ball-game

May go for one of these:

http://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image/ae235/51775_P?$Mobile$&wid=640&hei=640&qlt=75

£50 more than the Bosch but no charging to worry about & it cuts up to 28 mm so more than adequate.

lexington_spurs
17th June 2015, 21:45
May go for one of these:

http://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image/ae235/51775_P?$Mobile$&wid=640&hei=640&qlt=75

£50 more than the Bosch but no charging to worry about & it cuts up to 28 mm so more than adequate.

Mantis UK ? Mantis Cordless Products (http://mantis.uk.com/mantis-cordless-products.asp)

Bought a tiller/rotavator from these guys and it's immense. I intend to use their petrol long-arm hedge trimmer on my next office killing spree

Gumbo Robot
17th June 2015, 21:58
Mantis UK ? Mantis Cordless Products (http://mantis.uk.com/mantis-cordless-products.asp)

Bought a tiller/rotavator from these guys and it's immense. I intend to use their petrol long-arm hedge trimmer on my next office killing spree

Yep, the long arm trimmer looks pretty neat. Sold out though. Didn't see a petrol version there.

minestrone
17th June 2015, 22:28
The Bosch looks OK - in homebase for £74; 20% off. Unfortunately the goofy young floorwalker wasn't very knowledgeable. So I'm asking here instead :smile

I have a Bosch ahs 52 li and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it, it cuts through our lime tree branches which are usually between 5 and 10 mil thick. it is probably the best gardening tool I have purchased.

On the strength of the product I went and got the Bosch rechargeable strimmer which is laughably poor, I probably should have taken it back.

I wouldn't touch flymo products again, I had to chuck out a lawnmower and strimmer recently after they packed in after only a few years,

Troll
17th June 2015, 22:39
I have a Bosch ahs 52 li and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it, +1 for a cordless they are very very good


I wouldn't touch flymo products again,, yup

MarillionFan
17th June 2015, 23:01
My flymo trimmer has just packed up & its time to get a new one.

Just wondering if anyone has tried a cordless electric trimmer. I'm always a bit worried anything cordless isn't going to be man enough for the job but I really don't like cables and buying a petrol engined trimmer is overkill for what I want.

Basically I've got about 50 feet of frontage, a beech hedge, that needs trimming maybe 3 times per year & I need the charge to last 1 hour & I need to be able to cut up to about 10 mm or so.

The Bosch looks OK - in homebase for £74; 20% off. Unfortunately the goofy young floorwalker wasn't very knowledgeable. So I'm asking here instead :smile

FOAD and not in that order.

minestrone
17th June 2015, 23:07
Best thing about the bosh is that it is extremely light and it does not shake your wrists to fatigue which the cabled ones will. You can cut a lot of hedge in one go, I had a black and decker one once, 20 minutes going at it and your arms were busted.

MarillionFan
17th June 2015, 23:11
Best thing about the bosh is that it is extremely light and it does not shake your wrists to fatigue which the cabled ones will. You can cut a lot of hedge in one go, I had a black and decker one once, 20 minutes going at it and your arms were busted.

Oh don't encourage it. :mad:

greenlake
17th June 2015, 23:25
Best thing about the bosh is that it is extremely light and it does not shake your wrists to fatigue which the cabled ones will. You can cut a lot of hedge in one go, I had a black and decker one once, 20 minutes going at it and your arms were busted.

Were you using it properly?

http://lathewerks.com/images/Misc/GIF%20BossHedgeTrimmer.gif

Gumbo Robot
18th June 2015, 06:11
FOAD and not in that order.

Got some kind of problem, pal?

Gumbo Robot
18th June 2015, 06:14
Best thing about the bosh is that it is extremely light and it does not shake your wrists to fatigue which the cabled ones will. You can cut a lot of hedge in one go, I had a black and decker one once, 20 minutes going at it and your arms were busted.

You've convinced me. Off to Homebase/B&Q later.

Bacchus
18th June 2015, 07:00
FOAD and not in that order.


You are Boris Johnson and I claim my five pounds...

"F**k off and die": Watch Boris' X-rated rant to cabbie - Sun Nation (http://www.sunnation.co.uk/fk-off-and-die-watch-boris-x-rated-rant-to-cabbie/#ooid=43cWxwdTr7J-_LvtI5D4Eebvfkq-0917)

d000hg
18th June 2015, 07:12
Why are you asking for advice here when you can read reviews online... and then why are you buying in B&Q when it will be cheaper online/Screwfix?

minestrone
18th June 2015, 10:18
You've convinced me. Off to Homebase/B&Q later.

Make sure you got the power4all one. the batteries are interchangeable over a range of tools and they are 18 volts, they last longer. I think some of the slightly cheaper ones are 12 volts and are not as powerful.

minestrone
18th June 2015, 10:22
Why are you asking for advice here when you can read reviews online... and then why are you buying in B&Q when it will be cheaper online/Screwfix?

I wouldn't trust any reviews online.

Also homebase do 20% of bosch power tools like every second weekend.

Gumbo Robot
18th June 2015, 10:32
Why are you asking for advice here when you can read reviews online...

For the same reason people ask questions about a whole range of things on here e.g. cars, bikes, stereos etc.

OwlHoot
18th June 2015, 11:55
My flymo trimmer has just packed up & its time to get a new one.

Just wondering if anyone has tried a cordless electric trimmer. I'm always a bit worried anything cordless isn't going to be man enough for the job but I really don't like cables and buying a petrol engined trimmer is overkill for what I want.

Basically I've got about 50 feet of frontage, a beech hedge, that needs trimming maybe 3 times per year & I need the charge to last 1 hour & I need to be able to cut up to about 10 mm or so.

The Bosch looks OK - in homebase for £74; 20% off. Unfortunately the goofy young floorwalker wasn't very knowledgeable. So I'm asking here instead :smile

Stihl hedge trimmers have the name, although they are a bit pricey.

The Stihl HL 100 Long Reach trimmer (http://www.stihl.co.uk/STIHL-Products/Hedge-Trimmers-and-Long-Reach-Hedge-Trimmers/Petrol-long-reach-hedge-trimmers/21138-620/HL-100.aspx) is just over £800.

d000hg
18th June 2015, 13:05
I wouldn't trust any reviews online.Good job CUK is here on the internet :)

Mincepie
18th June 2015, 13:38
I just got this £23 delivered does the trick and better than you would think for the money

Buy Sovereign HTEG34C Electric Hedge Trimmer - 400W at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Hedge trimmers and accessories. (http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2957278.htm)

Gumbo Robot
19th June 2015, 07:56
Make sure you got the power4all one. the batteries are interchangeable over a range of tools and they are 18 volts, they last longer. I think some of the slightly cheaper ones are 12 volts and are not as powerful.

I did go for one of the less powerful ones - Bosch AHS 41 Accu -battery is 14.4 volts but it's done the job more than adequately on 1 charge & only cost me £60.