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    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

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    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

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    I asked my head gardener, he sent me this photo.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    I asked my head gardener, he sent me this photo.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacchus View Post
    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:



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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbo Robot View Post
    May go for one of these:



    £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

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexington_spurs View Post
    Mantis UK ? Mantis Cordless Products

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbo Robot View Post
    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
    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,

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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    I have a Bosch ahs 52 li and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it,
    +1 for a cordless they are very very good

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    I wouldn't touch flymo products again,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbo Robot View Post
    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
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