Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1 out of 5 by jeeeves problems
A fairly easy to assemble product but unfortunately I returned it after only one hour of use - 2 faults, firstly I spent more time un-jamming the spool than cutting with it, secondly the engine cut out frequently when trying to throttle up. A real pain to have to remove the harness and restart the motor. The spool assembly seems no different than one you would find on a cheap electric version which is a let down as this is the part that does all the work. Overall a huge disappointment.
17 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Duncan Good solid product
Well made and versatile strummer, the interchangable brush cutter and strummer attachments are worth the extra money and allow you to cope with grass and larger stalks, branches, roots etc. Powerful petrol driven model allows you to roam freely around the garden. On line instructional videos very helpful particularly with starting procedure which is actually very simple and easy for the operator.
30 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tel Good quality
Easy to start and use. Had a little difficulty re-attaching the cutter.
07 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous best of the domestic tools
this is one little step away from a tradesmans tool and for the price is fantastic, although its quite heavy you do get a harness to spread the weight, eats through thick bramble and other thick weeds with the metal disc, easy to start as long as you learn the order of the switches,
23 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by David as good as it looks
Very satisfied, well balanced and comfortable to use and at a very good price . more than happy.
20 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nongardener does what it says
bought this as i needed a strimmer/brush cutter fast as the last 1 i brought last season just fell its self to pieces just done the front garden using the strimmer head and it started just as it said in the manual 3 pulls on the cord and it started fine yet to try the brush blade for the back garden(overgrown)but very happy so far easy to assemble nice mixing bottle(so no mistakes of to much mix/petrol)and the bump feed worked for me (first time ever)cannot understand what the other reviewer was winging about
15 July 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mr Jones Basic Design Fault
Bought this item. Assembly straightforward and instructions clear. Started well with no probs. Second time of use, spool line got tangled and removed spool to untangle. Spool screw is loose inside plastic top and as I tried to screw it back on to alloy thread it was nigh on impossible to screw it on straight. There was no way of accessing screw at all. Eventually I secured it but then discovered it was cross threaded! Alloy shaft was hot and very easy for thread to wear. Good construction but this is a serious design fault. Homebase staff very helpful and I returned item for a no quibble refund.
27 May 2013