Rated 4 out of 5 by 2
Rated 3 out of 5 by Linda Not as expected
Bought to replace original as we had bought all the attachments. Harder to start.
11 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by K Marshall Did exactly what I wanted
It's not THAT easy to set up, and the instructions don't make it completely obvious- but it's not super hard either. I bought this because I was fed up with electric strimmers being too underpowered, with auto feed mechanisms that don't work. This petrol strimmer did exactly what I had hoped it would- smash long grass (couple of feet high, and big, thick weeds), with an auto feed mechanism that actually works. I had seen previous reviews which said that it didn't work, but once you see how to load the line into it (very easy), you'll see that the bump feed should pretty much always work. It's not a delicate mechanism that requires perfect line set up- it's very robust and well designed.
I'm overall really glad I bought this and am continually looking for ways to use it. I have contemplated just wandering around the streets smashing bits of brush here and there- so be warned, you may turn into a bit of a nutcase.
19 August 2014