This new model features the split shaft feature that makes it so much more convenient to transport your petrol strimmer around with you! You can now fit the machine into the boot of your car or van with ease by simply detaching the shaft. This feature does not compromise the quality and reliability of the machine but simply makes it easier for you to get all your gardening tasks completed. The petrol brushcutter strimmer is extremely versatile, easy to operate and maintain and puts a lot of its more expensive rivals to shame with its ability. With its twin line and 3 toothed cutting blade, the Trueshopping Split Shaft Petrol Strimmer is just right to trim along the edges of lawn, as well as being ideal for professional clean-up jobs, including clearing out tough weeds and bushes.
Being a retired ex-professional landscaper I`ve used all of the specialist `big name` strimmers available over the last 30 years or more, and now needing one for my regular private work, after much consideration I decided to invest in this model. The split shaft enables easy transportation and the power is ample for my needs.
The machine arrived well packed and I assembled it in 15 mins. The instructions are adequate, with the exception of the reference to fitting the guard. In the end I did this logically rather than following the instructions, simply because the instructions are wrong! On paper, photographs supporting the instructions seems a good idea but in practice, diagrams would actually be much clearer.
Once assembled and fuelled up, the machine fired up and ran faultlessly on the second pull. I then worked it for 30 mins or so on light grass cutting. Perfect and it didn`t miss a beat.
THE most important thing in actually using these machines (apart from technique) is operator comfort, therefore harness and handle adjustment to perfectly fit the individual is imperative - otherwise the machine will be heavy and awkward to use, so spend time achieving the optimum here. It took me (an experienced operator!) several adjustments to get it perfect.
I have since used the machine with the blade & brushcutter heads for 3 hrs virtually non-stop cutting through 2 acres of heavily overgrown meadowland and although it ran perfectly, one or two niggles did come to light.
Firstly, the handles are wider apart than is necessary, so I simply cut and inch off of each of them at the end which enters the joining block at the shaft. Secondly, the vibration/tingle felt through my wrists (even with the correct gloves on) was annoying so I simply opened the handle joining block on the shaft, trimmed and wrapped a piece of old bike inner tube around the handle tubing and reassembled it. A 2 min job which instantly transformed the machine! My last minor issue is with regards to fitting replacement line - which at best, is a little tricky. I do wonder how long the head will last, only time will tell. Lastly, fuel consumption is relatively high, but it IS a hard working two-stroke after all!
In summary, (and it is early days), I am delighted with my purchase, and running side by side with professional strimmers of four times the cost, this will perform along with the best. It is well balanced and plenty powerful enough for any job, the overall build quality appears to be robust, and the way that the shaft joins appears to be solid and well designed. Long-term who knows, but for under a hundred pounds its an absolute bargain.
So, if you`re looking for a strimmer for a large garden or a small commercial operation, look no further - this machine is a genuinely brilliant purchase.
Excellent value - have had it for 6mths now and have cleared a huge area of untouched wilderness containing brambles, rosebay willow herb, dockens and nettles down to relatively smooth grass and haven't even tried the brush cutter yet!
So far i have been very impressed with this piece of kit . It has made light work of a recent gardening job . Easy to operate and handle .Very powerful . I was a little apprehensive when i opened the box and thought i had a lot to assemble but it was easier and more straightforward than it appeared . I am considering buying my next piece of equipment from here .
This is just what it says it is,Powerfull ,Heavy Duty cuts through thick brush with no problem. A great buy.
Great Strimmer at a great price