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Title: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: The Pikey Pensioner on 10 July 2019, 10:31:53
I've got a Flymo battery operated, but the cord keeps jamming every couple of feet.

Looking to replace it, petrol powered are too heavy for me to handle.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: biggriffin on 10 July 2019, 10:41:26
Buy a sheep. Serves two purpose, once the grass is done,lunch is ready. ;D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: The Pikey Pensioner on 10 July 2019, 10:47:25
Buy a sheep. Serves two purpose, once the grass is done,lunch is ready. ;D

Had several, but we kept eating them ::)
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: STEMO on 10 July 2019, 10:55:31
Buy a sheep. Serves two purpose, once the grass is done,lunch is ready. ;D

 ;D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: pscocoa on 10 July 2019, 12:20:38
I've got a Flymo battery operated, but the cord keeps jamming every couple of feet.

Looking to replace it, petrol powered are too heavy for me to handle.

I have the WORX 20volt Lithium - great little unit - depends on size of job of course but very happy with it
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 10 July 2019, 12:36:15
I have a petrol strimmer but it is not really fit for purpose because......

1......It is a proper bitch to start.
2......It comes with 'pain in the arse' strapping system to hold it in place against my body.

How about good old-fashioned hand shears?
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: redelitev6 on 10 July 2019, 12:50:39
I have a petrol strimmer but it is not really fit for purpose because......

1......It is a proper bitch to start.
2......It comes with 'pain in the arse' strapping system to hold it in place against my body.

How about good old-fashioned hand shears?
You can't beat a good hand job  :D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Nick W on 10 July 2019, 12:53:27
Buy a sheep. Serves two purpose, once the grass is done,lunch is ready. ;D


how do you stop them eating all of the mint?
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: TD on 10 July 2019, 12:53:34
I've got a Flymo battery operated, but the cord keeps jamming every couple of feet.

Looking to replace it, petrol powered are too heavy for me to handle.

Have you tried unwinding it rewinding looser?
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: The Pikey Pensioner on 11 July 2019, 07:07:33
I've got a Flymo battery operated, but the cord keeps jamming every couple of feet.

Looking to replace it, petrol powered are too heavy for me to handle.

Have you tried unwinding it rewinding looser?

Yup.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: The Pikey Pensioner on 11 July 2019, 07:10:04
I've got a Flymo battery operated, but the cord keeps jamming every couple of feet.

Looking to replace it, petrol powered are too heavy for me to handle.

I have the WORX 20volt Lithium - great little unit - depends on size of job of course but very happy with it

I've been looking at that, thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 11 July 2019, 09:19:44
Coincidentally I bought a Hilka cordless strimmer yesterday for 39.99.  :)

It'll get it's maiden outing on a fairly overgrown patch of land later so I'll let you know how it copes.  :y
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: The Pikey Pensioner on 11 July 2019, 09:52:25
Coincidentally I bought a Hilka cordless strimmer yesterday for 39.99.  :)

It'll get it's maiden outing on a fairly overgrown patch of land later so I'll let you know how it copes.  :y

 :y
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Eboy.com on 11 July 2019, 10:26:13
Just replace the spool if its jamming.

The first cordless I had - Wank and Decker - was superb. Auto spool never failed, batteries were good for 3 years etc.  But I left it in the garage.  The replacements since have all been utter wank  TBH.  Now back on another wank and decker, but its already playing up.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: The Pikey Pensioner on 11 July 2019, 11:42:38
Just replace the spool if its jamming.

The first cordless I had - Wank and Decker - was superb. Auto spool never failed, batteries were good for 3 years etc.  But I left it in the garage.  The replacements since have all been utter wank  TBH.  Now back on another wank and decker, but its already playing up.

Beat me to it, just ordered a new spool ;)
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Eboy.com on 11 July 2019, 12:27:03
Just replace the spool if its jamming.

The first cordless I had - Wank and Decker - was superb. Auto spool never failed, batteries were good for 3 years etc.  But I left it in the garage.  The replacements since have all been utter wank  TBH.  Now back on another wank and decker, but its already playing up.

Beat me to it, just ordered a new spool ;)
:y

If the streamer is otherwise good, keep it going, as the new ones seem universally shite :(
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 11 July 2019, 12:51:47
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: STEMO on 11 July 2019, 12:53:29
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
It's a strimmer which is connected to the internet. Instructions are streamed and it does it all by itself.
Obvious, really.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Eboy.com on 11 July 2019, 12:54:27
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Stupid firkin hopeless gayBooks.  Clearly Mr Jobs never heard of strimmers.  How the hell people tolerate these shitty laptops is beyond me :(
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Eboy.com on 11 July 2019, 12:55:28
[firkin
Or oppsin'.  If he was still around, I'd put some oppss into Jobs. Retard.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 11 July 2019, 12:55:58
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
It's a strimmer which is connected to the internet. Instructions are streamed and it does it all by itself.
Obvious, really.
Like this?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flymo-1200R-Lithium-Ion-Robotic-Mower/dp/B00C70LUQ4 :D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: STEMO on 11 July 2019, 12:56:02
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Stupid firkin hopeless gayBooks.  Clearly Mr Jobs never heard of strimmers.  How the hell people tolerate these shitty laptops is beyond me :(
I think you'd have got away with my explanation, but you've dropped yourself in it now. Impetuous boy.  ;D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: aaronjb on 11 July 2019, 13:01:29
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Stupid firkin hopeless gayBooks.  Clearly Mr Jobs never heard of strimmers.  How the hell people tolerate these shitty laptops is beyond me :(

They read what they're about to post before they hit Post? :P
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 11 July 2019, 13:02:24
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Stupid firkin hopeless gayBooks.  Clearly Mr Jobs never heard of strimmers.  How the hell people tolerate these shitty laptops is beyond me :(

They read what they're about to post before they hit Post? :P
That'll never catch on ::) ;D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Eboy.com on 11 July 2019, 13:02:30
Impetuous boy.  ;D
I might have been called that before, believe it or not :P
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Eboy.com on 11 July 2019, 13:03:37
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Stupid firkin hopeless gayBooks.  Clearly Mr Jobs never heard of strimmers.  How the hell people tolerate these shitty laptops is beyond me :(

They read what they're about to post before they hit Post? :P
I type the shit, so I know what I've said.  I just don't bargain on the Jobs shite from changing it, after all, its *my* firkin laptop, not crApple's
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Eboy.com on 11 July 2019, 13:04:19
its *my* firkin laptop
my oppsing laptop, FFS
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: STEMO on 11 July 2019, 13:04:40
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Stupid firkin hopeless gayBooks.  Clearly Mr Jobs never heard of strimmers.  How the hell people tolerate these shitty laptops is beyond me :(

They read what they're about to post before they hit Post? :P
I type the shit, so I know what I've said.  I just don't bargain on the Jobs shite from changing it, after all, its *my* firkin laptop, not crApple's
There's this thing called auto correction. I believe you can switch it off.  ;D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Eboy.com on 11 July 2019, 13:05:08
Well, when I say "my", of course I mean "work".  But it only ever gets used when I go on hols.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 11 July 2019, 13:05:36
Well, when I say "my", of course I mean "work".  But it only ever gets used when I go on hols.
Four months of the year then :D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Eboy.com on 11 July 2019, 13:05:44
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Stupid firkin hopeless gayBooks.  Clearly Mr Jobs never heard of strimmers.  How the hell people tolerate these shitty laptops is beyond me :(

They read what they're about to post before they hit Post? :P
I type the shit, so I know what I've said.  I just don't bargain on the Jobs shite from changing it, after all, its *my* firkin laptop, not crApple's
There's this thing called auto correction. I believe you can switch it off.  ;D
How? (on Apple shite)
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Eboy.com on 11 July 2019, 13:06:05
Well, when I say "my", of course I mean "work".  But it only ever gets used when I go on hols.
Four months of the year then :D
You sound like my boss :P
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 11 July 2019, 13:07:52
Well, when I say "my", of course I mean "work".  But it only ever gets used when I go on hols.
Four months of the year then :D
You sound like my boss :P
Nah, LZ is the only manager in these parts ::)

Besides currently on 4on/4off, so I only turn up for 4.5 months a year 8)
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: STEMO on 11 July 2019, 13:08:39
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Stupid firkin hopeless gayBooks.  Clearly Mr Jobs never heard of strimmers.  How the hell people tolerate these shitty laptops is beyond me :(

They read what they're about to post before they hit Post? :P
I type the shit, so I know what I've said.  I just don't bargain on the Jobs shite from changing it, after all, its *my* firkin laptop, not crApple's
There's this thing called auto correction. I believe you can switch it off.  ;D
How? (on Apple shite)
General > Keyboards > Auto correction.
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: The Pikey Pensioner on 11 July 2019, 17:38:10
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Stupid firkin hopeless gayBooks.  Clearly Mr Jobs never heard of strimmers.  How the hell people tolerate these shitty laptops is beyond me :(

They read what they're about to post before they hit Post? :P
I type the shit, so I know what I've said.  I just don't bargain on the Jobs shite from changing it, after all, its *my* firkin laptop, not crApple's
There's this thing called auto correction. I believe you can switch it off.  ;D
How? (on Apple shite)
General > Keyboards > Auto correction.

Err, I thought this was my strimmer thread,  >:(

 ;D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 11 July 2019, 17:58:48
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Stupid firkin hopeless gayBooks.  Clearly Mr Jobs never heard of strimmers.  How the hell people tolerate these shitty laptops is beyond me :(

They read what they're about to post before they hit Post? :P
I type the shit, so I know what I've said.  I just don't bargain on the Jobs shite from changing it, after all, its *my* firkin laptop, not crApple's
There's this thing called auto correction. I believe you can switch it off.  ;D
How? (on Apple shite)
General > Keyboards > Auto correction.

Err, I thought this was my strimmer thread,  >:(

 ;D
Have you encountered Steve Jobs work?  :D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: dave the builder on 11 July 2019, 18:12:51
No Iphone app for strimming grass  :-\
like yellow pages
phone someone to do it for you  :y
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Sir Tigger QC on 11 July 2019, 18:23:00
Back on topic, this is the strimmer I bought yesterday (https://www.trago.co.uk/home-garden/garden-machinery/strimmers/hilka-18v-li-ion-cordless-string-trimmer.html) and it got it's maiden outing this afternoon.  :y

For 39.99 it's not a bad little tool and I gave it a hard test where the grass and weeds were about 2ft high.  It was a bit too much for it in places and it struggled with couch grass for example, but coped with grass, soft weeds and even young brambles. It'll be good for light work, edging etc  :y

The only downside was when inevitably the line disappeared into the spool and like all strimmers it was fiddly to remove the spool to retrieve the line.  ::)
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Nick W on 11 July 2019, 19:05:59
How does a streamer cut grass?  :P
Stupid firkin hopeless gayBooks.  Clearly Mr Jobs never heard of strimmers.  How the hell people tolerate these shitty laptops is beyond me :(

They read what they're about to post before they hit Post? :P
I type the shit, so I know what I've said.  I just don't bargain on the Jobs shite from changing it, after all, its *my* firkin laptop, not crApple's
There's this thing called auto correction. I believe you can switch it off.  ;D
How? (on Apple shite)


I've mentioned my special computer mallet before.........
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: The Pikey Pensioner on 13 July 2019, 09:22:02
New spool has cured it :y
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: biggriffin on 13 July 2019, 09:33:16
New spool has cured it :y


That's your problem, your using a spool of fishing line,  Chuck that away and fit a steel blade.

These look very  Kung Fu
 https://www.homiepie.co.uk/products/steel-trimmer-head?variant=28652204523594
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: The Pikey Pensioner on 13 July 2019, 10:00:19
New spool has cured it :y


That's your problem, your using a spool of fishing line,  Chuck that away and fit a steel blade.

These look very  Kung Fu
 https://www.homiepie.co.uk/products/steel-trimmer-head?variant=28652204523594

 :D
Title: Re: Recommendations for a Cordless Grass Strimmer
Post by: Tick Tock on 13 July 2019, 19:15:40
New spool has cured it :y


That's your problem, your using a spool of fishing line,  Chuck that away and fit a steel blade.

These look very  Kung Fu
 https://www.homiepie.co.uk/products/steel-trimmer-head?variant=28652204523594

I'd count your toes before using that! Looks the business though  :o