I bought this strimmer particularly for light strimming around trees, shrubs, lawn edges, and awkward corners etc. that I cannot get to with the lawn mower. I already own a petrol powered 'proper' strimmer, but as it is quite large and cumbersome it is best suited for strimming rough ground like e.g. banks and verges etc.
What I love about his strimmer, and the reason I decided to buy it, is that it is very lightweight, quick to grab from the shed when needed, and once the smaller jobs are done it goes right back into the shed, where it takes up very little space. Tilting the rotary head on the drive shaft will allow you to do some edge trimming in the vertical plane, supported by the little plastic wheel, which I have not really used yet but might come in quite handy too.
I have held off buying any cordless garden products til now and have always used petrol or electric. My last Black n Decker electric trimmer is five years old and still works but cuts out all the time due to a break in the cable by the handle. I was going to buy one the same but noticed this cordless option and decided to try it. It arrived nearly fully assembled other than the guard which needed one screw. Took a minute to complete.
Brilliant implement and battery lasts for a long long stretch. I have an allotment and this is perfect
Light enough to carry about in the car etc. I found petrol strimmers burn out quickly so gave
this model a try. I thoroughly recommend for moderate gardens etc
One of the best things I have bought for the garden in years! I got fed up with long trailing cables and this product is really superb. We have a large garden with a lot of grass borders. Select the vertical edge trimmer (the unit has a useful wheel so it is held at the right height) and the edges are cleanly cut. Adjust it to horizontal cutting and you can complete it for areas up to walls etc. The self feeding mechanism is working well so you don'y have to constantly feed new cutting cable out. Battery last as long as I need for this garden and in case recharges quickly.
Really pleased with this. Does as expected, lightweight and easy to handle. I charged up the battery and set off to tackle the edges of my large lawns, much easier than with my old petrol strimmer, and probably even quicker.