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Einhell BG-BC 25 Power Scythe
on 10 July 2012
If you just have soft grass of around 100 - 200mm long, then this product is ideal.
As soon as you put it into clumps of Yorkshire Fog grass, Bull Rushes, nettles, thistles, wild rose or blackberry bushes forget it, as it simply does not have the power to chew through.
If you plan to use it in this thicker, denser material then my advice would be to go for the slightly more expensive 43cc machine, which at around £170 isn't too badly priced, when you consider getting into the professional stuff, something like a 45cc Efco starts at around £350+ and an extra £100 on top of that for a basic Husqvarna or Stihl.
Obviously the Einhell isn't designed to be used everyday by the likes of a grass cutting contractor or landscape gardener, but for home use the 25cc or the 43cc Einhell will be ideal.
One other point I would stress is to ensure that you - as should always be the case - use clean fresh petrol, because these strimmers sold on the domestic market require nothing else but.
Spare Parts are readily available, and if you do end up taking it to a repair shop either for a service or repair, check on the einhell-uk.co.uk website for prices of parts that those niggly non-starting, or running like a bag of spanners problems require, to make sure your repair shop isn't ripping you off. Examples of things that are most likely after a year or two to tend to go wrong, are the ignition coil or carburettor. This is even the case in the professional market, and is a common fault with these types of machines, regardless of manufacturer. A new carburettor for example for a Einhell is around £27, a coil is around £22, and get this - a new piston is around a tenner! So you can't really go wrong with that.