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4.0 out of 5 stars Basic cheap strimmer, good for light domestic use., 17 Aug. 2013
This review is from: NEW TRUESHOPPING® ELECTRIC GARDEN LAWN CORDLESS BATTERY POWERED GRASS STRIMMER TRIMMER 18V ET2505 (Misc.)
I bought a worx rechargeable strimmer a few years ago, charge time was about 2 hours but it only lasted 15 minutes per charge and that cost me over sixty quid, i replaced that with a petrol strimmer, a 30cc qualcast, which when you could actually get it going was way too powerful & dangerous for domestic use, so when I looked up rechargeable strimmers again (I hate garden machinery with power leads), true shopping obviously came to my attention, the cheapest source for this particular strimmer is a certain auction site and a word of warning the price on there fluctuates wildly, I've seen these priced from just under £30 to just under £50. There is no way that this thing is worth anywhere near the ninety quid rrp, fifty is a reasonable price.

When the strimmer arrives it's in a plain brown box, other than the charger there is no inner packaging, instructions are good and the strimmer is indeed very light, the handle is non pivot and the strimmer's feel is indeed very cheap and cheerful, it's great around a normal sized garden easily trimming your grass etc, the battery should last around 25-30 minutes, sadly,but not unexpected is when you come across thick weeds etc, the strimmer doesn't have the oomph or line strength to cut thru, plus the battery will only last about 20 minutes.

Charge time varies, usually 8 hours plus, thankfully i also have another brand's hedge trimmer, which has the same type of battery (18v), which is compatible.

Initially I was very impressed, however 2 months on, my opinion had drastically changed, the battery life remains at a disappointing 20 - 25 mins, and the telescopic shaft spindle was unable to support the weight of the cutting head, it fully extended automatically, making it somewhat useless,(because the build quality is very cheap and basic, it's not very sturdy), to their credit true shopping responded quickly and provided me with a replacement, literally within 2 days.

If you want a very lightweight and basic battery powered strimmer, for light domestic use in a small sized garden then I can highly recommend this product, however if you have a large garden and desire a beefy machine and cut, get a petrol strimmer.
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