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2.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to get spares, not built to last, 22 April 2009
This review is from: Bosch ART 26 Combitrim Electric Telescopic Grass Trimmer (26 cm Cutting Diameter) (DIY & Tools)
It seems that most of the garden (s)trimmers are not built to last these days. When my last one quit I thought I'd try Bosch as they (have in the past) had a reputation for making good equipment. However, I have this for about 18 months, it doesn't get an awful lot of use (small lawn), but now the head has come loose and won't stay on. I also had difficulty getting the line from the usual DIY shops, even the ones that sell the exact same model and had to resort to third party line. Now I find I can't get a replacement Bosch head anywhere, not even from Bosch themselves. As for function, it eats up line too quick, the strips work best, but are very quickly cut short. The line cover housing is very difficult to remove and there is no cable tidy; some pretty basic design flaws. Can I recommend Bosch, no I'm afraid I can't, but if you look elsewhere all trimmers seem pretty much of the same design and have the same flaws. At around 30-45 quid they're not built to last and are almost a throw-away item now. I'm going to try a 3rd party replacement head but it's almnost half the cost of a new trimmer!
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