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Wolf Creek Multi-tool 58cc 2 stroke Petrol 5 in1 Long Reach Hedge Trimmer, Strimmer, Pruner Chainsaw, Brush Cutter & Extension Pole
- The Original Wolf Creek 5 in 1 Garden Multi tool - Genuine Quality Branded Product
- Interchangeable heads (Hedge trimmer, strimmer, brush cutter, pruner and extension pole)
- Superior performance and reliability for all your pruning / trimming / strimming needs around the garden.
- Certification: CE Quality
- Powerful 58cc 2-stroke petrol engine
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HEDGE TRIMMER It's multi-positional head rotates from 120 to 270 degrees and is fully adjustable to 10 different positions. When attached to the engine unit it has a total length of 2360mm / 93" With the extension pole attached the total length is approx. 3200mm / 126" The overall length of the cutting shears are 450mm / 18".
STRIMMER HEAD Twin Nylon line strimmer head 18" diameter across provides a large area cut with orange protective cover for added safety and protection against debris. Strimmer section is 35" / 90cm long, when attached to the engine unit it has a total length of 2220mm. With the extension pole attached the total length is approx. 3200mm.
STEEL BLADE BRUSH CUTTER Ideal for cutting thick brambles, shrubs, brush, nettles and thick overgrowth. Triple arc Brush cutting blade - double-sided. 1.4mm thick blade with 255mm wide cutting blade.
PRUNER / CHAINSAW Made for cutting small/medium branches from trees and shrubs. It features the world renowned Oregon chain. The pruner has a length of 45.5" / 116cm long Pruner has 10"/25cm cut. When attached to the engine unit it has a total length of 2220mm With the extension pole attached the total length is approx. 3200m.
LONG REACH EXTENSION POLE Snap-in/out extension pole that enables extended use of all the tools. The length of the extension pole is 840mm / 33".
Unit Weight: 6.5kg
Tool kit Contents: Combination spanner with 13mm & 19mm heads Sockets, Flat blade screwdriver, 4mm hexagonal spanner, spanner with 8mm & 10mm head.
Includes: Shoulder Strap with adjustable stainless steel clip, Fuel mixing bottle, Eye Protector Goggle with elasticated strap, Thick cotton gloves Ear Defenders
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The equipment arrived promptly, and was not too difficult to assemble; however if you are not competent at DIY you may not find it so easy. The manual describes how to fit the throttle cable and assemble the trigger mechanism, but this was already in place. The manual is unfortunately a bit sketchy in places!
I spent ten minutes trying it out as a strimmer, then thought I’d test the hedge trimmer attachment with extension, so fitted that. Now I couldn’t get it to restart. After much trying, and contact with Equipmart’s tech support, I noticed that the primer bulb wasn’t filling with petrol and not pulling fuel into the carburettor. This isn’t immediately obvious as the siting of the bulb is on the underside of the carburettor where you can’t see it without a bit of effort. Further discussions with tech support suggested that the plastic feeder tube in the petrol tank was either kinked or the filter dislodged or blocked. After emptying the tank, I managed to get the tube hooked out of the filler cap and was able to see no problem with the filter on its end. Finally I was able to obtain an endoscope camera to see into the petrol tank and confirm no kink. Someone I know who maintains such machines thought there might be a problem in the carburettor. At this point, tech support promised me a new engine, gave me advice over the phone as to how to remove the drive shaft from the current engine, and told me to package it ready for the courier to collect this when they delivered the new one. Happy to report that the new engine was delivered next day, I was able to fit it and test it with strimming and hedge-cutting, and it works fine. Overall I consider the problem unlikely to be of Equipmart’s making, and to give them credit, diagnosis over the phone is hard, and when they determined no resolution was possible by me they addressed and solved the problem quickly, albeit needing a fair degree of technical competence on my part.
So, what is it like in use? I find that now, this new engine starts very well both from cold and when warm, and unlike some of these tools I have used, doesn’t sulk if partly cooled down from earlier use. The strimmer and bump head work well, but I haven’t refilled the strimmer line yet so cannot comment on this. The hedge trimmer is ok, but not as effective, the angle gearing is a bit bulky and tends to drag on the hedge below the blade. Changing the blade angle is pretty easy once you’ve worked it out – it isn’t like the manual, there is a spring bolt to pull out that releases two levers that you squeeze together to release the angle (a third hand would be useful here!). I haven’t yet tried the chainsaw attachment. Overall impression: not the best but reasonably well built, competent enough and excellent value for money.
A few points to note:
1. Like any 2-stroke tool this is not low maintenance – it’s not plug in and use like an electric hedge trimmer or strimmer. In addition to this kit you will need to obtain the petrol and 2-stroke oil, a mixer bottle so as to get the proportion right easily, a bottle of chainsaw oil, some lithium grease and a grease gun. Look after the kit and it will give good service.
2. It is apparently important to USE ONLY RED (SEMI-SYNTHETIC) 2-STROKE OIL, NOT THE GREEN OIL, irrespective of whether the bottle of green oil claims to be suitable for garden 2-stroke engines. Failure to do this apparently causes deposit to build up round the spark plug and will result in the engine no longer starting. Beware!
3. When starting a warm engine you need the choke open, but it is very easy to catch the choke lever as you pull the starter, inadvertently closing the choke and making it harder to start until you notice what has happened.
4. It is also very easy to nudge the Stop switch as you handle the throttle trigger during starting (though not during normal operation). If you do nudge it, and it’s easy not to notice, then of course it will not start until moved back to the ‘run’ position.
5. Changing attachments, or inserting the extension shaft, is quite easy once you work it out – here the manual is nearly useless. When the plastic knob on the female part of the join is loosened, a spring loaded cover opens, and under is a spring catch you press to lift a flange which engages with the slot on the male shaft. When you push the shaft into the female socket, it can take a bit of jiggering to get it all the way in, as the drive shaft in the centre of the tube needs to seat in the relevant socket inside the female tube. Once it is fully in, twisting the tube to either side enables the flange to locate in the slot, which you will be able to feel. Then push the spring cover shut and tighten the plastic knob until it is finger firm. To remove again, undo the plastic knob to release the spring cover, and press the catch until the flange lifts enough to pull the shaft free. It’s awkward the first couple of times but does become routine!
I have given this multi-tool 4 stars. The reason I have not given it 5 stars is:
1. When cutting a high hedge (using the hedge trimmer) the cutter was higher than the engine, but even with only a partial tank of petrol there was a small leakage from the filler cap that (because the filler cap is on the left-hand side of the petrol tank) seeped petrol onto my work clothes on my right hip. I subsequently needed to change my clothes after using the tool, and have a shower. I checked a number of times that the filler cap was on correctly, and tightly, but the problem remained. Had the filler cap been on the other side of the tank it would have been OK for right- handed people, but still a problem for left-handers! I will need to use some polythene sheet on my right hip to avoid this. I have to assume that when strimming or using as a brush wood cutter, and the petrol tank is higher than the cutting end, this would not be a problem. But, when trimming a hedge, one would expect to use the tool at all angles and heights!
2. The electrical on/off switch is situated immediately above the the throttle control and, when wearing gloves, it is so easy to accidentally push the switch (which requires only a very short travel) to the off position. This then requires off-loading the tool and restarting the engine. Frustrating!
3. The user manual states that the maximum thickness of branch that should be cut using the hedge trimmer is 3/16", even though the width of the cutting teeth will accommodate at least 1/2". 3/16" is a trivial thickness for a tool of this power. My Aldi electric hedge trimmer can manage a lot more than that! I suggest Wolf need to rethink this as this multi-tool is a professional bit of kit and this limit is unrealistic.
4. The user "manual" leaves a lot to be desired as quite a few details regarding assembly of the tool are simply not included. I had a number of wrong fixings until I figured it out. Also, the manual states that the shoulder harness has a quick release mechanism that can be used in emergencies. The harness that comes with the tool does not have this.
5. The throttle mechanism that fits around the shaft can move around the shaft, even though the fixing screws are tight - a previous reviewer has pointed this out. As one has to hold the control when using the tool, I didn't find this a particular problem, but I can quite understand that this might concern users.
In conclusion, this is a super quality tool at an exceptionally cheap price, but you just have to be aware, and make accommodation for, the odd limitation. But, nothing major.
Added 24/11/14: I spent some time attempting to ensure that the petrol filler cap was really on square; I managed it by screwing it on whilst forcing one side down with my thumb. It actually worked, so, as a result, I no longer get petrol seepage from around the cap. It seems to be an iffy screw thread on either the petrol tank or the cap itself - or both.
I need to attach the brushcutter
any idea? D,M,
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