Honda Versatool - Excellent if Available
I bought the UMC425 (the lighter model, UMC435 is heavier). When i first received the tool from the garden equipment specialist it looked great. The unit does look heavy and when picked up it is too. It starts pretty easily and sounds good as its a 4 stroke. I liked the idea of 4 stroke so you don't have to mix the fuel. It came with a strap that you can put your head and one arm through to help lug around this beast of a unit. I bought the long hedger accessory first as i needed it for a job.
Worked great but it is heavy. Using this unit yo...u need breaks, especially for hedging. About 1 - 2 months later i decided to buy the brush cutter and edger accessory. The garden equipment specialist said it would take 2 - 3 weeks for the brush cutter and edger to come in. Lucky I wasn't in a rush as the brush cutter didn't arrive until 6 weeks later. The store said it was Hondas problem, something to do with manufacturing. I asked about the edger and they said maybe next week. Called back and they said still nothing. 6 months from the day of purchase I have still not received my edger. I also emailed Honda Motor Power Equipment direct and they said "We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience". I bought this beast with Hondas reputation and reliability behind it and they still haven't been able to supply. The only place I can see the edger is in pictures from garden equipment sepcialist stores or on the internet advertising them.
Questions & Answers
What is the criteria/reason to upgrade to the UMC 435 over the UMC 425. I'm not so worried about cost and will ONLY use a line trimmer and possibly a blower?
435 much more powerful 35cc against 25cc
Does anyone know if the drive shaft is solid steel or a nylon type as used in bent shaft types? I wonder if they are a full commercial spec?
Unsure on the exact answer but I seem to recall the sales guy saying a solid shaft. I did the comparison between these and the equivalent Stihl model, and I had to go to the "Middle" spec/size motor to get a contractor tool, whereas he said the honda umc 425 is a contractor level tool. Apologies but thats as good as I remember and hope this helps. Cheers, Paul
Hi Racky, The drive shaft is solid steel. If you need more information, would like to discuss this further or have any questions or queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks, Sarah
Where can I buy a air filter for a Honda 4stroke whipper snipper?
Hi Kelly, there are lots of places but pretty much where you previously purchased your machine from.
Not sure kelly, I havent replace mine yet. I would suggest a reputable specialist mower repair place, including where you bought it (I assume you bought it new?). Bunnings or Masters dont sell Honda Whipper snippers
|Category||Petrol Whipper Snippers|
|Handle Type||Loop Handle|
|Shaft Type||Split and Straight|
|Engine Type||4-Stroke and OHC (Overhead Cam)|
|Engine Displacement||25 cc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||550 mL|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)|
|Release date||July 2013|
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