Better than ever expected
Recommended to me by a Mate who originally was from a Small motors Mechanical background and eventually owned his own Small Motors & Gardening Equipment sales. I had never even heard of Shindaiwa until the day I dropped in to see him in his new shop. Being of a Heavy Industrial Mechanical Background myself I fully understand the difference between quality and Junk when it comes to all things mechanical and was nervous about buying a Brand that I hadn't even heard of. That was 15-16 years ago now. I asked what he recommended as I was not far off...looking at getting a new Weed Eater given my old one starting to play games, his answer was straight out Stihl or Shindaiwa. In his Mechanical experience the best value for money compared to most others and with his mechanical knowledge gained over many years on the tools said these 2 manufacturers are in his opinion among the best. All manufacturers have a couple of bad models along the way, no exceptions, but some more than most and all also have bad individual items given human error upon assembly or faulty parts that are missed during the manufacturing process and eventually give out, but these 2 manufacturers in his opinion have less than most others. Some time later, maybe 12 months later my Trusty old McCullock eventually died after 8-10 years of moderate use, and so off to a local Stihl sales outlet I head. 1 hr later remembering what Wayne had told me a year or two before, I headed home with a brand new 22T Shindaiwa, not a new Stihl as I had planned - the price difference from memory was the reason. To this day this would have to rank as the number 1 best purchase I have ever made with anything. It has had literally hundreds of hours of use, even abuse at times given my own 1200 square yard and 2 other vacant blocks surrounding me that the owners rarely maintained. From memory 2 spark plug changes and 2 x speed feed chord heads and 14 years later it was only several weeks ago that it faltered for the very first time. The Silicon Fuel primer bulb leaked and wouldn't pump fuel up as it had perished given its old age. I decided to look in good old Ebay for a kit for the carby but found instead that for under 30 dollars I could buy a whole new aftermarket Carby. Sold! It arrives a week later, I fitted it in 20 minutes, a quick tune up and away it goes second Pull yet again. I cant kill it, its been absolutely unbelievable. Its not that noisy even now given an old muffler, always hits on choke first pull but then stops, turn Choke off and second pull away it goes. Rarely do I ever pull it more than twice. How long has it left in it, how long is a piece off string? I have to say good fuel, good air and good Quality oil will see 2 strokes go for a very long time in this day and age and my old girl gets all 3 without question, so I can honestly say given the compression which seems to still be very much ok, I would honestly say another 14 years is quite feasible. I am now 100% Brand loyal for ever more, however I did buy 18 months ago a Battery powered Stihl Lawn Mower and that's another success story as well. Love it!
Purchased in January 2006 at Rimrock Agencies.
Needs far better dealership back up and spare parts support
Purchased in Jan 2017 the T226 ran flawlessly for 18 months until May of 2018. It was taken to a local Shindaiwa dealer from whom it was purchased, where a kit of parts was fitted and allegedly tested. It was received back on May 29th.
I did not use for a day or two after it was "repaired".When I did try to start it the unit would not rev, only idle.
I returned it to the dealer to get them to complete the job they were paid to do. I heard nothing for a week and when I went there they said they had claimed warranty on a part-I understand it w...
Purchased in January 2017 for $399.00.
Very capabable line trimmer
Don't be fooled by the small engine capacity. I have had entry level line trimers with larger engines and they did not stack up against this machine. The 22cc 2-stroke engine has ample power for home use & even the engine note has a lovely 2-stroke crackle to it that sounds like a high performance engine.
Very easy to start. Reasonably light weight. Line head is easy to refill. Value for money machine.
I have a large block and in my opinion this would suitable for large urban blocks up to an acre.
In thick 2 foot high lush grass it can strugg...
Purchased in February 2014.
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Questions & Answers
Fuel mix fit 5 litres of unleaded petroleum
What you have written is not a question but I'll take it as a question to ask about oil /fuel ratio.
If that is the question, the answer is 50:1
Normally a great unit,but it can suffer fuel troubles. Not a good idea to premix 5 litres of 2 stroke just for the trimmer alone..In my area the humidity gets to the fuel if stored too long.
The Shindaiwa tank is about .5 litre and the carby can be affected by silt in the fuel-It has be kept very clean.
Try fresh fuel and mix ups in 1 litre increments 20 cc. 2 stroke oil to 1 litre (1000cc) of unleaded fuel.
Cannot get accelerator speed, stays on idle Unit has had very little use
|Category||Petrol Whipper Snippers|
|Handle Type||Loop Handle|
|Engine Displacement||21.1 cc|
|Cutting Head Type||Line|
|Features||Easy / Quick Start and Vibration Damping|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
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