Suits me, won’t suit everyone
We have a 24 perch block in suburbia and we attend to our lawns very regularly, so it never gets overgrown. This is the first cordless electric trimmer I have used, previously owned a corded trimmer. This appliance does not have a bump-head line feed, instead you trim 11cm nylon line lengths and insert them into the spinner, or alternatively use a pair of disposable plastic blades which are the better option for cutting in the horizontal plane when the blade tips will not be contacting a hard object like a fence or a wall. Changing between blad...es and line or installing new line just takes a few moments but sure, it’s not as convenient as the usual bump-head type. Summarising the other disadvantages first, this is certainly no brush-cutter, and trimming thick or tough grass and vegetation will be slow and quickly drain the battery charge. The battery is internal, so there can be no replacement battery on hand to get back on with the job if you lose charge, you have to wait for the unit to recharge (maybe 40 mins?). At times of robust growth after (rare!) rain I don’t get my whole yard done on a single charge. The advantages (which have won me over) are that it is amazingly light to hold and quiet to use. It has a telescopic shaft (which I never adjust actually) and a pivoting head for cutting vertically. The system of a circuit plug to install and three buttons/levers to press simultaneously is not awkward to operate but would confound youngsters so that is a good safety feature. I have no regrets about this purchase.
Questions & Answers
Wondering how long, on average, does the battery last? Do you get the expected 20 minutes? Thanks.
I guess so... of course you are continually triggering the motor on and off, and I wonder if they are saying 20 mins of continuous running time? It would depend on the load on the motor. It won’t last long if you’re cutting thick long grass, but I don’t let the grass get out of control. Sorry I can’t be more specific, I’ll take note of time with my next use....
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