Not bad for price
I like how everyone is saying used 3 times won't start. As a carby the fuel goes stale in jets, bowl and perishes seals. If you run them dry upon after use you will find you do not have these issues. A little under powererd but I use the edger also and it's mint!! Only had it for 2 weeks so far and I only know 1 speed which is flat out. It suits its purpose for a yard of 700sqm. If you have a farm buy an industrial whipper snipper
Victa 25.4 Swift start from Bunnings.
A waste of money. Very difficult to start, poorly designed catches your finger trying to start. Only had it about 4 months already will now only throttle at max revs. Doesn’t seem to be compatible with standard whipper snipper line. Appears to require a proprietary line so it won’t slip. Won’t touch the Victa brand again.
Very disappointed, though it would have a place in the market for some people
Have owned a Victa Tornado straight-shaft whipper snipper and edger attachments for many years. I live on acreage and I have been extremely happy with it. It has been well looked after; though has worked hard and done a great job. It has finally got to the stage where it was giving me too much grief...
Naturally, I went and bought its successor, being the Swift Start model.
I was told by a staff member at Bunnings that both the straight-shaft and bent-shaft had the same engine, so he advised to go with the bent one as it is $50 cheaper. I...examined the bent-shaft display model and found it had a similar attachment fitting that would work with my old attachments, whereas the straight-shaft didn't, so bought the bent-shaft. Firstly, upon opening the box, it had a different attachment fitting to the one on display. Though frustrated, I thought that later down the track I would just buy a new edger to fit it. Secondly, on first start, which I was very careful with, part of the receptacle of the pull cord broke straight off (or was already broken). Though not a major issue - it certainly demonstrates the comparable quality to which this new version is made.
Poor old Victa, Used to be an Australian icon built on reliability and loyalty since 1952. Now they can't even design a reliable recoiling pull start. I am sure after a few years it is to be expected that it would fail but for it to fail after the third start just tells me that they are actively designing it to fail. This brings great shame and disgrace to all whom sell and manufacture these abominations. I could give advice on how to run your company to be successful but you already know it and have decided building these pieces of crap is the best for your Briggs & Stratton and Honda brands. I will be keeping clear of your deceptive company.
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Victa, stick to lawn mowers, Trimmers is not you
Bought a Victa swift-start trimmer just on 13 months now. At best it was used every alternate month.
So here im firing it up for the 7th time and the cord mechanism (starter) starts playing up.
Within a couple of pulls it completely ceases. Disappointment is understatement. This was a $250 machine that i was about to add on hedge trimmer and power saw attchments. WELL THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN NOW,
I was advised by the store to take to a repair agent. i saw two and they both told me i should have purchased a more reputable brand...and if i...
Questions & Answers
I have a victa swift start bent shaft line trimmer, it now needs new line. The only thing I can find is basically a prewound replacement part at around $60 is that the only option
No you have to buy a customised Oregon gator line 2.4 mm. It’s designed so you can’t use standard line trimmer. >:-/ you can pick it up at Bunnings.
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