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Not Happy Jan
Bought Victa Swift Start line trimmer back in 2019 from Bunnings.
Have tried many times to start it as per instructions. Looked for ideas on the net on how to get going - ones I found were all negative.
On each occasion I managed to get it to run for a few seconds and then its stops.
I ended up buying a Tanaka - a great little machine!!
The Victa now sits in my shed gathering dust as I don't know what to do with it - maybe an anchor for my tinny? So don't waste your money on one of these.
Think Victa should stick to something they do very well - lawn mowers
Purchased in February 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $250.00.
Such a good whipper snipper
I bought this from Bunnings on the weekend, and very happy with my purchase. I was easy to assemble, fuel was easy to mix and I was up and running within 20 mins. I followed the instructions, and it started first time. I was using the trimmer for about 30 mins to complete my lawn with no problems.
I was reluctant to purchase based on reviews on here, but I purchased based on advice from my brother who also has one.
This is a great whipper snipper !
Purchased in May 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $279.00.
Priced for home
Okay...This unit was gifted to me along with the prune saw extension so I cannot supply a receipt for ProductReview.
The line trimmer works very well and uses a pre loaded line refill pack in it's bump feed head, which is very easy to reload (3 pack around $12). A simple removal of the head cap and push-in-place system makes things very simple on the go (be sure to have the Oregon refill label face up with the line unwinding in the direction of the arrows shown on the head cap! Heaps easier than hand winding line onto a head.
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Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores.
Unreliable at best
Brought from bunnings and has always had issues cutting out when gets warm. Can use 10mins before overheats. Always hard to start. Unreliable, poor quality. Won't purchase Victa brand again.
Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $230.00.
Victa 25.4cc Swift Start Straight Split Shaft Trimmer
What a pity Victa is so different to now to where is came from. Purchased the Whipper Snipper about 11 months ago from Bunnings. Biggest mistake ever. Hard to start, has such low power it is nearly useless, over heats and cuts out/or burns the operator. Victa I am sorry that you have ended up making this cheap rubbish. I bought this product on your reputation and wish I had stuck with the cheap Aldi brand, theirs works as it should
Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $279.00.
Updated model not a pinch on the previous one
Heavier, more cumbersome to use than the previous model. The spark plug & lead location on the top of the engine, is of poor design, which causes the operators elbow to regularly knock the lead off the plug, stopping the engine. The previous model was, and still is, much easier to operate. The cartridge type line feed is not economical. The bump feed head wears out rapidly. Unable to ascertain if the bump feed head can be replaced with a single line feed head unit. If so, it may be a little more economically efficient to operate. Only purchased this model as the previous model failed, however, sourced a new carby for the old model, fitted it, and it runs like new. I use it now, and this new model gathers dust in my shed.
Purchased in August 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $299.00.
Bad design, can’t start, used only once
Bad design, can’t start doesn’t matter what I do. It could be faulty from the factory. Disappointment, it should be easy and swift start. Tried everything and per instructions without avail
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $239.00.
Brand new, won't start.
Purchased new from Bunnings yesterday. Took it out of the box today and it won't start. I know line trimmers get harder to start with age, but this thing is brand new.
Purchased in July 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $279.00.
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
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $199.00.
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.
Purchased in September 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $200.00.
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.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $199.00.
I used 3 times and now it wont start no matter what I try.
The machine is also badly designed and catches on your finger while pull starting.
SWIFT START MY Rs.
Victa Swift Start. More like Victa no start
If I could give zero stars I would. Will never buy a Victa again. Used five times. It stopped. Now just cannot get it started any more :( :( :(. Very very disappointed customer
Purchased in September 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse.
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.
Purchased in February 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $220.00.
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
Where can I get a Victa 25.4cc Swift Start Bent / Split Shaft Trimmer serviced in Joondalup?
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.
Well that's a pain. Thanks heaps Steve
gator speed load line costs $10 for 4 metres. So financially it makes sense to remove the speedload head completely, throw it away, then attach a different head. Then you can use your own preferred line (50 metres of saxon 2,4mm is $8)
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|Category||Petrol Hedge Trimmers|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||550 mL|
|Engine Displacement||25.4 cc|
- MPN: 883226
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