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The Lidl Florabest grass strimmer....

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"It rips" ... Compared to what? My FS90? My Kaaz Danarm Kawasaki VF500? My Kawasaki KBL23A's?

 

Or the Ryobi thing he got from Screwfix last summer?

 

I'm not decrying the OP for his purchase, which is why I asked what he was intending to do with it.

 

Why you're jumping to his defence while admitting you wouldn't use one because your Echos would last 10x as long (making them a better buy unless they're over £900 each) and the vibes would make them uncomfortable to use for prolonged periods is beyond me.

 

You've made a perfect case for not buying them for pro use yourself, before giving the OP a chance to qualify what it was bought for.

 

 

Relax man! :thumbup1: I'm not attacking the guy for buying it, I asked a question.

 

All im saying is if I was starting out I would consider 1 and take it back if it was no good :thumbup:

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All im saying is if I was starting out I would consider 1 and take it back if it was no good :thumbup:

 

 

I started out with a b and q own brand strimmer and a champion mower and a homelite blower!! C**p

But they did start me going. The blower lasted 2 1/2 seasons work.

 

All my stuff is now stihl / Honda toro etc.

you have to start somewhere!!

 

I would not buy it myself but would be good for a start

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I started out with a b and q own brand strimmer and a champion mower and a homelite blower!! C**p

But they did start me going. The blower lasted 2 1/2 seasons work.

 

All my stuff is now stihl / Honda toro etc.

you have to start somewhere!!

 

I would not buy it myself but would be good for a start

 

Same here started off with a mountfield mower and ryobi strimmer, £400 astra van.

 

Now use a use viking/toro/ great dane mowers, echo 2 stroke tools and brought a new cabstar 3 years ago.

 

All have to start somewhere

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I'm all for starting off humble and blagging it a bit. I know I did with several ventures in the past. I almost cringe looking back at how little I invested to 'go pro'.

 

However it was all I had, every last penny.

 

My Escort van was £400 and would have cost twice that to get through its next MOT.

 

We still don't know whether the OP is using this to knock a few daisies over in the back garden, start a small gardening round, or replace his fleet of SRM-520's, so further pontification is futile.

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Nowt wrong with a Berlingo if it is kept well serviced, I've found the same goes for any mechanical equipment.

 

We're using the strimmer commercially on our own farm - initially to get the grassy paths in between raised beds under control.... about 2 acres of those.

 

I'll also be giving it a blast through a mountain of bramble in the winter and for clearing smaller woody bits at the edge of our woods.

 

I'm not saying it's up to the same standard as an oober expensive Stihl, Echo, Husqy, etc.... but I wouldn't hesitate to use it under the same conditions.

 

Good idea to paint it orange.... but it would have to be Husky orange, not Stihl Orange. :laugh1:

 

cheers, steve

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The OP says it rips not hacks the grass so why would the customer bother what make it is.

 

I myself would never use one because id imagine the vibes are high and the echos i use would outlast them 10x.

 

But for someone starting out or only doing a small amount of grass cutting you cant go wrong at that price.

 

 

Not sure how the vibrations figures would compare with your Echo?

 

It does vibrate at the cow-horns when on full throttle but feels okay with padded gloves, but the majority of the time it is on half throttle or less.

 

Here's the Florabest strimmer vibration data....

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Theres nowt wrong with anything if it's used for what it was designed for.

Cheapo tools to 'get by - without spending too much'

Stihl tools to look the part and have an excuse to visit the dealer frequently, and your loan arranger.

BMWs to sell drugs from, impress the down-market neighbours and look like a nob.

Whatever works for you - and gonads to what others think.

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Theres nowt wrong with anything if it's used for what it was designed for.

Cheapo tools to 'get by - without spending too much'

Stihl tools to look the part and have an excuse to visit the dealer frequently, and your loan arranger.

BMWs to sell drugs from, impress the down-market neighbours and look like a nob.

Whatever works for you - and gonads to what others think.

 

Knob* :thumbup1:

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