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Old 19-03-2006, 01:21 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening,uk.d-i-y
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Aldi have a petrol hedge trimmer next week@:

http://www.aldi-stores.co.uk/special...oduct_121.html

What do you folks think of the spec?

My least, dead, hedge trimmer was electric -a re there any issues, using
a petrol-driven trimmer? What about maintenance of the engine?
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Old 19-03-2006, 01:50 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening,uk.d-i-y
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Aldi have a petrol hedge trimmer next week@:

http://www.aldi-stores.co.uk/special...oduct_121.html

What do you folks think of the spec?

My least, dead, hedge trimmer was electric -a re there any issues, using
a petrol-driven trimmer? What about maintenance of the engine?



You'll probably find it pretty heavy to use at 5.4KG, compared to an
electric unit.

It doesn't quote vibration or noise figures, a good chance it has a Chinese
engine on it at this price.

As far as maintenance goes. It's 2-stroke, so make sure you use mix fuel and
mark a separate container if you keep unleaded in the garage/shed. Keep the
blades lubricated.


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On Sun, 19 Mar 2006 12:21:10 +0000, Andy Mabbett
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Aldi have a petrol hedge trimmer next week@:

http://www.aldi-stores.co.uk/special...oduct_121.html

What do you folks think of the spec?

My least, dead, hedge trimmer was electric -a re there any issues, using
a petrol-driven trimmer? What about maintenance of the engine?


It's 2 stroke, and if a petroil mix, avoid.

I would prefer a generator (as low as £40) and decent electric
trimmer.
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It's 2 stroke, and if a petroil mix, avoid.


Erm........ yes, if it is 2-stroke then it will be run on mix.



I would prefer a generator (as low as £40) and decent electric
trimmer.




Erm..... but that is going to be a Chinese 2-stroke machine, which will be
run on mix as well. So what is the difference?


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It's 2 stroke, and if a petroil mix, avoid.


Erm........ yes, if it is 2-stroke then it will be run on mix.


yabut wot he means is that it is most likely the type where you mix the oil
with the petrol your self, as opposed to injectamix systems where you put
neat petrol in the petrol tank, and 2 stroke oil in the oil tank, and it
mixes just the right ammounts as it needs at after tha carb, hence the carb
gums up a lot less with the injectamix systems, and they tend to use less
oil and thus produce less smoke.


I would prefer a generator (as low as £40) and decent electric
trimmer.




Erm..... but that is going to be a Chinese 2-stroke machine, which will be
run on mix as well. So what is the difference?


you wont be carrying the genny in your hands to experiance all the vibes and
that lot, plus you can plug the mains trimmer into household mains to run it
a lot quieter if needed.

And i guess the bit about 'decent' electric trimmer, the aldi one will be a
cheapo set of trimmer blades mated to a disposable chinease motor,

i guess it depends on what you have to do with it... as in cut the odd hedge
3 or 4 times a year in a small garden, or cut a few hundred yards of hedges
every other week, if it's the latter then the aldi trimmer will be worn out
in a few months time,


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EricP wrote:
On Sun, 19 Mar 2006 12:21:10 +0000, Andy Mabbett
wrote:

Aldi have a petrol hedge trimmer next week@:

http://www.aldi-stores.co.uk/special...oduct_121.html

What do you folks think of the spec?

My least, dead, hedge trimmer was electric -a re there any issues, using
a petrol-driven trimmer? What about maintenance of the engine?


It's 2 stroke, and if a petroil mix, avoid.


Nothing wrong with a modern 2-stroke IF you use best synthetic oils and
a low oil to fuel mix. Oiled up plugs are a thing of the past.

a 4 stroke gets to heavy for the power.


I would prefer a generator (as low as £40) and decent electric
trimmer.

 




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