Cable tie Trimmers (strimmers)

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  • 21st June 2021 at 9:28 am #553224

    Happy solstice everyone :-)

    My mum is considering buying a cable tie trimmer (strimmer) to use on her garden. She has seen one on high street tv that she thinks will do the job and she likes the idea of not having to mess around changing strimmer cord. It is a battery powered machine that is charged by usb and is very lighweight.

    The one she has been looking at is called “Bionic trimmer”. I have looked on amazon and there are a lot of negative comments from disgruntled customers. Does anyone have any experience of this machine or similar items?

    As she is getting older I can appreciate that she wants something this portable and easy to use,but would not like her to get something that will not do the job and be a waste of money.

    Your thoughts please ?

    Love and light

    Jamie xxxx

    21st June 2021 at 9:44 am #553225

    My two cents worth.

    Anything that cheap to do that particular job will be total rubbish, both in performance terms and in durability.   The total price wouldn’t buy you a replacement battery for a decent branded tool of any sort.

    And will all due respect, working at only 5 volts I doubt it could chop its way through a small spider web.

    21st June 2021 at 10:48 am #553230

    We bought a small battery string trimmer (strimmer) by Exceed a couple of years ago. Not expensive, about £50 with one battery and a charger. But it uses line on spools, or refill the one that comes with it as we do. Works well, very light, when I don’t want  to saddle up with our big Honda brushcutter just to trim around lawn edges.

    The other alternative is to consider a trimmer that uses replaceable plastic swing blades like this which should be easier to replace than winding the line on a spool.

    The blades should be easier to replace than winding the line on a spool.

    21st June 2021 at 10:50 am #553231

    I didn’t realise that posting links to amazon would bring up images – is this a new thing?

    21st June 2021 at 2:08 pm #553258

    Anything that cheap to do that particular job will be total rubbish, both in performance terms and in durability.

    Although I agree that many cheap power tools are a waste of money but that is not always the case. Some years ago when my renovation was under way we needed a sander for the joints between plasterboard. My local Bricomarché had some under the GoOn brand name for less than 10€. I thought one would burn one out so I bought two. Years later the second one was still unused in its box and I finally sold it at a vide grenier.

    Some of the stuff sold by Aldi under the Quigg brand name is quite cheap but usually has a 3 year guarantee. I don’t know if they have strimmers, but it might be worth having a look.

    21st June 2021 at 3:25 pm #553260

    Thanks for the responses chap and chapesses. I am keeping my eye out on them and weighing up your thoughts as she does not need to buy one until I have left the area as I have got a professional 50cc brushcutter in the van :-) Happy solstice everyone xx

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