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Replacement for Strimmer

bob2302
bob2302 Posts: 84 Forumite
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edited 18 March at 9:54PM in Gardening
I need to replace a strimmer. I've always found replacing the cord very fiddly, so I've been thinking about getting one with replaceable plastic blades. I've been wondering how durable these are, and whether they are more trouble and expense than they worth. I need, for example, to cut grass against a wall, which my mower misses.

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  • Martyn_H
    Martyn_H Posts: 458 Forumite
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    Not very durable at all from personal experience. Stick with the cord.
  • twopenny
    twopenny Posts: 5,532 Forumite
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    edited 18 March at 11:24PM
    The replacement I got has a more updated spool which is quick, easy and reliable. 
    You just squeeze and pull the string to extend it. Just a basic model and I'm thinking is probably general.

    I've had the replacement for a few years and not needed to replace.

    Just avoid the double string ones.

    Every mower and strimmer I've bought has both types of cutter, string and blades so you can try each.

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  • bob2302
    bob2302 Posts: 84 Forumite
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    Feeding wasn't a problem. The part I find fiddly is winding two lengths of cord onto the spool and keep them both in place during reassembly.  
  • twopenny
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    You can still get the one spool..........though I had to go to the local hardware to get one.
    Black and Decker if I remember without going out in the cold to look.

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