Rated 3 out of 5Â by Rodzo Sorry . . but . .
I really hate to be negative about things, but if this is going to save someone else the anger and frustration I've experienced since I bought this thing it might be worth it.
Ok, It certainly does not lack power, and once I'd ground some edges onto the blades it did a proper job on the weeds and small bushes.
Not so, unfortunately, when I switched to the trimmer cord, which must have been sub standard, as it lasted only seconds before shearing off flush with the plastic drum that held the remaining cord. I fixed this by buying cord of a different make, which fortunately proved to be of much sterner stuff.
Though the 'bump' feed did not work at all, it was easy enough press the centre and pull the cord out manually, also, with the new cord I didn't need to do this as often.
Sadly, even after I had fitted a replacement for the quickly broken harness and surgically altered it's point of suspension to save myself a serious rupture, I came to realise that this thing was far from finished with me and had saved it's best for last.
Despite carefully mixing the fuel/oil mixture exactly as prescribed and strict adherence
to the relevant instructions, the engine will start but once, when it is cold. Fortunately, it ticks over quite reliably, but if it is allowed to stall or run out of fuel, I can forget all about using it for the rest of the day.
And I've got a sprained wrist to prove it.
So if you're considering purchasing this item, I suggest that before you make up your mind you ask yourself 'Do I feel lucky today?'
1 Oct 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by HighlandTattooRemoval You get what you pay for
On the face of it this machine is a bargain but it does have some quite serious issues.
Ergonomics are awful. I am 5'10" so pretty average height but despite spending quite a lot of time adjusting the handlebars in different ways could not get comfortable. My trigger wrist was cramped badly. Then the pin which locates the handlebars into the the main shaft broke.
Very heavy with lots of vibration. Uses quite incredible quantities of petrol.
Engine started bogging down on full throttle, this and the petrol consumption suggests to me that it was over-fuelling. Couldn't see any obvious way to adjust the carb to compensate for this, so I took it back. Refunded by Screwfix with out quibble which was appreciated.
Bought a Kawasaki for nearly 3 times the money, and supposedly half the power. Cuts better, easier to handle, 25% of the fuel consumption, and totally reliable.
Like I said, you get what you pay for.
16 Sep 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by green64 Good performance a good price
Powerful enough to clear thick grass. The toughest weeds are cleared quickly brambles and nettles not a problem.
Weight of machine Well balanced giving well controlled movements for easy trimming.
Assembly instructions are fairly easy to follow the hardest part was opening the packaging.
5 Sep 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 Faulty instructions
1..only starts on the warm setting.
2..for short users you can move the belt clasp below the handle, and can remove part of the blade shield. If you don't it can just come off and get cut up.
3..You have to tighten all bolts and hex key holes each time. I have added superglue to the three bolts in the strimmer head as one came out second use and spun around in the mechanism, unnoticed.
4..The blade shield is held in place by a weak rivet and this went wobbly on second use so I have secured with superglue.
5..the plastic trim line head broke within 5 minutes of first use and a new one is on its way. Not tough therefore.
6..No quibble return used after first machine would not start at all. They even offered a second return as we thought it was not a bolt but a rivet that had gone.
7..Nice features, can be placed fully in a boot as it comes in two in a jiffy, and wipe clean surfaces. Use the blade guard when changing or tightening the blade. Good sized engine.
8..Be sure to use fresh fuel and mix only what you need in a proper graduated mixing bottle.
9..Because some of the hex hole bolts are small you'll need to get an appropriate hex bolt as this is not supplied.
10..The instructions say gap the spark plug at 0.6 to 0.7mm but it is fitted with one with a 1mm gap straight from the box.
11..The instructions are only partially literate and don't describe some of the features /concerns mentioned above. Makes no mention of topping up the grease even though it has a grease bolt in the head. Had no trouble getting through to speak to Titan Service.
28 Aug 2015