The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4052587
Posted By: Jon Freeman
15-May-20 - 08:04 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
I’ve revised my ideas with strimmers and want to get rid of 2.

I couldn’t see myself starting a petrol strimmer, at least for a long while so I bought a better battery one. I got a Ryobi one, which uses the same batteries as a mower, my drills, a garden sprayer… and wish I’d have done that in the first instance. It will still enable me to cut up to the chicken wire for example without damage (somethings I can’t manage with the petrol one but gardening brother says you do develop a touch…) , it can cope with a fair amount that would have had to be the petrol strimmer before and I have longer runtimes.

As for the 25cc Husqvarna strimmer, I’ve found I can start that easily if I say put it on a garden bench rather than try from ground level and I might yet try to get further up the field back under control this year so that remains a keeper.

But it’s really time I made an effort to get rid of the 52cc Stiga that gets in the way in one of the sheds. It was another mistake of mine – I probably should had hired a tool… I had a very heavy patch to clear 2-3 years ago and felt I needed something stronger but as long as things are kept reasonably clear, I don’t see myself wanting to use it again and that’s assuming I’d even be able to handle it…

So that’s 2 to give away if anyone wants to just take them away.

If it does still run (I’m pretty sure it will), the Stiga might be a good one for someone else. It’s had under 15 hours use. Mum reckons I should ask for something for it but I hate that.

And I’m not even sure that is me being charitable. I really struggle with setting prices and don’t cope either way with haggling,.