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    Thumbs up chinese strimmer

    a 33cc straight shaft strimmer/brush cutter for 80 delivered next day? it actually turned out to be a lot better than i expected. self assembly of course! the castings were all pretty good, fit and tolerances pretty tight and the instructions were in clear, precise, well written english. of course the tools supplied were made of cheese and i used my own for assembly and applied thred lock to the four main bolts connecting the engine to the bell housing on the shaft. only fault was one bolt's hex recess was badly formed and had to be swapped out for one from my stock.

    it runs on 25:1 premix, do i need to use special garden equipment oil or will either the castrol r40 (mmmmm!) or silkolene synthetic be okay that i've got in the garage?





    http://www.trueshopping.co.uk/produc...632/55084.html

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    Default Re: chinese strimmer

    As my dad said "as long as you don't tell the engine it should be ok"

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    Default Re: chinese strimmer

    I'd use the good stuff.

    Bounce this thread next year at about the same time when you try to start that thing after it's been in a damp shed for 9 months.

    With video.

    And a soundtrack that will enlarge the vocabulary of train station tramps.

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    Default Re: chinese strimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Badger View Post
    of course the tools supplied were made of cheese
    That'll be because they had some cheese left over after making the crankshaft.


    JJ. Says, buy cheap buy twice... :-)

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    I'd say it is worth a punt at that kind of money.

    Is the carb adjustable?

    Do I also spy an Opinel/Svord knife? Both makes are cheap as chips, and make for a superb day to knife.
    Last edited by EddieJ; 27-02-13 at 18:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieJ View Post
    I'd say it is worth a punt at that kind of money.

    Is the carb adjustable?

    Do I also spy an Opinel/Sword knife? Both makes are cheap as chips, and make for a superb day to knife.
    yup, it's an opinel (8 i think) that i got for christmas.

    carb is adjustable for tickover, not had a chance to look at it in more detail. i'll be firing it up saturday and attacking the allotment.

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    Wow! The knife, I had one as a kid, used it for prepping fish I caught in the rivers in Africa, brings back loads of memories

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    Quote Originally Posted by protoborg View Post
    Wow! The knife, I had one as a kid, used it for prepping fish I caught in the rivers in Africa, brings back loads of memories
    I was more into prepping my thumb and not the fish....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    I'd use the good stuff.

    Bounce this thread next year at about the same time when you try to start that thing after it's been in a damp shed for 9 months.

    With video.

    And a soundtrack that will enlarge the vocabulary of train station tramps.


    Been left in the shed 2yrs I reckon. Topped up the fuel, removed plug and gave it a squirt of easy start. Braaaaaaap brap brap brap brap. 4th pull.

    I've now got a garden big enough to warrant petrol power. Chain saw, strimmer and cylinder mower. Dad points all round.

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    Good grief you mean it's been running twice now? That must be some sort of record.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Badger View Post


    Been left in the shed 2yrs I reckon. Topped up the fuel, removed plug and gave it a squirt of easy start. Braaaaaaap brap brap brap brap. 4th pull.

    I've now got a garden big enough to warrant petrol power. Chain saw, strimmer and cylinder mower. Dad points all round.
    Polish lager for you, 2t for the little un?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwdriver View Post
    Good grief you mean it's been running twice now? That must be some sort of record.

    🙂

    It got used regularly for 3 years when I had the allotment, the electric on was more suitable at the last house though so only got used once when I removed a hedge.

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