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    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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    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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    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.


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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 Makman View Post
    I was more into prepping my thumb
    As a kid Penknives were always good for that one. I still recall my first trip to the hospital! The dreaded knife closing on your finger trick. I own a couple of penknives, but I'm very wary of them.

    Some things don't change and late last year I cut myself twice twice in the space of 5 minutes using acraft knife. The first cut made me whince, the second cut made me feel very feint and spewed up.
    That was also the day that I decided that I needed to invest in some glasses for close work!

    I took delivery of two more cheapo knives today. I reckon that we need a show us your knives thread!

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    Why is there no thread diversion rating system? On a 1 to 10 scale this could be about 7 or 7.5

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    Default Re: chinese strimmer

    Does it strim sideways? Always wondered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocette View Post
    Does it strim sideways? Always wondered...
    what do you mean sideways? 90 degrees for edging?

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    Wait, wait, wait. What are you doing posting in this forum, Mr Derek "No-Shed" Badger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly View Post
    Wait, wait, wait. What are you doing posting in this forum, Mr Derek "No-Shed" Badger
    no garden. no shed.

    find me a small one local to GU7 for 30 and i'll stick it on the allotment and store old copies of razzle and fertiliser bags in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Badger View Post
    no garden. no shed.

    find me a small one local to GU7 for 30 and i'll stick it on the allotment and store old copies of razzle and fertiliser bags in it.
    Get bidding: Wooden Garden Shed | eBay


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