Have a Black & Decker, battery powered weed whacker that failed this
afternoon. Not used too much and the housing that holds and turns the
string assembly fell off. Spoke to a technician and apparently that part is
molded to and part of the armature assembly. Had two 18 V batteries that
didn't last too long either before a recharge was needed. All in all it was
a piece of junk. Doesn't pay to fix and am looking for some recommendations
for a mid-priced replacement. Also, is it worth getting a gas powered unit
what brand plug in, i prefer wired kind but toros are junk quality, new
one lasted less than hour here.
dont want b;lack and decker they are the bottom of the low end.
dont mind spending some bucks for a nice one
I would suggest not buying Black&Decker anymore. I have had B&D tools
and none of them were usable after 1 year and few uses.
It IS really worth (for me) spending some more money, looking for a
good sale, and buying a Bosch tool. I had a B&D minigrinder which took
10 months with very few use to be unusable. I have now spent only some
more money in a Bosch mini grinder and I'm sure it will be worth. I has
3 years of warranty.
I will NEVER buy a B&D tool...
Richard Blaine ha escrito:
I got mine a few years ago. I got a set with the string trimmer, leaf
blower and hedge trimmer. Overall I have been extremely happy with it. The
batteries are all still like new, although I am expecting them to die
sometime soon, and nothing has failed.
I know if I have a problem with them, I will buy the exact same thing.
I get a lot of use out of all three tools using it at home and at the boat
house down at the river.
I've stayed ouf of this discussion, because I own a farm and my primary
cutters are Husky and Stihl commercial brushcutters. Been getting hard
use for years and no problems.
However, a few years ago, I bought a "one-step up" from the bottom of
the line Stihl "weed wacker" to use around my elderly mom's house. I
think it is the FS 45. Gas-powered, bent shaft.
The thing has been tempermental, hard to start, etc., etc. It's been
in the shop several times. If a clueless homeowner would have gotten
this machine, they probably would have trashed it by now....But I still
manage to keep it going.
There are some decent weedwacker models, etc. for around $100, but if
you are thinking about Stihl, Echo or Husqvarna, I'd say go for the
Husky or Echo, or maybe the "THIRD" step up from the bottom on the
Stihl....At the time the Stihl was $145.
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