Product Type: Flymo Lawn Mower
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Flymo Turbo Compact Lawnmower
Flymo Turbo Compact 330
Member Name: Delphine57
Flymo Turbo Compact 330
Advantages: Very light and easy to maneouvre
Disadvantages: You may want a larger model for large lawns
The main reason I purchased this Flymo was I was fed up with my old qualcast that had proved heavy, clonky to use and finally conked out. I was looking for a compact and more importantly light machine which would be easy to handle. I shopped around the stores so I could try out the weights and manoeuvrable of various lawnmowers before finding this lovely little flymo in my local B&Q - priced at £49.99 (approximately 2 years ago) it was in the right budget for me.
I have found it to have a decent blade (33cm in length) and sharp enough to slice through long grass and make light work of giving the lawns a good haircut. It also has the added bonus of a fully covered in grass collection box (my previous one would shoot grass all over the place thus giving me an extra job of raking it all up afterwards). I have a small to medium size lawn at the front and the same at the back of the house so this Flymo ticked all the right boxes to deal with it - small and easy enough to move around and a nice size grass clipping box that would hold plenty of clippings without having to empty it too regularly.
Once you switch on - gee whizz the 1160 watt motor blows out air making the mower hoover (of course) and it feels like you have an aerodynamic hoover floating around the garden! . It is so easy to swish side to side and front and back (for when you want stripes - yes this does that too makes those longed for stripes we seen on a neat front lawn - well me anyway!). Also it copes well with wet grass, humps and bumps of which my garden has a few and brambles and nettles it has cut through with ease.
I have never enjoyed gardening and doing the lawn so much than before I got this. It makes mowing the lawn a breeze and the lawn has never looked so good; it has 4 settings for longer grass varying in height 30 mm and then the lower setting for a neat clipped lawn (10 mm).
The grass box is a breeze to empty and it so light I can carry easily from front to back lawn and store away easily. Comes with a decent length cord too so you don't need an extension lead to get the job done.. The handle is ergonomically sound - comfortably rounded and you only need a light grip to clutch the handle to start it up. This has an ease to it for those that might have difficulty gripping stuff.
Its fast, reliable, does a good clean short cut, handles well, packs a good sized grass collection box and packs away neatly - stores into my small shed very easily. Reliable, sound and a very good buy and most of all? My lawn looks a treat with very little effort. Happy with that.
It currently it retails at £64.50 on Amazon.
Summary: Very reliable and neat machine at a great price and packs away easily