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The Flymo Turbo Lite 330 is a lightweight and compact lawnmower, perfect for smaller areas of grass. However, no grass collection unit means you have to rake the grass afterwards.

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      15.01.2014 21:43

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      Perfect lawnmower for a perfect lawn

      For a long time I didn't have a lawn, and so I didn't need a lawnmower, but recently I acquired a lawn, and so shortly after I acquired a lawnmower. More specifically, I acquired the Flymo Lawn Mower, and I wasn't disappointed. This is the first lawnmower I've ever owned, and it's a beauty. I couldn't believe how light it is and how easy to use it is - as its name suggest, it flies around the lawn. My lawn is only small (about 4x5 metres) but this mower tackles it easily and I can't imagine it having any difficulty with a bigger lawn. The handle's a perfect height for me, and it's a pleasure to use - it doesn't get 'stuck,' even when I've let the grass grow a bit, and it does well at mowing the lawn right to edges. The cable's nice and long, and you can adjust the cutting height to four different heights. What's more, it only cost me £60. If you've got £60, and you've got a lawn, you could do a lot worse than spending your £60 on the Flymo Lawn Mower. That's what I think, anyway.

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      07.10.2013 23:27
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      This is a very good lawn mower if you do not like using heavy ones

      WHAT IS IT?

      A small lawn mower that is good for small gardens.

      WHAT I THINK

      My husband bought this Flymo lawn mower to use with our larger petrol lawn mower because that was too big to fit into some parts of the garden. I cannot use the big lawn mower because it is too heavy so when we are tidying up the garden at the end of a season my husband mows the grass and I use this to get into the corners and along the side of his shed also.

      This Flymo Turbo Lite is easy to work and has got the controls on the handle, these are levers and are very easy to press and still keep your hands on the handle to control where the mower is going. I think the mower is easy to steer and it always goes to where I want it to even in very tight places that are only about wide enough for the mower to go in, it does not cut all of the way to the edges because the plastic orange case is larger than the blades but it cuts most of the grass and does not leave very much for you to cut with another method.

      The blades are plastic and they can be broken if you mow over a stone, you can buy them quite cheap and they are not fragile so you do not have to worry that they are going to break easily. There are 3 settings on the lawn mower for different lengths of grass, I always have it set to the shortest setting because I am mowing very awkward places so would not want to do it very often. It cuts through grass that is quite thick but would not cut through some new grass that we had planted and only flattened it instead of making it shorter.

      The power cord is 12 metres long and it is tough, I do not think it would be very easy to cut through it by accident but I am very careful and hold the cord over my shoulder and off the ground. 12 metres is long but I would need another few metres to get to all parts of my garden so I plug it into an extension lead, my husband says this is dangerous but I cannot see of any other way to mow all of the grass if the cord is not long enough!

      The mower is easy to keep clean because there is no grass box or hard to reach areas. I do not keep mine so clean as I should and there is usually dry grass stuck to it but I make sure that the blades are clean before I put it away.

      I am happy that it cuts the grass even and it is very light to push, even when I have to carry it up 3 steps it is not heavy and I would never struggle if I had to carry it for a short distance. It is not used to mow very large areas of grass and I think it would not be suitable or convenient to use it to do the whole of a big garden, it would be suited to a front garden or if you have got small awkward parts to your garden like I have.

      ANYTHING ELSE

      The Flymo Turbo Lite lawn mower costs about £70 and I think that is good value because it is a useful small lawn mower. We have replaced blades 3 times when it has hit something hard down in the grass but the blades are not expensive so I do not care about that, my husband says that changing the blades is very easy and it does not take him long to do only a few minutes.

      4 Dooyoo Stars.

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      08.08.2013 00:57
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      not bad, not great, a cheap lawn mower for normal users

      This lawn mower was bought from Argos for £74.99. We have a VERY small front and back garden ( due to the extension taking over the garden) so only needed a simple cheap lawn mower that wasn't going to break on us. We thought this one would be good because the brand has been recommended to us by friends and family who also have Flymo lawn mowers, although they do have the more advanced versions which actually collect the grass while mowing it. We weren't too bothered about having to collect the grass when we first got it, and it doesn't bother us now either, as we pretty much only cut the grass about 2 times per year.

      It's pretty straight forward in terms of use, simply plug it in, put it on the grass and then hold the orange handles in, push the button and keep hold of the orange handles while in use. However, this is where we encountered problems, as it can be annoying to hold the handles all the time when mowing and if you let go of them accidentally, the whole machine will switch off which can be very irritating if you're in the middle of mowing. Once you get used to it though it seems alright. If your grass is very long, it won't cut it properly and you have to go over the grass with a pair of clippers before using the mower or else the grass will be choppy and uneven, so I would probably recommend cutting your grass more often if you want to use this mower easily.

      The cord on the mower is very long, more than adequate and we just plug it into a wall in the house and use. There is no need to buy an extension lead unless you have a very long garden.

      One downside is that when you carry the lawn mower back and forth between the front and back garden, a trail of grass will fall in the house. Storage is easy as the cord simply winds around the prongs and it sits upright in the shed.

      Overall, an average lawn mower for a good price. Not bad, not great.

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      05.08.2013 12:14
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      Terrible mower at a cheap price, save some money and time and spend more initially.

      I thought the reviews seemed alright for this mower and it is the cheapest model available ... I would have been better cutting my lawn with a pair of child proof scissors!

      +++Cost+++
      The only benefit of this mower is the fact it cost me just £30 from B&Q. If I had paid any more I would have cried!

      +++Setup+++
      It took me roughly 5 minutes to put the mower together and immediately I noticed the plastic blade. It is really simple to put together but my new mower was aswell and that is a massive improvement on this model!

      The wire is a decent length for what I need but if it was any longer, I would have struggled. Also it is very easy to store. It isn't all negative with this lawn mower, when it isn't being used, it is very good for storing, so if you don't have a lawn to cut, and want to show off a lawn mower, I recommend this model ... that is all I could recommend it for.

      +++Performance+++
      Terrible, terrible and terrible! You will spend twice as long going over patches that this "thing" has supposedly cut, that it would take to cut it by hand using a pair of scissors.

      I don't expect much from a lawn mower, turn it on, run it around and get a pretty even cut all over. It the grass is thicker in one area, or not upright, I found the mower pushes it flat and doesn't cut it at all.

      I shouldn't have expected much for £30 but the least I expected was for it to cut the grass all over not pick and choose the areas!

      +++Why don't I like it?+++
      There are a few reasons, the way it blows air down to allow it to glide easily just means the grass below is pushed down making it almost impossible to cut, I spent 20 minutes mowing my lawn, then 40 minutes going over patches it missed having to stand it up on end to get the mower to cut it.

      Another problem is the blade, whoever thought a plastic blade would be a good idea is insane! Occasionally you go over rocks, not intentionally but it happens. Just the second time I used the thing, the blade broke so I had to go and buy a few replacements. They have since broken and the lawn mower is now at the local tip!

      It does move easily, but i'd prefer it to be heavy and a struggle but work well than an easy movement but a terrible finish!

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      It feels cheap, performance is terrible and the only plus is that storing it is simple, i'd give it 0/5 if I could!

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        06.04.2013 11:07
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        False economy

        It may float on a cushion of air and it may be cheap, but I will never buy another one of these hover mowers. I bought my flymo from homebase for £34.99 on sale. It is certainly light, easy to pick up. The cord is an absolute pain. It allows a reach of approximately 60 feet and when not in use has to be wrapped endlessly around the handle. Whenever you use it, you have to unwind the cord which will have fallen into a tangled mass of coils on top of the base unit.

        There is some minor assembly when bought, but five minutes is all you will need. The flymo operates using a little plastic blade that slots in underneath. It's worth buying a few replacements as this blade will break at the slightest provocation. I went through four during one summer. It also doesn't like cutting any real accumulation of grass. It just blows it flat, making it even more of a pain to cut, needing a number of passes to get a patchy finish.

        In my direct experience as an owner and user of this product, the description of this item stating that its motor is powerful enough to "tackle the toughest grass conditions" is patently untrue. Neither does it "cut easily in every direction".

        Another reason why you should not consider buying this particular flymo is that there is no grass collector. You will be reduced to grabbing handfuls of cut grass, and if your garden is any appreciable size at all (mine is only forty foot by twenty), there will inevitably be plenty of cut grass blown into every concievable corner in addition to what's left on the lawn. Bad news if you have any hay fever sufferers or asthmatics in your house.

        It does store easily, but I was almost thankful when the mower burned out after three summers. I replaced it with a wheeled Qualcast for little more money that is far, far more effective at cutting grass. It also has a collector and a steel cutting blade worthy of the name.

        Advantages of a flymo hover mower:
        Light
        Cheap (ish)
        Easy to store

        Disadvantages of this flymo hover mower:
        Bad at cutting grass
        No grass collector
        Blows cut grass everywhere
        Blades are a joke
        Flex storage is a pain

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        14.09.2012 09:56

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        Super lightweight lawn mower, ideal for those with back problems, super price too.

        As our garden is slightly sloped, I wanted a lawn mower that was self-propelled to give me added help whilst pushing it, but I didn't want anything too heavy to lug about as I have on going back problems. After reading many reviews on different types we thought that this one would be good to go with.
        THE SPEC:
        The FLymo's power consumption is a whooping 1150 watts that runs on a 240v supply, cutting width is 33cm, 4 step cutting system that can cut between 10 - 30mm with it's metal blade. Good sized cable which is 10 meters in length. Overall weigh is 6.5 kg.
        All boxed up nicely with easy to understand instructions. The Flymo comes with a one year guarantee. Very easy to put together just involves the main handle, which needs assembling. One thing that I did notice first off was that it didn't come with a grass box, so if your grass is long, then expect plenty of raking up after you've cut it, or if you have the time then just go back over the lawn and it'll suck it all up.
        The handles can be a bit fiddly when setting up and extending, as you have to ensure that the plastic pin is inserted correctly
        Love the metal blade as it cuts through the grass really well - just like a knife cutting through butter. It really is effortless to use and I'd say that it takes me half the time now to mow the lawn than I used to take with my old petrol mower. As with most mowers it's best to mow the grass when it's completely dry other wise if the grass is wet then it will drag and an untidy mess is created and the lawn mowed will get clogged up.
        So far I've only had to replace the blade once, which was easy to do and cost me just under £15 through the Amazon website. To remove the blade you need to use the ring spanner that is supplied with the mower (this can also be used to add the spacers if you need to make a closer cut).

        I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a good value, lightweight lawn mower that has great ability to cut the lawn in a neat and tidy fashion with minimal effort required by the user.

        Purchased from B & Q for £96.99 4 years ago.

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        23.01.2012 21:37

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        Well priced lawnmower which performs its task effectively.

        Flymo is a name which stands for quality in my opinion, having been a fan of flymo gardening products for many years I am happy to be able to offer advice on my experience of which stands as my current lawnmower, the Flymo Turbo Lite 330!

        This edition of the flymo is a lightweight hover mower which boasts a 1150 watt electro motor which delivers ample power to slice through those overgrown strands of grass..

        The hover design gives off a more accurate cut throughout even across uneven levels of ground. The Turbo Lite 330 is very light at only 6.5 KG's so it literally does just hover over the lengthy grass.

        The turbo lite features a metal blade which can be sharpened or replaced appropriately, other spare parts can be purchased cheaply online, the device also features a power cable which is 10metres in length.

        The flymo is a well recognised design which comes in bright orange and grey, the power cable is also bright orange for easier visibility.

        The turbo lite is a bagless device which operates by a cushion of air at the base of unit which blows excess grass out of the front and sides of the unit, the fan is very powerful and seems to blow all excess grass and leaves well away from the unit. However this then creates the issue of having to rake the garden after mowing to collect all the left overs!!

        It is also very well priced in comparison to other lawnmowers priced from between £65 and £70 and is available across many popular high street stores and internet shops including Tesco and Argos and may be found cheaper still on eBay.

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        08.01.2012 20:30
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        A good reliable mower

        It is always difficult choosing items such as a lawnmower these days due to the fact that there are so many on the market. For me I just wanted something that was reliable and safe and capable of cutting the small patch of grass I own on a regular basis.

        After a long search through ratings I ended up going for the Flymo Turbo Lite 330 purely because other owners had rated it highly and commented on its longevity. I had never heard of Flymo but they specialise in machinery and have a vast range of different lawnmowers.

        The lawnmower is electric powered and has around 20 metres of cable (perfect for my small garden). I simply plug the cable into a socket. To get it going I pull in one of the levers on the handle and whilst held down I push a button in the centre of the handle. This gets the blade going and makes the whole mower lighter and easy to move round the garden.

        The blade underneath the mower chops away with great power and ease (1150 watts). I have had a couple of problems when the grass is extremely long where the mower has become jammed. In these instances I simply release the lever and the blade becomes motionless. I can then safely dislodge the grass and continue on my mowing. The blade is plastic but I am yet to experience any damage even though I have accidently run over large twigs and stones

        What really impressed me was the noise of the machine. It is very quiet so I have no worries about mowing early whilst my neighbors slumber.

        I paid £59.99 for the machine and it serves its purpose well. Although it struggles with long grass it has made over 30 mows already and has no signs of letting up.

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        03.07.2011 21:22
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        A great light mower that does the job

        After a few years of being in my new house and decorating it from top to bottom; it was time to start on the outside. The outside looked great when we moved in, but the sparkling new lawn soon turned into a giant brown stain as the grass the builders left me with, started to disintegrate. Why do builders like to brush all their rubbish in a pile and then proceed to lay turf on it? The cliché "sweeping it under the carpet" springs to mind.

        After paying a lot of money for it landscaping and brand new sexy, velvety turf laid down; it was time to invest in a new toy to keep the lawn looking lush. I was pretty excited about finally having grass to mow and thought it would be great to have a cup of tea and watch my boyfriend cutting the lawn through the kitchen window. I imagined him steadily moving the mower up and down, perfecting the pin stripe look, while the neighbours watched in envy.

        Alas it was all a dream and as with most jobs around the house; it seemed to fall in my domain. If I was going to be the chief lawn mower of the house, I wanted an easy to use, light machine than gave good results without too much effort.

        I selected the Flymo Turbo Lite 330.

        *Price and availability*

        I paid £59.99 from my local garden centre for the Flymo Turbo Lite 330. Amazon currently have it on offer for £54.99. I think this is a reasonable price.

        *Description*

        When you purchase the lawn mower and open the box, you would think you have bought it from Ikea as it does need a bit of assembly! Also in the box, however is the trusty instruction manual has really easy to follow step by step instructions. If I can do it; then so can you!

        The machine is orange weighs 6.4kg so it is light enough to push around. This is such a good advantage because the last thing I want to do is to work up a sweat!

        The machine has a long handle that sits comfortably just above the waist so you can push it round. This handle is collapsible for easy storage and makes the mower fit perfectly in my shed.
        It has a double lever trigger on the top of the handle with the rubber button 'on' switch located in the centre. This means you need both hands to start the mower. This is a great safety feature, especially when you are as accident prone as I am.

        Underneath the mower is the rotating drum which two plastic blades attached to it at opposite ends. I was a bit surprised to see plastic blades underneath, however they work just fine and the advantages are that i) they are cheaper to replace ii) they are much safer if you run over the lead. These are must less likely to puncture the lead's insulation, and potentially get you killed. However I would advise being very careful around the lead as a novice mower I did find it got in my way quite a lot and have yet to perfect the over the shoulder throw!

        Talking of the lead, there is plenty of it and at 12M long it is ample to reach through the backdoor and into a socket without any extension leads needed. Hurray no spaghetti junction style leads to contend with!
        The lawn mower uses a 1150W motor which is powerful enough for my small lawn.

        *My experience*

        My first experience was a bit of a letdown as I pushed the lawn mower across the grass and eagerly looked behind myself to see what "grade" I'd given it. Disappointingly it was a number three and I wanted a trimmed number one all over! Alas I then realised there are different settings for the grass height (hence the razor analogy!) Its default height when you buy it is the higher one.
        You can have it set for 10mm and 30mm. 10mm is perfect if you don't want to have to do it every weekend. To change the setting you need to flip it over and turn the rotating dome drum over. This is really simple to do and takes seconds.

        Obviously after much use the blades will become blunt or damaged, but luckily the mower comes with several spare ones. These are also really reasonably priced and widely available. To change the the blade, you need to push out the broken one easing them backwards out of their mountings and sliding in the new ones. Again, a really simple thing to do.

        As the blades are plastic, they could snap easily if they met any object on the lawn that wasn't grass, such as twigs or alike. I always do a scout round before mowing to remove any potential hazards.

        *Noise*

        The machine is quiet and makes hardly any noise; leaving my boyfriend to slumber to late morning while I get to work in the garden bright and early.

        *Storage*

        It is a compact mower and because the handle folds in half you can store it away easily.

        *Cleaning*

        Obviously after time the blades need replacing as already discussed but to keep your machine healthy you can wipe it over with a cloth and make sure any wet grass cuttings are not stuck to the blades.

        *Overall*

        This machine is really light and makes hardly any sound, unlike the previous model that sounded like it was about to take off. It seamlessly glides over the garden with ease and takes hardly any manoeuvring. The lead is nice and long so there is plenty to work with and I love it that it stores away so easily. I'm really happy with it and find it really reliable. If you care for the blades, they should last for a long time and shouldn't need replacing very often. I would fully recommend this beast, although I'm unable to get a lawn like Wembley; it does a really good job for the money.

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        19.06.2011 12:19
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        Very reasonable little mower!

        There is a huge selection of lawn mowers available on the market today, each tasked with serving different occupations within the garden. Some require fuel to power their conventional engines directly, and others use an electricity source to power an electric motor. Both types can be extremely powerful and dangerous, but the 'Flymo' series stands out to me as one of the most popular electric-based versions in production today.

        I bought my 'Flymo Turbo Lite 330' less than a year ago, and tasked it with the regular trimming of a relatively small area of grass-land beside my house. Flymo specialise in machinery which ranges in size, and this is one of the smallest purpose built contraptions they produce.

        Getting started is easy, a long cable of roughly 20 meters is unravelled from a hook on the arm of the device and plugged into a standard house socket - the machine is instantly armed. Next, pull in one of the two (left and right) levers and press the circular rubber button in the centre to engage the motor. Once operational, the mower will appear lighter and more agile than when you first dragged in out of the shed due to the lift generated by the spinning blade. This is best thing about the machine in my opinion.

        One disadvantage to this system is the fact that the machine cannot be positioned more than 20 meters from a power source, something usually located indoors, when this is a device for outdoor use! Additionally to that point, why couldn't they include a longer cable, or secondary attachable cable to the original which inreases its length?

        The RPM of the blade is good and it chops through tall grass and weeds efficiently. In extra tall grass the mower can become slightly stuck which is irritating, but besides this it glides excellently through flat and steep terrain.

        The cable can become difficult to manoeuvre around in some cases and you have to repeatedly keep re-positioning it as you change direction. The surface area of the machine underneath isn't great, but that's because this is a small version of a larger contraption so you can't complain.

        Overall this mower performs very well, despite its inherent problems with cable length and a few other things, the general performance is excellent and I'm very happy with my little purchase.

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        25.01.2011 11:53
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        A great lawn mower for a first time gardener!

        When i moved out of my parents house into my own home i was only 19 and i was on a tight budget for buying household essentials, the house i moved into had a very large garden with a lot of grass and i actually dreaded having to mow the lawn since i had never done it before and i saw it has something "men do". I couldn't picture myself being able to push a lawn mower around this huge garden and actually be happy with the result.

        But i pleasantly surprised myself after buying this Flymo Lite lawnmower. I firstly chose Flymo because they had the cheapest lawn mowers and then secondly chose the lite model because i'm only a slim girl and i didn't want something too heavy that would hurt my arms. I found that this lawn mower was exactly what i was looking for and ticked all the right boxes for me.

        It has metal blades which cut your grass really well even if it is a bit on the long side. The specifications state that the cutting width is 33cm and the cutting height is 10 - 33 mm which isn't bad at all. The power lead was also quite long so i didn't have the hastle of having to plug in any power extensions. It also folds nicely so it is eas to store.

        The box on the lawn mower that collects the grass was easy to remove and empty, this lawn mower made me feel very pleased with myself with how easy it was to use! I'd definetely reccomend it, especially to any first time gardeners or those looking for a lawn mower that is not to heavy to push around.

        The cheapest i've seen this lawn mower was £55 but most places charge around £60, but all in all it is a great lawn mower.

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        26.11.2010 03:27

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        Good little mower for the price

        I bought this mower for my mother, as a replacement for her ageing old petrol model, which had finally conked out after years of use. With the old mower being rather cumbersome and heavy, I wanted to get something which would be much easier for her to manouevre, and less hassle for me when I come round to cut the grass for her!

        This lawnmower set me back 60 pounds, and I have to say it is very decent for the price. The first thing to say is that the mower is rather small, and thus may not be suitable for people with a larger garden. For smaller lawns however, it copes with ease.

        The mower cuts quickly and easily, with the Flymo technology making it very light and easy to use, especially within a small space. The attached cord is a decent length, but an extension may be required for larger gardens, so this is something to consider.

        All in all, the mower has turned out to be a great replacement for my mothers old machine, being reasonably priced, easier to use and taking up less space in the garage.

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        09.09.2010 23:11
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        A great light weight mower that is so simple even I can use it!!

        I bought this is Asda last year after finally moving to a home with a grassy garden rather than just patio!
        I bought it in the sale and paid around £35 (I think).

        It's so easy to use and has a long power cord too at 12 meters.
        The Flymo is a vivid bright orange colour as the the power cord which makes it easier to see in the grass.

        To operate the Flymo you simply plug it into a socket, whether it be the mains or an extension lead, hold in the lever handle and press a button in the middle of the handle, and your away to mow!

        It has a sturdy metal blade, that has 4 different cutting heights from 10mm - 30mm. To raise or lower the height you simply undo the nut on the blade with a tool provided and add or remove the plastic spacers also provided. This is a very quick process.

        It doesn't matter if you go up and down or side to side this will cut the grass, it is so simple to use and as the blade spins it creates a cushion of air which makes the mower hover!

        It has a powerful 1150 watt motor, and is pretty light weight.

        Your garden will look fab in no time!

        I have noticed that it is available from Amazon priced at £59.47 but shop around and you may find it cheaper.

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        05.08.2010 00:27
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        not everything orange is filled with vitamin C

        It's that time of year again, you know, the season where the grass keeps growing on your lawn and you have to go out and cut it every few days, some people even do it every day, come rain or shine.

        So for all those who are fortunate to own a lawn, although I do use the word 'fortunate' very loosely, there are many tools on the market that aid in the ease of keeping that lawn in tip top condition, making you the envy of your neighbours.
        One of those tools is of course the electric lawn mower, which all good lawn keepers really on, unless you are really posh and have a lawn the size of a small housing estate and you use a ride on mower to keep your lawn trimmed? How I'd love one of them to 'rally' around my garden, although the wife won't let me have one...

        Anyway, back on track me thinks, I have owned a few lawn mowers, some braking down after many years of loyal service, others falling flat at the first hurdle, or at the first slight dip in the lawn, so when my last mower began to putt its way into oblivion I decided to get a small, lightweight mower so I could handle my lawns without taking up weight training to do so.

        So a trip to a well known DIY store, best known for its high prices in my opinion, I came across a compact looking mower which promised to cut those ever growing blades of grass with ease... so I bought it, more on the fact that I recognised the modal as one I had previously borrowed from a friend/neighbour and found it to be quite a good little mower.


        ** Firstly, let's get the technical spec out of the way with...

        * It has a 330mm (14inch) cutting circumference
        * Two plastic cutting blades
        * Uses a powerful 1150W motor
        * Duo cutting heights, 10mm and 30mm
        * Lightweight at just over 9KG
        * Collapsible handle for easy storage
        * Double on switch with safety feature
        * 12 metre mains cable

        ** Right then, that's that done...now for my Opinion.

        This is one easy to use mower and a must for anyone with a small to medium size lawn. It is so lightweight and yet gives a cracking finish, giving you perfectly cut grass every time.

        When you open the box it does look a little daunting at first as the mower comes in several parts and needs to be put together, think Meccano and you're half way there. But the destruction manual is one of the simplest manuals I have had the read, well flicked through anyway, so putting the thing together took all of five minutes.
        Then, once constructed and ready for use I was pleasantly pleased with my new toy.

        It looks nice and neat, even if it's the same colour as Des O'Conners face on a hot day, and as the black tubular handle folds in half it can be stored away in your shed with ease. It has a double lever trigger on the top of the handle with the actual 'on' switch located in the centre so you need both hands to actually start the mower, a rather good safety feature which, to be honest, is on most lawn mowers.
        When you turn the mower over you will see the rotating drum which two blades attached to it at opposite ends, with the blades themselves being made of a solid plastic.

        Using it is a breeze, it literally floats on a cushion of air as it glides along just over your grass, allowing you to manoeuvre it in any direction without the bad back which some mowers give you. In fact you could probably float this over your lawn all day long without breaking your stride or getting out of breath.
        And as it has a good 12 metres of cable it is ample enough for many gardens without the need of extension leads
        As for storage, well, this is a compact mower and, as I said, the handle folds in half to allow you too store it in a small (ish) area in your shed.

        Unfortunate, as with many things on the market, this has a little downside, namely with the blades being made of plastic they can, and do, break easily, especially if you hit something hard hidden in your grass, such as a hedgehog or one of the kids toys. But before you think that plastic blades aren't going to last long and dismiss this mower on them grounds I must tell you that these blades can take some battering and will last quite some time, in fact I think I've only broken one in the whole time I've been using it.

        How do I know when my blade needs changing? I hear you ask...
        Well, if a blade snaps the mower will make a sort of squealing noise, akin to a tissue over a comb sound effect. It is an unmistakable noise so you will know.
        As for changing the blade, well, this takes a few seconds and is a matter of pushing out the broken one and sliding in the new one, no tools required.
        This plastic blade shattering situation may be a bit of an issue but as the mower comes with several spare blades this is not a real problem, plus the blades aren't too expensive anyway.
        Then there's the two height setting which are achieved by simply turning the rotating 'drum' over. Simple as that really.

        In all, this is a really easy mower to use and can be handle easily by most people due to its lightweight and lovely safety features.

        If you are interested in buying this one, just in time to get a few last cuts before the winter kicks in, you can get it from most good stockist for around £50.00... Some places are selling it for less whilst others are selling it for more, so do shop around.

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          13.07.2010 08:43
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          A great little hover mower

          If you have a garden then the chances are it has a lawn. Front or back gardens, small, medium or large gardens, all require that lawn to be cut once the growing season starts. As soon as the weather warms up a little, lawns all over the uk start shooting up at an alarming rate. One minute the lawn is still enjoying its winter sleep, the next its sprung up like a bunch of mini triffids that need restraining and you face a mini lawn war of the worlds.

          We have had 2 mowers and a strimmer, which we use to trim our lawns, for as long as I can remember. I expect that many people have a choice of 2 mowers which can cope with different lengths of grass and offer you the ability to adapt your lawn cutting requirements. One of the mowers we have is the Flymo Turbo Lite 330, which is very handy for trimming an already short swathe of lawn.

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          The Flymo Turbo Lite 330 is a good little mower that is nice and light to use and small enough to store away so that it doesn't take up too much room in the shed. We chose the Flymo Turbo Lite 330 because as we already had a much heavier mower for cutting longer grass, we only needed a light model to nip over the lawn quickly with during the summer.

          I feel thats what this Flymo hover mower is best at. It can't cope well with very long grass, but swiftly deals with the short almost sandy coloured stubble that we all end up with, instead of our usual lush green lawns during hot and parched summer weather.


          As the Flymo Turbo Lite doesn't have a cutting collector compartment it does leave a fine trail of grass cuttings behind it. I know that some gardeners recommend leaving that fine hatch of cuttings on the lawn in summer during hotter weather, although you should rake the cuttings up during cooler wetter periods. I tend to see some sense in this, as the Flymo has so little to cut off during hot weather that the remaining cuttings are minimal and I don't really notice them on the lawn.

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          The Flymo Lite has 4 cutting heights from 10cms to 30cms. I must admit that we have never fiddle with the settings and have been happy with leaving it on the shortest cut. I think thats mainly due to the fact that if the grass needed to be a little longer or was longer to start with, we would automatically get out the other mower, which can cut through longer grass in no time and also has a cutting collector built in.

          For a smaller garden you won't need an extension cable as the one that comes with the mower is 12 m long. Its easy enough to buy an extension cable if you need a longer length of cable to cope with a bigger lawn, but I would say that a heavier duty mower may be more appropriate for a larger garden in the first place.

          The mower is a so called hover mower, which means that in theory it floats majestically on a small cushion of air and glides easily over your lawn. I can say that is the case if you have a nice flat lawn with no bumps or humps and are just trimming off a very short top layer of grass. For bumpy uneven lawns and longer grass the mower can be hard work.

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          If you want to use the mower its very easy to set up and put away. You can use the plastic adjusters at the sides of the metal handle to loosen the handle and fold or unfold that, as it can make the mower easier to store with the handle folded down. But its just easy to store the mower ready to go if you are lucky enough to have a bigger shed to store the mower in.

          It goes without saying that the trade mark vivid orange shade of the Flymo Turbo Lite 330 is eye catching. Its almost as iconic as the advertising slogan used to promote the product. I bet we all remember that 'Its a lot less bovver with a hover' slogan and in my opinion when used in the right situation the phrase is spot on.

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          A few of the main features of the mower are listed here

          Q) Mower type?
          A) An electric hover mower.

          Q) Power?
          A) 1150 watts.

          Q) Cable length?
          A) 12m, which is enough for a small/ medium lawn

          Q) Blade width?
          A) 33 cm.

          Q) Cutting blade type?
          A) A metal blade.

          Q) Number of cutting heights?
          A) 4.

          Q)Cutting heights achievable?
          A) It can cut from 10cms to 30cms.

          Q) How does the mower work for you?
          A) The mower floats/ hovers on a cushion of air.

          Q) Storage considerations?
          A) A folding handle and light body makes it easy to carry/ store.

          Q) What sort of lawn will it suite?
          A) Best suited to small/ medium lawns.

          Q) Can it cope with lumps and bumps?
          A) Yes, to a certain extent, but its best used on a flatter lawn.

          Q) How heavy is it?
          A) The mower weighs in at 6.5kg.

          Q) Does it have a storage area for lawn trimmings?
          A) No

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          My rating for this mower is 5 stars, as I find it does the job well, is light and easy to handle and easy to set up/ put away. Its best for shorter lawns as it has no trimming storage area.

          Price wise you can buy a Flymo Turbo Lite for between £53 and £69. I would recommend you shop around for the cheapest price if you can as there is a saving of £16 there.

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        • Product Details

          Flymo Turbo Lite 330 Hover Mower 1150W - Floats On A Cushion Of Air And Cuts Easily In Any Direction - Easy To Store - Ideal For Medium To Large Sized Lawns - Powerful Motor To Tackle The Toughest Grass Conditions - Weight: 9.2Kg - 33cm Cutting Width - Four Cutting Heights (10-30Mm) - Cable Length: 12M