Product Type: Flymo Trimmer
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Flymo Mini Trim
Member Name: freud
Flymo Mini Trim
Advantages: easy to assemble & use
Disadvantages: noisy & safety guard can't be angled
I love to potter around our medium-sized garden but one of the jobs I dislike is trimming the lawn edges. I know it makes all the difference once the grass is cut , but I find it a boring and tedious task. I used to love using my late Mum's super sharp edging shears when doing her lawn ( no one in the family seems to know what happened to them after she died) so I have been using electric strimmers/ trimmers in our garden. These are great inventions but somehow there is a lack of satisfaction when using these as you don't get that 'crunching' or 'slicing' sensation as you get using manual edge-trimmers.
We opted for the Flymo Mini Trimmer as the price is good at £22.99 plus it is lighter than many others weighing only 2.1kg. It looks exactly as it does in the Dooyoo picture and it came in a sturdy cardboard box along with a comprehensive user manual and 1 year warranty.
In the packaging you will find 2 main pieces which just lock together - the top part of the trimmer comprises a handle with attached cable whilst the lower part has the trimmer guard and line feed. You need to feed the line through the hole provided before attaching the guard head and screwing into place and although this may sound fiddly the whole thing only takes minutes to assemble.
The automatic line feed is pretty good and gives you just the right amount to start cutting but I found it needs to be re-set 3 times for our average sized lawn. This can be a bit of a pain really and it is actually far quicker to feed the line manually.
It does a great job of trimming the lawn edges and makes easy work of doing those fiddly areas around the paths and raised brick borders. It is also brilliant at cutting around tree trunks leaving an even and neat appearance. However, the safety guard cannot be adjusted which means you have to move your body rather than the machine
if you want to cut around curved areas.
I only tend to use this trimmer when I am 100% sure that our neighbours are fully awake because of the noise this Flymo makes. It makes a rather alarming noise when the line breaks plus it is very noisy when being used - apparently equivalent to 91 decibells! I wondered why gardeners wore ear protectors (and now I know ) so it is a good job our Flymo is only used a couple of times per month otherwise I guess I could be reported to the council:)
For anyone thinking of buying a Flymo Mini Trim let me provide you with the following information -
- motor power - 230w/ 240v
- cable length - 12m
- line length - 10m
- cutting diameter - 21cm
- type of cord - round
Despite the noise and the fact that you cannot adjust the safety guard I would actually recommend this trimmer for a small or medium-sized garden because it is very straightforward to use and cuts well. It is also easy to store and is lightweight to use and gives good value for money in my opinion. I do not think that there is a perfect trimmer/ strimmer on the market as yet so I'm awarding 4 stars because it does a good job.
Summary: despite the above I would recommend this trimmer for small/medium gardens
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