Product Type: Flymo Trimmer
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MY MINI MACHETE
Flymo Mini Trim
Member Name: 2night
Flymo Mini Trim
Date: 29/03/12, updated on 28/08/12 (120 review reads)
This garden tool can packed in a surprisingly compact box and the trimmer itself was in only two parts, so getting started was a very fast and simple procedure. The is of course an instruction booklet with easy to understand assembly instruction and precautions you MUST follow as this may be a mini trimmer but it can still be dangerous if used incorrectly or left unattended. Once the two sections are attached to each other there is the all important guard is attached this slips easily over the front of the unit and clips in to place with an easy to hear CLICK! You are ready to go.
These trimmers are not really designed to cut an entire lawn and if you did use it for that use it would take you far longer than necessary and it would be a much harder mess to clean up than it need be. However if like me your garden has tiny areas that sprout grass this is a good compact option. The lead on this trimmer is surprisingly short when compared to our large lawnmower. It has a 6m lead and seeing that our garden is rather long and we don't have one of those handy out door plug sockets we do need to use an extension lead to reach the problem area. The entire unit is in the very familiar, very understated (I'm being sarcastic of course) shade of orange that Flymo favours. It's that wonderful, almost pulsating, "I'm surprised it's not luminous" easyjet shade of orange. To cut the grass it uses a thin 1.5mm line of hard plastic, it doesn't really cut it, it whips it, slicing the blades of grass like a machete (although a mini plastic one). This line can and does snap but you just pull and replace it, and when it runs out completely, a replacement spool is easily found in most hard wear stores or online and is quick and simple to replace. Instructions for doing this are of course included in the strimmers box and the spool costs around £5.
When it comes to using the strimmer it's just a case of holding it at an angle and pressing the large trigger like button located at the top of the unit. It surprised me how loud this strimmer actually is. It's as loud if not louder than most large sized lawnmowers. Most lawnmowers nowadays are very quiet and just glide over the grass. This gets louder as it whips it's way through the grass, and the thicker the grass the louder the trimmer.
The guard does a good enough job at containing the flying, blades of grass as it cuts but of course it doesn't contain it all and some will end escaping, so the further you stand away from it the better to ensure clean shoes. And also it doesn't collect the cuttings like a lawnmower so you will need to rake them up once you complete the job.
Cleaning the head is easy enough once you're finished. First of all make sure you unplug the unit before cleaning. Then just tip it upwards so the handle is down at the ground and remove the guard, this will be where most of the mess will be. This can be wiped clean using a cloth or just run it under the tap or hose it down. The cutting line area should only be wiped clean.
This unit stores away easily if it's not put back into it's box. I have it standing upright in the shed so it's easy to grab and go. But it is easily dissembled and repacked if you do wish.
I'm very happy with my Flymo Mini Trim, it suits my needs perfectly but do remember it will not replace your lawnmower if you have anything other than a small patch of grass.
Thanks for reading :0) 2night
This can be purchased online at :
For £18.99 + £5 shipping
The replacement spool can be purchased on line at :
For £6.69 + shipping
Summary: Small, useful and affordable
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