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JCB 56cm 26cc Hedge Trimmer
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1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for JCB 56cm 26cc Hedge Trimmer
Review 1 for JCB 56cm 26cc Hedge Trimmer
JCB Hedge Trimmer
"Had to rush to B&Q after burning out the electric motor on the old trimmer tackling over 50 ft of way overgrown conifer hedge. I chose the JCB as the offer looked good. As with all 2 stroke motors was a bit tricky to get started the 1st time - took about 10mins - but after that was fine. But once going what a beast! I was seriously impressed as it ploughed through all the branches, some well over 2ft long. It doesn't jam the so the gears must be really strong as just keeps hacking away. Highly recommended if you need the power of a petrol motor."
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Review 2 for JCB 56cm 26cc Hedge Trimmer
Not a patch on their diggers!
"I bought the JCB having gone to B&Q intending to buy the Ryobi Rht2660Da, but was attracted by the JCB name and reputation into getting this near-equivalent model.
After 3 half-hour attempts on different days I got it started at last to find it was very 'thirsty' (a 250cc tank full lasting about 10 minutes) and didn't tackle young but thick lonicera growth well at all, let alone anything more substantial. The young growth clogged in the blades and made skimming along the top or sides to get a clean line impossible. My old electric trimmer had made mincemeat of this task for more than 20 years before giving up the ghost last Autumn.
The JCB trimmer vibrated quite a lot and was also unwieldy and somehow out of balance in use. In short, a thoroughly unpleasant experience.
On the plus side, the local B&Q manager took the JCB back for a full refund without quibble and I bought the Ryobi Rht2660Da, which has been superb so far (early days yet!). It starts easily, including the first time, did loads of work on the first tank full, straightened off the lonicera hedge and tackled some hefty bay trees. Although the same weight as the JCB it seems better balanced and much easier to handle, despite being slightly longer. In short, they're chalk and cheese.
I may have bought a 'rogue' JCB but if my experience was typical I would urge B&Q to review their decision to recently introduce this JCB trimmer to their range, especially as they have now reduced the price of the Ryobi Rht2660Da to less than that of the JCB. I intend to review the Ryobi when I've given it a longer trial."
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