Written on: 03/04/2011
I TOO AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE LACK OF PERFORMANCE AND VALUE FOR MONEY WITH THE BOSCH ART 26 GRASS TRIMMER. THE PLASTIC BLADES ARE A GREAT DESIGN FOR REPLACING BUT THE PROBLEM IS YOU FIND YOURSELF REPLACING THEM EVERY 5 MINUTES IF YOU'RE LUCKY. THEY COST $1.45 EACH AND I WENT THROUGH 10 OF THEM IN ONE OUTING - BASIC EDGING WITH SOME DEAD GRASS. THE BATTERY TAKES AROUND 3-4 HRS TO CHARGE FOR 20 MINS OF USEAGE. BOSCH THIS PRODUCT IS A RIP OFF NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT IT FOR AN OUTLAY OF... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2011
I bought the Bosch cordless strimmer because I thought that Bosch was Quality - but not in this case. The expensive plastic blades break within a few minutes of use and if it hits a stone its gone instantly. Also, they are difficult to change. The battery requires hours to charge and then the charge doesn't last more than 15-20 minutes of use. I find it heavy to use, and the wheels which are supposed to support it are useless. They cannot be adjusted easily to get the operating height for... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2011
Love this trimmer, no more sitting in the garden winding up the string only for it to last 5 minute before taking the thing apart and rewinding the string. Sure it is not designed for a massive garden and granted it is expensive for what it is, but as long as you are prepared by charging the battery in the morning/previous day and a supply of the quick change blades you can whip round the garden in no time, stress free. Just not being a string trimmer sold it to me and it makes me happy... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2010
Daylight robbery. I was caught out. No better than a very expensive toy both to purchase and run. Expensive blades last no time. Neither does battery which takes ages to charge. I am amazed that Bosh haven't copped on to this disaster and hoodwinking of customers. Don't purchase one and if you do don't say you were not warned. Not even worth one star but that was the minimum that could be awarded. True value is about £10. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2010 by Ivor Harrison (1 review written)
THIS IS A TOTAL WAIST OF MONEY,ITS TANDAMOUNT TO THEFT ,I HAVE SENT A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS TO BOSCH BUT THAY HAVE NEVER GOT BACK TO ME ,I WILL NEVER EVER BUY ANOTHER BOSCH GARDEN TOOL,TOTAL GARBAGE. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2010
The ART26 Bosch acutrimm battery life is less than that of a snowflake. £74.95 from homebase.selling one of these to loyal customers will only achieve one ending. The permanent loss off the loyal customer.
It should have sign saying "buyer beware"
If you are thinking about getting one of these machines, buy a pair of shears as back up. (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2010
I'm pleased to discover that other buyers of this product are thoroughly dissatisfied too. Thought it's poor performance must be my fault. No wonder it came with a free spare battery. So now I have two useless batteries. Thanks Bosch - that's another customer you've lost!
The star rating system doesn't allow me to give the heartily deserved 0.
Written on: 11/06/2010
My experience with the Bosch ACCUTRIM is exactly the same as many of those in other reviews. The small blades have to be used very carefully as they quickly wear out if touching anything other than grass. After less than 2 years and with little use the battery performance is appalling and already requires replacing. Needless to say the Accutrim will be consigned to the recycling centre and I shall be replacing the unit with something more durable and less expensive.
I shall be more cautious... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2010
I learned the hard way, wish I'd seen these reviews first. This machine is not fit fot purpose: short battery life, useless plastic blades that last about 5 minutes. Surprised that Bosch would put their name on such a pile tosh. No match for my old Black and Decker strimmer that cost £14 and lasted 10 years with lots of abuse. (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2010 by Family Man (8 reviews written)
What a pile of old grass cuttings! This thing masquerading as a strimmer should be confined to the compost heap. The Bosch R and D team should be shot. How the hell did they allow their otherwise good name on this machine. When desigining a product, it has to be a least as good as the stuff already out there or offer a significant advantage....by for instance being cordless. But The ART26 makes being cordless, a DISadvantage. BATTERY.....takes ages to charge, poor power, quickly drains,... (read more)
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