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★★★★★
Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“fantastic lawnmower”

Written on: 20/05/2013

Left the 350 turbo compact out all winter, and when I went to use it it smoked, choked and went bang, my bad. Found one on trade it, the 380 turbo compact, and arranged to have a look. Checked reviews on here and began to be put off, then saw the easi mow,flymo, and it looks like something my 5 year old would have as a toy. Had a look and tested out the 380 turbo compact, and it felt just like my old one, so I bought it. Just got it home and gave it a blast on grass that hadn't been cut… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“I want another one! Where can I buy a new one of these?”

Written on: 19/04/2013

I want to buy another one I don't like the newer design as I think they are very flimsy. Please Bring them back. I would buy another tomorrow if I could buy another new one.!!!!!!!!!I like the old fashion style grass box… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“Excellent cut.”

Written on: 05/08/2012 by petmawoo (1 review written)

GOOD POINTS FIRST: Super cut, much improved over the 350. Definitely lighter and easier to use than the 350. It also floats well if the side air vents are brushed regularly during use. (quite easy with a brush). it also pays to scoop out collected grass on the underside regularly BAD POINTS. The 'easy cable winder' is far too flimsy and makes winding the cable up very hard work. It has far too many grass traps, some of which are fiendishly difficult to clear. However, we are keeping the… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“heap of junk”

Written on: 27/07/2012 by sid007-123 (1 review written)

blows grass all over the place and tears rather than cuts. hit a small stone and the blade is finished. screws will not release access to belt drive. never ever buy a flymo… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“I BOUGHT THE 380 AS A REPLACEMENT FOR AN OLD FLYMO...”

Written on: 18/08/2010

I BOUGHT THE 380 AS A REPLACEMENT FOR AN OLD FLYMO HOVER MOWER WHICH FELL TO BITS AFTER MANY YEARS FAITHFUL SERVICE. THIS WAS A HUGE MISTAKE. IT IS HEAVY, DOSN'T PICK UP CUTTINGS, USELESS ON WET GRASS, UNABLE TO TRIM GRASS TO A NICE SHORT CUT. THE GRASS BUILDS UP AROUND THE BLADE AND DROPS OFF IN CLUMPS AND IS THROWN OUT, OR IT CHEWS UP THE LAWN AS IT IS CAUGHT BY THE BLADE AND SPUN AROUND. IT WILL SOON BE IN A LOCAL SKIP BUT DON'T RUSH TO RETRIEVE IT AS ITS THE WORST MOWER EVER MADE. I SPEND… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“this is the worst mower i have ever used, it is...”

Written on: 28/07/2010

this is the worst mower i have ever used, it is rubbish and a total waste of money, it dont cut the grass, is heavy, and as its a replacement for the first one that lasted only 12 months, i stuck with the thing, never again will i buy from flymow, they have taken my money (to much of it) and give me a mower i would best describe as a toy… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“I acquired a Flymo compact 380 from the insurance...”

Written on: 08/05/2010

I acquired a Flymo compact 380 from the insurance company after the floods of 2007 to replace a B&D wheeled version. It lasted circ 14 months before the motor had eaten the bushes I complained to flymo and all they did was give be the part number for me to buy a new one from their spares department my next e-mail was not even answered even though I kept it polite and professional. Through the insistence of my wife I have now tried to buy a new motor from them only to discover they no longer… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“this mowerdoes,nt do as advertised the grass is blown...”

Written on: 18/10/2009

this mowerdoes,nt do as advertised the grass is blown all over the garden
and very little goes into the grass box you finish up with another job with
a sweeping brush the height of the grass after cutting was too high for my
liking i,m afraid i,m sorry i bought the machine in the first place it.s
the first and last hover mower i,ve bought
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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“I bought the Flymo hover compact 380 18 months ago....”

Written on: 31/08/2009

I bought the Flymo hover compact 380 18 months ago. The drive belt has now snapped, and cannot now replace the £8 drivebelt due to the screws that release the cover to replace the belt are so rusty that it is impossible to get it off. So this now means instaed of replacing a drive belt for £8 I will have to buy a new lawnmower, and it will never ever again be a Flymo. they are designed to fail so you have to to buy a complete new one. this has been the worst lawnmower I have ever… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“This Flymo 380 is awful. Fortunately i managed to get...”

Written on: 26/08/2009

This Flymo 380 is awful. Fortunately i managed to get a refund from B&Q.It appears to be designed with all the features;roller,self storing cable,grass cutting compactor etc etc I'll bet the designers said to the sales dept that they can incorporate all the sales features they want. It is rubbish. I had an excellent Flymo for 12 years before this one and it was great. Don't buy a 380 or similar… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“This is the absolute worst mower in the world. Since I...”

Written on: 01/06/2009

This is the absolute worst mower in the world. Since I bought a Flymo 18 months ago I have changed the blade twice! it bends after going over the smallest of stones. The final straw has been that after waiting three weeks for a replacement blade to when I finally could use it the motor has gone!… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“The Flymo Turbo Compact 380 is a total waste of...”

Written on: 01/05/2009

The Flymo Turbo Compact 380 is a total waste of money.No wonder a certain large DIY store had them on offer.The hover that doesn't.Grass everywhere… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“I can only concur with most of the comments here....”

Written on: 28/04/2009 by Zaitch (5 reviews written)

I can only concur with most of the comments here. Bought aFlymo Turbo Compact 380 to replace a 330 some time ago, I absolutely hate the thing, and was searching for reviews on petrol models when I came here to see if my experiences were unique, which they clearly they are not. My grass is in much worse condition due to the poor cutting then when i started with it. I really regret buying this without seeking comparative reviews first, it was bought on a whim precisely because i wanted a bigger… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“The concept is sound; a large (for a hover mower)...”

Written on: 25/04/2009

The concept is sound; a large (for a hover mower) cutting radius with a reasonable grass cutting collection bin. Neat idea for cable storage, nice twin-handle for powering the thing up.
Unfortunately, the Flymo Turbo Compact 380 has been, so-far, the worst hover mower that I have owned/used. It lasted just two years coping with an average-sized lawn (70ft x 35ft). It always appeared to be much noisier than any other hover mower I had owned. Towards the end, it became very noisy indeed. The motor… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“Upper handle bolts were of the wrong type. ”

Written on: 24/03/2009 by pecbetts (1 review written)

Upper handle bolts were of the wrong type.
Fuse failed , for no apparent reason, after 15 minutes trial use
Machine does not seem to hover even on a perfectly flat surface, let alone on actual grass!!! As I had the Flymo Turbo Compact 380 purchased for me from Argos UK and had a friend deliver it to me in Bulgaria I am not therefore in a position to return it as faulty. I am now stuck with an expensive mower that in my opinion is useless… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“The Flymo Turbo Compact 380 is a bloody marvelous...”

Written on: 16/10/2008 by chookie (1 review written)

The Flymo Turbo Compact 380 is a bloody marvelous mower. Everyone should run out and buy one. Doesn't make any mess, is not heavy at all and the "easy reel" cable storage gadget is a well-thought-out dream to use… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“I bought this to replace a Flymo 330 which had lasted...”

Written on: 27/09/2008

I bought this to replace a Flymo 330 which had lasted quite well and did a reasonable job until the clutch started slipping. Decided to replace with this one as it has a bigger cutting blade and should have made light work of our large sloping lawn. Big Mistake!
On the first attempt I had to use a strimmer first to reduce the grass length before using the new mower as it simply could not cope. The grass collection pickup clogged immediately and it was a complete waste of time. The old mower… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“My Flymo Turbo Compact 380 worked for three years,...”

Written on: 16/09/2008 by jpoz (1 review written)

My Flymo Turbo Compact 380 worked for three years, then the motor packed up, replacement motor very expensive. Air intakes to motor have to cleaned, otherwise motor overheats… Read Full Review

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Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“Like another reviewer, I shall be taking this Flymo...”

Written on: 08/08/2008 by pointerboys (1 review written)

Like another reviewer, I shall be taking this Flymo Turbo 380 back in the morning for a full refund. I bought it to replace my 'heavy' petrol mower. Thought I must have put it together wrongly, so re-read all assembly instructions. Hardly picked up any grass as it was too busy blowing it all over the rest of the lawn, decking, slide, etc. Was difficult to manoevre and cut was very poor - as if the blade was blunt really. Took me at least 3 times as longer to cut than my old faithful petrol… Read Full Review

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Robertsonuk's Response to 390343_pointerboys's Review

Written on: 21/11/2008

I agree,I have one and it is awkward to manoevre

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★★☆☆☆
Flymo Turbo Compact 380

“Strange really. I have always been a Flymo man but the...”

Written on: 15/07/2008

Strange really. I have always been a Flymo man but the Flymo Turbo Compact 380 is a bummer! Why have I changed? The build quality has gone down and down over the years and the concept of cord storage in the lid is a joke. It adds weight and gets bunged up with grass. It starts off OK but within minutes the underside is bunged up with damp grass and it no longer hovers; it drags. It then has a huge drap of compacted damp grass which has to be cleaned up. The Electrolux moter is good but as a… Read Full Review

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