Written on: 12/06/2013
12 months engine fell off shaft 24 months fuel line perished 30 months primer jammed in perished Any other make of strimmer would be an improvement I Have yet again had to order parts for this strimmer which only gets used about 6 times a year, I would not recommend this manufacturer. (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2013
Initially the cord is difficult to pull, but once you can get started it's very good. I have done a few gardens where they are on a slope and difficult to get a mower behind trees to cut grass, this is excellent cuts really well would thoroughly recommend. The price was the best I'd seen would have no hesititation ordering from these again. There was only one downside, it was the way in which it arrived. The box was old and completely ripped for all sides, the courrier stated it was sent... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2012
I've had mine well over 10 years,using it maybe 4 times a year on overgrown gardens that it's not designed for.I have also drilled the spoolhead to use the thicker yellow cable,if you do this and intend to cut thick brambles that really need a steel blade you must keep the revs down or the cable will break quickly or the engine will stall.I cannot fault it. Empty the petrol out if you're not going to use it for months as petrol goes stale,change the oil,clean the plug check everthing is... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2012 by BW2309 (1 review written)
Ive recently bought a 210 secon hand - its a couple of years old at least. Last owner has clearly abused it! I struggled to start it, it would run for only a few mins and would die as soon as put under load! A quick check over revealed the (knackered) spark plug was loose, the fuel pick up inside the tank had perished, causing the cutting out, and the carb' was blocked inside. I spent 40mins at the most, replaced the fuel pipe and stripped and set up the carb. Now just spent 3 hours a day... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2012
Bought new last year and used twice for 10 mins ,really difficult to start so went back to use old battery strimmer .Just brought it back out today to cut down 8 inch high grass in back garden of friends new house, used it for 30 minutes cutting and it seems like the engine has siezed as it shuddered to hault and the ripchord wont budge .100 quid for less than a hours gardening ,probably could have hired Alan Titchmarsh cheaper . (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2012
My first strimmer was returned under guarantee as it stopped working. The engine kept spinning. I have just got the replacement one out for the first time this year and the cord has pulled out and will not go back. This one is also under guarantee so will be returned. It is a useless item. (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2011
I've had this little lightweight strimmer for three years and use it on my allotment which is full of nasty, invasive brambles and heavy duty weeds - it has never let me down. I had problems starting it at first but now know just what to do and it works a treat. The real joy is it's lightness which means I can use it non stop for an hour with no after effects - I would heartily recommend this product to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2011
i bought this strimmer 11 years ago as i moved into a new house with a huge garden ... at first i didnt like it thought was hard to use but once i learned my mistake not using the choke properly ... its amazin im now a gardener and this little thing has cut everything i put infront of it .. look after it and it will last forever i only gettin a new one now because i work in a 2 man team and i never get to use it anymore so i buying a bigger one for my college and i gonna use my old... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2011 by fredbear12
I don't know what the fuss is about. This Strimmer works just dandy for me. Ok the one reviewer is right in saying it wont harvest a field, but my house has got a huge garden & when I moved in it was pretty much wild. The 210 has never let me down. Don't worry, Buy one! (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2011
Bought the 210 trimmer today 3ed May 2011. Assembly was easy and it is a nice light weight. Difficult to start initially butas it's brand new I thought nothing of it. Within 10 minutes of use I noticed there was smoke coming from the guard mounting; it was melting!!! Turned it off and the whole head assembly flew off as it slowed down. Mounting was very hot. I think I will be returning it tomorrow. Maybe it was a rogue, I don't know. My first petrol strimmer but no way was it abused. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2010 by gc0001 (1 review written)
Quite simply the worst garden tool I ever had bar none. After 2 hrs light work the shaft is bent, the engine spins on the shaft and the trigger assembly turns freely on its own axis. It a pain to start and cuts out without warning. Poorly made cheap pile of garbage - Avoid !!!!!!!
The star rating of 1 is a default setting - shame there is not a negative rating. (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2010
Bought this today,Engine ok,but stops the head rotation in a few minutes,pressing the button on head/cassette will rotate a few minutes, then stops again,highly dissastisfied,taking it back,funny thing the shaft rotates ok,but the head unit will stop,cant understand,suspect faulty assembly. (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2009
I'm a professional gardener and would recommend the Mc Cullough over its rivals simply because of its light weight.i, too have adjusted the strimmer head to take heavier line and one line instead of two. Just makes it easier to re-fill. brilliant product for a brilliant price, IMO. (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2009
I am a full time gardener and have used my McCullock Trim Mac 210 most days through out the summer months for the past 10 years.I drilled a hole in the spool enlarging it so enabling me to use a 2.40mm strimmer line. Although it has a single line it cuts through nettles ,brambled and most tough grass and weeds in the rockery/patio,turn it over and it edges the lawn and simplicity itself to reload the spool The real beauty of this strimmer is that its super lightweight and easy to start,it... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2009
Ignore the negative comments about this McCulloch Trimmac 210 Petrol Strimmer machine.
It is a lightweight petrol machine, designed to be an alternative to an electric machine and is great if used within it's design parameters.
It is not a heavy duty machine.
Do not use the 'yellow' 2.4mm line.
If your machine came with a black spool, use
ALM SL002 blue 1.5mm line,
If it came with a green spool use
ALM SL003 green 2.0mm line. (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2009
Used my McCulloch Trimmac 210 Petrol Strimmer for 7/8 years now with no problems touch wood! Starts easily, nice and light would buy another. (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2009
after years of frustration(frequent cutting out, running too fast, costly repairs, wire breaking every minute) I have finally ditched this piece of junk (a McCulloch Trimmac 210 Petrol Strimmer). I am now the proud owner of a strimmer that actually does the job it was made for: a Stihl! (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2009
I got my McCulloch Trimmac 210 Petrol strimmer 2nd hand from the local paper and so it was cheap. I feel that it doesn't owe me anything.
To get it to start, you could keep 'treating' it to new spark-plugs, that it keeps coking up.
Alternatively, use a wire brush soaked in petrol to de coke the plug. (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2009 by jonnied01
very light and well balanced - less arm aches than even an electric in my opinion, easy to start, cheap.
Pull off line trimmer easy to use - I dont ever use the bump feed thing. I do use thicker 'yellow' line with it thou.
Had my McCulloch Trimmac for age - just got another for my mum!! (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2008
This McCulloch Trimmac 210 Petrol is a great machine and is very cost effective. I have used one of these strimmers on a Professional level for 9 years and have never had a single problem. I use it every day. (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2008
Ignore manufacturers instructions for starting the McCulloch Trimmac 210. You only need to press the bulb on the fuel line a maximum of three times otherwise you will flood it, only use half choke even when cold and it should start first time as mine does. (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2008 by James Cook (2 reviews written)
I had to buy a new strimmer to replace my 24 year-old strimmer that had unfortunately seized up. I came across this McCulloch Trimmac 210 Petrol in B&Q Colchester at a very reasonable price. When I got home and tried it out though, things changed. The first problem you come across is starting the machine. My old strimmer took 3 or 4 pulls. This one took 15 tugs for it to splutter into life. The next problem I found is that you can never find a comfortable position in which to stand and... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2008
Had a McCulloch Trimmac 210 for 5 or 6 years, never missed a beat. First repair is this summer, need a new head assembly (£20)(wear and tear) (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2008 by Matt72
Not for thick grass and as long as you are doing a smallish garden you should be OK. Not right for me though.
It is a good value machine but is not for thick grass/weeds.
Fine if you just use it for trimming and strimming normal grass. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2008 by WelshTaff (1 review written)
I have wasted about £100 on this strimmer which will now have to be scrapped. Therefore it has cost me £50 per season. Am now looking at a Kawasaki which whilst is £260 comes with a two year warranty and has local back up. They have advised that they supply the same models to commercial operators using them all day every day during the growing season and they just keep going. I only used about 2 litre fuel in my Mc culloch and its U/S! (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2008 by sps0101 (1 review written)
This McCulloch Trimmac 210 is my first petrol strimmer. It has run once properly in a year! Kick back is terrible, it will not stay running. Took it to repair center and was told to junk it as no good! Total waste of around £100.00 then! (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2008
I know this is a cheaper end tool but in my opinion the quality is just not good enough. (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2008 by SRafferty (1 review written)
Don't expect to harvest a field with this trimmer, that's not what it is designed for. It is light weight and designed for light use which suits my needs. Would I buy another one when this one dies? Probably but I might have a look else where as well. Given its price I doubt you would find a better alternative without spending at least another £20 - £40.
Over all I would give it 7/10 for performance, 6/10 for build and 10/10 for value. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2007 by not much time for gardening
The McCulloch Trimmac 210 petrol strimmer is not for serious use, and it can't be relied upon. Look at other ranges from bigger companies in the strimmer market. You can't always trust advice from the big sheds. Might be worth talking to service agents to get an idea of running costs etc before you buy : I wish I had. (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2006 by rosizt (1 review written)
I have now been through two of these. The first one had bits of plastic falling off the whole time (poorly fixed choke cover) due to poor design, so only lasted a month. The replacement had slightly improved the design, so plastic remained in place, however the machine is poor quality and the carburettor packed up after the first season. £60 repair bill later it lasted another season, but this year again it won't start up and now its a case of not wanting to throw good money after bad. ... (read more)
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