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Written on: 30/06/2013
I am a firm Bosch fan so I bought the Accutrim 13 months ago because I thought Bosch would have a quality, well tried and tested product and because I liked the idea of no electric cable to worry about. Regretted buying it from the first time I used it. Battery life is abysmal and the plastic blades keep breaking. Poor patchy finish to lawn edging which is all I wanted from the thing.
Written on: 24/06/2013
Looks good and on first use was fine but the battery life is shocking despite do a full use and recharge to attempt get maximum life out of it. Ironically my elderly gardening neighbour gave me hers to having reached the end of her tether with the appalling battery life. 5 - 10 minutes - c'mon! Time to buy a petrol strmmer or an electric one.... Grrrrr … Read Full Review
Written on: 16/02/2013
I love this weed-eater great for keeping my 650m sq section tidy. battery lasts about 30 minutes of normal use or 20 min if trying to clear through an amazon type forest. very light and easy to handle it is also very quiet. blades are easy to replace and has a holder for them in the handle and takes 10 sec to change them over. they last well using new ones for straight trimming and the worn ones for edging. I'd say it was easy to clean but it is so easy to clean I have not really had to. The… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/09/2012 by cliffr2012 (2 reviews written)
how so many people have rated this with a low score is beyond me! (perhaps they should have researched there specific needs first). I brought this strimmer because i have two small patches of raised lawns that are underneath fur trees and very awkward to get to and it works brilliantly. First there is the adjustable tilting head to help with almost any angle needed and then there is the adjustable length for those hard to reach places. The conveinience of it being cordless is great too. I like… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/01/2012
Wanted something better that a series of short lived cheapy's. Naively thought it would be good for my allotment as it has a heavy-duty appearance. Demoted to light garden duties where it is barely fit for purpose. Battery charge-life very poor. Cutters will break if in contact with anything thicker than a blade of grass. Planning to buy a replacement… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/08/2011
I purchased my strimmer about 3 years ago mainly for use for the path on my allotment as I didn't fancy plugging a corded strimmer into the electric railway. I have been pleased with the strimmer and have used it in my garden as well, it is ideal for cutting the edges of the lawn and although the plastic cutters do wear quite quickly, especially when hitting concrete or wood, they are quickly replaced and there is a convenient place behind the battery to store several spare ones. B & Q sell… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/05/2011 by vinitha (1 review written)
i had used many strimmers in the past find that art 26 is the best sofar.it is an expensive unit to run as the plastic blades keep breaking nevertheless it gives a good cut and find it easy to use.the strimmer is 18v but i use 24v with mine as it gives more power and it is easy even to get 2nd hand 24v as bosch batteries are inter changerble.i rated value for money 3 star as plastic blades keep breaking.i will certainly recommend this strimmer to friends… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/05/2011
This trimmer is not designed for a massive garden that is overgrown. The battery doesn't last long, (but that makes me pace myself), and takes along time to recharge. I like the blades, so easy to change. I find I need 3 to do my whole yard, so keep the spares in my pocket while working. It is expensive for what it is, but it is very light to use. As it is still new, I have yet to see how long before the battery no longer charges well. I like it but couldn't recommend it to anyone, unless they… Read Full Review
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 $189… Read Full Review
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 the… Read Full Review
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 every… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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.
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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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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