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Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer

“not to shabby”

Written on: 22/06/2014 by fredflinstones (1 review written)

One thing this cheap homelite really needs is commericial grade trimming line otherwise the line they give you will break every 5seconds. Have cut quite a few tall lawns with my homelite with no problems… Read Full Review

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Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer

“Homelite HTL26CD Mighty-Lite Trimmer”

Written on: 16/06/2014 by MowTownMan (1 review written)

Purchased from B&Q. Whilst having no undue starting or running problems, like other reviewers I found it had a badly designed head angle, needing to hold the thing up high - until I used a pipe bender to increase the shaft angle to increase the curve, no more back ache! It's main failing (and this also applies to a second example given to me by it's frustrated owner) is the pull string jamming after a while. I dismantled both units to find the Heavy coil spring which transfers the pull from… Read Full Review

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Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer

“HOMELITE HLT26CDNB ”

Written on: 06/08/2013

I PURCHASED A HOMELITE HLT26CDNB FROM BUNNINGS QLD AUS,I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH IT RIGHT FROM THE BEGINING,IT IS HARD TO START,TRIMMER LINE KEEPS ON BREAKING,WILL NOT BUMP FEED,WHEN IT DOES START IT STOPS AFTER A FEW MINUTES,IF I HOLD IT AT THE ANGLE SUGGESTED BY THE MANUAL,MY ARM GETS BURNT ,AND ACHES,THIS WOULD BE THE WORST TRIMMER I HAVE EVER PURCHASED,IN OVER 40 YEARS… Read Full Review

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Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer

“HOMELITE HLT26CD PETROL STRIMMER”

Written on: 15/09/2012

Purchased this useless bit of machinery from b&q, wish i hadn't bothered. Wont start, it's an absolute pig. When i did manage to start it once or twice for about 10 minutes, the strimming cord breaks, and once machine is hot it wont start again. It's now sitting in garage with the pull cord hanging out of it. Look on E-Bay, selling for the same reason. Rubbish dont buy one. Carol… Read Full Review

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Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer

“Purchased from B&Q - This Homelite strimmer is...”

Written on: 03/04/2011

Purchased from B&Q - This Homelite strimmer is absolute rubbish, the head angle would only suit anyone over 7ft tall. I took it back to B&Q and offered to buy a more expensive brushcutter/strimmer in exchange but they did not except and would not refund, even though iten was considered 'not fit for purpose' it it a pig to 'hot start' and in the end the whole of the plastic head assembly melted due to heat generated by the friction of the drive wire inside the hollow shaft head radius. Don't buy… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer

“If you follow instructions correctly, (mix the...”

Written on: 28/03/2011

If you follow instructions correctly, (mix the fuel/oil correctly & prime the carb) this strimmer is very good and easy to start. Quite powerfull, dont know where the person below is going wrong sayin grass stops it. Im guessing they are leaving the choke on!! Had two of these now as I broke the pull cord on my last one being over enthusiastic starting it. would definatly recommend too a friend… Read Full Review

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Written on: 31/10/2012

The overwhelming feedback from owners of these things is that they are a piece of poo. We bought one here in Australia some time ago. On the rare occasions that it starts, it gets about 10 minutes use per month. It is literally in "as new condition" as a consequence of not starting or running. Do I know what I am doing. well let's ponder that for a moment. Our 2 stroke Yamaha outboard motor starts reliably every time (and we mix the fuel), the 2 Stihl Chainsaws we have start reliably and easily every time (again I mix the fuel), the Stihl Line Trimmer we bought to replace the afforementioned Homelite piece of poo also starts easily and reliably (yes, again I mix the fuel). In light of the innumerable complaints from people all over the world regarding difficulties starting and running the HLT26CD(NB), I just wonder if the machine might be a dud. Perhaps not, maybe we are all mixing the fuel incorrectly or leaving the choke on, but by some remarkable coincidence, not making the same mistake with our other 2 stroke machinery.

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★★★★☆
Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer

“I had lots of problems starting it for the first few...”

Written on: 23/10/2010

I had lots of problems starting it for the first few months, then I read the instructions properly, no problems anymore!… Read Full Review

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Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer

“ I love my homelite strimmer. In fact I need a...”

Written on: 02/08/2010

I love my homelite strimmer. In fact I need a replacement part a new head because its wearing down at the base. Its been no trouble to use or start and gardening is my business… Read Full Review

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Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer

“Purchased the Homelite petrol strimmer in B&Q under...”

Written on: 23/07/2010

Purchased the Homelite petrol strimmer in B&Q under the advice of their representative who stated that as I am only 5 foot it would be very light and easy for me to use. The strimmer has lay in its box as I have never been able to start it, a neighbour did get it to start for me once, but as soon as I proceeded to use it on the grass the strimmer stopped again! This has to be the biggest waste of money I have ever spent. I couldn't even return it as by the time I got to try the strimmer out… Read Full Review

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Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer

“Gave this Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer 1 star...”

Written on: 28/09/2009

Gave this Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer 1 star because it is a nice colour, for anything else it is useless, you would need to stand on your head to make it touch the bit you want to strim and when it does, its impossible to control. Unless your a 6ft body builder it is a nightmare to start. Buy this if you like a challenge otherwise steer clear… Read Full Review

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Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer

“My Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer takes 15 mins...”

Written on: 20/04/2009 by Vulthoom (1 review written)

My Homelite HLT26CD Petrol Trimmer takes 15 mins thrashing to start and then overheats and stops after 5 minutes of use. If, in this 5 minutes, it encounters anything thicker than a human hair it stops. If you try and use it to cut grass, it stops. Terrible waste of money… Read Full Review

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Fido123's Response to 455229_Vulthoom's Review

Written on: 15/03/2011

Same experience tried starting x50+ ran for 10 minutes in-total. I am going to return it to B &Q. . No stars apart from my stained eyes...

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