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Qualcast Elan 32

“Qualcast SCM 32”

Written on: 19/05/2013

After having two Qualcast Concordes over 20 odd years with no problems this is rubbish. It only has two wheels at the front, the rear frame encases the small rear roller which makes it difficult to push. The worst feature by far is the mesh grassbox. Grass is cut and thrust forward, 70% into the small box but 30% thrown up the air !! I will be taking the poorly made product back to the supplier tomorrow. Do not buy !… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“Qualcast Elan 32 ”

Written on: 27/09/2012 by dan680choc (4 reviews written)

I got this mower for my loan. So far I am really satisfied… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“Does the job”

Written on: 08/02/2012 by walter47 (12 reviews written)

I have a small front garden with some lawn and needed a little electric mower. I purchased a Qualcast Elan 32 a while back and it has proved perfectly satisfactory. Cuts the grass OK and collects the clippings. Never broken down. For people with a larger garden they may require something better but I have no complaints at all… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“Get a hover mower?”

Written on: 01/02/2012 by Eric-Montemayor (3 reviews written)

Maybe my experience with this will improve as I get used to it. But it started off badly because the assembly instructions, printed on a scrap of paper, are pathetic. And wrong. There are screws supplied to atttach the cable tidy, but no way of screwing them into the two halves of the bit of plastic. I was in a seriously bad mood by the time I'd got it working. Everything feels crudely made. I just hope it's because it's tough. The cable. 15m sounds a lot, but they may as well give you a metre… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“The Qualcast Elan 32 mower is the worst i have ever...”

Written on: 13/06/2010

The Qualcast Elan 32 mower is the worst i have ever used, i could cut the grass quicker with a pair of scissors! dont buy one EVER - no stars on either of the above… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 30/06/2012

I entirely agree with you, I have used some rubbish lawn mowers in my time but this is in a class of its own. If you want a better cut on your lawn, then I suggest pushing a wheelbarrow over it !!!!!!!

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Nigelwhale's Comment

Written on: 13/05/2013

Mmmm, above comments very odd as we have had our Élan 32 for what must be 12 years now, having purchased it at B & Q whilst in Cardiff visiting our daughter, and it has never let us down, never been serviced just cleaned twice a year during the cutting seasons.

Numerous cutting positions, cuts beautifly on a large lawn, from our point of view an excellent mower.

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Nigelwhale's Comment

Written on: 14/05/2013

In addition to my previous, if the law mower needs adjusting , simply put a piece of paper between the striker blade and the cutting blades, rotate the cutting blades by hand in the direction of cut, the paper should be cut cleanly as the blade passes over the plate, if it dosnt , simply use the adjusting screws the adjust the plate until the paper is cut. Make sure the adjustment is equal both sides. It is amazing how many people expect this type of mower to cut straight out of the box.adjustment is required.

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Andyeos's Comment

Written on: 20/08/2012

Completely agree, worst lawn mower we have ever owned.......DONT BUY!!

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Qualcast Elan 32

“Had Flymo for 8 years before motor gave up; wanted a...”

Written on: 09/09/2009

Had Flymo for 8 years before motor gave up; wanted a light mower that would leave stripes; thought Qualcast would be OK - but very disappointed: took ages to construct the collection box and then found that it only collects the grass if blades kept low - not practical with my rough and often damp lawn, so need to rake grass cuttings that have been spewed out!Somehow don't get the impression that this mower is going to last long - wish I had read reviews before purchase!… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“Purchased a Qualcast Elan 32 at the beginning of the...”

Written on: 09/08/2009 by my billy boy (1 review written)

Purchased a Qualcast Elan 32 at the beginning of the season, have had qualcast mowers in the past but this is the worst mower ever made. It does not cut, it drops grass all over the lawn, it hasn't got the power to mow the grass if you have to miss a week. I will never buy another qualcast again I have been mowing for 30 years and owned 5 qualcasts but no more… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“I think this Qualcast Elan 32 mower is not as good as...”

Written on: 07/08/2009

I think this Qualcast Elan 32 mower is not as good as it seems to be. It is quite weak and does not provide a 'clean cut'. My neighbour has an old Qualcast cylinder model, and judging by the finish her rusty one gives, her lawn looks alot better than mine and this is by using a blunt one! It is good to know I still have the good old flymo hoverlite in my shed!

P.S My Elan 32 looks alot different than this design. I bought it in 2003. But they say this one was released that same year?!… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“The Qualcast Elan 32 is absolutely useless ”

Written on: 03/06/2009

The Qualcast Elan 32 is absolutely useless… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“worst mower I have ever owned and I've been cutting...”

Written on: 27/05/2009

worst mower I have ever owned and I've been cutting grass for fifty years. The cutter bar was bent from new and I could not adjust the blades properly. Very awkward to assemble the grass box due to poor flimsey plastic. Cable not long enough to cut a lawn without using an extension lead..
not the quality that qualcast used to be I'll never buy another one… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“This Qualcast Elan 32 was purchased solely to replace...”

Written on: 14/05/2009

This Qualcast Elan 32 was purchased solely to replace my 23 year old Concorde RE25 DL mower. Last month (Apr 2009) the Concorde RE finally broke for good. I couldnt believe it but when I last used it, one of the metal blades physically snapped off and the cylinder would not spin! Although it had served me well for a long time and was a great help but the blades were becoming blunt and the left wheel was bent sideways. Now I have purchased this Elan 32, I still feel Qualcast still serve their… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“The Qualcast Elan 32 was purchased since my old...”

Written on: 10/05/2009

The Qualcast Elan 32 was purchased since my old Panther 30 became rusty and old with age. Plus thinking that the electric Elan would help by being much quicker to use although I was disappointed. Under the machine unit, where the blades are, there is a steel plate which by the instruction leaflet, is called the 'bottom blade' and I read that it also proves a 'clean cut' on the lawn. This blade I think gets in the way and flattens the grass down rather than acting like a razor and finely cutting… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“I used the Qualcast Elan 32 for a couple of years then...”

Written on: 17/06/2008 by androo4519 (2 reviews written)

I used the Qualcast Elan 32 for a couple of years then saw sense and replaced it with a superb Bosch Rotak that made me realise what I was missing. Feeble motor gave up when trying to mow long-ish or damp grass. Grassbox needs emptying too often. Cable tidy and power cable holders keep dropping off. Cable too short. Drops grass all over the place. Gets clogged up very easily. Doesn't do such a great job. Stripes not easy to achieve despite roller… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“This Elan is the third or fourth Qualcast mower I have...”

Written on: 24/05/2008 by Brandtray (1 review written)

This Elan is the third or fourth Qualcast mower I have owned and used and without a doubt I would say the poorest by far. A cheap machine at an expensive price… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“Have had quite a few Qualcast mowers over the years...”

Written on: 24/05/2008

Have had quite a few Qualcast mowers over the years and am now of the opinion that the Qualcast name is no longer the guarantee it was. Very disappointed and do not recommend this model. Fixed bottom blade seems to have made contact with the cylinder blades resulting pieces have been notched in one or more of the blades (the adjustment of the blades being ex factory ). I was unable to find any evidence of the blades coming into contact with any metal objects on my lawn after careful examination… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“Spent 1 hour taking this useless piece of kit apart to...”

Written on: 12/05/2008 by sparky69 (1 review written)

Spent 1 hour taking this useless piece of kit apart to find that the bit of plastic that holds the cutting blade axle in place has vanished on one side. Can't find the part anywhere in the UK so a 5 cent piece of plastic has rendered this £90 mower un-usable. What is the point of making rubbish like this when we are supposed to be saving the planet by reducing landfill? My granny's Belling Cooker stills works perfectly after 55 years and has only had two electric rings replaced. Even the clock… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“Bought the Qualcast Elan 32 lawn mower yesterday....”

Written on: 08/09/2007 by S A (2 reviews written)

Bought the Qualcast Elan 32 lawn mower yesterday. First, I found the grass box very difficult to assemble. The instructions said just 'click together', but it took a good 10 minutes of wrestling due to being cheap, tacky and bendy plastic. Then I started to cut the lawn. Initially it seemed promising, and it gave a closer cut than my previous rotary type. But then suddenly, the front plastic wheel axle snapped in half! I have now taken it back (to Homebase) and got a complete refund.

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Qualcast Elan 32

“I bought the Qualcast Elan 32 lawnmower a couple of...”

Written on: 02/08/2007 by jean54 (1 review written)

I bought the Qualcast Elan 32 lawnmower a couple of years ago. It has hardly been used, as I also have a Flymo. I used it the other day and the back roller fell off, as the plastic clip had snapped. It is now absolutely useless unless I can get a new one, but I can't seem to find one anywhere. I have had Qualcast lawnmowers before without much trouble… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“I purchased Qualcast Elan32 cylinder mower after many...”

Written on: 12/02/2007 by sjlawnman (1 review written)

I purchased Qualcast Elan32 cylinder mower after many years of service from the ????35 model which I still have and it works better than the Elan32. There have been breakages to plastic parts and I cannot find anyone locally or anywhere on the internet to get spare parts. The bottom 'cutter' plate design is rounded and does not make a clean cut like the older cylinder mowers. The height adjustment is almost impossible to operate and when you do change it it is either right down or very high… Read Full Review

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Qualcast Elan 32

“Having had a Qualcast Concorde for around 15 years I...”

Written on: 08/07/2005 by Dan H (1 review written)

Having had a Qualcast Concorde for around 15 years I decided on another Qualcast cylinder mower - the Elan 32. This is the most useless piece of machinery I have had the misfortune to buy! It only cuts about half the grass, rips out another 25% and leaves the rest. If the grass is slightly wet, the blades bung up, meaning you have to clean up every few minutes. I'm amazed this piece of junk is still on the market… Read Full Review

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Derekleiper's Response to Dan H's Review

Written on: 16/08/2005

I totally agree and would like to challenge Qualcast on how they can sell something not fit for purpose !

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Jrussell9's Response to Dan H's Review

Written on: 08/09/2005

I have a Qualcast Elan 32 and couldn't agree more... it's a disgrace that Bosch can sell this as a lawnmower. The only good thing about it is that cost me £54 on ebay - reconditioned, I wonder why - and after a year and a half in a small garden the motor is giving up. Hooray!
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<br>Apart from the fact that it doesn't cut grass well, the whole thing is so badly built that the height adjustment constantly drops, and the rear roller falls out. The on-off switch/trigger is difficult to switch on, and to achieve an even cut requires at least two passes.
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<br>I'm getting a Honda next.

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