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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 09/08/2009 by my billy boy
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 23/05/2008
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... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2008 by sparky69
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... (read more)
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.
I was... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 28/11/2004 by Ciaran2 (1 review written)
I purchased the Qualcast Elan 32 in June 2004, and wish I hadn't.
My gran had a Qualcast for nearly 20 years, and an ex. landlord had one for over 10 years with no problems, which was my reason for purchasing.
The Elan 32 is a cylinder mower, which is regarded as giving the closest, neatest cut- not so.
The machine cuts some blades of grass and leaves others flattened by the stupid bar at the front of blades (so the bar flattens the grass so the blades do not cut it). If the grass to be cut... (read more)
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