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★☆☆☆☆

“Do not buy this product”

Written on: 30/07/2018 by Welshidiot (1 review written)

I have other petrol garden products ..... a lawn mower and a strimmer. Based upon my knowledge of starting and using these I invested in a Gardenline petrol hedge trimmer. I wish I hadn`t. Firstly it would not start and had to be returned to Gardenline as it was out of Aldi`s product return date. I had been away on holiday. It now started but not easily. The carburettor floods and wets the spark plug. Choke in, choke out, petrol primer pushed not pushed. It makes no difference the plug gets… Read Full Review

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Deegee24's Response to Welshidiot's Review

Written on: 01/08/2018

I have same experience. Occasionally runs for around four seconds then stops.

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Written on: 01/09/2018

it has now died. tried a new ignition module and replaced rubber grommet (mine leaked too), ran after an effort for a few minutes and then stopped forever.

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★☆☆☆☆

“cuts out as soon as you rev it up”

Written on: 14/05/2018 by Scotts413 (1 review written)

This is a new hedge trimmer yet it annoyingly cuts out within seconds of starting. It is heavy, awkward and clunky. I would give it no stars if |I could… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Do not buy this hedge trimmer”

Written on: 31/10/2017

I am on my second garden line hedge trimmer as the first one failed to start the second unit managed to cut 2 hedges cut out then took an hour to start. It has worked once this year then failed to start I tried again after 1 week it started briefly then cut out and petrol started to leak out I drained the small amount of petrol that was left in and have since been to the local tip to get rid and to my surprise found 2 garden line hedge trimmers in the same skip. This has been a total waste of… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Fuel line issue again”

Written on: 26/07/2017 by ElenaWeber (1 review written)

seems the one here in Australia has fuel line perishing issues, maybe the heat but its the second time fuel line has perished and this one is a replacement only 14 months old.Putting in the bin and purchasing a stihl… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Great initially, but progressively declined - now...”

Written on: 11/06/2017 by gandalf9999999 (1 review written)

Had this for a couple of years and used it about 10 times for around 20 minutes each time on quite light duty. At first it started fine and ran well. Good cutting aggression. Recently it's started to 'play up' - still fires up, but dies as soon as blades make contact with hedges. Parts like carburettor and seals/gaskets look to be unobtainable; so another £70 of chinese junk into the dumpster. We never learn that it's better to pay a bit more for quality and durability rather than a cheapo… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Rubbish dangerous”

Written on: 08/08/2016 by 1234tim (1 review written)

This is the second one I've had. The first poured petrol all over me due to grommet perished. Just out of warranty. Bought new one same again at least still in warranty. Keep clear or you may go up in flames. As you will not notice petrol until you feel wet by then the exhaust may have set you on fire… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Good at the price”

Written on: 27/06/2016 by 354McDougall (1 review written)

Bought one last year and it ran fine but this year it gave up. Carb problem. Einhell £20+, this company … Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Absolute junk”

Written on: 11/01/2016 by fantafox (1 review written)

Avoid purchasing this trimmer. Ive had nothing but problems with it. Fuel line cracked after a few uses. Runs for 5 minutes then stalls and hard to restart. Most recently it developed a rattle noise at the bottom of the engine. I dismantled the bottom gear reciprocating section and found minimal grease in the housing. But not the issue. Disassembled the clutch and found it had broken into 3 peices. Cheap cast aluminum junk. Its over a year old but still covered by australian consumer warranty… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Starting/running probs”

Written on: 12/09/2015 by CaptainChris (1 review written)

Just fixed one for my mates dad. It wasn't running for more than a few seconds. Fuel line was shot and crumbling with pick up hose in two parts in the tank. The local model shop sold me some aero engine hose and it now works fine. Grommet into tank is also perished, as is primer bubble. The machine doesn't look old either. Look at your fuel lines out of the carb before you heft your cutters over the side of the skip...might be just a couple of quid to fix them… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Not robust”

Written on: 06/09/2015

Packed up after little use. I would have thought that Aldi would sell quality machines rather than substandard ones. It has really annoyed me as Aldi always state quality and price which I will associate with food rather than mechanical devices!!!!!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Aldi's reputation at stake”

Written on: 22/06/2015 by TyHolland310 (1 review written)

Bought one, had it for a while, then used it to cut a soft hedge. After 3 cuts that lasted about an hour in total, the blades stopped engaging and the inners almost sounded as if they were going to explode. Got on to Einhell Customer Service and certainly HELL is an appropriate name for the firm. Girl kept insisting there was a label on the engine casing, which there was not-ever! Told me to ring back when I found it and the receipt. No hope of either. Cut your losses and avoid Aldi until… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“petrol hedge trimmer”

Written on: 20/06/2015 by 68Roberts (1 review written)

Very difficult to start then running time 3-5 minutes then clouds of smoke very hot then not able to start again. Disappointed!!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Little Used & Seized”

Written on: 11/06/2015 by Easyreader57 (1 review written)

Bought in 2011 and used rarely. Seemed to work well except I had to adjust the throttle setting to keep it running on tick over. Very smoky right from the start and today, despite using the 40:1 petrol/oil mixture & checking the air filter beforehand, the machine has seized up solid. Would not recommend it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“why all the moaning?”

Written on: 22/05/2015 by Eleanor1982 (1 review written)

bought to replace ancient but good electric trimmer.garden has matured beyond old trimmer but after using new petrol tool i regret not getting it sooner.starts well-cuts well and runs well. too many people just read the first couple of pages and wonder why things go wrong.one tip-buy good greese gun.extra couple of inches makes all the difference with hawthorn and pyracantha. … Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Totally Rubish”

Written on: 17/05/2015 by LeeO'Rourke393 (1 review written)

Had this hedgecutter for a while now, very hard to start and when started does not carry for more than 2 mins, tried adjusting the mix and everything else, looks like it is destined for the local dump… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Aldi garden line very hard to start”

Written on: 21/04/2015 by Dontbuycheapass (1 review written)

I have never owned a 2stroke powered tool that is as terrible as this one. The problem is simply starting the thing, managed to get it going a few times after about an hour or two, but is simply hopeless. The fuel needs to be super fresh, cleaned plug and air filter and even then a very small chance it'll start. I'm a mechanic so familiar with starting a motor! No other motor is this terrible and even taking it for a professional opinion, I was just laughed at. They wouldn't even look at… Read Full Review

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Joannebuxton31's Response to Dontbuycheapass's Review

Written on: 14/05/2015

You should have taken it back as they're usually on a three year warranty. My mate is a gardener and he has had his for eighteen months and uses it often as you would expect. It's never let him down even after the winter break. I bought one for a tenner off face book buy and sell not knowing it was from aldi and it turned out to be the same as my mates. I started it and told him it was a bit ropey so he looked at my fuel and said there was too much oil in it so I stuck more petrol in and gave it a good shake and let rip again. Started well so he revved it until the smokeyness stopped then turned a little screw thats attatched to the throttle cable housing a bit this way and that and it settled down nicely. Not missed a beat since. I think with them being cheap chinese sh1te they dont assemble them with great care so possibly need a tweak to get them right.

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Joannebuxton31's Response to Dontbuycheapass's Review

Written on: 14/05/2015

You should have taken it back as they're usually on a three year warranty. My mate is a gardener and he has had his for eighteen months and uses it often as you would expect. It's never let him down even after the winter break. I bought one for a tenner off face book buy and sell not knowing it was from aldi and it turned out to be the same as my mates. I started it and told him it was a bit ropey so he looked at my fuel and said there was too much oil in it so I stuck more petrol in and gave it a good shake and let rip again. Started well so he revved it until the smokeyness stopped then turned a little screw thats attatched to the throttle cable housing a bit this way and that and it settled down nicely. Not missed a beat since. I think with them being cheap chinese sh1te they dont assemble them with great care so possibly need a tweak to get them right.

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★★☆☆☆

“Needs a few Modifications”

Written on: 03/04/2015 by Reina313 (1 review written)

Adjusted pull start for better pulling position. Unbolt pull start and position to suit your preference, made bracket to lift petrol tank to level position. TIP: Keep air filter clean or the thing won't go… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Great Trimmer for only $70 at Aldi”

Written on: 07/12/2014 by mark.rasmussen (1 review written)

Previously owned an electrical Ryobi trimmer which struggles against thick hedge branches. Purchased my new petrol trimmer from Aldi today and performs much better than Ryobi. It slices through my hedge effortlessly and smoothly compared to the Ryobi. Even the price was almost half that of the Ryobi from Bunnings. I had no problems starting it for the first time. Just follow the instructions in the manual and adjust the choke accordingly. Great trimmer and it's value for money at $70… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Terrible Buy”

Written on: 24/10/2014 by Tellaw (1 review written)

Absolute pig to start and when it finally does it runs for 5 to 10 minutes before conking out. Cannot be restarted again until it cools down. Complete waste of money and after sales service and advice has been non existent from the designated customer service team. Great shame because when working it handles and cuts well . Will be returning this hedge cutter to Aldi for a refund as it is clearly not fit for purpose. … Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“do not buy”

Written on: 04/10/2014 by AngeloLopez (1 review written)

Very rarely starts and if i am lucky it may run for about ten minutes before conking out. Again have the same problem starting the engine whilst warm… Read Full Review

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Tellaw's Comment

Written on: 24/10/2014

I agree - have exactly the same problem . Absolute pig to start and then runs for 5 to 10 mins before stopping. Then impossible to restart until cooled down usually an hour or so later. Contacted gardenline customer service - absolutely useless didn't return call- basically didn't want to know. This hedge cutter is unfit for purpose - do not buy.

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