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“Worked for Three Seconds”

Written on: 29/05/2012 by Sido (1 review written)

I had to deal with a severely overgrown Leylandi and Laurel hedge. I soon discovered that disposal of that waste, which I could not burn on my stove, was my biggest problem.

I bought the Bosch from B&Q after seeing a similar machine gobble up half an ornamental tree on You Tube - the video seemed quite genuine, home made and convincing.

The box it came in implied it could handle wood of a diameter of up to 35mm. I assembled the machine according to the instructions and plugged it in to test it.

I tried a small branch of the Leylandi that was lying on the floor closest to me. The machine failed and overloaded after 3 seconds. I measured the diameter of the branch I had put in and it was 22mm. An under performance of just over one third.

To add insult to injury their is no cut out reset. It does it by itself seemingly. This one reset after about 3 minutes. - I am returning it to B & Q.

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