Bosch ART26 Combtrim Electric Strimmer Review

Click here if this is your business
2.4 / 5
From 5 reviews
60% of users recommend this
Click here if this is your business
  • Value For Money

Guest's review of Bosch ART26 Combtrim Electric Strimmer


“I bought it (Bosch ART26) before I read the online...”

Written on: 06/04/2010

I bought it (Bosch ART26) before I read the online reviews which would've put me off. I bought it to do a large patch of grass we call a lawn which is lumpy and full of coarse grass tufts and ivy, and it coped really well, using the heavy duty line. Aim it down at a sort of angle and you can even cut through to the soil to break up big clumps. I accidently chopped off a staghorn sumac sucker too :( but I'm still on the same piece of string 30mins later :). Having said that, the instruction manual is rubbish and just a bunch of diagrams, which fail to say how far the black surround bit should be pushed down (further than a gentle push, so the string clears the underside fully- is this why so many of you are breaking the string so frequently?), which is why we broke 2 strings on contact with just a tiny dandelion until we figured it out! I'm not sure I'd bother using the normal thin line after reading the other reviews. I liked the finger switch- much more comfy than the full hand deadmans switches. It adjusts heights and angles well. I realise now that other models come with wheels which I would've got if I'd've known, to do the flat lawn bits.

I found it really heavy to use for more than 15 mins though, and hard work on the arms. And it doesn't come with a cord tidy. The stringchange spool is extremely difficult to get out again. I hope it lasts more than a year...

  • Value For Money

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0