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★★☆☆☆

“Grass catcher is 3 cm too narrow, and this S&J isn't S&J!!”

Written on: 11/05/2019 by Lynchpa263 (1 review written)

I was excited to use my new mower, and all was well in putting it together until fitting the grass catcher. The distance on the mower itself between the prongs to receive the grass catcher is 22 cm, but the distance on the prongs on the grass catcher itself is 19 cm. There's no way for it to fit. I called the Spear & Jackson customer support number on the manual. They told me I had to call a company called Cleaver, as S&J didn't manufacture this mower! They said S&J is a brand name that… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“A don't buy”

Written on: 31/10/2018

Wish I had read the reviews before I bought it ,the bump feed does not work all the time and very hard to remove spool head I have large hands and. It's still difficult the balance of the strimmer is uncomfortable plus the pull cord is very low down a d not easy to use .I have burnt my arm on the engine cover housing a few times ,the only good thing was not having to mix oil… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Spear and jackson 300w 25cm strimmer”

Written on: 20/04/2018 by Audrinau5 (1 review written)

Bought from argos but not their fault. I opened an hour later and the main handle and a bolt were missing.. Rang spear and jackson customer services and for some reason they couldnt send the parts out to me. Have to get it back to argos. Total inconvenience. Will not buy spear and jackson again and wouldnt recommend to anyone… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Argos stopped repair line responsibilities on Spear & J ”

Written on: 06/06/2013 by Richard_Ha (1 review written)

Phoned the repair line which is contracted to Argos. They dropped dealing with S&J grass strimmers. It is cutting out after running a little- how do I access the spark-plug? Was trying to get a manual for the 33CC bush cutter/grass strimmer. Does anyone have one they can scan & send to me please? … Read Full Review

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Billofwales's Response to Richard_Ha's Review

Written on: 29/07/2013

being the same S&J has mine ,today I found the spark plug under a small black bulbus plastic cover on the top of the engine and requires a x-head screwdriver to remove the small one only screw to expose the plug cap and lead--I also want the manual to show me how to put a new cord into the pull cord mechanism and have the return spring setup-if you do come across a manual source will appreciate an email to [email protected] -i hope the foregoing helps-bill

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★☆☆☆☆

“I bought a Spear and Jackson petrol strimmer from...”

Written on: 01/05/2013

I bought a Spear and Jackson petrol strimmer from Argos. I used it once and the second time it refused to start I had it in for repair and even the experts can’t get it going! I would steer clear of ANY Spear and Jackson power tools after my experience. Even the repair line were not interested so their customer care are as reliable as their tools DREADFUL!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“SnJacksons 28cc. model it,s a joke Chinese rubbish.”

Written on: 29/12/2011

Saw it advertised cheap I took a chance what a clanger.Tried to adjust mixture special key required Isawed the protection alum. around screws removed the H n L mixture screws and put saw cuts for screwdriver use.After that adjusted ok but now I,ve trouble with the coil gone faulty.I live in Portugal near to the sea guess who,s got a new anchor… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“help to fit bush cutter”

Written on: 29/07/2011

can anyone tell me how fit bushcutter on m28 strimmer… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Spear & Jackson Electric Grass Strimmer”

Written on: 21/07/2011 by AmershamO (3 reviews written)

Bought this from e-bay. It's a nice machine and worked well. But the spool cap broke (my fault - didn't re-fit it properly). Can't get spares anywhere. Therefore, DO NOT BUY! Mine has to go for re-cycling now. Bought a cordless Flymo. At least you can get the spare parts for them… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Don't buy it, there are far better ones for a few more...”

Written on: 20/03/2011

Don't buy it, there are far better ones for a few more £s. Poor starter. Very heavy, bump feed works when you're lucky, so called 'choke/air filter' fitting is fragile and crude. Joint between strimming/cutter head and the power unit is very weak and wobbly. BUT, yes, very powerful when its in a good mood! Self assembly keeps the price down but not worth the tedium if you can avoid it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I have the S&J 33cc strimmer/brush cutter, it's...”

Written on: 17/09/2010 by Job Done (1 review written)

I have the S&J 33cc strimmer/brush cutter, it's excellent!

The first thing to remember with any 2 stroke is to use a good quality 2 stroke oil and be very exact when mixing fuel & oil! If just new run your machine a little rich in oil first time out then keep to the prescribed 40:1 mix. If your machine is stalling check for grass or fibre caught around & or just above the cutting head, if clear then look for dirt in the fuel tank, clean or replace the air filter,also clean or replace the… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Bought it because it has "cow horns" . Can be...”

Written on: 12/09/2010

Bought it because it has "cow horns" . Can be difficult to start . but when it goes it is a cracker . Bump feed works well and the brush cutter is the best I have seen . It tackled brambles up to 25mm thick !
Price was right , but it is not up to the standard of my previous Riobi , but then joint problems made me switch to the S&J . Expandit extras will also fit the S&J… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

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Written on: 20/06/2010


strimmer worked fine last year, but this year it stalls if I use less than 1/2 choke. Tried to loacte the handbook for a fix (cant find handbook) anyone got any ideas on how to fix this?… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 21/06/2011

Handbook available at www.einhell-uk.co.uk search for SPJBC-28

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Davidmurrey's Comment

Written on: 24/09/2012

blow the jets through with a hp ailline, mt petrol at end of season if poss

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★☆☆☆☆

“Its really poor. On the plus side its an easy...”

Written on: 19/06/2010

Its really poor. On the plus side its an easy starter. Cant comment on the brush cutter as havent used it.

The strimmer is rubbish. Bump feed doesnt work (never has), and the head retaining knob jams on and cannot be removed. I now keep a jubilee clip on it as i can wack that to remove the head retaining knob. After 45 minutes of strimming the head ovverheated and melted its plastic mount. Also the drive shaft jammed on and would not disconnect until it was cold (the next day). I… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The bump feed has never worked .After two season the...”

Written on: 24/05/2010

The bump feed has never worked .After two season the engine slowed down and due to this the clutch would not engage to drive the head.

I sent the unit for repair but the cost would have been so high it was not worth it. I have now purchased a new Ryobi trimmer and so far no problems.

Spear and Jack did not wish to know and neither did Argos… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I got a spear & jackson petrol spjbc28 grass and...”

Written on: 20/05/2010

I got a spear & jackson petrol spjbc28 grass and brush cutter new, on ebay. I built it using the instructions. The engine is starting and going ok but not driving the cutter… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 15/08/2011

spear and jackson has a removal shaft bottom section for easy packing make sure this is in the drive before locking up if you don't it will were the drive out if you run it and the drive is not engaged hope this helps

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★★★★☆

“Good machine, it has coped with everything I asked it...”

Written on: 19/05/2010

Good machine, it has coped with everything I asked it to do, it eats brambles and has even chopped down medium size shrubs ! can be difficult to start, however no problems with the spool as per other reviews… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I bought the Spear and Jackson SPJBC28 brush cutter...”

Written on: 15/10/2009

I bought the Spear and Jackson SPJBC28 brush cutter with grass trimmer spool, expecting to get the reliability of Spear and Jackson but quickly discovered this is not the case.

The bump line feed has never worked; however I have to confess that I have never found one that did efficiently on any strimmer by any manufacturer.

When running, it is an efficient machine and the brush cutter in particular is extremeley effective.

So why the low rating? Well it normally takes about 15 minutes to get… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“ bought the Spear & Jackson SPJBC28 brush-cutter...”

Written on: 21/09/2009

bought the Spear & Jackson SPJBC28 brush-cutter beginning of this summer, found it very awkward to handle and wished i had bought a model with one handle on it.
after that it took forever to try and start it that i usually end up doing a basil fawlty and throw it back in the shed.
i thought maybe i hadn't got the mixture right, so i carefully measured out the petrol/oil mixture and tried again, to no avail i'm back using a heavy duty electric strimmer.
i thought i couldent go wrong with… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“the Spear & Jackson product was ok to use its the...”

Written on: 15/09/2009

the Spear & Jackson product was ok to use its the after care service thats at fault the bump feed is a waste of time the bump broke and i cant get a replacement from the manufacturor… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“My Spear & Jackson has trouble to start, line feed...”

Written on: 23/08/2009

My Spear & Jackson has trouble to start, line feed keps breaking, and where can i get spares for it?… Read Full Review

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