just seen a brand new one in the box in local paper for £50.MalcolmBrown said:Make sure it starts and keeps running. Small petrol engines can be a pig. I use a 4 stroke Honda and get through about 15-20 litres of fuel a year. This is the fourth strimmer I've had and the best.
cheersMalcolmBrown said:Can't be sure but I think that most modern small petrol engines are 4 stroke; 2 strokes are usually dirty beasts and 'environmentally unfreindly'. If it's 4 stroke there is no fuel mixing just run it on unleaded and they are generally easier to start. Mine started second pull after the winter. £50 for a new machine is remarkably cheap so it's either a great bargain or a dud. It's probably worth a chance, if it was more money I would want to see it running. If it's been used the cutting end will be discoloured.
DO WEAR GOGGLES. They through sharp pointy bits all over the place.