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john jones replied to Amanda Rose's discussion Starting out at this time of year
"The Nextdoor website might be worth looking at. People often post looking for tradesmen/women and I've seen someone offer their services on there and get a stack of replies. I think you'd need to be very careful about not working too cheap, but if…"
19 minutes ago
Billybop replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Stihl battery strimmer
"nice one not tried the fsa86r personally but if its anything like its predecessor the fsa85 it will be "just the ticket" for your needs. would buy one myself but no need to replace mine as seem virtually unbreakable. Only maintenance being a new…"
1 hour ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Stihl battery strimmer
"Great, I'll get one of those for sure...
At the moment I've only used 300 on the hedge trimmers where they've not been recommended but to me they seem fine...
I'll order one unit only and see how I get on 
Cheers "
1 hour ago
Billybop replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Stihl battery strimmer
"that's it steve, FSA86R. If you have ap300 batteries its fine to try it with them. See how you get on before splashing out on other packs. I tend to use mine just as a strimmer the edging lawns on side trick doesnt really work for me, i'm more a…"
1 hour ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Stihl battery strimmer
"That's great, thanks for reply
 
 
thankyou I'll get one ordered is it the 86R, I've only got two 300 battery's so maybe get a few 200s , 30 mins doesn't seem like long but will see.. do you turn it on a side to edge lawns...
 
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1 hour ago
Billybop replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Stihl battery strimmer
"hi steve, for me definitely stihl FSA85 (new type is called a FSA86?) my absolutely favourite battery strimmer, I have much more powerful ones which are too agressive for tidy work like lawn edges. been using for many years & still the best for this…"
1 hour ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith posted a discussion
Evening all, now transitioning across to battery powered equipment, I use a Stihl fs50c daily and also have a large strimmer for the beasty jobs, just wondering which battery strimmer and battery to go get for everyday use just for edging lawns…
2 hours ago
Billybop replied to Amanda Rose's discussion Starting out at this time of year
"Yes better to have a small 18 or 24 volt strimmer to do lawn edges for a start, than no strimmer at all, just because the pro one's might well cost hundreds. As for using clients kit; I was looking at a potential client's job a few months ago, he…"
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Amanda Rose replied to Amanda Rose's discussion Starting out at this time of year
"Thanks John.
This is what I thought. It makes sense with me starting at this time of year and they're everywhere at the moment, cheap too.
I'm a list maker and note pad hoarder. I like to write things down - can't be relying on technology!"
2 hours ago
Amanda Rose replied to Amanda Rose's discussion Starting out at this time of year
"Thanks Nick. I'll take a look."
2 hours ago
Amanda Rose replied to Amanda Rose's discussion Starting out at this time of year
"Hi Billybop,
That's what I intend to do, start small and simple. Paul Power mentions using clients tools and machines but I can't help but feel that it may come across as unprofessional. How do people go about it?
The old adage of 'buy cheap buy…"
2 hours ago
Amanda Rose replied to Amanda Rose's discussion Starting out at this time of year
"Hi Chris,
Thanks for your input. The intial investment can easily escalate and I'm trying to be level headed about it. It's easy to get carried away with shiny new toys! 
As I'll be starting small and my chosen demographic (although I'm not entirely…"
2 hours ago
John F replied to Andrew Watts's discussion E10 Fuel swap over coming
"Is it compatable with Two stroke ? it might throw the mix ratio out or will ready mixed fuel still be available i wonder ? "
2 hours ago
Amanda Rose replied to Amanda Rose's discussion Starting out at this time of year
"Hi Andrew,
I'm just waiting on my account details to come through for my virtual landline. Once set up I can order the business cards I have designed. I'll be putting them up in shops, post offices, churches, wherever I'm allowed! I'll also post…"
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John F replied to Amanda Rose's discussion Starting out at this time of year
"A positive start Amanda , sounds good . 
I like a diary i can write things down in also . This time of year August i buy another academic diary Aug 2021 to Aug 2022 . I find the timetable page section useful and can plan ahead in the one diary up to…"
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Stihl hsa86

HiI am considering buying an hsa86 hedge cutter and I was looking for some feedback on here, pros/cons etcThis would be my first battery purchase and I'm unsure whether to buy ap300 or ap300s.Also I have never really used a hand held hedge cutter…

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