Hello all, I've just joined so that I can ask you for some help.
Due to the stony nature of my soil I have a lot of raised beds in the garden, so that when I cut the grass around them there is always a strip of long grass left up against the edge of the raised beds. I had a really good little strimmer which I used to go round with every so often and trim this grass down. Sadly after more than 10 years' service, the strimmer died last year and I had to get a new one. I bought a similar one, size-wise, as my garden is not very big. I didn't think I needed a heavy duty one!
It has been a failure. Every time I use it I spend hours fiddling with the cutting string. It is so feeble that the slightest touch against the bed edging (old telegraph poles) snaps the string and I have to faff around getting it out of the cartridge again. It even breaks if the grass is too thick so it really is rubbish.
I need one that will do the job, and I will take advice from anyone who may have any to give. What do you recommend? Are there small strimmers with tough string in them? I'm after an electric one, doesn't have to be cordless. I don't necessarily want one with an automatic line feed either as in my experience this never works properly anyway.
I'm sorry for going on such a lot, and I hope that someone can help me choose a strimmer which isn't going to have me tearing my hair out every time I use it.