Posted: 19/08/2013 at 13:22
I'm pretty happy with my Bosch Rotak40 lawn mower.
Only had to buy one replacement blade so far in about 3 years. That was only because I unwisely tried to mow in a bit of a dip in the lawn by tilting it (the mower, not the lawn!) and the blade caught on the edge of the hole and in a split second, before I could let go or switch off, the whole machine started to dig another channel tunnel by trying to bury itself in the garden.
As the whole machine twisted and wrenched out of my grasp it mangled the blade and nearly broke my wrist. Be warned - don't mow in holes!
Anyone got any advice yet about electric hedge clippers since mine burnt out? I can't do all my hedges with hand shears - as 'green' as I'd like to be.