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On many occasions, mowing your lawn will leave some irregular edges that need to be taken care of. Having an electric strimmer in your arsenal of garden tools will let you finish the job so you can enjoy a perfectly landscaped garden.
The advantage of a trimmer is that its whirling plastic line can trim right up to rocks, steps, poles, trees, and walls. You can select between two options: an electric trimmer, or a gas-powered one.
Gas trimmers are much more powerful, but also heavier and more expensive. If all you need is to strim smaller areas, an electric device should be more than enough for you.
In this review, we will discuss the pros and cons of the Bosch ART 23 SL Electric Grass Trimmer, which is ideal for smaller gardens and light use.
- Lightweight and robust
- Comfortable design
Easy to Use
- Easy to assemble
- Accesses hard-to-reach areas
- Made by Bosch, a leader in electrical products
- Backed by a 2-year guarantee
- Continuous and uninterrupted trimming
- Powerful motor
Easy to assemble
- Bosch ART 23 SL
- Line spool
- Instruction Manual
You will need to put together the trimmer, but it is a quick and straightforward task. There are a couple of safety rubber plugs that should be removed. Then, the poles are pushed together until they click into place.
Fitting the safety guard takes one or two minutes. Just attach it with the supplied screw until it is tight.
After that, insert the line spool, and you are ready to start trimming.
Powering the trimmer
We recommend using an extension cord. Since you are working outdoors, you will need a heavy duty one. If you don’t have an extension cord, check out the Masterplug Extension Lead, which can handle 13 amps and is perfect for garden use and around the home.
Once your trimmer is plugged in, you just need to squeeze the power button located on the handle to get it started. Let go of it, and it will power off. On the handle there is also a latch where you secure the cable. This avoids accidentally unplugging the machine while pulling the cord as you trim.
The main advantage of an electric trimmer, when compared to a gas powered one, is that they are not so heavy. Besides, not having a gas-powered engine is also good for the environment since it produces zero carbon emissions.
The Bosch ART 23 SL weighs only 1.7 kg. You’ll be able to move and lift it with minimal effort. Add an ergonomic design which reduces muscle strain and you have a gardening tool that can easily be used by everyone.
The trimmer has a plastic protective guard on the bottom, and its rubber grips prevent it from slipping if your hands are wet.
- So lightweight that it can be comfortably used by seniors
- Gets to all those hard to reach places
- Turn it on or off by squeezing a button
- Cutting speed of 12,500 rpm
- Good cut quality
- You will need an extension since the cable is very short
One thing you need to consider when picking a trimmer is how easy it is to feed the trimming line. With some models you spend almost the same amount of time cutting the grass as you do pulling out more wire and untangling the spool.
Bosh has equipped this trimmer with a semi-automatic line feed system. It releases a small length of trimming line every time the machine is powered on. The “pro-tap” spool prevents the line from getting tangled when you change the spool.
Cutting the grass
As you get more comfortable with the trimmer you will realize that achieving different lengths of cutting is possible by tilting it to a more upright position the shorter you want it to get.
Bosch ART 23 SL Electric Grass Trimmer
Great buy for keeping your small garden looking neat
Advantages: easy to use and maneuver, no petrol or batteries to mess around with, Pro Tap spool prevents tangles
Disadvantages: extremely short cable
Approx. price range: £25