How to Repair an Oleo-Mac Electric Trimmer

How to Repair an Oleo-Mac Electric Trimmer

Grass mowing is an important part of site maintenance. A beautiful lawn costs not only money, but also a lot of effort on the part of its owner. For mowing, you will undoubtedly need scythe: electric or gasoline. Which one to choose – we’ll talk later in our article.

Criteria and selection options

Be careful when choosing such a tool for garden design. Everything matters here:

  • Manufacturer;
  • Warranty and after-sales service;
  • Engine’s type;
  • Nutrition;
  • Design and equipment;
  • Power;
  • Weight;
  • Price, etc.

We will deal with this in more detail.

Electric or gasoline

Lawn mowing does not restrict freedom of movement, since it does not need to be connected to the mains. As a rule, such aggregates are more powerful and can cut even stiff stems of weeds, vine and artisanal thickets.

This is the most advantageous option for haying for animals.

However, there are disadvantages:

  • High price;
  • Regular refueling with gasoline and oil;
  • High noise level;
  • Traffic fumes.

The electric braid is small in size. It is compact and not very noisy. This device does not need to be regularly refueled, but its power is much less than that of lawn mowers. It cannot be used to cut thick branches. Electric braids with power up to 1 kW are ideal for gentle lawn grass. A more powerful unit can cope with dense grass and weeds.

  1. The presence of a cable for connecting to the mains, which limits the freedom of movement of the trimmer;
  2. The possibility of water getting into the engine of the spit with its lower location;
  3. The need to regularly charge the battery if the braid has one.

The most popular and common brands that make braids today are the following:

  1. Efco (Japan) – equipment that practically does not make noise during operation. Due to the upper position of the motor, there is practically no vibration. Cutting tool – fishing line or steel knives. This unit weighs less than 2 kg.
  2. Al-ko (Germany) – high-quality braids with a long service life and a high level of security. They are suitable not only for mowing the lawn, but also for removing weeds. The equipment is lightweight and easy to use.
  3. CRAFTSMAN (USA) – high-quality braids that are characterized by lightness, practicality and reasonable price.
  4. Champion – Sino-American product. This equipment with steel knives can easily cope with both lawn grass and young shrubs.
  5. MAKITA (Japan) – lawn mowers of high quality. All models are convenient to operate, maneuverable and have an ergonomic design.


Braid manufacturers most often indicate the power of equipment in watts or horsepower.

If you purchase a scythe for processing a small area with lawn grass, then 0.8-0.9 kW of power will be quite enough. For areas with thickets of weeds, vines or shrubs, it is worth choosing a more powerful scythe – 1.2 kW and higher. Professional models have a capacity of more than 3 kW and can cope with a site of any complexity.

Engine’s type

As a rule, two types of engines are used in such equipment:

  • Push-pull;
  • Four-stroke.

The first option is the standard. Four-stroke models are quieter and more reliable, but they weigh much more and cost more.

Type of cutting tool

The cutting elements of lawn mowers can be:

  • Metal or plastic circular knives in an amount of 2 or more units. Metal knives are used to mow hard grass, weeds, shrubs and even young trees. Plastic ones easily cut only grass (young and not so) and dry stems. Such an element is able to work for a long time without replacement.
  • Reel fishing line. It is designed for mowing grass. The diameter of the fishing line, as a rule, varies within 2-3 mm. During operation of the lawn mowing line, the reel with the fishing line rotates quickly, cutting the grass. The need to replace such an element is determined by the thickness of the fishing line.

Ergonomic design

The weight of the product is of great importance, because during mowing it must be held in hands. The weight depends on the type of engine, cutting element and power of the unit and varies from 2 to 8 kg. Braids of average power weigh about 7 kg.

For comfortable use of the equipment, it should include a belt that is designed to evenly distribute the weight of the electric braid on the arms and the whole body. Thanks to this, a person is less tired during work.

Video: How to Repair an Oleo-Mac Electric Trimmer

Most copies are equipped with a special bicycle handle and a backpack carrying system – the most convenient option for the user.

Also pay attention to the shape of the bar. A device with a curved bar is suitable for a hilly area, with a straight line for a smooth one. The latter is less prone to damage than the former.

Warranty & Service

Before buying, carefully read the warranty conditions and the possibilities of further service. Give preference to models with a longer warranty period and quality service. This is provided, as a rule, by well-known manufacturers working in the market for a long period of time.

Rating of the best professional

AL-KO BC 4535 II-S Premium – lawn mowing, which can cope with any site. It is easy to manage. The device is equipped with a backpack belt. There are 2 cutting systems: fishing line and steel knives. The bar is collapsible. Weight – 8.9 kg. Power – 1.25 kW. The price is 200 dollars. Oleo-Mac Sparta 25 – convenient and easy to control braid with a two-stroke engine. Power – 0.8 kW. There is a mowing head and belt. Weight – 6.2 kg. The price is $ 230. Hyundai Z435 – equipment with a two-stroke engine with vibration damping systems and Easy Start. Power – 1.76 kW. Weight – 7 kg. The price is $ 230. Efco DS 3200 T – A professional high-performance lawn mower with a two-stroke engine. The gas tank is translucent, which allows you to visually control the fuel level. The device is equipped with a convenient handle with control levers. During work, the load on the human body is distributed evenly. Power – 1.1 kW. Weight – 6.3 kg. The price of the product is 500 dollars. CARVER GBC-31 F – gasoline trimmer with a four-stroke chromed engine with cooling system. Differs in extra long term of operation. It can be used on any site and in any weather conditions. Power – 0.8 kW. Weight – 7.6 kg. The price is $ 150.

Rating of the most popular for home

Iron Angel BC 40 – lawn mowing with a cutting element in the form of fishing line and metal knives. It has a two-stroke engine and can be used on the ground even with small artisanal plants. Power – 2.65 kW. Weight – 9 kg. The price is 100 dollars. Vitals BK 5225t – equipment with a two-stroke engine and air cooling system. The lawn mower has 2 types of cutting element: fishing line and steel knives. Power – 1.9 kW. Weight – 9.3 kg. The price is 70 dollars. Grunhelm GR-3200 Professional – a scythe with a two-stroke engine and two types of cutting element (knives and fishing line). It has an active air cooling system and a manual start system. Power – 3.5 kW. Weight – 8.5 kg. The price is $ 100. Husqvarna 128R – Lawn mow with Smart Start function and Air Purge fueling system. The engine is two stroke. Power – 0.8 kW. Weight – 5 kg. The price is $ 170. Stihl fs-55 – gasoline trimmer, which is suitable for decorative cutting of lawn grass. The engine is two stroke. The cutting element is fishing line and knives. Shoulder strap included. Power – 0.7 kW. Weight – 5 kg. The price is 200 dollars.

Lawn mowing – an indispensable thing for the gardener. It greatly simplifies the maintenance of the site, combats weeds, artisanal beds and vines. When choosing a tool, pay attention to its technical specifications, manufacturer and duration of the warranty. It is better to give preference to a reliable brand.

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