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Ozito Power X Change 18V Grass Trimmer and Shear (Skin Only) $39 @ Bunnings Warehouse

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Looks like they are trying the match this weeks Aldi specials.

Originally @$79

Picked one up today.

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    Nice :) Have a hedge (slowly) on the way so this will be handy, have been waiting for a deal on something similar!

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      Yes, I was literally checking this out last week as I saw the Aldi special given I already have couple batteries.

      Then I was at bunnings for something else today and just decided to check it out only to find the pleasant surprise.

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    I assume skin only just means no battery so you need to have a compatible one already?

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    I'd been looking at this wondering whether they would drop the price. Took them a while. Thanks for posting.

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    Initially shows $39 but changes to $79 during checkout for me. Tried multiple nearby stores.

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    Seriously.. what is this for? Why not just use the hedge trimmer for hedges and lawn mower for lawns?

    This tiny thing looks like a lot of work. Unless it does edging too or something.

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    I don't have any hedges but still got a couple of plants I would normally clip around with the hand tool hedge shears - anybody in a similar situation buy something like this able to comment if it actually makes a big difference or not?

    (I find the time consuming part to be picking up the cuttings rather than the handle snipping part.)

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    Reviews don't look flash, even on the Ryobi variant!

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      I've owned the OZito one over a year now. Can't complain, it does the job. On occasion it might cut out if a branch is too thick.

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      I've had it for about 2 years and still find uses for it. For hedges its ok….I find you have to go over the same area a few times to cut what you need. It was great when the hedges were small and didn't need much of a trim.

      I use it mostly for cutting grass, i.e. around the base of a tree, doing some 'finer' edging work instead of using a whipper snipper or equivalent.

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    Once these P-x-change Ozito tools/skins have dropped way down (to half in this case), do they tend to stay at that new price ever after, or do they go back to the normal price after a while?

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      Get in sooner than later - now that there is little competition in the hardware space they go straight back up.

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      They go back up. Bunnings frequently match aldi power tool sales with ozito equivalent product, but will stop as soon as aldi sale is over.

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        Ah OK. Thank you both kindly for the speedy advice. I actually have the big long/full-length hedge trimmer version, but at half price/40 clams I think I'll get this one too. Much lighter for smaller jobs, when 'teetering on top of a ladder' it would be better to use this one (which I reckon I can wield in one hand; and hold onto the ladder with the other… LOL), it could be useful for more 'precision' type actual tree pruning/'shaping' (rather than just 'hedge trimming'), and when I go to "ma's farm" interstate I can fit this one in the suitcase to clean up her hedges/trees with …

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    Wtf is a grass trimmer!

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      Wtf is a grass trimmer!

      I suppose this product could be a legitimate purchase for that purpose (trimming grass) if—for example—you have one of those very small 'nature strips' that are now extremely common in Melbourne, and becoming more common every year. Many of them are only 2 or 3 square metres total, and the owners/tenants/residents are obliged to keep it 'mowed' (i.e. not the council; even though it's their land!). In some really anal councils, they don't let you do 'obvious' things like plant a nice lemon tree or a sensibly sized native tree and surround it with tanbark/wood-chips; they require you to retain (and maintain) the tiny little postage stamp-sized patch of grass.

      Your options then are:

      1. Buy a mower and store it forever, just to mow 2 or 3 square metres of grass every couple of months (a pretty ridiculous prospect).
      2. Buy a 'line-trimmer/whipper-snipper/AKA other things' to trim the 2 or 3 square metres of grass every couple of months (a more reasonable option, especially if you can use it for other stuff in the front/back yard, or share it with friends, etc.).
      3. Pay a dude a 'minimum call-out' type price ($20 or $30) every couple of months, just to mow 2 or 3 square metres of grass (something no self-respecting OzBargainer would ever do; personally, I would cut that grass with a rusty pair of nail scissors before I did that).
      4. Buy this little gizmo and use it for the task. A $40 one-off spend, on a unit that is guaranteed for 3 years. Kinda like an over-sized 'hair-clipper'… but for an under-sized/tiny patch of lawn that you are obliged/forced to maintain.
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    Tested last night on Cyprus Pine and Box Hedge. No lock ups. Will Keep.

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    Expired!
    Went in to get one, but back to normal price at Alexandria NSW

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