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[VIC] Honda 25cc 4 Stroke Bent Shaft Line Trimmer/ Whipper Snipper (UMS425U) $269 @ Bunnings Warehouse

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I've been looking for a whipper snipper and found this Honda gone on sale.

I think the original price is about $339

No further discount for power pass.

Includes a reliable Tap 'N' Go line head
4 stroke - No fuel mixing required
GX25cc engine
4 year domestic warranty
Includes safety goggles

Powered by the Generation II, Mini 4-Stroke GX25 engine, the UMS425 Bent Shaft Line Trimmer features Honda's famous one-pull easy starting for hassle-free starting every time. It uses unleaded fuel so you'll never have to mix oil and fuel again, unlike 2-Stroke competitors. This model is Honda Australia's highest-selling product. Not only are more UMS425 Bent Shaft Line Trimmers sold than any other Power Equipment product, but they're more popular than any Honda motorcycle, motor vehicle or outboard engine!

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    I think the original price is about $339

    yeah, because it says $339 on the web site …

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    Link shows price as $339, how did you get $269?

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    What is power pass?

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    I'm in Vic & still saying $339 for me.

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      Good find.

      If anyone wants this machine then go to Bunnings closer to BW Machinery stores (I see 3) and if price is normal (higher) in Bunnings than BW Machinery price then get it price matched and get 10% price beat :)

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    Still waiting for the straight shaft to go on sale, global warming is gonna destroy us all before that happens.

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      I've currently got a straight shaft line trimmer and whilst more powerful, I do find it annoying as it feels a little too long for me. I'm not that tall, so I feel like I'm constantly having to lift the straight shaft line trimmer up as I use it.

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        I feel like I'm constantly having to lift the straight shaft line trimmer up as I use it.

        I own both straight shaft and bent shaft of the Honda brushcutters. I'm just on 6 foot tall and I find the bent shaft really uncomfortable because I have to lean over continually to use it.

        The bent shaft is also much more tiring to use due to the head being "off-axis" with the shaft and motor, which makes it unbalanced and requiring you to "twist" it against gravity to get the correct cutting angle. Furthermore, the bent shaft is far more difficult to use sideways for cutting vertically against edges of paths.

        Generally I'd say that the bent shaft makes them much slower and more tiring to operate. If you feel the straight shaft is "too long", then move the front D handle down closer to the head. That will alter the centre balance point, allowing you to swoop it around easier rather than feeling like you need to lift the head continually.

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      Never understood why the straight shafts cost so much more. If anything you would think they would be simpler to make. What am I missing?

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        Never understood why the straight shafts cost so much more

        They aren't really that much more. The cost difference is for the extra gearbox at the end of the shaft, plus the foot guard brackets etc are larger and different.

        Since the straight shaft design loses much less power (due to friction) you can use fatter line and often also have a larger diameter cut for the same size engine. This means that the straight shaft are usually marketted as the "pro" model, and the bent shaft generally gets regarded as the domestic-grade toy.

        Hence the bent shaft gets sold at lower margins and higher volume, rather than being inherently much cheaper.

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      While it’s not a massive saving, I did pick up one of these straight shaft brush cutters from these guys.

      https://www.melbournesmowercentre.com.au/honda-4-stroke-brus...

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