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    Arrived safely by courier this morning. Having opened the Packaging, the Ryobi seems much more robust than the Mowerland. It has the advantage of a Pro Cut head where you just have strips of thicker strimmer nylon which just pull through the head, as well as the Reel Easy head where the nylon roll can be loaded without having to take the head apart. The Pruner (10" chaninsaw on a pole) and the adjustable Hedgecutter must be manufactured by Husqvarna, which is good, as I only found out the other day that Husqvarna, McCulloch and Gardena appear to be part of the same company??
    Have tried out the pruner on a Flowering Cherry which has been establised about 16 years and has never been pruned back and where some of the branches are about 4 inches thick, all has gone well. However I may have to invest in an extension bar (12.99 @ Screwfix) to reach some of the branches towards the middle of the crown of the tree - don't fancy chancing my luck by standing on a chair or ladder for the additional height!!
    Will let you know how the Brushcutter, Pro Cut II Head, Reel Easy Head and Hedgecutter perform when I have put them to the test. But if they perform like the Ryobi Chainsaw I bought last year, I will be more than happy.

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    Sounds good how much you pay for that lot and where did you get it from?
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    199 from Idealworld TV (Channel 644, 651 or 668) on Sky. I reckon if I had got a Tree Specialist in to cut back the Flowering Cherry they would have charged at least that. So I feel the tool has already paid for itself.

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    I will investigate this it sounds like a good price
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    I have the Ryobi one, nice bit of kit.

    I use the chain pruner with the extension bar that you can buy.

    Made light work of an old apple tree, I was told that it would cost me 200 to have it pruned back in January. I did it myself, but still have some sawn branches left.

    I did not buy mine on IW, but paid 99 for the basic unit and hedge trimmer. You cannot tilt the head on the trimmer like the IW one. I then bought a Lawn edger and the chain pruner that may have cost an extra 100.

    It has paid for it's self about 3 times over now.

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    Well I have now put the other attachments to the test and am more than happy with the two Line Trimmer heads, Brushcutter and the Hedgecutting attachments. Although the pole on the Pruning attachment was about 6 feet long (added on to the length of the shaft which the motor is on, I still resorted to buying the extansion shaft from Screwfix (but well worth it - cheaper than buying it from Ideal World TV).
    Spoke to a Tree Surgeon at the weekend and asked roughly how much it would cost to "cut back an established Flowering Cherry "and he indicated a minimum of "150 - so I think the kit has already paid for itself.
    Noticed Ideal World TV are now selling the "next version up" - with an electronic start at the press of a button. However with the add ons of the attachments I had with mine the cost would be in the region of 310 (249.99 plus 59.99 for the Brushcutter). If you can live without the Brushcutter and the Pruner they are selling at 189.99. But I think I can live without the "electric start" for the sake of 110.00!!

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    Thats all worth knowing...thanks
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    Good old Derek has been on IWTV over the weekend again selling these ghastly Mowerland Multi Tools and by all means they are nearly sold out?? Hope nobody on this forum "fell" for one of these machines.
    No doubt he will be promoting Ryobi Multi Tool in a couple of weeks time and everyone who bought a Mowerland will be wishing they had waited!!

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