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Flymo grass trimmers guide

By Adele Dyer

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Tempted to buy a grass trimmer? Find out how well Flymo performs in independent testing at Which? 

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Flymo is best known for its hover mowers, but it also makes a range of other garden tools, including grass trimmers, hedge trimmers and leaf blower vacs.

We've tested a number of Flymo grass trimmers, covering most of its range. See our reviews of Flymo grass trimmers to see how they all coped with our rigorous, independent tests. There are some significant differences in how Flymo grass trimmers scored.  

In the table below we've rounded up everything you need to know about Flymo grass trimmers, including how reliable they are and how they perform in our tests. 

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Flymo grass trimmers overview table
Number tested since 2012 8
Number tested since 2012 8
Number of current Best Buys
Average test score
Score range
Brand reliability rating
Value for money rating
Customer score - electric models
Customer score - cordless models
Should I buy one?
Table notes
Table correct as of July 2018. Range of test scores and average test score based on results of all models tested January 2012 - July 2018. The customer score and brand reliability ratings are based on a survey of over 1,700 Which? members who own Flymo corded electric grass trimmers, conducted in January 2018. The customer score is based on whether members would recommend the brand to a friend and reliability is based on members' experience of that brand.


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How much do Flymo grass trimmers cost?

Flymo grass trimmers cost between £30 for a basic electric grass trimmer, which is very similar to many other manufacturers. Flymo's most expensive cordless model, the Contour Cordless 24V, costs from £70, which is cheaper than many cordless grass trimmers. 

Choosing the best Flymo grass trimmer

Flymo has a range of electric and cordless models. All are aimed at general garden use and only one is recommended for longer grass and weeds. Flymo hasn't released any new grass trimmers in recent years. 

The entry-level model, the Mini Trim ST has a fixed shaft and handles and the head doesn't rotate. The next two models up from this, the Power Trim and Contour XT, both have a rotating head, but still a fixed shaft and handles.

The other electric models come in a variety of motor strengths and all have adjustable handles, shafts and rotating heads, as does the 24V cordless model. We have reviewed most of Flymo's grass trimmers, including the cordless C-Link 20V Grass Trimmer.