Bosch Strimmer Review

Bosch Art 23 SL Grass Trimmer Review

Bosch Strimmer ART 23 SL Review

The Bosch Strimmer ART 23 SL is simple, easy to assemble, powerful and doesn’t chew through cord like many other grass trimmers.

Winter is behind us and the grass needs a good cut, is there anything worse than cutting the grass but not being able to get into corners or around trees? It ruins the look of a nice fresh cut lawn! For such a simple and short task, we begrudge spending a lot of money on a grass strimmer. If you have acres of long, by all means invest in a petrol-powered model from Stihl, but for the average garden we want something reliable whilst not blowing a whole lot of money. This Bosch strimmer is just the ticket! For a little over £20, this grass strimmer is quick to assemble thanks to its quick click components.

Bosch ART 23 SL Electric Grass Trimmer with Cutting Diameter, 23 cm
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Bosch ART 23 SL Electric Grass Trimmer with Cutting Diameter, 23 cm
  • The Bosch Art 23 SL has an high power 280 W motor, making it ideal for smaller gardens
  • With its extra strong line and 'pro-tap' spool it enables you to storm through wild and unruly patches of undergrowth just as easily as normal grass
  • Its 23 cm cutting width delivers all-round cutting performance
  • Ergonomic design for comfortable and easy grass trimming reducing muscle strain weighing just 1.7 kg
  • Its easy grip and quick click components ensures you are up in running in minutes, making it a convenient way to add the finishing touch to your lawn

It also has an easy grip feature which means holding the thing at that awkward angle you do when trimming your grass isn’t quite as painful. Our biggest frustration with trimming the edges of the grass is the fact that we are constantly stopping what you are doing, to feed more cord line through as it has snapped off when it came up against a tiniest of branch! The Bosch strimmer counters this with strong cord and a semi-automatic feeding system to allow more cord to be taken when required. This saves time and energy and gets the job done so much faster.

Bosch Art 23 SL Electric Grass Trimmer

How large an area can it cope with?

We have also tested the Bosch Art 23 SL for cutting a small patch of grass. If you have a small section of grass like some houses have in-between them and next door, a foot wide by a two-foot-long this grass trimmer can be used to give that a quick trim. Rather than getting the lawn mower out this can quickly tidy the area up. We wouldn’t recommend doing a larger lawn like this as you will likely blow the motor. To add to this fantastic grass trimmer for just over £20 there is the fact that like all Bosch Tools it comes with a 3-year warranty. This is two years when it arrives and you upgrade to a third year by activating the product online.

Bosch ART 23 SL Electric Grass Trimmer with Cutting Diameter, 23 cm
1,650 Reviews
Bosch ART 23 SL Electric Grass Trimmer with Cutting Diameter, 23 cm
  • The Bosch Art 23 SL has an high power 280 W motor, making it ideal for smaller gardens
  • With its extra strong line and 'pro-tap' spool it enables you to storm through wild and unruly patches of undergrowth just as easily as normal grass
  • Its 23 cm cutting width delivers all-round cutting performance
  • Ergonomic design for comfortable and easy grass trimming reducing muscle strain weighing just 1.7 kg
  • Its easy grip and quick click components ensures you are up in running in minutes, making it a convenient way to add the finishing touch to your lawn

We have also tested the Flymo Easi Glide 300 lawn mower, this is another garden tool in the same price range as this Bosch Strimmer that would make cutting your grass a simple and easy task without breaking the bank.

The only real criticism we would have for this product would be the length of the cord, it is 2 metres in length, not ideal unless you are trimming a window box next to your socket. We wouldn’t recommend that you plug it into a regular extension lead for one simple reason, the colour.

Regular extension leads tend to be white or black, these colours can easily blend in amongst the grass or your garden and you could easily cut the cord with the grass trimmer. It is miles better to purchase a cord such as the one below from Masterplug, this 10-metre extension cord is in orange and is designed for this very task.

Masterplug Heavy Duty Single Socket Long Extension Lead, 10 Metres, Orange Cable
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Masterplug Heavy Duty Single Socket Long Extension Lead, 10 Metres, Orange Cable
  • USE YOUR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES SAFELY AROUND THE HOME: With the 10-metre, 1 gang, long extension lead from Masterplug at Luceco
  • THE SINGLE SOCKET EXTENSION LEAD HAS A 13 AMP FUSE: Is safe to use around the home when you need to use an electrical appliance, but aren't near a socket outlet
  • TEN METRES OF LONG CABLE: Means you can fix around door frames and skirting boards with cable clips (not included), for more permanent usage
  • SAFE TO USE AS IT IS MANUFACTURED TO BS1363-2: The heavy-duty single socket extension lead also has a safety shuttered socket
  • ROUNDED COMPACT SLIMLINE APPEARANCE: With the socket measuring 8 x 6 x 2 cm, this extension lead is suitable for use around the home and office

Last update on 2019-10-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About Mike Jones 123 Articles
I started doing DIY around the house and it soon developed into a hobby. I look for tools and products that are genuinely useful and get the job done. I enjoy writing product reviews, researching my buyers guides and putting tools through their paces. In my downtime, I like to run and I am a bit of a Netflix documentary geek.

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