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Flymo Contour 500E Electric Grass Trimmer Review


Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (from 11,335 reviews)

The Flymo Contour 500E Electric Grass Trimmer has been designed to streamline lawn maintenance with its versatile features. Easily adjust the telescopic handle to suit your height for ergonomic operation. Switch effortlessly between trimming and edging by twisting the cutting head, ensuring precise results along garden edges and contours.

Equipped with a plant guard, this trimmer protects trees and plants during operation while its unique wheel facilitates smooth edging and access to tricky areas. Enjoy seamless trimming with automatic double line feed, ensuring efficient and fast cutting without interruptions.

For enhanced control and comfort, the Flymo Contour 500E features an adjustable steady handle with a soft grip, allowing for comfortable use over extended periods. Ideal for maintaining tidy edges and intricate lawn areas, this trimmer combines ease of use with reliable performance for a well-groomed garden.

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What users think:

The Flymo Contour 500E Electric Grass Trimmer is praised for its user-friendly assembly and clear instructions. Users report efficient performance even on long grass and weeds, significantly reducing lawn mowing time compared to manual methods. However, some noted that the cutting cord required occasional re-pulling due to damp grass, and maintenance included clearing the guard and filters. Despite these minor inconveniences, the trimmer is highlighted for its powerful operation and ease of use, particularly appreciated by users with less strength and agility. It's regarded as a robust upgrade from previous models, though some users find the grip intensity and cord durability need improvement for optimal edge trimming. Overall, it's celebrated for its effectiveness in grass cutting tasks and attractive design, although a suggestion for a shoulder strap for extended use is noted.

Direct quotes from owners:

Easy enough for me to assemble and instructions were good. Used on longish grass and weeds and it ploughed through them with ease. Normally takes me around 2 hours to (manually) mow my lawn, but with this super tool it only took about 1/2 an hour. The cutting cord needed pulling a couple of times and due to wetish grass and i had to clear the guard and filters a couple of times. Overall it was quick and powerful and in my oldish hands quite easy to operate. It was a bit of a workout, but that's my fault for letting the grass grow so long. Great replacement for my previous strimmer which was a bit flimsy!!


Unlike its excellent predecessor - to switch on is with two movements, Once running you have to have a serious grip which if you loosen the Flymo stops. I regularly have to change hands and grip - then energy levels have gone and I give up. Also the cutting cord breaks far too regularly when edge trimming. The power to strength of cord may be too great. Far better with the old XT when cutting the same edges. Fine for just cutting grass.


I loved how easy it was to put together. The colour is nice and bright. It did become heavy after a while could do with a shoulder strap for support. Cut the grass really well.

Price: £54.95

(at time of writing)

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