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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Topic: Greensleeves lawn edger
    Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 5:36pm
Another buy from ebay, I thought it was rather cute !!
It would make a great toenail cutter !!









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Quote hortiman Replybullet Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 5:58pm
I bet you could not use one all day without suffering RSI !!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 6:15pm
Is that Repetitive Shearing Injury Chris ??
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 7:31pm
That's a nice looking machine, Paul.....
6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 7:45pm
Thanks, should look good when I take the lawn mowers to a show...
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Quote steve.woollas Replybullet Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 8:10pm
Hello Paul,
    If I remember correctly on my set of Greensleves the the cutter blades will rotate 90 degrees to cut stanting grass as well as the lawn edge grass.
Greensleves also produced small hand held clipper type shears for close work--same colour scheme--something to keep a look out for.
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 14 Dec 2009 at 10:15pm
I think I bought the hand shears at a car boot sale on Sunday ....... for 50p !!
They look to be the same colour scheme as the photo above, but as I have
not cleaned them up yet I haven't seen any logos or makers marks
 
I'll try to get a photo and post tomorrow night


Edited by Trusty Bloke - 14 Dec 2009 at 10:16pm
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Quote sprayerman Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 8:14am
I wondered what they were - I was lucky ? enough to acquire a pair several years ago - can't remember where from - probably from a skip knowing me.
 
Not able to use them at home though as not got any grass in garden.
 
And yes the blades do rotate 90 degrees to enable them to work either vertically or horizontally.
 
I think that there is also a button on the handle to enable the blades to be locked together- for safety I would imagine.
 
 
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 4:49pm
Thanks for the information Steve and sprayerman.
Trusty Bloke, I would be interested in seeing the shears you have.

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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 6:03pm
 
Photos of the Shears.
I have cleaned them up but cannot see any makers stamp or markings
at all, I can only assume there was some sort of sticker on the handle
which over time has worn off ....... ;-(
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Quote sprayerman Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 9:56pm
Those are nice looking shears - well made too!
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 15 Dec 2009 at 10:31pm
 
Yes, they are quite heavy and well made.
Even before I was collecting some of this stuff, I always bought
second hand tools like this for the garden as that Mickey Mouse
stuff at B&Q (or similar) just didn't look like it was up to the job.
I have a pair of secateurs that my parents used, they're great
and I can't ever see them breaking.
The monkey metal and plastic trend does not appeal to me at all.
Why replace every year ???
 


Edited by Trusty Bloke - 15 Dec 2009 at 10:32pm
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2009 at 9:11am
They look like they are green sleeves too trusty bloke !!!_popupControl();
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2009 at 10:34am
 
Yes, they've got that samey look about the green rubber slide on handles
spring mechanism and handle colour haven't they ??
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2009 at 7:59pm
well if they are not the same maker then they are a very close copy cat company !!!_popupControl();
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2009 at 8:29pm
Having seen the pictures they certainly look a product of the same company, small world isn't it ??
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2009 at 9:05pm
 
Yes Paul, I still can't believe you posted the photo on Monday, and the
day before I'd bought the other half of the "set"
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2009 at 9:07pm
I thought trusty bloke knew it was the same maker and shoved it on this post !!! but it would appear that it was pure coincedence !!!!!_popupControl();
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2009 at 9:12pm
I just saw Paul's orginal posting and thought how very similar the colour
scheme and method of construction ..etc.. was to the hand shears I
bought, so thought "they have to be surely" .......


Edited by Trusty Bloke - 16 Dec 2009 at 10:56pm
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2009 at 9:13pm
Spooky...
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 16 Dec 2009 at 9:31pm
oh no it gonna be another tellypathetic moment aka lofty from eastenders charades at crimbo !!!!_popupControl();
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Quote sprayerman Replybullet Posted: 18 Dec 2009 at 7:53pm
Just helps to show the benefit of this forum!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2010 at 9:26pm
see also forum member nwales1 posting on lawn edgers and trimmers, this topic is referred to in that topic...
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Quote nwales1 Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2010 at 4:36pm
Thanks Paul for pointing the way to my posts.  I realise now that I should have either posted the Greensleeves adverts under a new topic or within this Greensleeves lawn edger topic.   I will remember in future.
 
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2010 at 8:53pm
_popupControl(); here's one !!!!
and here's another one !!!
 
all sorted now Jean greensleeves adds on a greensleeves post !!!!
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2010 at 9:19pm
Now I'll have to go back and check to see if I have the
Lightweight Trimmer or the De Luxe Trimmer .......
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2010 at 9:49pm
_popupControl(); looks to me like your a de-luxe model TB !!!! and your greensleeves are too !!!!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2010 at 10:24pm
Looks like the deluxe one...
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2010 at 10:44pm
_popupControl(); so are either of you guys ie Paul or TB are you gonna collect a full set of greensleeves or are your respective pieces just part of a genral collection !!!! 
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 05 Jan 2010 at 11:41pm

Yes, I thought the De Luxe model aswell, but wanted to check they were 6 Inches long .......

I think we just got lucky, although it is something to look out for at the car boot sale .... I have got my eye in now ;-)
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 07 Jan 2010 at 8:15pm
_popupControl(); i also will be hunting for these too so if i get any double ups i will think of you guys !!!thats if your interested !!!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 08 Jan 2010 at 10:34am
Thanks Kim
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Quote farmers boy 2 Replybullet Posted: 08 Jan 2010 at 10:51am

no worries paul !!! _popupControl();

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Quote woody2 Replybullet Posted: 27 Mar 2010 at 4:04pm
I picked up a Greensleeves long handled grass trimmer, as in the photo, for a fiver at a local market today. It works well and just needs a clean up.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 27 Mar 2010 at 5:34pm
Nice one, any pictures to be put on here ??
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