Bosch ART 30 Strimmer UK Review 

By  Enda

Thanks for taking your time to read our review on the Bosch Bosch ART 30 Strimmer. This is an electric strimmer and is a very popular choice with UK buyers. They like the Bosch brand name, and this has been a consistent seller for them.

It has a 550 watt motor, automatic twin line feed and a 30 cm cutting diameter. These are pretty standard features for an electric trimmer. The head rotates 90 degrees and that allows you to switch from trimming to edging with just the click of a button. 

With just one click, you can adjust the height to suit your own size. Below we review this model in much more detail.

How Online Buyers Rate this Model?

Buyer Satisfaction
  • Overall online buyers gave this an average buyer satisfaction of 86%
  • 59% of all those buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • 5% of all buyers gave this mower a poor review

These ratings are based on over 2,000 online reviews from various websites. This trimmer is a big seller in the UK market, and overall it gets pretty good reviews.

What Buyers Say - Pros & Cons

We know how buyers rated this strimmer, and now we have summarised what those buyers had to say about their purchase. Below we have listed what buyers had to say in the form of a pros and cons table.


  • Buyers say the automatic spool is a great feature that saves a lot of hassle
  • Quite a few buyers were extremely impressed with the cutting power of this strimmer
  • Buyers liked the Bosch 2 year guarantee which can be extended to 3 years once you register it
  • Most buyers liked the fact that this was very simple to assemble out of the box
  • Most buyers said that it is light enough to be able to easily move it around


  • A few buyers said the strimming wire kept breaking

This is a reliable strimmer with a 30 cm cutting diameter. Many buyers liked the fact that this model was very light and was easy to use for long periods of time. Also that the rotating cutting head was brilliant for doing edging.


Some buyers do like to know the full specification and technical details, so we have shown those below.

  • Weighs 2.7 kg
  • This is a corded electric strimmer designed for medium to large gardens
  • This type of strimmer is designed to cut grass, weeds and do lawn edges - (Not suitable for thick weeds or brambles)
  • Comes with a great automatic twin line feed - uses a semi-auto spool that reduces manual adjustments to the high-performance twin line
  • It uses a spool for the line which is 1.6mm x 6 metres (Bosch part number F016800345)
  • The motor is 480 watts continuous power
  • The cutting speed is 9,500 rpm
  • The handle can be set to different positions. To change the adjustment, you loosen the handle-adjustment release and move the handle to the desired position and retighten
  • Has a 90 degrees rotating head to do the edges of your lawn
  • The trimmer comes assembled but you will need to add the blade guard which takes a couple of minutes.
Picture of a Bosch strimmer

Video Review

Below you will find a video of this trimmer in action. and the different ways that it can be used.

Key Features

With any strimmer, there are typically a number of key features, and we have shown those below.

Cutting Width

This is the width of grass that a strimmer can cut without moving. The width primarily determines the speed at which you can cut your grass at. The larger the width the quicker you can cut your grass, as you will have to do fewer passes. This model has a 30 cms, which is ideal for small to medium sized lawns.

Automatic line feed

Bosch market this strimmer as " certified hassle free"and that is because of the automatic twin line feed. This means  there is no messing around with tangled spool lines; once the spool is finished you just put a new one in. This system works extremely well and is a major bonus with this model.

Compact and Powerful

This Bosch model is one of the lightest strimmers on the UK market. That makes it easy to move around and easy to store. The480w motor puts out plenty of power and cuts through grass with ease.

The Bosch Brand (Gardening)

Bosch are of course a very well known tool brand. Aside from their high quality tools, they also make a wide range of gardening tools. These range from lawnmowers, lawn rakers, verticutters, trimmers, hedge cutters, chainsaws, leaf blowers shredders and multi-tool systems.

They are a German brand and their garden products are very popular with many UK gardeners. They have 40 locations spread across the UK with over 5,000 employees. In the UK they generate annual revenues of around £3.5 Billion, with the UK being their second largest market.

Our Verdict on the Bosch ART30 Strimmer

This trimmer has been around for a while now and remains a popular choice with UK buyers. This is a good choice for anyone with a medium to larger type of garden. It is powerful and gets through grass and weeds easily enough. It has all the right features, but we would not recommend this model for heavy duty cutting as the line is simply too thin.

This trimmer has a good warranty of 2 years, which can be extended to 3 years when you register online. Bosch also offer a good support and service in the UK. They also have spares available, especially the line spools, and that of course is an important requirement.

Check Amazon UK - Price when reviewed £69.99

If this is not the strimmer for you, then check out our article on all of the Best Strimmer options by clicking here. Or if you want to delve a bit deeper then we also have articles specifically on the Best Petrol Strimmer and the Best Cordless Strimmer available to you.


I am someone who enjoys a little gardening. Now I am not someone who spend hours in the garden, but I do like both my front and back gardens to look really nice. Well kept lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, and borders filled with plants, make a huge difference, to how your property looks.

Enda McLarnon

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