"I was surprised to find how quiet the opener was (my last one was chain driven).The keypad is very useful if you have forgotten your remote.One word of advice would be to read and understand the instructions before starting. As you can see I am very pleased with the purchase."
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Review 2 for Garador Europro 800 Garage Door Opener
Not sure which Garador opener this is equivalent too, but it is much cheaper than any of the Garador labeled ones. I have found what appears to be this exact model, labeled for other sellers, £50 cheaper than Screwfix, but without the superb Screwfix service, and next day delivery.
When I looked at the fitting instructions it all looked fairly daunting. A mixture of text and diagrams. However, once I got started, following the instructions in order, I found it was quite straightforward.
As noted by another reviewer, the bracket that fixes to the top of the door is shaped to fit a particular door style (Garador?). A few hits with a hammer on a flat surface soon sorted that out.
Now that it is up and running, I am very impressed by the smooth, almost silent, operation.
As for reliability, I will have to wait and see. My old Slave-Dor (no longer made) has been working since November 1985. I very much doubt that this one will last 30 years but it runs much more smoothly that the old one ever did. Possibly due to the soft start / stop.
My biggest concern regarding its life expectancy is the 'plastic' chain. Time will tell.
One other thing. Screwfix state that it has a 2 year warranty. On the box that it came in, it clearly says that it has a 5 year warranty. I hope I never need to test that, but I shall keep the box. Just in case."
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Review 4 for Garador Europro 800 Garage Door Opener
"As a one man job it took about 8 hrs. I agree with the other reviewer that the instructions could be better. The main hitch was the bracket that fits to the top of the door. It is a wierd shape and no doubt fits beautifully to a Garador door but to any other make of door it is not good. For me, it needed some bending and drilling before it would fit. The final result was a very nice operation."