Garden Hedge Trimmers
A Hedgetrimmer or hedgecutter is essential item of garden machinery for anyone who owns a hedge or shrubbery, as keeping them under control is essential. When selecting a hedge trimmer, it’s important to buy the right trimmer to suit the type of hedge being cut.
If the hedge or shrub is just new growth then and electric or lithium battery hedgetrimmer would be best, but if the hedge is woody and old growth or thorny hedge such as Hawthorne or Pyracantha then a powerful petrol hedgetrimmer would be more suited. The bar length is important as this offers a greater reach, but you do have to consider the weight and controllability of the trimmer. All the hedgetrimmer come with a double blade and so this will enable you to cut in both directions, so it speeds up the process.
Some of our models feature an extremely useful ‘long reach’ feature with a 90° articulating cutting head, this allows you to reach the top of the hedge without the need for ladders.
Should I have a Short Reach or Long Reach Trimmer?
Long Reach Hedge Trimmers are designed to help cut high hedges such as Leylandii, without the use of a ladder, removing the strain out of the job and allowing you to work safely. The longer the blade, the faster you’ll cut your hedge, but if you have smaller bushes and shrubs, a shorter blade will be fine. Long reach trimmers or telescopic hedgetrimmer tend to have fixed or extendable shafts, allowing you to cut the hedge above head height. They also allow you to trim shrubs or low hedges without having to bend down.
Major brands that we sell include Bosch, Cobra, Echo, Handy, Greenworks and Ryobi.
Hedge Trimmer Power Types:
Electric Hedge Trimmers run off mains power, and are great for a range of garden sizes depending on whether you have access to extension leads or a power source. Electric models offer lower maintenance and are lightweight, reducing stress on shoulders and arms. However, trailing cables can be a pain and may mean you cannot access certain parts of your garden due to cables holding you back. However, as they are mains powered, they will run for a long period of time, useful for longer tasks. We recommend the use of a plug in RCD for safety.
If you are worried about trailing cables being in the way, or need to cut hedges or bushes that cannot be reached by electric trimmers, a Battery/Cordless model will be perfect. No electric cable means your movement is not restricted, whilst still offering a high quality trimmer, with low maintenance and not emitting petrol fumes. Advances in Lithium ION batteries mean charge time has greatly reduced along with greater run time and torque. The quality of the lithium battery trimmers, with the latest technology is so good you wouldn’t really know it’s not a mains hedgetrimmer. However, if you are cutting a large hedge or bush, a petrol or electric model may be more suitable
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