Hedgetrimmers

We keep a range of Stihl, Tanaka, Mitox, AL-KO & Harry hedgetrimmers in stock!

Here’s your hedge trimmer checklist to help you buy:

Blade length

The longer the blade, the quicker you will get your hedge cut. Here are the blade lengths you’ll need for specific hedge sizes:

  • Small hedges – 46cm or less
  • Medium hedges – 47cm to 56cm
  • Large hedges – 57cm or longer

 Blade width

The blade width indicates the size of the gap between teeth and gives you an idea of the maximum diameter of cut a hedge cutter can make. So a 20mm blade width, for example, can cut through stems and branches 20mm thick.

Hedge trimmers can be powered in one of three ways:

  • Rechargeable battery
  • Petrol
  • Mains electricity

Rechargeable battery power

Advantages

  • Cordless hedge trimmers are convenient – you can use them anywhere.
  • Having no lead to cut through makes them safer than electric hedge trimmers.
  • They don’t make much noise.

Disadvantages

  • You have to plan ahead with a cordless hedge trimmer and charge the batteries before use.

Petrol

Advantages

  • Petrol hedge trimmers are convenient – you can use them anywhere.
  • Having no lead to cut through makes them safer than electric hedge trimmers.

Disadvantages

  • Petrol hedge trimmers tend to be heavier and bulkier so they’re more difficult to handle.

Mains electricity

Advantages

  • Electric hedge trimmers are convenient.
  • They’re generally lighter than petrol models.

Disadvantages

  • Electric hedge trimmers need a power source.
  • That’s not ideal if a hedge is far away from your house.
  • There’s always the danger of cutting the cord by mistake. You’ll need to use an RCD power adapter.

Double position trimmers

With a double position trimmer, you won’t need to climb a ladder for taller hedges. The handle can be adjusted to form a right angle to the blades, so you can achieve a level cut along the top of your hedge from a standing position. Easy!

Hedge Trimmer safety precautions

  • Protect eyes from flying debris with safety goggles.
  • Protect feet with heavy-duty footwear (steel-capped boots are perfect).
  • Keep children and animals away from the area.
  • If you’re using an electric hedge trimmer, check the socket outlet has RCD protection and that the RCD is working.
  • Position the cord away from the cutting direction.
  • Don’t use an electric hedge trimmer in wet weather.
  • Keep both hands on the trimmer handles.
  • Make sure your hedge trimmer is switched off and the blades have stopped before you remove jammed foliage.
  • Read and make sure you understand the manufacturer’s instructions before using your hedge trimmer.

 

 

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