A hedge trimmer is a type of agricultural or garden tool
And as the name suggests, it is used to trim hedges. There are mainly
two types of hedge trimmers - manual and electrical. Amongst these there
are some below mentioned variations.
: A stand alone hedge trimmer could be either power
driven or manual. The power driven stand alone hedge trimmer uses
gasoline or electricity to operate. However, the manual or hedge trimmer
driven by human force is best when you consider environmental factors.
They are cheaper and easy to operate. Generally gas powered hedge trimmers
or electrically powered hedge trimmers are equipped with safety
devices. The mechanism is such that they operate only when the operator
has both his hands on the handles.
: This type of a hedge trimmer is more suitable
for pruning of plants and crops. Tractor mounted hedge trimmers either
have a movable arm or they do not have a movable arm. The ones without
movable arms depend only on rotating blades on a couple of central
pivots placed on the tractor's side. Now, these hedge trimmers are best
for growing grapes, more specifically for making wine. Small tractors
driving between the grape vines are mounted with these type of hedge
trimmers, without a movable arm.
Well, this was about hedge trimmers in general. Now lets get down to
business. Here's a low down on a few best hedge trimmers. The following
is an overview of electrical hedge trimmers comparison.
Hedge Trimmer Reviews
Stihl Hedge Trimmer HS81T
: Well, this one is surely up for grabs.
Stihl HS81T is a great option for keeping your hedges in a perfect
shape. Stihl HS81T is lightweight with balanced design and low vibration
levels. It has 24 inch or 30 inch double sided blade length. It's also
equipped with rear swivel handle for enhanced comfort at different
speeds. The engine power is 0.7 kW and this hedge trimmer weighs between
5.2 kg and 5.4 kg, depending on the blade size. It is good especially
for shaping and sculpting your hedge. It does not start on the first
pull sometimes, still Stihl is a good option for hedge trimming.
Black & Decker NHT518
: Now you would perhaps love this, if
you do not want the whole baggage of fuel and electric wires and so on.
It is cordless and runs on a battery and 22 inch blades that give a
smooth and level cut. It does a neat job of branches less than 1/2 inch
thick and you get optional extra battery packs. However, it gets a
thumbs down from users with regards to poor battery life. On the other
hand the users like the cordless design. Again, they say that it is not
as powerful as corded trimmers. Nevertheless, it is lightweight and
makes minimum noise. So you can go for it.
Echo HC-150 Petrol Commercial Grade Hedge Trimmer
hopefully most of the users would echo my statement that, Echo is a very
efficient hedge trimmer. This is a high performing, commercial grade
hedge trimmer powered by petrol. It is a smooth and **** free hedge
trimmer and is great for pruning and trimming. Durability is apparently
the forte of this Echo hedge trimmer. Superb double reciprocating blades
cut on their return and forward strokes, which give a smooth, uniform
finish to your hedges. Not a bad choice either!
Makita UH6350 Electric Hedge Trimmer
: This is a well designed
tool with a great cutting action, according to a magazine on mechanical
products. It is light weight and can deal very well with branches upto ½
inch of diameter. Although one of the disadvantage is that you have to
bear with a cord and has a single blade operation. A fairly good option
if you are thinking of buying a hedge trimmer.
Well, there you go, this was a small list of best hedge trimmers. I hope the hedge trimmers comparison was useful for you.
Take your pick according to your requirements and any hedge trimmer is
good so far as it helps you keep your plants in good shape! What say!
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