Hedge Trimmer Guide
Guide to trimming hedges & choosing the right hedge trimmer from UK's largest online retailer of petrol hedge trimmers & electric hedge trimmers.
There are many different hedge trimmers available in the UK and the choice offered by the different manufacturers can appear overwhelming at first glance. Therefore we've put together a short and simple guide to help ensure the hedge trimmer you choose is best suited for your needs.
Electric Hedge Trimmers
The most common type of hedge trimmer for smaller gardens and residential areas, electric hedge trimmers have double-sided trimming blades that are generally between 16-22" in length. Popular manufacturers of small electric hedge trimmers include ALKO, Flymo & Bosch. These models have electric motors around 400-500 watts in size and offer a convenient, lightweight option. Larger sized electric hedge trimmers with more powerful motors 500+ watt in size are also available for more heavy-duty use with blades between 22-28". Heavy-duty electric hedge trimmers are generally built to higher standards and can cost up to twice as much as small electric hedge trimmers. Ryobi, Viking & Bosch all manufacturer this heavier-duty style of electric hedge trimmer for the more demanding gardener. If you have hard to reach areas, low bushes or tall hedges, Gardena produce a long reach electric hedge trimmer with retractable telescopic shaft, available either cordless battery powered or by mains electric. A more heavy-duty long reach electric hedge trimmer is available from Viking. Also, 2004 saw the introduction of the Garden Groom Electric Hedge Trimmer - the world's first hedge trimmer to collect and shred cuttings as you work.
Petrol Hedge Trimmers
Petrol hedge trimmers offer more power and wider choice of options than electric hedge trimmers, as well as possessing the advantage of not being tied to an electric cord. Trimming blades on petrol hedge trimmers can be anything in length from 17-40" and there are two different types: double-sided blades, as found on electric hedge trimmers, and single-sided blades which are lighter in weight than comparative sized double-sided models and more comfortable to use for longer periods of operation. Popular brands in the UK for the domestic user include McCulloch, Stihl and Tanaka. More heavy-duty, professional hedge trimmers are available from both Stihl & Tanaka as well as Echo, Kawasaki, Fuji-Robin, Allen & Oleo-Mac. Petrol hedge trimmers all employ 2-stroke engines which may be tilted at any angle and offer a higher power-to-weight ratio than 4-stroke engines. For hard to reach areas, low bushes or tall hedges, petrol long reach hedge trimmers are also available from brands including Fuji-Robin, Shibaura, Echo, Allen and Stihl.
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