Hints & Tips
Autumn is a time when hedges need a final trim to keep them neat for the autumn and winter.
After the main trim on the year straggly growth often happens which makes them look untidy, but you don’t want the hassle of rooting around the shed for the big hedge cutter, fuelling it up and heaving on the starter cord just for an autumn trim.
So this machine is the answer, the Redback E522DQ-2Ah Cordless Hedgetrimmer, light and simple to use, quiet and yet with bags of power to tackle long runs of hedging.
This power comes from a 40V lithium-ion battery to drive a pair of 56cm dual-reciprocating blades.
The handle at the back rotates to you can reach the difficult corners and hedge sides. And it has a deflector to shift the hedge stems out of the way when they are cut – you can remove this if you prefer to work without it.
This is a fully complete and ready to go machine with battery, charger and a power belt to take the battery and make the cutter easier to use.
The whole package costs £149, a considerable reduction on the recommended price of £286 and is delivered free of charge the next working day complete with a three-year warranty. s one customer says “Easy to use and the battery lasts…the cut is super”
You may also find this neat and light little leaf blower handy. The Redback E435CQ-2Ah Cordless Leaf-Blower has a similar 40V battery and produces a 121mph blast of air, enough to shift even the most stubborn leaves.
And it has four settings so you can vary the current according to the thickness of the covering. One pro gardening customer was impressed… “…has it got enough puff? The answer is not blowing in the wind. It’s a firm yes – as good as anything I have used before”
The device weighs only 2.5kg and, complete with charger and battery and belt to hold the battery, costs £149.
And if you’ve had a few branches blow down recently, this is another machine from the Redback range which will comes into its own.
The Redback E216CQ-6Ah Cordless Chainsaw has a large, 6Ah battery pack and weighs only 4.8kg.
The cutting bar is 40cm long and the chain is supplied by Oregon, a leading manufacturer.
It is safe to use with a chain brake which is inertia and manually activated.
This is an ideal machine for anyone who has not used a chainsaw before and costs £249 complete with battery, charger and power belt, a huge reduction on the recommended price of £536.
It has a three-year warranty and is delivered free of charge the next working day.
With all the recent developments, lithium-ion battery technology now represents a genuine alternative to petrol power and these are among the best – we should know, we helped to develop the range. A one of our customers recently said, having bought several machines in this range… “This equipment is of the highest quality both in design and manufacture. A service of the highest order.”
If you have any queries about these, please give us a ring on 03454 588905.
Latest posts by Dick Roberts (see all)
- Ten top present ideas to delight any gardener this festive season - December 15, 2017
- Presents to remember from our selected gardening gifts for Christmas - December 13, 2017
- Powerful machine to keep businesses and authorities working through the snow - December 11, 2017