Hints & Tips
Christmas draws ever closer, but there’s still time to get that last minute gift that any gardener will appreciate.
For instance the Oleo-Mac OM2000E Electric Chainsaw is a lightweight machine which has a hundred and one uses around the garden like taking down overhanging branches and small trees and saplings and then sawing them up ready for the fire.
This one has a 1900 Watt motor and a 16 in guide bar and has automatic chain lubrication plus the motor will cut out should it get over heated.
It has a high chain speed and rubber dampeners to minimise vibration and make it less tiring to use.
There is a safety switch to stop the saw from being accidentally started and a braking system with an inertia brake and one which will stop the chain should there be a kick back.
It also has 10 metres of power cable. And a chain catcher should the chain become derailed.
There are a host of special offers with this saw including helmet, visor and ear muffs, protective gloves and saw horse.
It costs £89.95, 50 per cent off the maker’s recommended retail price.
Plus there is a three year maker’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
This is the time of year that can do more damage to your car than any other with the salt on the road attacking paintwork and it needs to be washed off regularly.
The Greenworks 120 Bar Electric Pressure Washer from a leading American manufacturer is a neat and powerful machine and exclusive to MowDirect, powered by a 1600 Watt motor.
The 120 bar pressure is just right for cleaning cars and four wheel drives and kids muddy bikes but will also come in handy in the spring when the patio needs cleaning.
It has a six metre high pressure hose and a fixed brush and soap tank that connects but a simply click system to the spray gun. Plus there are two extra nozzles.
A telescopic handle and transport wheels mean it is easy to move around and it takes little space in the garden shed when not in use.
The pressure washer costs £129.95 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £199.95. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a tow year manufacturer’s warranty.
If you know of someone who has a larger garden and a huge pile of timber which needs splitting then how about buying them a log splitter?
Our own MD 5-Ton Electric Horizontal Log Splitter might not be the most glamorous present but in these austere time it will certainly be well received.
And if you doubt this try wielding an axe for a few minutes, you’ll soon see the value of such a machine.
This exclusive machine exerts 5 tons or pressure per square inch, driving a hydraulic ram to force logs against a splitting wedge.
It can handle logs up to 25 cm diameter and 52 cm long with the force coming from a 1500 Watt motor.
Both hands are needed to operate it, a useful safety feature and there are transport wheels and a handle to move it around.
It costs £159.95 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £279.95, there is a one year maker’s guarantee and free next working day delivery.
One practical gift any gardener would be grateful for is the MD 4-in-1 Multi Tool, a simple machine which combines a hedge cutter, line trimmer, brush cutter and a long range pruner all in one.
It has a 25.4 cc petrol engine and its heart and the various attachments can be fitted in seconds without getting out the tool box.
The line trimmer is perfect for sorting out unruly border and lawn edges, the brush cutter and hack through the rough stuff, the long reach hedge trimmer has double reciprocating blades and can rotate through 180 degrees and the pruner has a 25 cm guide bar ideal for cutting back thicker branches.
The machine costs £179.95 compared with the recommended price of £179.95, it is delivered free the next working day and there is a two year maker’s warranty.
To have that perfect lawn you need to keep it free of moss and dead grasses and this is where the Einhell BG-SC 2240P Petrol Lawn Scarifier comes into its own.
Lawns need to regulary treated in this way and this model is the the best value for money in its class with the benefit of German engineering.
It has 36 steel blades and is suitable for lawns up to 1000 sq metres.
There is a 118 cc engine and a 45 litres container for all the rubbish that comes out.
There are six working heights and 40 cm working width.
Plus with this scarifier at the moment there is a free 10 litre steel jerry can.
It costs £269.95, a saving of £210 on the maker’s recommended price.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
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