Hints & Tips
The lawns should be under control by now and the hedges will need their first trim of the season.
And just as there is a massive selection of lawnmowers on our site, so the choice of hedge trimmers is enormous.
So here we give you ten top deals on hedge trimmers to help you choose should you decide you need one to help the garden look its best.
The first is the Greenworks G-MAX 40v Cordless Hedge Trimmer with Twist Handle (22637T – Tool Only).
This trimmer is a fast and simple way of hedge trimming as it is far lighter tha conventional petro, powered machines and much easier to control and less tiring.
The lithium-ion battery gives no emissions and makes the trimmer much more pleasant to use; and vibrations are far less than conventional machines.
It has a continuous run time of 65 minutes and has two 61 cm dual reciprocating blades give a smooth cut even on thicker twigs.
The rear handle rotates through 90 degrees to give a more comfortable working position and letting you get into the more difficult nooks and crannies.
The recommended retail price is £99 but we have it for sale for just £69. There is a four year manufacturer’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
You can also buy other machine sin the Greenworks range like a strimmer, leaf blower and chain saw all at special prices.
The price quoted is for the trimmer only and does not include the battery or charger.
The second is from the same company and is the Greenworks GMAX 40v Cordless Long Reach Hedge Trimmer (22147T – Tool Only), a light and easy to use machine which will give a really neat finish hedges.
A neat top line to the hedges is essential if the whole appearance is not to be spoiled and this long reach hedge trimmer is from one of the world’s leading companies specialising in the latest battery technology.
It runs for 75 minutes and it takes only 120 minutes to re-charge the battery.
It has dual reciprocating blades 51 cm long and has a cutting head which can pivot to allow you to tackle all sorts of angles.
It is very light in weight – only 3.3 kg and has an overall reach of between 2.4 and 3.6 metres as the handle is telescopic.
It costs just £79 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £99.95.
It is delivered free the next working day and has a four year manufacturer’s warranty.
Other Greenworks garden machines are available at low prices when you buy this trimmer but remember that the battery and charger are not included.
Now a machine from a leading German manufacturing company, the Einhell BG-PH 2250 Petrol Hedgecutter.
This trimmer represents terrific value for money for a powerful petrol machine which has a 22 cc engine with fast dual reciprocating blades 50 cm long designed to give a clean cut with a 28 mm tooth gap which lets you cut thicker stems without jamming the machine.
It has an on-off safety switch and is designed to be easy to start and has a large fuel tank to let you trim for longer periods.
This trimmer is currently £100 less than the maker’s recommended retail price as it is just £99.95.
Plus there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
And here’s another from a top German engineering company and another electrically powered one.
The Al-Ko HT600 Flexible-Cut Electric Hedgetrimmer weighs only 4.1 kg and with its 600 Watt motor provides the cutting performance equal to some petrol-powered ones.
The cutting bar is 60 cm long and with 24 mm tooth spacing can tackle even thicker branches.
A handy feature is a blade guard which prevents the blade for hitting harder surfaces and prolongs its life.
Another handy feature is a built-in spirit level to make sure you give your hedges a level cut.
It also has a safety power cable which is impossible to cut.
This trimmer costs £119 and there is free next working day delivery and a two year maker’s warranty.
Number five in our ten is the Sanli HSD2655 Double-Sided Petrol Hedgetrimmer with Rotating Handle, solidly built with a 55 cm cutting bar made to take on longer runs of hedging.
The power is from Sanli’s own 25.4 cc engine and has double reciprocating blades for a smoother cut. And the large fuel tank means you can go for longer without having to stop to re-fuel.
It has an exhaust at the front of the trimmer to keep exhaust gasses away from the operator.
The 180 degree rotating handle makes for more comfortable working and the anti-vibration system reduces fatigue.
It weighs 6.1 kg, is well balanced and a great value for money machine.
It costs £129m and that’s £40 off the maker’s recommended price. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Now one on special offer from one of the country’s favourite brands, Mountfield.
The Mountfield MHJ2424 Double-Bladed Petrol Hedgetrimmer (61cm Blade) is made to cope with large, mature hedges with longer dual reciprocating blades driven by a 24.5 cc engine.
The 28 mm tooth gap means it can handle thicker stems and the rear handle has three working positions making the whole machine easier to handle.
It costs £219 compared with the maker’s recommended retail price of £149. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year guarantee from Mountfield.
The next machine is also on special offer and it’s the Tanaka THT-2000 Hedgecutter with Twist Grip Handle.
This is a trimmer for serious domestic challenges and light professional use, capable of cutting through really thick stems with ease.
There is a 21 cc engine which has been designed for quieter running and has been engineered for a longer life with easy starting, usually just a couple of tugs on the cord.
The cutting blade is 51 cm and the double reciprocating blade gives a clean cut.
It weighs 4.2 kg and is well balanced and less tiring to use with a rear handle which turns through 180 degrees.
The price is just £219, £70 less than the maker’s recommended price.
This one has a five year guarantee from Tanaka and is delivered free the next working day.
And here’s another from a top manufacturer which produces top class garden machinery.
The STIHL HS45-18 Petrol Hedgecutter is a solid German-designed model which is perfect for larger sized gardens and is often the choice of the professional as well.
It has a 45 cm double-sided blade which gives a clean cut and will stay sharp for longer.
The engine has Stihl’s ElastoStart technology for really easy starting and has been designed to keep dirt and damp at bay.
It has excellent anti-vibration technology with shock absorbing engine mounts and weighs 4.7 kg.
The maker’s recommended price is £249 but we have it for £229. It is delivered free within two to three working days and has a two year warranty from Stihl.
Now for a machine which can tackle the top of high hedges.
The Mitox 268-LRH Long-Reach Hedgetrimmer takes away the anxiety of cutting hedges while perched on a wobbly ladder as it has a length of 226 cm and a cutting head which can turn through 270 degrees for the angled high sides.
The engine has a powerful 25.4 cc capacity with a full crank to give better power transfer and reliability.
The blades are 60 cm long and double sided for a neater cut.
You can buy a chain pruner for £79 and a brush cutter kit for £59 to add to the versatility of this machine.
It is delivered free the next working day and has a two year maker’s warranty. And it costs £249.
And finally there is the Husqvarna 122HD-60 Petrol Hedgetrimmer (60cm Blade).
This top machine is aimed at those with long, thick hedges to keep in check and professionals alike.
It has a 21.7 cc engine made easier to stat by a system which requires less effort on the start cord.
The extra long cutter bar has reciprocating dual blades with very sharp teeth for fast efficient work.
It weighs just 4.9 kg and is well balanced and easy to use for longer periods because of anti vibration dampers.
It costs £259.99 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £289.99. free delivery the next working day and a two year manufacturer’s guarantee are included.
See these web pages for more hedge trimmers – there’s one to suit every requirement.
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