Hints & Tips
The season of goodwill draws ever closer and the old present buying problem is probably as difficult to solve this year as ever.
So here are ten top gadgets for Christmas to delight any gardener and to solve the present buying problem for another year.
First on the list id the Greenworks 24v Cordless Pole-Pruner (20297) the perfect gift for anyone who has fruit trees or tall straggling bushes which need a haircut.
The great thing about this machine is that it has the power of a petrol model yet is much lighter and just as efficient.
With modern lithium-ion batteries you can prune for up to 35 minutes on a single charge.
And the battery can be re-charged at any time and will hold its charge for months when not in use.
The shaft is in three pieces and can be adjusted from 1.5 metres to 2.44 metres. The cutting bar is automatically lubricated and the chain is very easily adjusted to assure the correct tension.
A charger is included with this really handy tool.
It costs £125 compared with the maker’s recommended retail price of £199.95. There is free next working day delivery and a two year warranty.
An easy-to-use log splitter makes a great gift for anyone who uses wood burners or open fires to keep out the cold and who has a supply of wood which need splitting to size.
This on, the Einhell BT-LS 44 Electric Log Splitter, currently on special offer is from a top German engineering company and will take logs up to 25 cm diameter and 37 cm long.
The hydraulic splitting ram is powered by a 1500 Watt electric motor which has a load limiting device to stop damage.
Both hands are needed to operate this splitter, a useful safety device. And transport wheels make it easy to move around the garden or to take it inside for storage.
Einhell’s recommended price is £299 but we have it for sale for £169, it has a two year warranty from the same company and we deliver it free the next working day.
Take a look outside at your car. Bit grubby with winter mud? Well here’s a machine which delight anyone in a similar position.
The Greenworks 140 Bar Electric Pressure Washer (51037) will deliver huge pressure – 140 Bar –via a 1800 Watt electric motor to pump 380 litres of water an hour.
There are twin tanks – one for the detergent and the other for wax and all nozzles are simply snapped into place with brass fittings. There are three nozzles plus a turbo one to shift caked in mud.
The machine has eight metres of high pressure hose and has a net bag for storage and a strap to tie up the power cable.
It costs £179.94 compared with Greenworks’ recommended price of £399.95.
There is a two year manufacturers’ warranty and free next working day delivery.
The Einhell BG-CB 2041TH 4-in-1 Petrol Multi-Tool is a simple tool based on a drive shaft and a 25.4 cc engine.
It has a grass trimmer, brush cutter, hedgetrimmer and pole pruner, all handy tools which all gardeners need at some time or another.
It has a split shaft so it is easy to carry around in the boot of a car.
Einhell’s recommended retail price is £399.95 but we have it for sale for £249.95. There is a two year maker’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
Plus you can also but other handy extras at special prices when you order this machine like a safety helmet with visor and ear muffs or spare strimming line.
And now another from the same German engineering company and a really neat device for anyone nervous about using a chain saw.
The Einhell BT-LC 400 Log Cutting Saw / Bench Saw lets you cut logs simply and safely and above all quickly.
The electrically-powered 2200 Watt chain saw is held in place and simply picots to cut through the log.
It can take wood up to 12.5 cm and the saw horse has a stop end so you can cut wood to the exact size to suit your stove or fire.
It costs £249.95, a saving of £150 on the maker’s recommended price. There is a two year warranty and we deliver it free the next working day.
This next one would delight anyone who finds petrol mowers a bit heavy to handle but still wants a machine which delivers a perfect cut.
The Greenworks G-MAX 50Li-40V Lithium-Ion 3-in-1 Twin-Force Cordless Lawnmower (25367) has two 40 Volt lithium-ion batteries to power a twin bladed cutting system.
It is really cleverly designed so that the motor only draws off as much power as the cutting tasks demands – more for the longer wetter grass and less for the flat lawns.
It has a mulch plug if you prefer to deal with the clippings that way and the high wheels make it easier to cut more uneven lawn. There is also a striping may to leave the traditional finish.
It costs £299 comcpared with the maker’s recommended price of £669 and that includes a charger and two batteries.
Other tools can be purchased at reduced prices as you won’t need another battery.
There is a two year warranty and free next working day delivery.
This next present suggestion could save the day if the lights go off over the festive season.
The Loncin LC2000i Inverter Generator is light. Easy to carry around and very quiet when running.
It will produce 1.6 Kw of power thanks to a 79 cc four-stroke engine and it contains a microprocessor which replaces the alternator to provide smooth power output.
And it will run for seven hours on a tank of petrol.
It costs £499, a substantial saving on the maker’s recommended retail price and has a two year warranty from Loncin.
Delivery is free the next working day.
Seen the forecast for this winter? Well, the pundits say we’re in for another heavy dose of snow.
So here’s a great machine to keep you moving while others slither to a halt.
The Stiga Snow Patrol Dual-Stage Snow Blower is really simple to use for front augurs drag the snow and ice into the hood and then a powerful impellor blasts it clear.
With a working width of 55 cm it is an ideal home or small business machine and is powered by a 182 cc engine. The height of the intake hood is 50 cm.
It has four forward and two reverse gears to help you get around and the outlet chute rotates 190 degrees and has a deflector plate as well. Adjustable skid shoes are fitted to the front and can be adjusted to suite the surface you are clearing.
It costs £599, £80 less than the maker’s recommended retail price and has a one year warranty.
We deliver it free the next working day.
And the final great gadget for Christmas is the Oleo-Mac Orion Robotic Lawn Mower from a leading Italian manufacturer.
This great little machine is simple to set up and effortless to use – while others are swealtering behind a mower you can just get the garden chairs out and watch your news best friend do all the hard work.
Powered by lithium-ion batteries – and they charge in two hours – it mulches the clippings and has a pin code for protection from thieves.
It has an anti-collision sensor so it just drives around obstacles and has five stage cutting height adjustment.
It will carry on if it rains although you can activate a rain sensor to send it scuttling for home should the heavens open.
It costs £1399, £500 less that the maker’s recommended retail price. There is a three year warranty from Oleo-Mac we deliver it free the next working day.
See our site for other great gardening machine gifts and keep an eye on our blogs where we shall suggest other great gifts next week.
And if you’re still stumped for an idea you can always give our team a ring on 08454 588905 for more help.
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