Hints & Tips
Those areas which you’d rather visitors didn’t look at too closely are looking pretty scruffy at the moment.
The hot weather has scorched the grass while nettles and more robust weeds seem to flourish no matter what, so that they need cutting back if they are not to spoil the overall appearance of the garden.
Using a scythe or bill hook or pair of shears is all very well but bending will soon find out a dodgy back.
Far better to let a machine take the strain, and here are three from Redback, light, powerful and very easy to use.
Their secret is the lithium-ion battery which retains its charge when not in use and re-charges very quickly.
There are three machines with different levels of power, the Redback E312DQ-2Ah Cordless Grass-Trimmer being the first in the series with a 2Ah motor.
The all-important battery cells are from a leading Japanese manufacturer and there is plenty of power for lawn edges and wild grass.
The aluminium shaft is adjustable to the user’s height and the trimmer has been designed so it is well balanced and therefore more comfortable to use.
Extra line can be fed out simply by bumping the head on the ground – and the line is 1.6mm twisted for added cutting strength.
The business end has a plant protector so you can trim close up to the flowers without damaging them.
The package includes the trimmer, battery, charger and a battery belt.
The recommended price is £276 but we have it for sale for only £179. Delivery is FREE the next working day and it has a three-year warranty.
The Redback E312DQ-4Ah Cordless Grass-Trimmer is a more powerful machine with a longer, 50-minute running time before it needs re-charging, costs £199 compared with a recommended price of £336 and has the same three-year warranty and FREE next working day delivery and has a battery, battery belt and charger included in that price.
And the Redback E312DQ-6Ah Cordless Grass-Trimmer is a more powerful machine again with a 6Ah battery with a longer running time and the power to tackle thicker weeds.
This one costs £249 compared with the recommended price of £436 and has a three-year warranty and FREE next working day delivery.
The batteries on all these trimmers are compatible with other garden machinery in the Redback range.
So if you are considering other equipment, like a chain saw or lawnmower, order a larger battery as the increased power will lead to better performance.
If you are not sure which is the correct machine for your needs, please give us a ring on 03454 5888905. Our friendly product advisors are celebrated for their knowledge and impartial advice…
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