Hints & Tips
Hedges have grown at a terrific speed lately and you can give them their first trim of the year after making sure there are no nesting birds.
Hedge cutting is relatively simple these days with the huge range of trimmer available, but the tops always prove a problem.
Teetering on top of a ladder while using a trimmer is never a lot of fun, but these two machines make life a lot easier.
The Redback E920DQ-4Ah Cordless Pole-Hedgetrimmer uses the latest lithium-ion technology to provide power without fumes and noise and comes from a range of garden machinery we helped to develop.
The 4Ah battery fits all other equipment in the range making other items far less expensive.
The Redback E920DQ-4Ah comes equipped with a durable and fast-charging 4Ah battery that’s compatible with all the machines from the extensive Redback 40v range (charger and weight-reducing battery-belt also included).
The cutting bar rotates through 90 degrees and it has a 52cm double reciprocating blade.
The blades are super sharp, giving a neat, clean cut to leave the hedge looking neater with no ‘chewing’ on the stems.
The price includes the pole hedge trimmer, battery, charger and battery belt and free delivery within seven days.
The package costs £319 compared to the recommended price of £386 and the machine has a three-year warranty.
One review said: ‘Great Product, Battery power excellent and harness provided well suited to reduce the overall weight. To date very satisfied with the quality of build and performance.’
If you prefer a petrol-powered machine this one has been popular for many years
The Mitox 26LH-SP SELECT Long-Reach Hedgetrimmer measures 2.26 metres and has a powerful 24.5cc, 1hp engine designed for a long life and to produce few vibrations.
The shaft will split making it easier to store and transport.
The cutter-head articulates through 150 degrees with 12 settings so you can reach into all the difficult nooks and crannies and sculpt the sides and top as you wish.
It weighs 6.5kp and is well balanced to make it easy to use.
It costs £159, £60 off the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a one-year warranty.
If you need more information on hedgetrimmers, why not look at our buying guides on MowHow, our knowledge base.
‘We have many years’ experience in the garden machinery market and are here to make sure you make the right choice.‘ J. Gaunt (TRUSTPILOT)