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Choosing the Right Electric Hedge Trimmerfrom: Lawn and Garden Magic
Electric hedge trimmers are a important and necessary way to make the task of pruning your hedge quick and painless. Many people choose to softly prune with handheld trimmers, but others appreciate the ease of more advanced methods. If you're looking for the easier way to get your pruning duties don, purchasing an electric hedge trimmer is your best bet. You'll find them at most any home improvement center or garden center.
Despite the initial cost for a product you're only planning on using once a year, you'll discover it comes in handy for other jobs and should be usable for twenty or more years. If you decide to buy an electric hedge trimmer, here are the five main features your should consider.
Easy To Handle
The way a trimmer handles is obviously an important part of using it successfully. If you're a smaller person, you'll definitely want to pay attention to this because some trimmers are quite bulky and heavy to hold. Don't buy a trimmer that feels too difficult to pick up and maintanin a steady hold. There are many lightweight options suitable for both males and females that are especially good if you're trimming a very large area. The last thing you want is to get tired partway through because you're too worn out to lug around a heavy trimmer so you can finish the job! Therefore, make sure you try out different models to see which fits your physical proportions best.
Easy Spool Changes
Too often people forget to evaluate before they buy. Each brand and model will offer different ways to change the spool. While you're in the store, take a look at the model and determine if it seems easy to change the spool. If you sense it's difficult while in the store, chances are it'll be just as difficult when on the job. Stores usually have models put together for you to handle, so it should be easy enought to determine which one will suit your purposes best. <
If you're only using your trimmer once a year for your hedges, it may expensive to spend so much money. However, you should be able to buy a trimmer that works for hedges and also converts to other useful tasks. Something to look for in an electric hedge trimmer is an edging conversion since many hedge trimmers convert to an edger. This can be convenient for any weekly or monthly edging you perform since you have two tools in one machine.
If your hedges are near other vegetation, you certainly don't want to harm them, so consider purchasing a trimmer with a vegetation guard. Many gardeners won't let their spouse work the mower or trimmer because they run over their plants, so this is a great way to avoid these accidents. A vegetation guard will allow you to trim hedges or grass without damaging plants nearby. Even if you don't feel this is a necessary option, you'll soon discover how much easier it is to trim when your trimmer has this feature.
When shopping for an electric hedge trimmer you'll probably notice there are three different power types available. A corded trimmer will be less expensive and is fine if you have only small jobs. A gas powered trimmer might be a better choice if your property is quite large or you require using the trimmer for long periods of time. However, the best overall choice is a cordless trimmer, which are great regardless of the size of the project since they're quite easy to use. They also require less maintenance than a gas powered trimmer and are, for obvious reasons, easier to use than corded trimmers. If you want a hedge trimmer that will make the task as easy as possible then a cordless version is the one to choose.
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