How to Choose The Right Hedge Trimmers

How to Choose The Right Hedge Trimmers

Choosing the right kind of hedge trimmer can save you a lot of time and expense in the long run. There are a few questions that need to be considered before we discuss the different types of hedge trimmers that are available. What is the distance between the hedge and your home? What sort of hedges do you have? How much hedge do you need to cut off? How much are you willing to spend? Answering these questions will help you form a better understanding of choosing the right hedge trimmer for your garden. Lets take a look at the wide selection of garden hedge trimmers that are available:

Electric Hedge Trimmers

These are lightweight yet powerful trimmers that can be used in the garden. Consider how far your home is from the hedges to see whether an extension cord can reach. If gardeners are on a tight budget, then electric hedge trimmers are a cheap alternative than a cordless or petrol hedge trimmer, since it is often lighter in weight. However, it is important to have access to main power. Using a longer cord is not as effective as a shorter cord, since the voltage is not as consistent.

Cordless Hedge Trimmer

A cordless hedge trimmer does not require an extension cord, which offers the freedom to move about in the garden. Batteries will tend to last for 30-60 minutes, and will usually take 60 minutes to recharge again. The problem here is that the batteries can sometimes be unreliable, where it may not fully charge itself. Two batteries may be required to complete a longer project when cutting your hedge trimmers, which could cost a lot of expense in the long run.

Petrol Hedge Trimmer

Unlike electric hedge trimmers and cordless hedge trimmers, these petrol hedge trimmers require no extension cord, and will not result in potential battery failure. A can of petrol and two-strokes of oil mixed is all that is needed to cut the hedges again. Petrol hedge trimmers are greater for cutting larger hedges in a fast and effective manner. Although, they are heavy to hold and can create destructive noise and vibration.