Choosing the Best Petrol Hedge Trimmer
When thinking about which type of hedge cutter to buy, it can often be easy to jump straight to a decision without thinking about all of the considerations. We think these key questions are best to ask yourself before you get yourself a petrol powered one.
#1 – Noise
Petrol machines are one of the noisiest type of power tool you will get. For that reason, do you think using it will cause noise pollution to your neighbours or the wife!? If so, perhaps you should reconsider your options…
#2 – Cost
The maintenance costs and petrol required to run a petrol mower will be higher when compared with an electric version, mainly because the motor requires more work and you have to regularly top up with petrol.
#3 – Weight
You will normally find that a petrol machine weighs more than an electric version because of the engine parts and petrol you have to carry around. If you are worried about one which is too heavy remember to check the weight of it first.
#4 – Distances
The great thing about a petrol machine is the freedom that you have because you are not tied down to any power sockets and worry about having extension leads, which also has the benefit of meaning you can’t cut through it.
#5 – Power
More often than not a petrol product will be more powerful than it’s rivals so you are better off with this type if you have larger and thicker hedges to cut through.
Note: We have included both long reach and the more traditionally sized hedge trimmers, too.
Our selection of petrol hedge cutters available in the UK right now…
An affordable multi-tool that will enable you to get most jobs in the garden complete with ease.
Advantages: Powerful motor, plenty of attachments, cheap
Disadvantages: Build quality is not so high and parts can break more easily