Skip to comments.Hedge Clippers
Posted on 05/12/2014 11:31:09 AM PDT by stirrinthepuddin
I have a couple of questions that I need answers to before I run out and purchase a new hedge clipper.
My first question is: Should I go with a corded or battery powered one?
I have never had any type of battery operated tool (other than a drill) that was worth a d@mn .. battery wears out quickly or doesn't hold a charge for long and is usually underpowered.
My other question is: What length blade is ideal?
I have be using a cr@ppy little 16 inch blade for a few years and it really sucks using it on my four foot wide hedges!
I am not really sure what length blades are available?
Simple as they are, those are my two questions that I hope some of you can help me with.
Ideal length of blade?
Battery-operated ones blow. And if you go with cord-operated, you’ll end up wishing you bought a gas-operated one in a couple months. (Unless you really don’t have much work to do).
two cycle gas.
Cords a pain and you will nick or cut it for sure
Some models you can add attachments to
Go to Amazon.com, enter the product you are interested in and read the reviews. There are hundreds of them.
Thank You all for your responses.
My problem with the gas powered and why I failed to mention them was .. I’m poor! 8)
Those things are usually over my pay grade! 8(
Every electric hedge clipper eventually becomes a cordless one...............
Check out your local rent all store. How often would you use one? Once a year?
Bite the bullet,you’ll be glad you did.
Excellent idea.you win
As someone who has cut through my own cord on more than one occasion (with results that resembled Roy Hobbs driving that ball into the light tower) I vote for battery.
I speak from experience...................
I can relate.the folks had one and there is a 50 foot cord around here full of nicks cuts and splices
or call your local library.
I know I have the choice not to read your posts, but If I don't protest, how would you know?
Crapped Mothers Day I suppose
why not address the issue, just like the rats, you attack the messenger.
“Every electric hedge clipper eventually becomes a cordless one...............”
I’ve done that more than once.
Get a chain saw.
Not necessarily a tidy job but if you really want to cut it down to size, get a saw, not a clipper.
The issue is he posted it in chit-chat. The fact that there is a chit-chat category means that chit-chat is allowed.
When I was a kid, I saw a young man clip his fingers while tugging on the extension cord to get some slack. Docs were able to stitch them back on but he always looked like he was giving the finger to everyone. As a kid, I was not traumatized but now I have a healthy respect for my lawn tools with sharp blades. I personally use an electric hedge clipper only because I inherited them... and I keep my hands a safe distance from those blood thirsty blades!
Little pricey $100+ but mine has both cord and battery capability. Sometimes you feel like a cord, sometimes you don’t.
This "problem" can be solved easily, cheaply & with some exercise thrown in, to boot.
I have people who do that for me.
The clippers are not for sale. :)
After 20 years of trimming 15 foot high privet bushes, I finally did this...hired someone to do it for me. Worked like a charm. ;-)
For string trimmers, I recommend gas. I always burn out the motors on electric string trimmers.
Makes one heck of a spark when you do it!..................
I don't do facebook either. Again, I apologize for insulting you. Up in MN our hedges have only baby leafs on theme. nothing to trim.
My next hedge trimming job will involve removing about five dozen maple saplings that are growing up inside and through my hedges.
Electric clippers are wholly unsuited to this. Calls for an old-school manual approach using wire cutters.
I have to lay waste to all the little maple trees every year. Sorry, Canada!
But stuff like this helps keep the wheels on.
ps: check Craigslist
The best hedge trimmer is the one your gardener prefers.
Buy a new flat screen for sports! Hire the hedge done! Who needs a trimmer that,s gonna sit for 9 months!
Don't even CONSIDER anything else.
It's better to save for the gas powered one than throw away the electric and buy gas anyway.
No matter what you end up buying, always wear eye protection. ALWAYS.
A friend was trimming my trees and got something in his eye. We thought it was just a sliver of wood. Five days later, he’s in extreme pain. Turns out there was a teeny tiny piece of metal in his eye and it had started to rust. I needed a magnifying glass to see it when the doc removed it. We were shocked. Never expected to hear the word “metal”. The best we could figure is, it was probably a piece from when he sharpened his tool.
I suggest going to a store and handling the tools. Consider how long you will be using it at one stretch and if it will get too heavy too soon. Make sure the handle fits comfortably in your hands so you don’t get cramps.
I like electric because I can pick it and use it. I don’t have to think in advance if I have to buy gas or charge it.
I’d get a mid range size blade. I rather cut twice than cut once and cut too much. Too small a blade and you’ll be there forever unless you’re being creative and trimming the hedges into gun shapes.
Whichever one you get spend the extra bucks and get it with the illegal alien attachment.
The illegal alien attachment will save you a lot of work and you can also use him on your lawnmower, weed eater, and they are especially good on a leaf blower.
That’s okay BarbM, I’m just glad that there are topics like this on FR.
Politics gets really boring (And aggravating) after a while! 8)
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