Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by snapshot For regular maintenance Not an annual cut
The worst bit of cutting a large hedge is always the clearing up at the end when you're already knackered, so when my (very) old hedge trimmer died I decided to try one of these.
Now I knew from reading up about it in advance that it wasn't designed to do that once a year big cut, rather it's for regular smaller maintenance. However it coped remarkably well with the long growth that it had to tackle on its first outing as the hedge hadn't been cut in a long time, not as easy to do as with a regular hedge trimmer but manageable all the same.
Where it comes into its own is with the regular cutting it's designed to do. it's easy to use and with the bulk bag attached it's pretty good at collecting the cuttings. My biggest problem is the fabric 'tube' linking the trimmer to the bag becoming clogged up but it's easy to chase the blockage through and if you have an assistant who can keep and eye and sort this as you go then cutting the hedge and clearing away is soooo much quicker than with a traditional hedge trimmer.
11 July 2016