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Fix'n it 05-13-2012 09:56 AM

hedge trimmers and lawn edgers ?
 
i have one hedge, about 15"ish long. it needs to be trimmed. i am all about gas power tools. but idk if i need something that expensive for just this one bush. $150 gas, $50 cordless. what do you think ?

lawn edgers. yeah, gotta be gas. i have never owned one. so please school me on em.

thanx

joecaption 05-13-2012 10:05 AM

I have both and an electric one will work fine, there also far lighter.
We also have an electric B&D edger that works just fine.
Just do not try and save a few bucks and buy the smallest one.

Fix'n it 05-13-2012 10:06 AM

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the hedge is at the top right. and i may, some day, take it down. idk yet.
but i am also thinking that i may use it for some form of art = trim it out to something like a sculpture or something.

TarheelTerp 05-13-2012 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 920386)
i have one hedge, about 15"ish long.
what do you think ?

Hire it done.

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lawn edgers...
so please school me on em.
the best lawn edger I've used was a big kitchen knife.
Did a beautiful job. No gas and no batteries either.

Canarywood1 05-13-2012 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 920386)
i have one hedge, about 15"ish long. it needs to be trimmed. i am all about gas power tools. but idk if i need something that expensive for just this one bush. $150 gas, $50 cordless. what do you think ?

lawn edgers. yeah, gotta be gas. i have never owned one. so please school me on em.

thanx


Electric for the hedge,gas for the edger,Echo or Stihl.

Jeeps 05-13-2012 12:04 PM

No more gas for me. I trimmed a 70 ft. fence row of honeysuckle one side only with some branches being 5/8 inch in diameter with this B&D 32 Volt lithium battery hedger with one hand, the other holding on a 8 ft stepladder, in less than 30 minutes. ......
Same battery for string trimmer, both fine tools. http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...h_86cf9d93.jpg

Fix'n it 05-13-2012 07:52 PM

today i borrowed my MIL's trimmer and went at it. it looks better now, but is not an evenly growing bush. so i have some time to decide.

chrisn 05-14-2012 03:14 AM

This brand is not that well known and might be a bit much for that small of a job but I used to be in the tree trimming business and we had this brand ( which I still have and use yearly almost 30 years later)

http://littlewonder.com/lw-trimmers_single_edge.asp

Fix'n it 05-14-2012 09:35 PM

thanx, but i hate cords for lawn equipment.


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