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Lawn Barber Garden Strimmer with Stability Handle & Socket Wrench - Includes Power Cable, 4 Bonus Spare Double-Sided Blades & 5 Nylon Threaded Blade Tightening Screws - Great for Gardening & Lawn Care

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These are worth looking out for, and come with lots of models. They allow you to tap the base to the ground, or have it auto, to dish out more coil line when it splits off if you catch something like metal or stone. It just saves you time and effort of fiddling with the spool to get more out each time. They're usually lighter than corded and petrol models. However, you will need to factor in the extra time needed to charge the trimmer in between doing large garden jobs – the worst batteries can take more than four hours to charge. It’s really good value for money and can cover all your basic gardening needs. The chain has a tendency to lose tension as you work and it’s not going to be cutting down any large trees. But for branches, pruning and logs it’s very good. A hedge trimmer is a great option and the extension pole makes it easy to reach those annoying high up points.

Can't decide what type of grass trimmer to go for? Read our should you buy a cordless grass trimmer guide to decide if going cordless is right for you. Electric grass trimmers Unlike some models, this gives you the battery and charger in the price but it’s not the lightest, weighing in a little more at 3.5kg. However, it’s still comfortable to hold, features edging and strim modes that are easy to adjust, and the auto cord feed means no bending down and stopping when the 1.5mm cord snips.The ST20 is so light that it is easy to strim round narrow flowerbeds, or work up on a bank where a heavy machine would be a strain. You can even use it one-handed to reach over a bush or a fence. Electric – These edgers are usually marketed as grass trimmers. You’ll find cordless battery-powered versions, as well as corded tools for larger areas. Cordless edgers will be powerful enough for most average-sized gardens. You get around 20 minutes of battery life out of a single charge, which is more than enough to deal with your average suburban garden. Recharging takes a few hours. How much the strimmer weighs is essential to consider as it’s you who’ll be carrying the thing around the garden. Make sure you choose one that you can manage. Petrol models tend to be a lot heavier but also tend to come with harnesses which makes them a lot easier to work with. I’ve reviewed more strimmer harnesses here. F.A.Q.s What’s the difference between a trimmer and a strimmer? Petrol strimmers are far more powerful than electric models, better suited to larger gardens and dense areas. The Hyundai 52cc Petrol Grass Strimmer cuts through tough weeds with ease, and is a great choice for stubborn weeds and large areas which have become overgrown.

Corded and petrol strimmers work on continuous power, but cordless strimmers will require charging, and it can pay to investigate how long a model takes to charge — some take as little as an hour or two; other up to five. It remains fairly comfortable to use despite the high power, with easy start up, a straight shaft and a bike handle that offers better control than traditional D-ring handles, especially due to the increased weight. This handle is fully adjustable so can be set to accommodate users of different heights.The battery has one main plus point, which is that it charges in just 30 minutes. This means if you fancy strimming your lawn and you realise you’ve forgotten to charge the battery, you won’t have hours to wait like you would with some machines. However, the downside of the battery is its runtime – just 15 – 20 minutes.

Brush cutters and grass strimmers are different tools with different purposes. Strimmers are designed for cutting hedges and hard to reach areas of the lawn (for instance underneath garden furniture).

Cordless strimmers offer you unlimited freedom to move around the lawn, but they can only be used for a certain amount of time before they run out of power. Doesn't use trimmer line: Lawn Barber uses convenient double-sided blades, you'll never bump or fiddle to extend expensive trimmer line again! It’s a powerful little machine at 52cc and the trimmer has an edge guard to protect lawn ornaments and other plants. It comes with a shoulder strap for ease of use and a mixing bottle to measure your petrol and oil. Gas – There are also edging machines available that are powered by gas, but these are generally used by professional landscapers. Corded, cordless and petrol grass trimmers all operate quite differently, so it's not surprising they encounter different problems.

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