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Can you recommend a Telescopic Hedge Cutter

We have a tall hedge and lots of tall shrubs and have decided we need a telescopic or long arm hedge cutter. 

Can anyone recommend an electrically powered one ( not battery or petrol) which has been found to be reliable and cuts well?

Most grateful for any response

 

 

 

 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,236

    Bought one. Never use it. They are very, very tiring to hold up and move about. If you could find one with some sort of shoulder strap or harness to take the weight it would be a boon.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Is yours one of the petrol fuelled cutters pansyface and what brand it?

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,236

    No, it's an electric one, plug in type. Can't remember the brand but it's orange and wasn't cheap. In the attic now keeping the chicken brick and other memorabilia company.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,236

    We bought one of those lightweight GTech carpet sweepers. We didn't use it for a couple of months, the battery went flat and now can't be recharged. They say that we will have to buy a new battery, which is very expensive. Again, a steep learning curve.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • We purchased a Qualcast Cordless Long Reach Hedge Trimmer (£59.99) from Homebase this summer and I can highly recommend it. Much better than balancing on the top of a ladder and not too expensive.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,236

    It might be worth calculating how many times a year you would use it and asking locally how much a strong young man would charge to do the job and then decide whether it wouldn't be better to opt for the strong young man.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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