If you’re wanting to check some excess growth on your shrubs and hedges, then you might be considering what type of tool is best to buy.
So here it is, the answer to the question on every keen gardener’s lips when they come to buy a trimmer, the ultimate showdown between the two most popular types of hedge trimmers: Cordless Hedge Trimmers Vs Petrol Hedge Trimmers
This simple guide will help you through the process of choosing between the two options.
Cordless Hedge Trimmers
The development of Li-ion batteries has made cordless hedge trimmers powerful, reliable, and long-lasting.
These electric hedge trimmers give you the freedom to cut hedges anywhere you like without the risk of cutting through a cord, and are also much less noisy and heavy than petrol trimmers, making them perfect for highly populated areas like suburban gardens.
Cordless hedge trimmers tend to provide between 40 minutes and an hour of cutting time, and take 1-4 hours to fully recharge. Some models will provide additional batteries that can be slotted in when the first one is empty.
Though high quality cordless trimmers can cost the same as a petrol trimmer, they are generally much easier to use — no more priming the engine, just press a button and start cutting.
Petrol Hedge Trimmers
Petrol hedge trimmers are more powerful and are mainly used by gardening professionals and landscapers. They are better suited for more boisterous shrubs with thick branches.
The downside of this power is that most petrol trimmers are quite heavy, more tricky to use, and can require maintenance.
Petrol trimmers are best used for more professional tasks, or cutting large hedges with thicker branches.