Gas Hedge Trimmers
When you’re trimming large, well-established hedges and need a trimmer that can give you access to some serious power, there’s no type of trimmer that does it better than a gas hedge trimmer. Capable of cutting through dense hedging and thick branches, this is a portable solution to maintain your garden and landscape in the easiest possible way.
There are plenty of varieties available, including low-powered economic trimmers to top-of-the-range power tools that are perfect for commercial use. You don’t even need to worry about charging batteries or long, winding power cable. Just fill up your trimmer and go!
What fuel do gas hedge trimmers use?
The vast majority of gas hedge trimmers will use high-efficiency two-stroke engines, which means you’ll need to use two-stroke fuel. This is made using a mixture of general fuel, like gasoline and two-stroke engine oil. However, you’ll need to look at your specific trimmer to see what measurements you’ll need to use.
Typically, most trimmers will use unleaded fuel.
Are gas hedge trimmers better than electric trimmers?
It depends on what you’re looking for. Generally, gas-powered hedge trimmers are far more powerful than electric trimmers, so if you’re tackling a lot of dense hedging and need the right tools for the job, a gas trimmer would be perfect.
However, gas trimmers do also tend to be a little heavier than electric trimmers. When you’re in a tree or standing on a ladder of some kind, the extra weight can strain if you’re not careful and not practicing safe operational practices. But gas trimmers would have cords that get in the way, so you’ll be free to move around.
Can you cut branches with gas trimmers?
Generally speaking, no, you shouldn’t use a hedge trimmer to cut branches since the blades aren’t thick or powerful enough to cut through the wood. This can cause the blades to snap or break off, which can be very dangerous for anybody standing in the nearby area.
Gas trimmers do offer a lot more power than electric trimmers, so if you’re tackling thin branches, the chances are you should be fine using your trimmer in this way.
What time of year should you not cut back hedges?
Around the spring is probably the worst time to cut back a hedge, especially since birds and other animals will nest in the trees and bushes during this time. Instead, aim for late summer, or even in the winter if you’re cutting back an evergreen hedge.