Pole Hedge Trimmers
Trying to maintain your hedge, but finding it difficult to get to all those hard to reach places? Instead of risking your life standing on a stepladder while wielding power tools, a much safer and far more practical option is to use a pole hedge trimmer.
With modern-day pole hedge trimmers packed with features like multiple motor power levels, extendable pole lengths that adjust to your specific situation, and both battery and corded options so you can work in a way that works for you, taming even the tallest of hedges has now become a walk in the park.
What is the longest pole hedge trimmer out there?
While sizes can vary dramatically, the biggest average size you’ll find readily available for purchase online and in most stores is around 20-inches long. This is enough to help you reach tall places while still making sure you can easily control the trimmer from the ground. If you want to go bigger, you’ll have to look into what commercial options are available to you.
How to use a pole hedge trimmer?
Like all kinds of power tools, there are a few things you’re going to need to think about. First things first. You need to make sure you’re working in a safe environment and wearing the right protective gear. Next, make sure your check your hedge trimmer over to ensure everything is in a proper working condition, and the blades are lubricated and ready to go.
When using your hedge trimmer, you need to make sure you’re gripping the hedge trimmer tightly and adequately and stay as stationary as possible before moving around the bush you’re trimming. Also, make sure that nobody else is around, so you minimise the risk of potential injury.
Are pole hedge trimmers any good for other hedges?
Absolutely! Even if you’re working with a hedge that’s not particularly tall, you may have a hedge that’s super wide, and you find you’re unable to reach the middle of the hedge with a traditional trimmer. If this is the case, a pole trimmer would be perfect.
What blade sizes should you use on your pole trimmer?
While the pole can be as long or as short (or as adjustable) as you like, you’ll need to think about what kind of blades your trimmer will have. If you have a small to medium-sized hedge, you’ll want blades that are roughly in the region of 16-inches long. For larger, more established hedges, 20-inch blades could be ideal.
What’s a better hedge trimmer; a corded or electric trimmer?
If you’re working and trimming your hedges at home, the chances are an electric pole trimmer will be best for you. You could use a corded trimmer, but you’ll need to make sure you have an outlet available. Don’t forget you can use extension leads to maximise your range.
On the other hand, if you’re working on larger, tougher hedges, or you’re trimming hedges commercially, and gasoline or gas-powered hedge trimmer would be worth considering.