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19/08/2013 at 15:14

Son-in-law bought one of these

http://www.diy.com/nav/garden/garden-power-tools/hedge-trimmers/electric_hedge_trimmers/Bosch-AHS-45-16-Electric-Hedge-Trimmer-11337550?ecamp=SEAPLA11848256&ef_id=UZDN5AAAALBWwGZi:20130819140231

 

Works very well,but he only has 20 feet of privet to trim, can't say how it would cope with Laurel,Beech or Hornbeam.

With your budget in mind I personally would go for something like this though, can't really beat stihl for quality

http://www.alanwadkinstoolstore.co.uk/machinery-c111/hedge-trimmers-c149/hse52-electric-hedgetrimmer-50cm-bar-length-p23893?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=stihl-hse52-electric-hedgetrimmer-50cm-bar-length-hse52&utm_campaign=product+listing+ads#26272

I would not even consider trying to repair your old machine, if you can still get the parts it will cost more than the machine did when you bought it, sad I know, but we live in a throwaway world now.

 

19/08/2013 at 16:24

my most treasured garden tool are my straight secateurs given to me by my father this year,they are so sharp and neat.

worst tool = I  wasted £1 at Poundland on one of the crappiest pair of secateurs known to man!!!!(they didnt cut and then had the cheek to fall apart!) should have known better for that price

19/08/2013 at 18:16

Thanks Netherfield,

I'll follow up those links for the future.

A bit academic now as I've committed to a machine just for this season which is cheap (less than £40 inc Vat and free delivery) which has had good reviews. I'll let this thread know how I get on with it after using it for a bit

19/08/2013 at 18:20

Interesting! Just now tried to post using the 'less than' sign (Like a V on its side)

it seems this post window can't take it.

 

30/08/2013 at 16:15

I was bought a pair of folding secateurs a few years ago, and they are the handiest thing. The blades fold inside, and it also has a penknife blade, a 'v' shaped thingy for getting weeds and other obects out of nooks and crannies, a serated tooth blade  AND a corkscrew!! To look at the size of it you wouldn't believe all that was inside. Alas, I recently overstretched its cutting capabilities on a rather large branch and snapped one of the blades on the secateur. My own fault, I was too idle to go and get the loppers. But can I find a replacement? No chance. Despite searching every stall at Southport Flower Show , no-one had seen anything like them. If any-one knows where I can get a replacement, I'd be grateful.

31/08/2013 at 13:41
Birdy ref,,08,08,13 spear and jackson ??30 on sale brilliant
31/08/2013 at 14:59

Yes, I got one a few years ago. Take it on walks with me and sort out overgrown public footpaths, much to the landowners' annoyance no doubt. I get so carried away, it does slow the others down having to wait for me.

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