In this video Buyer’s Guide, we run through everything you need to consider when buying a cordless multi-tool for your garden.
Comprising a single powered base unit with interchangeable attachments, a cordless multi-tool will allow you to tackle a wide range of gardening jobs. Standard attachments are line trimmer, brush cutter, hedge trimmer and pole saw for hard-to-reach branches. Some manufacturers also offer a cultivator, lawn edger and leaf blower.
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First, we explain the benefits of cordless, battery-powered models versus petrol-driven or cabled.
Then, we look at key considerations when buying: price range, size, weight and ease of handling.
Next come preparations for use, configuring the attachments and safe operation of the machinery.
We finish by summarising how to clean and maintain your cordless multi-tool.
Watch now, to find out how to choose the best cordless multi-tool for your needs.
Brands featured: Alko, Ego, Greenworks and Makita.
Many thanks to Sue Fisher for her help in making this video.
On Test: Which of the models featured in this video performed best in our trial? Find out, in the May 2018 issue of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, out Tuesday 24 April.