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Anyone trim Topiarys and with what?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by KINGjosh, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    I need to trim some spirals and balls. My stihl hedge trimmer is to big. And I tried hand shears but to slow. Any suggestions from anyone who trims alot of these. I dont do nothing fancy with them, just need to keep their perfect round shape and spirals.
     
  2. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    bump .................
     
  3. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    this was discussed a few weeks back. Do a search.
     
  4. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    Well I did a search and nothing came up. Do you know the thread?
    Could you please post it, or just tell me what you use?
     
  5. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    Gas hedge trimmers work fine for us, so does hand shears. If your slow, keep practicing :waving:
     
  6. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    What size hedge trimmers are you guys using?

    Does anyone on this site do animal shapes or really detailed art trimming?
     
  7. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

  8. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    payup Hi Josh, B&D [ Black & Decker], makes a Great battery powered trimmer, the blade is about 6-inchs & double sided,takes 2- rechargable batteries, I can usally prune with 2-3 sets of batts- good luck payup
     
  9. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    Thanks....
     
  10. two_planks

    two_planks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    If your worried about getting it done fast this won't work. But if your worried about doing it right and getting it right use hand pruners. Felco #2 are are good ones. You can get em from sherril arborist supply.
     

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