Electric Hedge Trimmers

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Northeast Mower, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Northeast Mower

    Northeast Mower LawnSite Member
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    Just started working for a different company and they use Little Wonder electric trimmers on all of their high end residential. I never thought i'd like them but I really do. They give an amazing cut and they're so light weight. Just seeing what everyone else's thoughts were?
     
  2. Duekster

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    I have been thinking about some smaller shears for fine / detail type work. Not a fan of corded devices however.
     
  3. cgaengineer

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    I picked up a set of Ryobi and three batteries...at the rate we now use the electric over the gas ones I suspect we will be replacing the tool before the end of the season. If its light trimming/shaping the gas Stihl is not even pulled out of the truck. I didn't buy them because they are "green", I just can't trim hedges all day long with a 13.5 pound hedge trimmer.
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  4. cgaengineer

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    Give the Ryobi unit a try...definitely not commercial, but who cres? For the weight savings it's worth it. I will warn you that the cycle rate on electric hedge trimmers is not very fast so it takes longer to do the same amount of work.
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  5. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Anyone looked at/used some of Black and Decker's units?
     
  6. Duekster

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    It would be nice if Milwaukee made one for their new 18 volt system.
     
  7. cgaengineer

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    Or even Dewault
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  8. cgaengineer

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    No, but the Ryobi is very similar in quality and price...
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  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    pick your posion. I have the impact wrench for mower blace removal and it works great.
     
  10. cgaengineer

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    We have other dewault stuff so if they had some they would be on truck.

    I did look at the Stihl version...heavy and expensive...very expensive actually...I don't see how you could get a return on investment buying them.
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