What do you guys use to trim pom pom's, spirals, ect???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by j.p.landscaping, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. j.p.landscaping

    j.p.landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Was wondering what everybody's using to trim fancy evergreens like pom poms, spirals, ect... Saw a set of black & decker battery powered handheld trimmers at home depot the other day. Anyone have them?

    Are there any special trimmers out there for these kind of jobs?

    Thanks
     
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep, there are.

    My favorite?

    Stihl MS 260 with a 16" bar.

    Can you say, "BASAL PRUNE"?:D

    Seriously though, if they aren't in too bad of shape, usually just Felco's. But then again, I don't have to deal with the damn things that often....


    Dan
     
  3. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    I use hand shears, the kind that look like scissors, but are more heavy duty. The are made by Fiskars. I did a 6' spiral Dwarf Alberta Spruce in about an hour, charged $75. Topiaries are my favorite and I make a good amount of money of of shaping them. Seems a lot of people are scared to trim topiaries themselves.
     
  4. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,842

    Yah, I usually use basic hand shears too. Seems to always work well. They need to be sharp, though.
     
  5. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just remember that some of the tools you get at box stores are not the same ones you get elsewhere. Look at the serial numbers. At some you will see *****HD at another you will see ****WM. See what happens when it needs service.


    .... you will also see ***WM on brand name computers at a certain store as well.

    There is a reason these sell for less.
     
  6. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    box stores??? HD??? WM???

    Were you trying to respond to another thread? We were talking about shearing and pruning.
     
  7. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    First post mentioned Black & Decker power shears from HD. That was what I was refering to.
     
  8. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok. So HD is Home Depot? Okay. Didn't know that. And WM is what? WalMart?

    What's the nifty new abbreviation for Target? You got one for Costco? Sams Club? Lowes? :p :p :p
     
  9. Paul Corsetti

    Paul Corsetti LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    stihl hand held trimmer, they look like a big sizor life time warrenty and rozor sharp 100$ a set
     

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