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what uses have you found for hedge clippers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by snapper, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 399

    so what uses have you found for hedge clippers other then bushes? I have used mine for vines and briars. Just wondering what other neat uses others out there might of found that i hadn't thought of..

    Later!! chris
  2. exmark user

    exmark user LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 460

    I trim my bush wi th them ! lol jk . vines and ivy small twigs on trees
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    toenails. works great.

    oh, and of course ornamental grasses and shrubs. cutting down perennials in spring or fall
  4. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,364

    Ornamental Grasses
  5. djchiodo3

    djchiodo3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 345

    Cutting snakes heads off when they are to slow to move.
  6. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,555

    cutting my nails.
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Ornamental grasses, perennials. The long reach kind that have an articulating head work good for small areas that need "brush hogged". The stuff you cut off has to be raked up but it's less messy than using a mower.

    I also found they work well at cutting fingers to the bone. oops. That one sucked and serves as a constant reminder than hedge trimmers are nearly as dangerous as a chainsaw and DO need to be respected.
  8. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 457

    I was helping cut down a tree for my girlfriends brother and got all antsy about his overgrown landscape. Just used the chainsaw as a hedge trimmer. Cleared everything with it and I was extremely surprise how fast it went :laugh:.
  9. Sutherland

    Sutherland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    The first time my foreman handed me the hedge shear I learned how to open up my knee cap with them. They had just been sharpend and didn't realize I had cut thourgh my shorts and opened my leg until I felt the warm blood running.
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,204

    I have found that you can significantly reduce the amount of trimming from bushes by raking them into a pile and cutting down into them with hedge trimmers. You keep rolling the pile with you foot and cutting until very little is left and can be easily bagged.

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