Electric Power Tools For Gardening
The latest and best tried and tested by
Electric Hedge Trimmers, Shredders, Grass
trimmers, Chainsaws and Blowers tested and reviewed
Updated 1st April 2017
CURRENTLY UNDER TESTING
Black & Decker 36v Cordless Garden Vac
I have tested
quite a few mostly mains electric blower vacs that tended to be great at
blowing but struggled to pick up wet leaves.
Petrol models are more
power but I don't review petrol machinery on Fredshed due to the constant
problem users have starting and maintaining the engines.
One thing I would like to stress
ALL MAINS AND PETROL GARDEN VACUUMS ARE HEAVY TOOLS TO USE
For many years I have been waiting to see a decent battery
powered garden vacuum.
Black & Decker make a great range of 36v power tools
and now a blower vac has joined the family.
Thanks to new high power Li-ion batteries this type of
tool can be made lightweight and ideal for smaller cleanups,
Dry leaves and debris like cigarette butts are easily
collected from patios, decking and gravel.
The power level is adjustable which makes the battery last
longer but also you can set it to remove debris from gravel and not pick up the
I don't think it will pick up wet leaves that well but
I will update you n this soon
BLACK+DECKER GWC3600L20-GB 36V Blower Vac
(the same battery can power a superb chainsaw and a powerful strimmer)
Black & Decker GLC3630L20-GB 36V Cordless Strimmer
Black & Decker A6481 Spool & Line For Reflex Strimmer
Black & Decker CLM3820L2-GB 36V 2.0Ah Lawn Mower with 2 Batteries
BLACK+DECKER GKC3630L20-GB 30 cm 36 V Lithium Chainsaw
240v Mains Powered Garden Vacuums
Best Garden Vacuums/Leaf Blowers
After several years of
testing I have decided that I don't really like garden vacs- They are noisy,
cover you in dust and a pain in the **** to store. Many suck up
stones and trash the blade that is meant to shred the leaves.
ALL POWERED LEAF COLLECTING MACHINERY IS HEAVY - PLEASE TAKE NOTE
They also work better on blow than suck as wet leaves stick to the
ground, this is why you rarely see a contractor using a hand held garden
Contractors do use hand held blowers and blow material onto a sheet in a corner.
This is more practical and dedicated blowers are very simple and
I think that the electric garden vacuum can be described as a triumph of
marketing over practicality.
However if you are big and strong, like noisy machines and really want one please use
the link below where you will see a range of them from a reliable
Fredshed recommended retailer
click for prices of blowers and garden vacs
Bosch ALS 2500 Garden Vacuum
This is one of the lightest garden vacs and is also a bit of a
transformer as you can swop the tubes and bag around depending
if you want to blow or suck.
It is well balanced and effectively collects the leaves and shreds
As this type of machine is easily damaged by foreign objects or
getting jammed up Bosch have built in a safety cut out mechanism
that cuts the motor and saves you wrecking it. Whilst this is a
clever feature it is a bit too clever for some owners who don't
read the manual and believe the tool has failed when in fact it
has just cut out and will start again when it has cooled down.
In fact some early models did have a problem with the cut-out
sensitivity which has been resolved and my 2015 test sample
works reliably .
18v Cordless Leaf blowers & Cordless Sweepers
Some years back I tested 18v cordless leaf
blowers and was very disappointed. Whilst the idea was good the
product was a bit ahead of its time and let down by a poor quality NiCad
Luckily technology has moved on and 18v Lithium-ion batteries
give these blowers enough power for a decent clear up of leaves.
I tested the Makita and the Bosch 18v blowers.
The Makita BUB182Z blower costs around £50 but this does not include a battery or
charger. These will be another £85! It forms part of a range of over 20 18v
professional quality power tools and Makita assume this will be
purchased by customers who already have the battery and charger
from their drills, saws, and grinders etc.
The Bosch 18v cordless leaf blower comes with a 2 amp hour
LI-ion battery and charger for about £80 so is a much better deal than the Makita.
The 18v Bosch 18v battery powered leaf blower
Bosch ALS 2500 Electric Garden Blower/ Vacuum
ALS 2500 Garden vac
IF YOU HAVE A LARGE AREA THEN BLOWING THE LEAVES INTO A CORNER
IS MORE EFFICIENT AS YOU WONT BE CARRYING SO MUCH WEIGHT ABOUT
THIS IS WHAT PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS DO
The lightweight Makita cordless blower
The Makita model does not include batteries or charger.
The Bosch ALB 18Li does include battery and charger and
also is more effective at blowing due to the upturned nozzle end.
Bosch ALB 18 LI Cordless Lithium Ion Leaf Blower Featuring Syneon Chip (1 x 18 V Battery, 2.0 Ah)
Use a tarpaulin to collect the leaves and save
time clearing up!
W0726 Garland Heavy Duty Garden Sheet
Petrol Leaf Blowers
These are a similar weight to the mains electric versions but have more
power. If you are confident with starting 2 stroke engines then
I would rather recommend a petrol machine. Like the electric
ones the budget versions mostly use a second tube that has to be
switched over for the vacuuming function.
Mainly on Fredshed I do not recommend petrol powered
products as many people find them difficult to start and to
maintain. Also manufacturers use so many different engines that
I cannot possibly keep up to date.
With the increased power and reducing prices of Li-ion battery
powered tools I think petrol equipment will become almost
obsolete except for the largest equipment used by contractors.
If you do want a small petrol blower for domestic use the McCullogh 25cc petrol blower vac
is well priced and has encouraging reader reviews.
If you prefer to collect leaves manually click
rakes, grabbers and leaf sacks
click here for prices and more garden vacs
The Spear & Jackson version is bigger AND cheaper
Spear & Jackson Plastic Leaf Grabber
Heavy Duty Cordless Hedge Trimmers
Cordless Hedge trimmer
- Bosch AHS 54 -20 Li with 36v battery!
This hedge trimmer is the first of a new breed of
garden tools powered by high powered batteries designed to offer a
serious alternative to mains electric and even petrol machinery.
As the laws on fuel emissions tighten up more battery powered mowers, trimmers and chainsaws
are appearing. Bosch
have made a head start in this with a range of all 3 of the above
mentioned tools that are powered by one, interchangeable 36v Lithium ion
I have used this battery for around 7 years in a mower
and it is impressive. The new 36v hedgetrimmer has the usual top quality
Bosch blades and combined with the innovative battery it really is a
tool I rate highly. When used to cut my larger bay tree is actually cut
through branches i would usually use secateurs or loppers on!
With the battery fitted it is quite a heavy
tool so this is not one for old ladies, feeble men and anyone with a
back problem etc,
The Bosch chainsaw above uses the same battery type as the hedge trimmer.
click here for more details on the latest and best cordless electric
If you buy a Bosch 36v hedge
trimmer you might be interested in the 36v mowers
Bosch Rotak 37 Li Lithium-Ion Cordless Lawnmower 4.0ah Battery
Use the links below to compare prices from another Fredshed
BUY THE LATEST BOSCH ROTAK 37LI WITH BIGGER BATTERY
(Currently £369 on 4th October)
This battery powered hedge trimmer uses the latest Li-ion technology to
offer a viable alternative to a mains powered tool
The sample I tried cut through anything that fitted between its teeth!
The Bosch cordless mowers use the same 36v battery but with twice the amp
You can use either of the three 36v batteries in any of the Bosch 36v
Bosch 36V-Li, 4.0Ah Li-ion Battery
Bosch Keo - Cordless saw
This superb little saw is lightweight yet surprisingly powerful thanks
to its 10.8v Li-ion battery and clever gearing.
I have used it extensively to prune tress and to cut up old branches and
building timber for my wood burning stove.
A range of blades are available for different materials and I am
particularly impressed with the metal hacksaw blade.
There are a couple of little things I don't like about it , firstly the battery
is built in and secondly the connector to charge it is hard to insert.
If you can live with these 2 small issues then it is a very useful tool
and one I will be using a lot myself even though I have larger, more
powerful reciprocating saws.
Update May 2015
After a lot of use cutting firewood, tree pruning and DIY I have decided
that the Bosch Keo is one of my favourite tools and I absolutely love
it, and so does everyone else on my team who has used it.
The removable metal guard that holds branches is particularly useful and
once you get your technique right you will be able to cut branches up to
around 4 inches thick with ease.
Despite its relatively small battery the keo is a tool that punches well
above its weight!
Bosch KEO Cordless Multisaw
Bosch Keo Blades (Pack of 3)
Rakers and Scarifiers
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My German Made AL-KO 38cm wide raker
Click here to buy or get more details
To keep your lawn well drained and cleared of "thatch"
build up I recommend using a powered lawnraker. (also known as an electric
Doing this job by hand on anything other than small
for the super-fit, super-skint or totally insane!
Sadly, like grass trimmers there are a lot of poorly
designed and made lawn scarifiers out there
Here are some of the better ones I have tried and tested
over the last 20 years.
The Black and Decker
GD200GB had been around for a long time and is a cheap and cheerful
workhorse for lawnraking. It has been replaced by the GD300 with a
600w motor. Bosch made a similar and slightly better
built model called the AMR32F lawn raker. It has now been replaced by two
900watt models. One has tines the other has metal blades that will rip
your lawn apart.
The Bosch ALR900 is the one with tines and the one to get
if your budget is around £130
The Flymo Compact 3400 is a great mid price scarifier and
has also been around a long time with mostly very good reviews. I like
it and at £80 ish is a good deal with a 750w motor.
If you have a large lawn you will need a more powerful lawn aerator. The
budget price 400w electric ones are not up to the job and will take ages
to cover the distance, or burn out under the strain. There are better and more expensive machines for larger lawns but at
£70 these cheapie lawnrakers I tested were adequate for use once or twice a year on
TOP TIP - don't set blades too deep or use on hard dry lawns - this may
burn out your motor!
I also tested the AL-KO 1300W raker/scarifier which comes
with 2 interchangeable cylinders, one with wire blades for raking and the
other with fixed metal blades for deeper aerating. The Al-KO is extremely
effective and is the model I have chosen to keep and use regularly.
Click here to buy AL-KO scarifier or get more details
All of the above machines have their pros and cons, all could and should
be improved. A common problem with them all is the limited range of
height adjustment and small collection boxes. On average I like the
Flymo best - for small- medium lawns and usage. Please use my
links or mail me if you need help choosing an electric lawn-raker
See different makes and heavy duty lawn scarifiers
A good thing to look for is the availability of spares,
Tines may bend or break after a lot of use, especially if your
lawn is too dry!
Fred's recommended powered lawn rakers
My old Black & Decker powered lawn raker (RIP)
Years of service and good results !
use link below for newer model
Black & Decker GD300 30 cm Lawnraker
Bosch 900w and Draper 45544 1300w Lawnraker
The Bosch beat the Draper in my test in every way.
The Flymo came close 2nd
Flymo 750 Watt Lawnraker Compact 3400
compare price of the Flymo Lawnraker 340
use link below for AL-KO 1300w beast
click to see a large range of heavier duty lawn scarifiers
TOP TIP FOR POWERED LAWN RAKING
DON'T KEEP THE POWER ON WHEN YOU TURN THE MACHINE
END OF A RUN
IT IS LIKELY TO DIG A BIT OF A HOLE IN YOUR
Electric Garden Shredders
Garden shredders are one of my favourite tools. Gone are
the days of smoky bonfires, neighbours complaining of smelly washing, dusty
cars and burned down homes. I now longer disguise my car as a mobile
forest and spend hours in a queue waiting to see the waste of an entire
city. Instead I sit happily beside a shiny machine feeding in branches and
receiving bags of woodchip mulch that I USED TO PAY ££££,S FOR.
Shredders are lovely, the equipment industry knows this and has flooded the
market with domestic shredders. Many unfortunately are rubbish.
I have tested the following shredders
AL-KO SP5000 Silent shredder, AL-KO Powerslider2500R
shredder, Atco 1800 Quiet shredder, Bosch AXT 180 Rapid Shredder, Bosch
AXT200 Rapid Shredder, Bosch AXT2000 HP Silent Shredder, Bosch AXT2000
Rapid Shredder, Bosch AXT2200 Rapid Shredder ,Bosch AXT2200HP Quiet
Shredder , Bosch AXT25D , Bosch AXT 23 TC, Black & Decker GA
1600e shredder, Draper 1800w and 2400W Shredders, JCB GSB 1800 Shredder, Makita
DSH201 Shredder, Powerdevil shredder. Ryobi ESR2400. Flymo Pac-a-shred.
my readers have also provided good feedback on the
Aldi 2500w, Ryobi RGS 1500 Shredder, MTD 115E shredder, Viking GE35L
shredder, VikingGE103 and GE250 shredders.
Top Tip - Always wear goggles and gloves when using garden shredders. If
you really want a poke in the eye let me know and I will see what I can
The Lux Optical glasses are the ones I use and superb
value for money
Some of the many garden shredders that I have extensively tested during the
last 14 years that Fredshed has been online.
Quiet Shredders - Crushing cog or Spiral screw mechanism? Which is
My recommended crushing type (silent or quiet) shredder is
the Bosch AXT 25D. This machine is the most heavy duty and durable of
the Bosch machines. It replaces the AXT2200HP and the AXT2000HP.
The AXT25D uses a cog to crush the branches into chunks rather than chippings.
It is more robust than the old Bosch AXT2000HP machine that used a spiral
cutter and had a tendency for the edges of the spiral to corrode and
for more details or to send me feedback on your shredder mail me - email@example.com
check shredder prices at garden4less.co.uk
The Three Shredders
probably heard of the Three Tenors! well they are boring compared to the
Three Shredders I tested in my "shred to shred" showdown!
(Atco) Makita (Brill), and JCB and Draper did the job, (in different ways). Let me know if you have a shredder
that works well and we can tell the world.
I have also
tested many more shredders that I would not allow in my shed and sourced
hundreds of shredders for my readers who supply me with feedback on
performance and longevity..
There are 2 basic types of electric shredder, cutting
(spinning blade) and crushing
(cog or spiral screw) shredders. There are pros and cons of each depending on what you want to
achieve. To add to the confusion Bosch have now launched a "turbine
My favourite "silent" shredder is
the Bosch AXT25D
(Impact or Spinning Blade type)
|As these machines are simple and easy to make the can
be very cheap and can be good at dealing with softer material.
these cheap shredders are still total rubbish and should be avoided. The
cheapest ones have one blade like a razor blade and underpowered
In 2004 Bosch introduced the AXT "RAPID" impact shredders to
compete with the budget shredders. These machines can take
soft foliage as well as woody branches and have
double (reversible) blades similar to a rotary lawnmower.. However
some of my readers reported rapid blade wear and in response
Bosch have designed some new blades which are laser cut in Switzerland
and should be much better.
are thinking of buying a cheap shredder or want to tell me about a
bad one please e-mail me at
and I will recommend the shredder for your needs
Product News -
the Bosch AXT180 , AXT200,AXT2000
RAPID have been
discontinued and the AXT2200 RAPID improved WITH MORE POWER AND IMPROVED SWISS MADE BLADE
The Bosch rapid shredders are great but are noisy and hard work to
feed compared to a self feeding quiet shredder. However if you have a
smallish garden or infrequent use they are an ideal option for a good
A typical cheap impact or spinning blade shredder
This one has one (reversible) razor blade type cutter. The Bosch AXT
rapid shredders have 2 cutting blades on the end of a lawnmower
style cutting bar.
The most complained about products reported to fredshed are cheap
brands of garden shredders and bendy stainless steel garden forks.
Do yourself and the planet a favour and avoid these largely Chinese
made products. Mail me if you need help sourcing good quality long
lasting garden power tools.
STILL WANT TO
KNOW MORE ABOUT SHREDDERS ?
for my page dedicated to BOSCH GARDEN SHREDDERS
also links to Bosch Shredder parts
and repair tips!
Best Mains Powered Electric Hedge
Hedge Trimmer or Hedge Cutter? is
there a difference?
According to me, a Hedge Trimmer is a
lighter weight, smaller bladed machine for removing soft green growth from
A Hedge Cutter, is a heavier duty,
larger bladed and more powerful machine capable of removing the green growth on
hedges and is
able to cut back into the older woodier
Some tools will fit into both categories
depending on the hedge you are cutting.
However , if a low powered hedge trimmer is
used to cut woody material it is unlikely it will do it for long as the blades
will blunt and wear or the motor or other components may burn out.
Cordless (battery powered) hedge trimmers are
rarely capable of cutting woody hedge material.
Some high powered mains electric hedge cutters
are better than most cheap petrol machines, so you cant judge just on power as
the size and quality of the blade is crucial.
To add more complication some models have anti
lock clutches or anti jam, sawing like features.
If you are buying a mains powered electric hedge trimmer
then it is likely that you have a large hedge so go for one with plenty of
power and a long blade if you have the strength to hold it.. More important is the quality of the blade since
this is a machine that is going to take a lot of stick!
Don't be tempted by really cheap hedge trimmers,
you will most likely be wasting your money as the blades will soon go
blunt and fail to cut or damage your stems.
Best Mains Electric Hedge Trimmer
For the money I think the most impressive mains
electric hedge trimmer I have tested is the Bosch AHS 45-16, or its
slightly larger cousin the AHS 50-16. This is a
real, no nonsense workhorse that has been in production many years
either as Bosch or Qualcast.
Qualcast is now Chinese owned and made, (and best
The Bosch hedgetrimmers are well made with
precision ground blades and tough motors. 16mm blade spacing ensures that
they cut even thick stems with ease.
A good alternative is the excellent Bosch AHS 60-16 which has a
very long 60cm blade and some really good customer
reviews. If you want a normal size, no nonsense reliable hedge
trimmer with quality blades at a low price then the Bosch AHS 50-16
is the one I recommend.
Best Mains Electric Hedge
The Bosch AHS7000 Pro massacring a thick old Eleagnus
The largest Bosch electric hedge cutter is the AHS 7000 Pro.
This machine is truly awesome and will outperform many
petrol machines. If you need to reduce the high
significantly of a mature hedge then this is the tool. You
will need to be fairly strong as it is BIG!.
It has a
700 watt motor, 70cm Blade Length with Tooth Spacing of 34mm
12m of cable, Laser Cut Diamond Ground blades
Quick Stop Blade Brake and high-torque (80Nm) slipping
clutch for easy cutting
Blade tip protector for cutting along walls and
Weight - 3.8kg
This model has now be re-named as the Bosch AHS 70-34 and
is the largest Bosch mains electric hedge cutter available.
The AHS 50-16 has a bigger motor and longer blade
The AHS 60 - 16 has a 60cm blade for wider hedges.
For Heavy Duty Hedge Cutters see links below
Both models are the same apart from an extra 10cm blade length
Weight - 4.4kg
So you will need to be strong to use it!
(same for this long reach version below)
Bosch AMW 10 HS Multi-Tool with Pole Hedgecutter Attachment
Battery Powered Cordless Chainsaws
petrol or mains powered chainsaw is a scary and potentially dangerous tool
to use but cannot be beaten for serious tree work. Often though people just
want a more user friendly saw for small jobs and a good cordless 18v
chainsaw may be a perfectly adequate solution.
have used several models over the last 16 years and regularly use my
Makita for cutting up
old branches to make logs for my wood burning stove.
cordless chainsaw and use your garden waste as valuable fuel - don't
waste fuel driving it to the dump!
I test 3 of the best 18v cordless chainsaws.
vs Black & Decker 18v model
3 of the best 18v Cordless chainsaws with Li-Ion batteries
Battery capacity - May 2016
B&D - 1.5
amp hour battery
Greenworks 2 amp hour battery
Wolf 3 amp hour battery
Click here to see my special page dedicated to
Best electric grass
trimmers tested and reviewed
use the link below for my new
click here for
my page on cordless grass trimmers
After testing most of the popular makes of electric
trimmer I was very disappointed. Many were either uncomfortable to
use or had ridiculously complicated nylon line dispensers that were
very hard to replace.
I know of at least 2 people who became so frustrated that they
smashed their trimmers against a
wall and threw them away!
Another annoying thing about electric grass trimmers is the cable -
that's why I much prefer the battery powered cordless grass trimmers.
Luckily Li-ion batteries have improved the
performance of these cordless tools and they are now worth looking
The new cordless trimmers from Bosch have a wheel that
supports the weight of the machine and the handles and shafts are
adjustable in every way to make the tools easier to use.
click here for
my page on cordless grass trimmers
Gardengroom safety Hedge
Trim, Vac and Shred in
Many accidents happen with electric hedge trimmers,
either by cutting fingers or electrocution from cutting the cable. About
10 year ago I met an Inventor called Graham Wilson who had a solution -
he designed a hedge trimmer with a concealed rotary blade. Another
advantage of this design is that the blade would cut and shred the
clippings and then blow them into a bag.
Over the years my testing concluded that the Garden Groom is not the best
hedge trimmer for everyone but as a specialist product it works very
well. It is definitely the safest and the only one that collects and
shreds the trimmings- thus saving you a lot of clear up time.
The Garden Groom works best on well maintained hedges
that are not too wide. It is fairly heavy and the collecting box fills
quickly. However it is now supplied in 2 sizes and with a tube and large collecting bag
which works well if you have space beside your hedge.
This is the Garden Groom Midi, there is also a
higher performance model known as the Garden Groom Pro
Mains Powered Grass Trimmers
Black & Decker Strimmers
Black and Decker GL690
Black & Decker Strimmers -
One of the most powerful electric trimmers
available was the
Black & Decker GL690 Strimmer, which has a 630w motor. As
with other higher spec machines it has full adjustment and can be
used to trim the top or sides of your lawn.
feature with the GL690 is that is has two different and
interchangeable cutting cassette systems. One conventional spool of
nylon and then a "heavy duty" clip in blade like a big nylon cats
whisker. Overall, due to the vast number of models with different
spool and line systems and constant changes I do not like to
recommend Black & Decker strimmers. For this product I am
happier recoemneding Bosch as they keep the models going for longer
and don't use as many different parts.
electric trimmers from a Fredshed recommended supplier
DID YOU NOW?
The word "Strimmer" belongs to Black and Decker. If you call any
other make of grass trimmer a "strimmer" you could be sued!
When it comes to Strimmers B&D have gone through more models than
Peter Stringfellow. So please don't ask me about spares or repairs
as I just cant keep up with all the numbers!
Many retailers and websites want to sell you the Grass Trimmer - but
can't be bothered to sell the line and spools you will need to
continue using it.
My heavy old B&D Strimmer ( above)
Black & Decker Trimmer Spares
Black and Decker trimmers use 3 types of nylon cutting systems. Manual
for the older and low spec models and reflex for later models.
large machines like the GL680 GL685 and GL690 use the Reflex plus
system which has the option of the heavy duty "cats whisker" type
I quite like the cats whisker blades as they are easier to
fit. Personally I hate nylon trimmer spools as I have wasted many
hours trying to fit or fix them. I have also wasted many hours gazing
at a rack of plastic spools and lines in B&Q wondering which one to buy!
have a Black & Decker Strimmer the most likely spools you will need
the ones below, click for specific model details.
Black & Decker A6481 and A 6441 spools, and best value 50
metre line !
Buy the cats Whisker heavy duty line for the Black & Decker GL680
GL685 and GL690 Trimmers
click here to buy nylon spool for the GL680/685/690 Trimmers
Alternative to Nylon Grass Trimmers
2 Tools in 1
Grass and shrub
NEW IMPROVED BOSCH ISIO - MUCH
EASIER TO SWAP BETWEEN BLADES
Also available for the ISIO battery powered
Bosch Isio Cordless Shrub/ Grass Shear
Bosch Teleskopstiel Isio
Bosch Sprayer Attachment for Isio III Shrub & Grass Shears
The Bosch ISIO can be converted from a grass shear
to a small shrub trimmer in seconds and is surprisingly efficient. I
also like the drop in charger base and metal tin that the tool comes
Running time is very good thanks to the Li-ion
batteries and I get 20 minutes use which included some woody shrub
material. The softer the material you cut the longer the battery will
last between re-charges. The Bosch Isio comes in a kit with both
A good accessory is the telescopic handle
which makes the Isio easy to use without bending. The handle has
wheels and also allows the Isio to be turned on its side to cut
Replacement blades are available for the Bosch Isio and I believe this
tool and it's spares will be available for many years, unlike the cheaper
copies from discount chains and mail order catalogues.
Telescopic handle and wheels.
Black & Decker Alligator Pruner
This unique tool from Black and Decker combines the
features of a small chainsaw with the action of loppers. The result is a
very effective pruning tool that is easy to use and most importantly very
The Alligator is light enough for me to use from my
wheelchair and the clamping jaws and double safety switches make it much
safer than any other powered pruning tool. There was an 18v battery version but it has been
use link below to buy a replacement chain for
your Black & Decker Alligator
The Black and Decker Alligator had a 550w motor and
weights about 4KG. It will easily cut branches up to 100mm ( 4 inches)
This tool is fun to use but you still need to take care
with it to protect yourself and also make the tool last longer. This one got
abused and a small cog broke. Luckily Black & Decker spares are easily
available and the parts were only £3.
Black + Decker GK1000 Alligator Powered Lopper 550 Watts
Black + Decker Alligator Chain
My old test model shown, new model is orange in colour but same
Doff Your Cap To Squire Jenkins - another official
Fredshed tester of power products.
At his Welsh country estate Squire Jenkins and his man
servant "Ted" can give even the most robust tools a thorough workout- and if
they don't come up to scratch - just like the peasants, they shoot em,.......pull
Squire Jenkins, Purdey & Boss
DO ME A FAVOUR!
If you use a powered product like a shredder , trimmer
or hedgetrimmer then buy these cheap but effective goggles.
It's so easy to damage your eyesight , from a speck of
blown dust to a flying thorn.
Buy now - what have you got to lose - only £6 or
I always wear goggles and gloves when testing garden
shredders as thorny branches can get whipped about in your hand or face.
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