Both petrol and electric hedge trimmers have their pros and cons but there are a number of key benefits that electric hedge trimmers have over their petrol counterparts.
One of the key advantages that electric hedge trimmers have over petrol is that they are ‘plug and go’ machines. All you need to do is to plug it in or place the battery into the hedge trimmer and it’s ready to use.
Petrol hedge trimmers aren’t so easy. They require a lot more maintenance. For example you need to add oil and fuel into the machine in the correct ratios and quantities or risk damaging the hedge trimmer. Using an electric hedge trimmer removes the risks associated with storing petrol and removes the risk of you spilling petrol on your grass and turning it brown. Electric powered products are also much more environmentally friendly and typically lighter than petrol models.
One key benefit of an electric hedge trimmer is that they are much quieter than petrol machines. This means that you are less likely to disturb the neighbours when maintaining your hedges, and it removes the need (in most cases) to wear ear protectors when in use.
Some people may say that petrol hedge trimmers are best as there are no cables getting in the way, but electric hedge trimmers can do this too.
Cordless hedge trimmers like the Flymo EasiCut Cordless 420 are powered using batteries. This provides you with the freedom to roam around your garden without the trailing cables, just like a petrol trimmer.
One of the benefits of Flymo’s cordless product range is that the batteries are interchangeable between products. This means that you can use the battery from your grass trimmer in your hedge trimmer as well (where voltages match). You can also buy additional spare batteries if needed. This helps increase the run / cut time of your hedge trimmer as you can have one battery on charge when using the other.
Where to buy an electric hedge trimmer
Flymo has wide range of corded and cordless hedge trimmers available to buy. These can be purchased via the Official Flymo Webshop or at most good high street retailers and local garden centres.