If you have a beautiful, formally laid out garden, you are going to choose a different type of hedge trimmer than if you have a wild garden. Make sure, when buying a petrol hedge trimmer that you get a tool that is right for your garden. By doing your homework first, you will be able to avoid the expense and irritation of getting the wrong one.
Petrol hedge trimmers can be divided three groups which I have explained below. In each category, I have described the most appropriate use for that model. The list I have compiled will help you to decide on which model is most appropriate for your garden. If your business is providing gardening services, then it might be most appropriate for you to have two or three types to be able to cope with any job you are given.
It may be that you have to sculpt or shape delicate shrubs or bushes. You can purchase small hedge trimmers with a cutting bar length of only about 14". These small trimmers are really good for the more intricate cutting required in these situations. These machines may be small but they are powerful enough to get the job done quickly and leave a very neat finish.
If you need a multi-purpose hedge cutter, choosing one with a cutting bar head of around 22" will tackle most garden jobs. Choose a Dual Action Blade Cutter with both blades moving in opposing directions. You will find that the great advantage of this, to you as the operator will be much less of the vibration which is so tiring if you are using your trimmers a lot.
If you have a lot of tall hedges that are way above head height, the hedge trimmer you need is a Pole hedge Trimmer. You will not have to worry about climbing up ladders to get your hedge cut, you can do it all whilst standing safely on the ground. There is another great benefit to these hedge trimmers which is that the blades can be angled so that you can also cut the top of your tall hedge as well as the sides.
You may perhaps have come to the conclusion that for the jobs you need to do, you will need more than one model of petrol hedge trimmer. I hope my list has been of assistance in helping you to come to the right conclusions as to which type or combination of types is right for you.