PRODUCT REVIEW: tRIMMERS (sEPTEMBER 21)

Need to tame parts of your garden or allotment, or just needing to keep it neat and trim? Here are some trimmers you might like to consider


BEST BUY
EGO CORDLESS LINE TRIMMER

The ST1400E-ST cordless line trimmer has a 35cm (13¾in) cutting width with a 2.4mm diameter dual line. It has a bump head which cuts in a clockwise rotation and has variable speed settings. The loop-handle is adjustable and with the telescopic shaft you can adjust the length to suit your needs. As a kit product, it comes supplied with a 2.5Ah battery and standard charger which can also be used with other EGO products.

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KG VERDICT
This is an excellent trimmer, suitable for trimming tougher areas of the garden or for just tidying up around raised beds, fences, walls and posts, or taming an overgrown allotment. The easily adjustable telescopic shaft means that you can set the length to suit your height. The trigger allows you to increase/decrease the speed to suit whatever you’re trimming. The shaft and loop-handle are easily adjustable. Weighing 4.6g with the battery attached, this had a light feel to it but might be a little too heavy for some. Most suitable for medium to larger gardens that might need quite a bit of trimming from time to time. The battery will run for up to 60 minutes on a full charge and fully recharge in 50 minutes with a standard charger.

EGO
https://egopowerplus.co.uk
TEL: Go online for stockists near you
PRODUCT CODE: ST1401E-ST
PRICE GUIDE: £269 (with battery and charger)

TOP PICK
COBRA CORDLESS GRASS TRIMMER

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This Cobra GT3024V Cobra cordless grass trimmer has an extendable telescopic shaft and can be operated in two modes eco and turbo. Eco mode is quieter and trims for a longer period of time whereas turbo mode is more powerful with stronger trimming and a faster rotating head so as to cut more. This tool has a 45° rotating head for more flexibility and to also trim lawn verges.

KG VERDICT
This is a relatively light tool and best for small to medium sized gardens. Hats off to designers as this tool is easy and quick to slot together when you first get it. The dual mode function works well – just a matter of pressing a button and the handle is very easy to adjust, as is the extendable shaft. The angle head can also be adjusted for greater flexibility and for trimming the edges of your lawn. If you’re looking for a smaller, easy to manage strimmer, this would be a very good choice!

COBRA
www.cobragarden.co.uk
TEL: Go to website for stockists
PRODUCT CODE: GT3024V
PRICE: £87.99

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TOP PICK
LYCOS 400W Twin Line Trimmer

This 400W Line Trimmer has a cutting width of 25cm (9¾in) and an adjustable head that rotates through 90 degrees for both trimming and edging. It has a 1.6mm dual trimmer line with automatic line feed, a telescopic shaft and an adjustable handle. It also comes with a 20m (65½ft) electric cable.

KG VERDICT
This trimmer has a very long electric lead which means that it is suitable for both small and larger gardens. The shaft is easily extendable and the handle is simple to adjust. The adjustable head is particularly useful for trimming lawn edges so this is a versatile and quality trimmer.

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WOLF-GARTEN
https://wolfgarten-tools.co.uk
TEL: GO TO website for local stockists
PRODUCT CODE: LYE400T-KIT
PRICE GUIDE: £104.99

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