2009/04/15

How to Choose Garden Trimmers

Garden trimmers, cutting greenery, can trim right up to trees, steps, and rocks. To give your newly mowed garden lawn that finished look, you need a trimmer to tidy up the edges of your lawn, and reach into the areas of your garden the lawn mower was unable to get to. Many can also accept a metal blade for leveling tough scrub and small saplings.

Garden Strimmers come in a variety of brands, shapes and sizes. You could know them generally from the following info:

Scissor-Action Trimmer

- Similar to a draw-cut trimmer, but has two moving blades instead of just one.
- Operates with side-to-side pressure, like ordinary household scissors.

Draw-Cut Trimmer

- Good for a variety of cutting applications.
- Has one stationary lower blade and one moving upper blade.
- Operates by an up and down squeeze of the handle.
- Blades are typically tempered steel.

Hand Edger

- Used for edging thick sod around walks, flowerbeds, trees and shrubs.
- Has a long handle with a sharp, high-carbon steel blade.

Leverage-Assisted Trimmer

- Used for a variety of lawn and garden cutting applications.
- Uses a cam located between the handles with an off-center pivot that increases the cutting efficiency.
- Reduces the effort required to squeeze the handles.
- Designed for one-handed use.
- Has a safety lock or catch to hold blades together while not in use.

Rotary Edger

- Comes in single- or double-wheel models.
- In the single-wheel model, a rubber-tired wheel moves along the walk or driveway and turns a cutting blade against a cutting edge.
- Teeth float above the bottom trench to cut grass without being clogged by stones, sticks and other debris.

Long-Handled Trimmer

- Used for a variety of cutting applications.
- Has long handles to relieve crouching and allows user to stand while trimming grass.
- Some models have a swivel head for more versatility.

At last, stepping stones and other obstacles can all cause damage to the blades of your lawn mower. A strimmer usually has a nylon cord, which is housed in a coil. Any damage the object does to the cord can be put right by pulling more cord out of the coil. This is the most important reason that we choose the garden trimmers.

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