Buying Guide Trimmers

A trimmer is used to trim lawn edges where a mower can’t reach. A trimmer with a curved shaft is often used for easy trimming around lawns and flower beds. Machines with straight shafts and bevel gears are designed for more demanding jobs, and they make it easier to reach under hedges, bushes and the like.

To get the most from your new machine it’s naturally important that you choose the right model. Your choice should be based entirely on the work you do. What type of vegetation will you need to trim? How frequently will you use the machine and for how long at a time?

Things to keep in mind when buying a trimmer:

• Does the machine have an adequate vibration reduction system? Vibration will quickly cause fatigue.

• Don't buy a machine that is too small. A powerful machine will do a better job.

• A trimmer with a rotating handle will be easier to transport and store.

• Can the dealer service your machine? Do they have spare parts and accessories?

• Is the machine easy to maintain? Is there a good user manual?

• Can the dealer demonstrate the machine?

• Can the dealer supply you with the necessary protective equipment?

• Is there a good supply of accessories and spare parts for the machine?

• Always ask to try the machine before you decide.

• Check that the trimmer head and guard are tested and CE approved as suitable for use in combination.