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Although a hand held sickle
or a larger scythe
offer a relatively quick way to clear undergrowth with human power, if you have a large area of land to clear it is difficult to beat a strimmer
. Strimmers (aka brush cutters
) are available for professionals and amateurs, with either electric or petrol powered motors.
Nowadays you can purchase a basic new electric strimmer
for under £20, however, you cannot expect such a cheap
device to last more than a couple of seasons. A good quality professional standard petrol strimmer
will last a lifetime since its components can all be replaced in the future and they can be maintained by the owner.
For all but the smallest gardens, a petrol strimmer
is far easier to use than an electric strimmer as you do not have to worry about the electric cable, extension cords, and so on. They also tend to have larger motors which can cut much more quickly through the rough stuff.
Best for value and longevity is a good quality used
professional petrol strimmer
such as the Stihl FS55C strimmer
pictured above. Such a strimmer can be used all day long, month in and month out.
Look out for professional strimmers from the following manufacturers: Stihl
Expect to pay £75-£150 for a good used professional standard petrol-powered strimmer.
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It is the strimmer line
- typically made from nylon - which cuts the undergrowth as it spins around at speed. It is false economy to purchase a low quality strimmer line as you will just use more of it and spend more time feeding it into your strimmer. Expect to pay £2-£6 for a 15 metre long roll of strimmer line.
make the strimmer line used by council
groundsmen across the UK and it is rated as one of the toughest lines on the market. Look out for their 2.4mm diamond cut
(square) strimmer line. Also look out for Oregon
strimmer line which is also very good.
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