It largely depends on what you’ll be trimming and how long you’ll be trimming for, combined with the thickness of the growth you’ll be tackling.
Both types of hedge trimmer have their pros and cons. Starting with petrol pros – they are obviously cordless, generally more powerful, they will run for longer and generally the motor lasts longer, which is why they are popular with professional gardeners.
It’s also safe to use a petrol trimmer in wet conditions, when using an electric model would NOT be recommended.
But petrol trimmers are not without their cons. They are usually more expensive and heavier than electric models, and it’s worth considering the fuss and mess of buying petrol and filling the trimmer.
Store your petrol trimmers in either a plastic container or on some old cloth, so that if there’s a leak it doesn’t go everywhere. If you’re going to store a top-up supply of petrol in your garage or shed, remember it’s highly inflammable, so always take necessary precautions.
They’re quieter and easier to start and maintain.
Electric hedge trimmers come as either corded or cordless hedge trimmers. With a corded hedge trimmer, you’ll have to do deal with extension cords as you work, and stay within a set distance from the mains power supply the whole time, which is inconvenient.
You can trim as far as you need, don’t have to trail cords behind you, and can use the trimmer for as long as the battery charge lasts, and that in itself has improved greatly thanks to the introduction of Lithium ION (Li-ion) batteries. They not only provide more power and last longer than their predecessors, they can also deliver 100% of the energy right until the battery is empty.
It’s safe to say that for most domestic gardens a cordless, battery-powered hedge trimmer in going to be the better choice, especially if you can buy extra batteries for longer trimming time.
The all-new Aguri T20V Cordless Hedge Trimmer is compact and lightweight – it weighs only 2.5kg – and comes with a 20V 2.0Ah Li-ion rechargeable battery providing up to 25 minutes of continuous run time.
As there are no long, trailing cables, it is far more convenient to use than a traditional corded or petrol hedge trimmer and it’s safer too, removing the risk of accidentally cutting through power cables.
You can enjoy the freedom and convenience of our T20V Cordless Hedge Trimmer for just £169.99 RRP, but if you buy today you’ll be able to take advantage of a special offer discount code saving you £60! Get the cordless hedge trimmer offer here.
There’s also the option to buy a two-battery bundle to keep you trimming for longer, which also comes with a £60 saving.
Although our 20v 2.0Ah Li-ion rechargeable battery provides up to 25 minutes of continuous run time, you can now extend your trimming time by buying extra batteries.
Just arrived is the Aguri Cordless Power T20V 20V Rechargeable Battery. It is totally compatible with our new trimmer and costs £34.99.
And completing our hedge trimmer range is another new product – the Aguri Cordless Power T20V Battery Charger, designed to recharge the Aguri Cordless Power T20V rechargeable batteries (please note it will only be compatible with these batteries). It has a RRP of £24.99 and you can buy our fabulous charger here.
Free delivery comes as standard with all of our products, as does Aguri’s outstanding customer service!