To ensure your trees stay beautiful and healthy, you must make sure they are trimmed regularly. Routine maintenance is of vital importance, not just to protect your trees, but to protect your family and your property too.
Some homeowners spend a lot of money on professional tree services to take on the task, but with power tools readily available, more people are taking on the challenge themselves. Unfortunately, not everyone has these tree trimming power tools in their shed, so you might be wondering what types of tools you will need. It might be tempting to use any standard power tool to get the job done, but it is a lot safer to trim trees with tools designed specifically for trimming trees. Although some of these tools will cost you a pretty penny, if you invest in quality products, you can expect most of the tools to have a long life span. Well maintained trees can add to your home’s curb appeal, which is one of the many reasons you should take care of them on a regular basis.
Before we get started, keep in mind that tree trimming can be an extremely dangerous task, especially when using power tools. Keep children as far away as possible when you are working on your trees. Make sure you wear quality protective gear at all times, including a helmet, a pair of strong work gloves, a face protection shield, heavy duty footwear, etc.
If you are not sure how to operate the power tools, read the manufacturer’s guidelines thoroughly. Consider employing an experienced tree trimming service for advice on the different techniques. Most reputable tree companies have a website, a social media page, and an email address, so don’t hesitate to contact them before you take on such a dangerous job. Experienced arborists will be able to provide you with the safety guidelines so that you trim your trees without endangering yourself or others.
Cordless Hedge Trimmers
Cordless hedge trimmers are extremely popular in today’s marketplace. Unlike their corded or petrol counterparts, they rely on rechargeable batteries for energy. They are normally a lot lighter than traditional trimmers, which allows you to easily maneuver the machine around your property. You should have no problem reaching every single hedge in your garden. Because there are no extension leads connected to the cordless trimmer, you don’t have to worry about the cord getting snagged.
When the first rechargeable hedge trimmers came on the scene, a lot of folks complained about the poor battery life, but as technology advanced, most modern models available seem to last a lot longer.
These trimmers produce less noise than petrol or corded models, so you don’t have to worry about disturbing your neighbors. You won’t have to wear ear protectors when using these trimmers.
Electric Chain Saw
A lot of people assume that electric chain saws are not powerful enough to trim trees, which isn’t true. These easy to operate power tools provide plenty of power so the average homeowner can use them to maintain their trees.
You won’t have to worry about pulling a cord or filling it with gas, instead, you just recharge the device and switch the on button for it to operate. Because they are very light in comparison to most gas models, you should have no issues with handling the machine.
There are safety mechanisms built into these chain saws to reduce kickbacks from occurring. Because they use less power, violent kickbacks will be a thing of the past. Although very few professional tree services use these tools, the tool is the perfect piece of equipment for a person wanting to maintain their trees on their property.
Cordless Pole Saws
Cordless pole saws provide people with greater mobility. Most models are powered by long lasting lithium-ion batteries that are great if you have a lot of work to do. Although they are slightly heavier in comparison to corded saws, and they are slightly more expensive, they are really easy to operate. You will be able to reach parts of trees and plants that you wouldn’t have been able to reach with corded models. Although the batteries tend to last for a long time, you can expect the juice to run low after around an hour, depending on the power output and the type of battery the device uses. Once the battery is depleted, it’s time to recharge it, which can prove frustrating, especially if you didn’t get the chance to finish the job on hand. Most people who own cordless pole saws invest in a second battery as backup.
Whether you use a corded or a gas-powered pole saw, you have to be very careful. Before you start working, make sure you are working in a safe environment.