George Killgore, of the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, offers some tips for choosing and using hedge trimmers.
More in Home Improvement
Lopping shears have long handles that make it easier to cut large branches. Some models have cushioned shock-absorbing handles.
The mini-pruning saw is an easily portable tool with sharp blades for cutting thin branches; the standard pruning saw has sharp teeth for cutting thick timber. Its teeth are designed to cut in both directions.
Hedge trimmers are used for shaping hedges and bushes. Cordless hedge trimmers can cut trimming time in half. They're battery operated and have teeth on both sides of the blade. Some models come with an extender for making cuts higher up.
Commercial hedge trimmers have bigger blades for larger jobs.
Wood Floor Installation Tips (00:01:00)
Handmade Gourd-Banjo (20:01)
Install a Concrete Countertop (04:40)
Rusty Porcelain Sink Repair (00:03:15)
Stark to Inviting Bath Part 2 (03:26)
Floating Wood Flooring (00:02:35)
Secret-Door Entry Quick Tips (00:01:00)
Stone Columns (03:38)
Install a Backyard Water Wall (03:13)
Waterproof Outdoor Curtains (00:01:14)
Witch Crafts Halloween Projects 1 Photos
How To Make a Classic Tulle Tutu 15 Photos
Pergolas and Other Outdoor Structures 24 Photos
Chalkboard Paint Ideas for the Kitchen 11 Photos
12 Ways to Upcycle Old Neckties 12 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.