I have reviewed a couple of multi tools on this site, including the Mitox 270MT so it was interesting to come across this useful article from Ezine Articles expert author Al Smitty who has written widely on gardening topics and provides really helpful information.
Here it is, in its entirety:-
It’s always nice if you can purchase a multi tool for any type of job, and gardening tools are no different. Hedge trimmer attachment and other tools often come with a variety of attachments to make them a multi purpose tool. Gone are the days of having to have one tool and even separate power tools for each job. Now you can find power tools that come with accessories that can help you do more jobs with one tool.
Look for those tools, that first of all, are light weight enough for you to use easily, then make sure that they come with a few accessories so that you can do many different types of jobs with ease.
You’ll find trimmers often come with a variety of attachments, such as an attachment for pruning trees, an attachment for hedges, and even extenders so you can get to hard to reach places. This type of tool will find many different uses in your landscaping needs, in truth, not only saving storage space but also money.
Be sure you follow and understand the directions for changing the heads on these types of tools. And whatever you do, make sure the tool in question is completely powered off, meaning unplugged if electric, or you’ve take the batteries out if cordless.
While these lightweight tools look like they are not very powerful or dangerous, they are for cutting and therefore can be extremely dangerous if not used properly. You’ll often find that they recommend safety equipment during use as well, such as gloves, goggles and head protection.
Remember, there’s a good chance there’s going to be flying debris when you’re using these tools and it doesn’t take much to injure an eye, or have a stick or hedge piece cut you. For this reason it’s also recommended that long pants and long sleeves are worn during operation.
One of the nice things about technology today is the availability of information on the Internet. Before purchasing any type of gardening or landscaping tool, you can learn a lot about it on the Internet.
This can often include not just pictures and reviews but also videos of the proper use and technique of the powered tool. If you’re not thoroughly familiar with powered gardening tools and the accompanying attachments, take a gander through the available videos online and learn how it works, the best techniques for use, and the safest manner of use before you fire it up.
Gardening clubs are another great resource for knowledge on your new power hedger, so if you can’t get online to see videos, join the club or at least head for a meeting and learn the proper use.
Many of the power tools of today come with different attachments to make them a multi purpose tool around your property. Look to hedge trimmer attachment tools to give your hedge trimmer multi purposes around your yard, such as a pruning attachment, weed eater attachment, extenders for length and edging capabilities.
Al Smitty is a writer who loves to discuss many topics ranging from pole hedge trimmer to American football. Thanks for reading!
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So, if you are thinking of buying a petrol hedge trimmer, why not consider buying a tool that combines several functions. After all, many gardeners are familiar with using garden tools with heads that slot onto a shaft and which are easy to change so as not to have all those extra handles when it is much less wasteful to use the same handle for many tools. The same principle applies with petrol multi-tools, the same motor and operating handle are used for a variety of tools that can be quickly attached and changed as necessary – saves a lot of money, saves draining down more than one fuel tank and only one motor to maintain!