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Top 6 For Landscaping Equipment: Cutting Tools

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Much of yard maintenance involves cutting vegetation, in one form or another. For your convenience I've gathered together six items of landscaping equipment that make cutting easier. Compare gas chain saws and electric chain saws as tree-cutting tools. See why ratchet pruners prune better. And explore the pros and cons of electric hedgers and string trimmers when compared to their gas-powered equivalents in landscaping equipment.

1. Remington Electric Chain Saws

Gas-powered chain saws are fueled with a gas/oil mix, and you're forced to calculate the ratio. With electric, you just plug it in and go! All electric landscaping equipment starts up easily, too. Gas chain saws start with a starter rope that you tug at. With electric, startup is a sure thing. Electric chain saws are also easy to wield once you begin cutting. For instance, the 14" Remington weighs in at 5.23 pounds.

2. Ratchet Pruners: The Easy Pruning Shears

Ratchet pruners easily cut thick tree branches that regular pruners would stand no chance against. The ratchet's settings multiply your hand's power, so tyou don’t have to do the work – the tool does it for you. As you cut a branch, the ratchet clicks and moves to the next setting, providing ever-increasing pressure as you cut. Ideal landscaping equipment for those with hand ailments.

3. Black & Decker 16" Hedge Trimmers TR1600

Electric hedge trimmers make for inexpensive and lightweight landscaping equipment when compared to gas-powered models. An added plus with electric is automatic start-up. But the comparison is not one-sided, as gas hedge trimmers have their own advantages. Explore how electric and gas hedge trimmers stack up in this landscaping equipment review.

4. Green, Cordless String Trimmers

You're tired, having just finished mowing the lawn, and now it's time to trim what the mower couldn't reach. What you want at this point is a string trimmer that makes your work relatively easy. You don't want to have to worry about lugging a cord around from one corner of your yard to the other, but you're looking for a cleaner power source than gasoline. See why Lehr's propane string trimmer is the landscaping equipment that satisfies these requirements.

5. Black & Decker Alligator Loppers

Ultimately, the Alligator Lopper must be judged in light of its capabilities as a specialized tool. Matched to the right job, this tool excels. I discuss what jobs I would recommend Alligator Loppers for, plus features of the tool itself, in this review of Black & Decker Alligator Loppers.

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6. Pole Tree Pruners

Owning pole tree pruners promotes safety for those who need to trim small to medium-size trees. With the aid of pole tree pruners, you can maintain such trees in their proper shape without having to climb a ladder with cutting tools -- a dangerous proposition! My review looks specifically at the Corona brand of this tree trimming equipment.

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