The Tool Thread

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shittim

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Really nice John Deere, do you leave the bucket on when you mow? Buckets seem to put more stress on the front end.
 
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Miri

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Hey how about this way of peeling an apple!


 

tanakh

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Hi we had a tool thread on the original site. Not sure if it’s gone.

But anyway just wanted to say thank you for the advice given.

I got myself some cordless battery hedge cutters. Mac something or other.

They are great for giving the hedge a light trim and are very light and quick to use,
the battery charges up in less then an hour.

So I can just pop out if a have a spare 15 mins and pretty much do half the garden in that
time without messing around with reels of cable, plugs and circuit breakers.

I will stick with the electric ones I think, for when the hedge is overgrown and needs a good
cut back. That kind of job needs full on power. lol

But the cordless ones are great for keeping the hedge in shape once I’ve tamed it
into submission!
I cant say that I'm keen on cordless tools since I bought an electric drill and discovered it took 24 hours to recharge!
 

shittim

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thats a bunch, maybe way back then, they are pretty neet now, Li-ion batteries have made a difference.
 

Oncefallen

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I cant say that I'm keen on cordless tools since I bought an electric drill and discovered it took 24 hours to recharge!
:eek::eek::eek:

I've never had a cordless tool that took more than an hour or so for the batteries to recharge even back in the days of NiCad batteries. With my current set, it is a rarity that I can kill one battery before the spare is completely recharged and even if I did, LI batteries are not as particular about full charge cycles.
 
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Miri

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The battery for the hedge trimmers charged up in just under an hour.

I once was given a rechargeable battery tooth brush for a Christmas
present (yes really - my brothers don’t have a clue, probably explains why they
are single)

That took several hours to charge and only gave 10 mins of usage.
 

Lynx

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If you have to brush your teeth for more than 10 minutes at a time, you have bigger problems than a rechargeable battery that takes a long time to charge.
 
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Miri

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#30
If you have to brush your teeth for more than 10 minutes at a time, you have bigger problems than a rechargeable battery that takes a long time to charge.
Yes like having to keep it plugged in for several hours a day. Lol
 

shittim

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many consumer personal products are kept plugged in, hair curlers, blow dryers, etc.
best wishes
 

shittim

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yes, i think she was tongue in cheek about the description.
 

shittim

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what about pole saws? Just once or twice a year so don't want to trifle with caring for a gas engine, plug in electric would be great, I think.
Any input/experience?
blessings
 
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Miri

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I suppose it would be handy if you have a jungle.
 

Waggles

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I suppose it would be handy if you have a jungle.
Yes I have about an acre block. Lots of jungle.
The large Mascot slasher mower does the open spaces of grass but one needs a good brushcutter
or wippersnipper to get into all the eges and along the fencing, and around posts …
 
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joefizz

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An entire tool thread and not one "Tool Grunt" I shall fix this!...
 

Huckleberry

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A few people mentioned petrol/gas but I’m just a bit wary of them.
Don’t want to blow myself up! Lol
I figured maybe gasoline-powered tools were banned in the UK.
If I'd known that was an option for you, I would have strongly suggested it.
Perfectly safe as long as you remember not to light your cigarette while gassing up.
Seriously, gas-powered is the best of both worlds; cordless and full power.
 
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Miri

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I figured maybe gasoline-powered tools were banned in the UK.
If I'd known that was an option for you, I would have strongly suggested it.
Perfectly safe as long as you remember not to light your cigarette while gassing up.
Seriously, gas-powered is the best of both worlds; cordless and full power.

We have gas/petrol powered tools they use red petrol/diesel

That’s fuel with a bit of dye added to it. You don’t pay tax on the red stuff, it’s the
only difference. Fuel used to run a vehicle is taxed. If it’s to run machinery it’s not
so it’s cheaper.

People get caught out though putting it in their cars and get fined for tax invasion.