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A superb hedge trimmer!
Ikra Flexotrim AHS-6024 Cordless
Member Name: karalouk
Ikra Flexotrim AHS-6024 Cordless
Advantages: Effective/Powerful, Lightweight/Easy to handle, Cordless, Adjustable handle
Disadvantages: A bit pricey
I was quite nervous when the Ikra Flexotrim Hedge Trimmer arrived at my door step. It was packaged inside a huge brown box and I felt as though it was going to be too big and heavy duty for me to handle. I left it sitting in the box for about a week before finally opening it. The brown box had in fact put about a foot on top of the actual size of the hedge trimmer box! When I opened the hedge trimmer box, it wasn't half as scary as I had anticipated. It's 113cm long (including the handle) and really lightweight. It looks really nice too, much less of a chainsaw like I was expecting and more like a giant meat slicer! It comes with an instruction leaflet, plug-in charger and blade cover (a good safety feature to have). The instruction leaflet seems quite long because it's written in lots of different languages but when you read through the English section, it's all very simple to understand and the trimmer is really easy to use. The hedge trimmer requires no setting up and was ready for me to use right away.
The trimmer is cordless. There's no need to fill up the trimmer with petrol (which is time consuming, pricey and smelly) or drag a cable around the garden. It's so convenient to use - just pick it up and start trimming! I've noticed that the battery lasts for a long time before it needs recharging too (it comes with an adapter that you plug in to the mains). I have used the hedge trimmer LOADS and have only charged it twice, for a couple of hours, through choice. The trimmer is not as loud as I expected either, which is a relief. It's quite loud but not half as loud as some petrol trimmers and lawnmowers. There's no need to wear ear protection, although I would advise eye protection as little bits and pieces are prone to flying off - I opt for sunglasses! There is a small shield on the trimmer which I find deflects most garden debris, so no need for gloves and long sleeves.
The trimmer is very efficient and cuts through everything I need it to with ease. It cuts through my hedges and bushes at super speed. The blades are very strong, I have accidentally cut through some thick branches and the trimmer just went right through them. The trimmer is effortless to use and really easy to handle. The blade is quite long which allows me to reach high up and I also find that I can reach awkward places (that normally put me in difficult positions) thanks to the useful adjustable handle, which is really quick and easy to adjust. The trimmer also has an eco-mode which I don't really use, only if I'm trimming a very small area, but I still think it's still a smart mode to have.
I definitely recommend this hedge trimmer and have nothing negative to say about it. It's powerful and effective but lightweight and easy to handle. It's currently selling on Amazon for £174.62.
Summary: A great piece of equipment.
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