These days, brushcutters are known by many names (such as string trimmers, weed whackers, tree pruners and weed eaters) but their use remains the same – to clear our properties of unruly growth. What you may not have realised, however, is that your brushcutter is actually an extremely versatile tool that can be used to clear all kinds of growth if you put your mind to it. You just have to make sure that you have the right sort of blade attached to the machine if you want to avoid damaging it.
The addition of a circular saw blade that has been specifically made for use with a brushcutter can provide you with more versatility than you would have ever thought possible. Some of the applications it can be used for include:
- Tree Trimming: Also known as pruning, the use of a brushcutter to achieve this task can actually be much easier than attempting to use a heavy chainsaw. This is because the blade can be wielded at the end of a much lighter 6 foot machine, allowing you to reach up into the trees. It should be able to cut through a branch up to the diameter of the blade, providing that you cut it from both sides.
- Clearing Brush: You will find that the addition of a blade enables you to perform the brushcutters primary function (clearing growth) easier than ever. Clearing large patches of brush or even an acreage would be much too difficult for a regular machine, and don’t even think about trying to cut through some of the more unruly plants, such as blackberry. A blade will make short work of this problem.
- Hedge Trimming: It is also possible to use your brushcutter instead of a hedge trimmer. You will find that the action is faster and much less jagged than a traditional trimmer, allowing you to shape your hedges into whatever form you desire. As the blade is wielded at the end of the pole, you will be able to reach hedges that are quite high with ease, ensuring that you don’t need to pull out a ladder.
- Grass Cutting: You could also use the blade to effortlessly slice through your lawn, especially those patches that grow too close to objects for your lawnmower to reach. A brushcutter can make short work of the grass that grows beside pathways, driveways, trees, playground equipment, garden beds and so on. It will help you to ensure that your lawn always looks neat and well manicured.
It doesn’t matter what you call your brushcutter, each and every one is able to perform each of the tasks we have outlined above if you fit the machine with an appropriate blade. By purchasing a single circular saw blade, your brushcutter could actually replace a number of other tools that are taking up space in your shed and costing you a fortune to maintain. Your local outdoor power products supplier should be able to source an appropriate blade for your machine, just make sure you know its brand and size.
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