Toni’s Tool Tips | When in Doubt, Power Up!

I heard about this energy-saving tool from Master Gardener Rita Bernardi, who is in a pruning guild. After a talk I did for her group, she told me about when she was first learning her new skill. Her hands were hurting terribly, so she purchased a cordless lithium battery-powered pruner and a hedge trimmer by Teho. Now she can prune without pain and she is delighted with her purchases.

When I tried the tools she recommended, I found them to be surprisingly effective at cutting up to a half an inch of greenwood. They hold a charge for five hundred cuts before needing to be recharged, and charging only takes an hour. If you have carpel tunnel, tendonitis, or decreased muscle strength in your hands, or if you just want to shorten your time pruning, give these power tools a try.

Other trusted brands that make battery-powered pruners include Black and Decker, with its power lopper saw, and both Greenworks and Gardena’s cordless pole hedge trimmer.

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