Titan TTB427GTM 45cm 400W Extendable Pole Electric Hedge Trimmer 230V
Handy tool, but a bit top heavy when extended. It would be better if the motor was at the handle end in the same way as the petrol model.
26 Aug 2015
Ticks all the boxes
I have a deep (about 5 foot) quickthorn hedge across the end of a wide garden. I keep the height at around 5 feet but the growth on the far side cannot now be cut using a conventional hedge trimmer. So I researched extendable trimmers and bought this one.
It was delivered free well within 24 hours of placing the order. The box appeared to have been opened and re-sealed with tape, and a hole had been made at the top, possibly to aid handling. I phoned Screwfix before opening (a) to notify this and (b) to ask what I should do. A very helpful representative assured me that returned items (which I suspected this might be) are not resold and asked me to open the box, inspect the product and if dissatisfied to contact them for a replacement. You can't ask for better than that.
It looked in order, so I assembled it (easy) and went to work on the hedge. I managed to cut the offending top-growth so it now looks nice and tidy. Yes, it felt heavy and my shoulders and left wrist ached, but... I had to reach a long way across while standing on a garden bench, it was horizontal all the time, it's effectively a standard hedge trimmer on the end of a long pole, and although in reasonable condition, I'm nearly 74, so what's to be expected?
Looking forward to using it again and devising a more user-friendly working position.
I gave it 5 stars for reliability because it has proved completely reliable so far - but that was just yesterday afternoon, so I can't speak as to longer usage.
No regrets at all so far.
22 Aug 2015
Have just used this electric pole hedge trimmer on my high and very wide hedges.
What a difference having the correct tools!
Once you get the strap adjusted to suit it balances well.
Excellent value having looked at several alternatives this takes some beating, also has the advantage of having a telescopic handle.
21 Aug 2015
Broke down after 10hours use
Having said this hedgetrimmer broke down after 10 hours use it was promptly replaced under warranty. It tackled blackthorn hedge with no problem but do not know yet how long my second one will last.
21 Aug 2015