There is an interesting feature to consider when it comes to which model to choose from. This applies to both battery and petrol. Single-sided or double-sided blades, it doesn't matter which when it comes to this one but, a really smooth operator is the double reciprocating blades as opposed to one blade being stationary. Don't get confused by the term "double reciprocating blades"because this really is "somewhat" of a misnomer in a way. First off, for those that are not familiar with hedge trimmers will tend to think... "how can anything "double reciprocate"? Second, Allow me to clear things up here a little bit. All hedge trimmers have an upper and a lower blade. This is what makes them double-bladed, in the (first place). On a typical "humdrum" hedge trimmer, the lower blade will remain stationary while the upper blade sweeps over it. This is what's known as a single reciprocating blade type of brite trimmer
This one blade being "stationary" while the other blade "reciprocates" is actually the first original design. This design is just a little slower in cutting because only one blade is doing the action part of the work by moving back and forth. Now this design works very well primarily for short term use. That is, if you won't be using your trimmer for more than say... 20 to 30 minutes at a time. This always has worked very well and is really not a bad idea for this kind of infrequent usage. Keep in mind that, they get the job done just as much as any of the "double reciprocating blades" hedge trimmers do, only a little bit slower! However, there is something to consider when it comes to the longer runs. I'm sure you've used a push lawnmower before, likewise a self-propelled one perhaps. Needless to ask, have you noticed how your hands feel like their tingling after you've finished mowing the lawn? It feels a lot like they're still on the handlebar of the lawnmower while the engine is running right?
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