People who have been reading this blog for a while will know that I am a great fan of the power tool.
Power tools bring so much enjoyment and relief at being able to do tasks simply and properly.
For example, recently I bought a hedge trimming attachment (135 deg adjustment for those powertool geeks) for my Stihl KM90 combi engine. I already have a rotorvator attachment for it, which is incredibly useful in the veg plot.
I first tried this mean machine in our back garden - because we've been taking care of the new place almost everyday, our home we live in has been left to overgrow a bit. The grass was up to my waste and the weeds were over 5' tall!
I thought I'd test my new cutter on the garden, and low and behold, it was like a hot knife through butter - it literally took minutes to do almost the whole lawn (which normally took me 1.5 hours to do with the small electric mower we have).
After that successful trial, I took the trimmer down the new place and did a little practice on one of the hedges.
WOOHOO! I thought as I gently stroked the hedge with the cutter end - it was so easy!
With my new harness all of the weight of the engine section was supported, and with how the strapping was routed meant that I could hardly feel I was carrying anything at all!
Instead of dreading trimming the hedges with a hand tool, I can now look forward to hours of fun with my trimmer ...
..*COUGH!* I mean I can look forward to working hard shaping the hedges to a better form!