The new and cordless Gtech HTO4 2 in 1 Garden Multi-Tool is a powerful enough tool to trim hedges and cut branches, all in one light weight garden appliance.
Historically, garden power tools which were cordless haven’t had enough power to tackle the jobs they were designed for. Gtech have now mastered cordless technology and are ensuring that a lack of a cord doesn’t mean a lack of performance.
The incredibly robust Gtech HTO4 2 in 1 Garden Multi-Tool comes complete with branch cutting and hedge trimming blades that areinterchangeable. The tool also features a powerful 18v motor run off NiCd batteries that gives a consistent performance as well as a telescopic handle enabling the user to reach the tops of the tallest hedges.
The hedge trimmer is powerful enough to cut through stems that are up to 15mm thick, and is perfect for trimming all the commonest hedging plants. The branch cutter features a 100mm circular saw blade that is semi enclosed and can cut through branches that are up to 8cm, or 8in, thick. The angle of the head is adjustable by up to 120 degrees, allowing hedge tops to be reached and hard to prune varieties worked on easily.
The 18v battery charges in 5 hours to provide a 45 minute run-time using either the hedge trimmer or branch cutter. Plenty of time to get your gardening jobs done without running out of juice.
Lightweight and portable
And being cordless it is portable, light and quiet. You can work around the garden without trailing cables or the need for hearing protection. Weighing just 2.5kg, the Gtech HTO4 2 in 1 Garden Multi-Tool is easier to handle than heavier garden power tools, especially when using the telescopic handle to reach higher branches.
About 300,000 people are hurt in their gardens each year seriously enough to go to hospital – around 87,000 are injured actively gardening or carrying out DIY jobs in the garden. Men have more accidents in the garden than women and, apart from children, people aged 30 to 60 are most likely to be injured. Included in RoSPA’s top ten list of most dangerous garden tools are Electic hedge trimmers at number five accounting for three thousand, one hundred accidents per year.
Garden power tools must always be used with an RCD – residual current device – which will cut off the power quickly in the event of an accident. The built-in safety switch of the Gtech HT04 prevents accidental starting and the unit stops instantly when you take one hand off. A protective visor also reduces the chances of small debris hitting your face.
Priced £99.95 from www.gtechonline.co.uk, Amazon and all good independent garden centres, the Gtech HT04 comes with a 2 year manufacturers warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee. Spare batteries are available as an accessory at additional cost.