My new garden toy, come look

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

DDDH got me this on Mother's Day. The day before I had complained about blisters I had gotten trimming an espalier using a pair of scissors. I had shown him a similar tool I saw in the Gardener's Supply catalog a few months ago, but I hadn't seriously thought that I needed to have one, more like "would be nice to have".

When my finger was blistered and my arm rather stiff from scissor-trimming for over an hr, I knew I needed a little help. The mini weighs about 2 pounds and cuts thru anything less than 1/2" thick, as if it were butter. Won't work for regular shrubs. I absolutely adore it. Will be using it lots.

Before we went to Lowe's to get my minishrubber I looked online for user reviews. It was 1/2 pro and 1/2 con. It is definitely for light use. Ours cost $45, the one listed in Gardeners Supply is $65.

If you use the mini, pls post here. I'd like to read what you all think about yours. Me, I recommend it!

This message was edited May 19, 2009 11:41 AM

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Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

I forgot to say it is chargeable and the charge lasts about 30 min. here is the tool with the blade trimmer attachment. I haven't used that yet. Will come handy when trying to cut grass around shrubs. One of the users in favor of the mini said she used it for deadheading. I might try using it for that also.

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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

oh lord, don't let Brian see that!!!

Richmond, TX(Zone 9a)

randy!!!!!! thank you so much. mark says he can get to your house in his sleep.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

I guess he got them, I didn't notice them as I left today

No. San Diego Co., CA(Zone 10b)

Glad you posted this, as I now know that I need a bigger one!

Bradford, PA(Zone 5a)

Ooo! That looks so neat! Know what you mean about blisters and stiff arms.

Hi, don't mean to be rude. I am new here. When I saw a new garden toy post I had to check it out. lol. That would be a real useful tool. I have been out weeding, a beautiful day, I have to go to work but get the next 2 off and they look to be beautiful,too. You all have a great day

(Zone 9a)

That's cool Nery, I could use ne of those. DH just bought me a new re-chargeable reciprocating saw for planting. We have so many big trees here you have to cut a lot of roots. I haven't tried it yet because everything is still so wet and soggy here.

Greensboro, AL

http://www.gardeners.com/Rechargeable-Clip-+-Shear/GardeningTools_Pruners,34-927,default,cp.html

I have the set shown at Gardener's Supply, but I didn't buy mine from there. I found mine in a clearance sale bin at Walmart in Tuscaloosa - much cheaper. So of course I HAD to buy them.

I really like the shrub cutter. I use it on wisteria which is threatening to swallow up my driveway.

I keep it on the charger, but a few days ago when I went to get it, I found the shrubber and one other tool which has the same kind of then charger cord snapped in two pieces - one end of each tool still plugged into the charger. I can only guess that some kind of animal chewed through the charger cord. I don't see and teeth marks - just the cleanly severed cords.

So now I have to look for replacement cords.

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