Operation of a Brush Cutter, a precision instrument used to cut, trim and straighten hair, safely and accurately. Use the advice and the ratings here to assess the best brush cutters. This knowledge however, assures that when you finally settle on one, it does exactly that which you desire. There are three main considerations when selecting a brush cutter.
Firstly, consider the area in which the device is to be operated. The space available, the shape and size and any obstacles present will affect the operation of the tool. There is no point wasting money and time on a device which is not suited for your application. The best brush cutters should be able to handle both large and small gardens as well as cutting through many types of small trees. Also, you may want to consider whether the device is to be operated from your own patio or directly from your driveway.
Secondly, consider the number of tools and attachments provided. The smaller lawn and landscaping tools tend to be suitable for cutting most of the shrubs and smaller trees found in most of the average sized gardens. However, some larger 2-stroke brush cutters are equipped with the ability to cut through even the largest of trees. Furthermore, the best brush cutters are equipped with dual blades. These allow you to use more than one tool at any time.
The third consideration is the kind of cutting mechanism. The choice generally follows a traditional two-stroke or a three-stroke cutter. In the case of a two stroke, the cutter comes with a brush housing and a cutting blade. When the blade is pressed against the wood, the motor applies force to cut the wood by rotating the brush. For the three stroke type, the motor applies both forces simultaneously for maximum cutting effectiveness.
A final consideration to make when buying a brush cutter is the cutting width. This is most important when working with small areas. The larger the cutting width, the smaller the required lawn cutting area. Ideally, you should invest in a lawn mower with a cutting width that is at least a couple of feet wider than the widest grass blade.
Brush cutters also come with different accessories to help you along the way. Some of the most common accessories include a small auger to cut small saplings and large weeds, a wheelbarrow and a tiller for large weeds and grasses, and a pickax for thick weeds and grasses. Other accessories may include an edger and a rototiller. Most lawn and garden supply stores have a complete line of cutting tools designed specifically for cutting large and small weeds and grasses.
The best brush cutters all come with a special attachment called a “coping blade”. A coping blade is a straight, concave, diamond shaped blade designed to be used in conjunction with a cutting rope or chain. A cutter with a coping blade attaches to the handle of the tool by a spring or a mechanism called a “cocking mechanism”. A two-cycle or four-cycle blade will have a fixed blade and a front roller and a rear rolling blade.
As a general rule, the larger the cutting width and the lower the cutting height of the tool, the more efficient it is at cutting small to medium-sized grass and weeds. A two-cycle or four-cycle blade is a good choice if you have a wide variety of grass and weed types and a relatively small lawn area. For areas with very limited turf and more focus on smooth cuts, a smaller cutting width with a higher cutting height works best.