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The Garden Design Academy began by providing training to garden designers and by assisting home gardeners to design their own gardens. I started offering these in the UK from our offices in Hertfordshire and when we moved to France they took on a who

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Mike Crossland is now a member of Landscape Juice Network
3 hours ago
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"They are equivalent to the petrol HS45 so good for any jobs where you would use one of those. Like any tool if pushed beyond its limits it can be damaged. Even a brand new top quality garden fork or trowel will bend or snap if abused. I have never…"
11 hours ago
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James Boardman replied to Greg Francis's discussion Etesia 2019/2020 pro46 phts3
"I got mine last year and it is very good, I like it's light weight and the fact that its quite compact. I have a lawnflite and found the handles too long in small spaces/gardens. The only complaint i have is the height adjusters, I find the rear…"
12 hours ago
Harry@VWGS replied to Sean Payne's discussion Br800 Blower
"Awesome, thanks Nick "
16 hours ago
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"I Will do hopefully it will ne the same experience when i start using the hsa86 thanks for the advice"
17 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Sean Payne's discussion Br800 Blower
"It comes with a straight nozzle. Only disadvantage is that it is a bit short and you can't flick sticks on the ground like you can with a BR430. it is however immensely powerful and quick at clearing big areas with ease. "
yesterday
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"good man, let us know how you get on, i think i started laughing like a nutter first time i used a hsa86 years ago as it made a previously unpleasant job so easy, it was an absolute game changer for me and put me on cloud 9 for several days…"
yesterday
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"Yeah i start with hedge cutter take it from there"
yesterday
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"yes good machine no need to go the whole hog on battery straightaway, start with the hedge trimmer and see if you catch the bug. but keep batteries well away from fuel as its not worth the risk of a spark if petrol got splashed over one"
yesterday
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"I just recently bought a new etesia that will do me for few years yet "
yesterday
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"battery on my lawnmowers as well and have been for years. as you would expect they use up more batteries than a hedge trimmer! but I wouldn't have it any other way"
yesterday
Dougie replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"Not really much to do with battery tools maintenance wise which ia a big bouns are you still useing a petrol lawnmower or have you switched to battery on that aswell"
yesterday
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"you unscrew the plastic cover with a torx wrench, brush out any small bits of hedge that found their way in, put a bit of white grease on the cogs and its done"
yesterday
Billybop replied to Dougie's discussion Stihl hsa 86
"yes i was immune to it for years as was accustomed to it but just can't cope with it now. The battery gear is a slightly different way of working but for me the upsides out weigh the disadvantages"
yesterday
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Stihl hsa 86

Hi i am looking at moving over to the stihl battery tools and i am looking for pro and cons of the stihl battery tools is it worth moving over from petrol and how do people rate the stihl hse 86 hedge cutter?

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