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Cordless Hedge Trimmer Makita 18v with battery & charger

225.37 (Inc. VAT)

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Makita Cordless Hedge Trimmer – 18v

Key features:

  • High quality Cordless Hedge Trimmer that comes with an 18v battery and charger
  • Trusted brand
  • 520mm long blade for cutting
  • Two handed safety switches
  • Low noise and has a vibration dampened frame

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Brand:Makita

Product Description

This Cordless Hedge Trimmer from Makita is the DUH523RT model that comes with a battery and charger. This is an 18v cordless hedge trimmer with a 520mm long blade so ideal for cutting all types of hedges. It features two handed safety switches and also has a vibration dampened frame. This is a low noise model and is ideal for both professional and also home DIY use.

Key features:

  • High quality Cordless Hedge Trimmer that comes with an 18v battery and charger
  • Trusted brand
  • 520mm long blade for cutting
  • Two handed safety switches
  • Low noise and has a vibration dampened frame
  • Tool-less blade change system for extremely quick blade changes
  • Electric brake for maximum productivity and increased operator safety
  • Battery protection circuit protects against overloading, over-discharging and over-heating
  • 3 year warranty

Technical information:

  • Nominal Battery Voltage 18 V
  • Voltage LXT ✓
  • Max Cutting Capacity 15 mm
  • Continuous Use 18V / 3.0 Ah Battery 75 min
  • Length Of Blade 520 mm
  • Sound Power Level (LWA) 84,3 dB(A)
  • Sound Pressure Level (LpA) 77 dB(A)
  • Noise Uncertainty (K Factor) 2,5 dB(A)
  • Vibration Level (3 axes) ≤ 2,5 m/s²
  • Vibration Level (3 axes) at Front Handle 0,6 m/s²
  • Vibration Level (3 axes) at Rear Handle 0,5 m/s²
  • Vibration Uncertainty (K Factor) 1,5 m/s²
  • Tool weight with battery (EPTA) 3,0 – 3,4 kg
  • Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 938 x 195 x 193mm
  • Strokes per Minute (SPM) 2700 min-¹
  • You can see the user manual here

A well-maintained hedge can transform any outdoor space into a picturesque haven. When it comes to maintaining the shape, health, and beauty of your hedges, a cordless hedge trimmer emerges as a versatile and convenient tool.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools and Safety Gear

Before you begin, ensure you have all the necessary tools and equipment at hand. This includes your cordless hedge trimmer, a fully charged battery, safety goggles, gloves, and a tarp or sheet to collect the trimmings.

Step 2: Survey the Hedge

Take a close look at your hedge before you start trimming. Identify any dead or diseased branches that need to be removed. This step helps ensure the health of your hedge and provides a clearer vision of the shape you want to achieve.

Step 3: Choose the Right Time

Opt for a dry and relatively calm day to trim your hedges. Trimming wet hedges can lead to uneven cuts, and windy conditions can make handling the trimmer more challenging.

Step 4: Safety First

Put on your safety goggles and gloves before you begin. Safety should always be a priority when working with power tools.

Step 5: Start with the Top

Begin trimming the top of the hedge before moving on to the sides. Hold the trimmer parallel to the top of the hedge and move it in a sweeping motion from one end to the other. This step helps establish a level top that will guide the rest of your trimming.

Step 6: Vertical Side Trimming

Hold the trimmer at a slight angle to create a tapered look. Start from the bottom and work your way up, moving the trimmer in an upward motion. For a neater appearance, slightly overlap each pass to ensure uniformity.

Step 7: Horizontal Side Trimming

For horizontal trimming, work from the inside of the hedge and move outward. This technique maintains an even distribution of foliage, preventing the hedge from becoming sparse at the base.

Step 8: Shape and Finishing Touches

To achieve specific shapes, use the tip of the trimmer to create angles or curves. Stand back occasionally to assess your progress and make any necessary adjustments.

Step 9: Cleaning Up

Once you’ve completed the trimming, carefully gather the trimmings on the tarp or sheet for easy disposal. Keeping your outdoor space clean not only enhances its appearance but also prevents pests from finding a home in the clippings.

Step 10: Maintenance of Your Cordless Hedge Trimmer

After each use, clean the blades of your trimmer and remove any debris. Regularly sharpen the blades to ensure clean cuts and optimal performance. Proper maintenance will extend the life of your trimmer.

Benefits of Using a Cordless Hedge Trimmer:

  1. Portability: Cordless trimmers provide freedom of movement without the limitations of a cord, allowing you to trim hedges in any corner of your yard.
  2. Reduced Noise and Emissions: Cordless trimmers are quieter and emit fewer emissions compared to their gas-powered counterparts, making them environmentally friendly.
  3. Convenience: No need to worry about tangled cords or finding a power source. Cordless trimmers are hassle-free and easy to maneuver.
  4. Versatility: Cordless trimmers come in various sizes and designs to cater to different hedge types and sizes.

With the right technique, proper safety precautions, and a little practice, you can transform your hedges into stunning works of art that enhance the beauty of your outdoor space.

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  • Orders of €150 inc VAT or over will get free delivery nationwide. (Please see notes below for exceptions)
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  • (Please see below for exceptions)
  • We deliver to anywhere in Ireland.

Bulky items:

Bulky items may incur delivery surcharges (see below) as extra courier costs unfortunately are often unavoidable. If the order is over €150 only the bulk delivery charge will apply. The final delivery charge for bulky products will be calculated when all items have been added to the shopping cart.
All efforts are made to indicate where products are subject to delivery surcharges.

Special Order items:

We are in regular contact with our suppliers and we try our best to make sure that all “special order items” on our webstore are available from our suppliers within the timeframe advertised. If, for some reason our supplier is out of stock and you have ordered the product we will let you know immediately and give you the option to either wait until it’s back in, upgrade to a better model at little or no extra cost or receive a full refund. See more info on Special Order products here.

Timeframe:

All nationwide deliveries will be delivered within 2-3 working days.

(Local deliveries within 1-2 working days.)

Special order items may take longer to deliver but this will be indicated on the product information page. You can see more info on Special Order products here.

Working days are Monday through Friday excluding public holidays. Orders placed on Saturday/Sunday will be deemed as being placed on the following Monday.

Some items may take longer to ship. If this is the case, we will notify you by phone/email of this delay.

If your delivery is urgent please contact us by phone or email and we will do our best to expedite it.

Please indicate on your order any specific delivery instructions.

Bulky goods:

Bulky goods will be delivered on pallets and will be unloaded by the courier. All bulky goods are delivered kerbside. Unfortunately, the delivery company will not convey the goods into premises for storage unless agreed in advance. Access to the delivery location must be suitable for a truck and failure to provide suitable level ground for operating pallet truck may result in refusal to deliver by the courier. Please note delivery operators will apply safe procedures in relation to ongoing Public Health considerations..

Exceptional Goods:

Some building materials are extremely bulky and not practical to deliver outside Co. Sligo e.g. concrete blocks, tonne bags of sand or gravel or some lengths of timber. We have highlighted where this is the case in bold red writing. If you do order these products we will contact you to see if you want to pay an additional delivery charge or if you wish to cancel the order. Please do not take offence to this as some bulky goods may cost much more to deliver than the value of the goods. We are based in Sligo so can offer a local delivery service in this area using our own vehicles.

If there is a forklift or teleporter available onsite, we would appreciate if you could tell us in advance by filling out the special delivery notes when completing the order.

The Seller or the courier company will not be held responsible for any damage to goods or persons caused by the goods being unloaded by the buyer.

**Please contact us in advance of ordering if unsure of the above**

Damaged goods:

Where goods are damaged on delivery the Buyer has the right to refuse delivery. Damaged goods should be photographed on delivery and photos emailed to sales@mybuildingsupplies.ie straight away. If goods are damaged on delivery, we will replace the goods in as timely a manner as possible at no extra cost.

Once the goods are signed for it will be deemed that goods were in good state when delivered.

General:

Delivery shall be within a time period agreed between the Buyer and Seller and the Seller shall use its best endeavours to ensure that delivery takes place within the period agreed. Failure by the Seller to deliver the Goods within the agreed time period shall not amount to a breach of this contract by the Seller and the Buyer shall not be entitled to damages or other compensation or to cancel this contact by reason of such failure.

The Seller reserves the right to deliver in instalments. Each part delivery shall be deemed to constitute a separate contract, the fulfilment or non-fulfilment of which shall not affect any other part of the contract or the contract as a whole. Where any order involves more than one delivery and default is made on payment on the due date (either under this contract or any other contract made between the Seller and the Buyer) the Seller shall have the right to suspend all further deliveries until payment is made or to terminate the contract without prejudice to any existing claim.

The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage which may be suffered by the Buyer as a direct or indirect result of the supply of the Goods by the Seller being prevented, hindered or delayed by reason of any circumstances whatsoever which are outside the control of the Seller. Once delivery has been accepted the Buyer shall not be entitled to withhold or postpone payment of all or any portion of the price agreed, therefore.

1. Where goods are damaged on delivery the Buyer has the right to refuse delivery. Damaged goods should be photographed on delivery and photos emailed to sales@mybuildingsupplies.ie. If goods are damaged on delivery, we will replace the goods in as timely a manner as possible at no extra cost.

2.  If goods are signed for and later found to be faulty/damaged, notice must be given in writing within 24 hours and photos will be required to be emailed to sales@mybuildingsupplies.ie.

3. All faulty/damaged goods issues will be dealt with on a case by case basis and best endeavours will be made to rectify within a timely manner. Manufacturers’ warranties will apply in certain cases.

4. Any returned items which are not faulty or damaged will incur full carriage costs which must be paid for by the customer.  Notice of intention to return unwanted goods must be given within 14 days of receiving goods. Returned goods must be in original packaging and in original condition before refunds can be given.

5. All returned goods to be sent to Patrick Rogers Ltd., O’Connell St., Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Note regarding Oil Boilers and Boiler stoves:

Please ensure you check with us first or consult a qualified professional before ordering your oil boiler or boiler stove to ensure you order the correct one for your home. If the product needs to be returned a restocking fee may apply.

Returns of Special Order Items

All “special order items” are subject to the same product returns policy as stocked items. However, items which are returned that are not faulty or damaged on delivery will be subject to a 10% restocking fee.

Included in the price of electrical and applicable items is a contribution to recycling cost. Click here for more information.

WEEE Battery information:

www.mybuildingsupplies.ie will take back your WEEE on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis, free of charge at the time of delivery or at our store in Ballymote, Co Sligo. Waste batteries are taken back in store on a one-for zero basis (i.e. no purchased required) as long as they are of equivalent type to that sold by us.

WEEE and waste batteries can also be returned to your local civic amenity site free of charge. The following link will show you how to find the civic amenity site closest to you where you can recycle your WEEE, batteries and light bulbs, https://www.weeeireland.ie/household-recycling/where-can-i-recycle/. Never put WEEE, batteries or light bulbs in any of your bins.

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