Brought into shape: Cut back trees and hedges with the right tool
Is the hedge in your garden growing to unimaginable heights and the fruit tree simply getting too big? Then it's most definitely time for a prune. We all know that gardening can be quite sweaty work – especially if you have to work overhead. And let's be honest, pruning trees and hedges is no one's favourite gardening task. It's great that you can make these strenuous tasks a little easier with the right tool!
But the selection of gardening tools and device is huge! Pole saws, chain saws, hedge trimmers with and without telescopic handles, pruning saws, pruning shears, shrub shears, or a multifunctional tool that combines several functions? We explain which tool is suitable for which task, and what you need to look out for when you want to bring your trees and shrubs into shape with topiary or maintenance pruning.
Practical tools for tree-cutting
So that young shoots have enough strength to grow, fruit trees in particular should receive regular pruning. But you don't necessarily have to use a ladder to cut high branches. You can avoid such shaky affairs, for example, by using a pole saw.
Pole saws for prunning at a height
To put it simply, a pole saw is actually a mini chainsaw on a pole. These telescopic chainsaws are called pole saws and provide certain advantages when it comes to heavy pruning of trees at great heights.
Our pole saws from Einhell are available with different types of drive: Cable-free with Power X-Change battery power, or cabled electric pole saws. For large gardens where you want to move around freely, the lightweight cordless pole saw is particularly suitable because you can work completely untethered.
Chainsaw for powerful use
The pole saws larger counterpart is the chainsaw. The chainsaw is available as a petrol model, electrically powered or with a battery. With the chainsaw you can cut through even the largest branches and tree trunks relatively easily.
Compared to a pole saw, a chainsaw is larger, more powerful and heavier. It also does not have a telescopic handle. So, if you want to cut back the crown of a tree from the ground, it's better to use a high pruner. If you need more power, for example for cutting down trees close to the ground, the chainsaw is suitable for your project.
Compact pruning saw for thinner branches
The pruning saw works according to a different principle than chainsaws or pole saws. Instead of using a saw chain, the compact saw cuts through branches up to 90 mm thick with the help of a saw blade that moves linearly forwards and backwards.
So, if you want to cut easily accessible branches from trees or shrubs, you can reach for our small and lightweight cordless pruning saw. It's the perfect addition for everyday gardening.
Pruning shears for cutting single, thin branches
Just want to cut a few thinner branches from the tree or shrub? Then the cordless pruning shears from Einhell are what you need! The pruning shears are a smaller alternative to the cordless pruning saw: Instead of using a saw blade, the cordless pruning shears cut through thinner branches and wood up to 28 mm thick with two high-quality bypass blades.
The accurate, sharp and clean cuts promote the growth of the greenery. Thanks to the battery, which makes the hard work easier, you can work with the pruning shears for longer periods at a time without wasting energy.
Multitools: Sycthe, hedge trimmer and pole saw
Two functions in one tool just not enough for you? Then how does a 4-in-1 device sound? The cordless multitool GE-LM 36/4in1 Li or the petrol multitool GC-MM 52 | AS are examples of these great all-rounders!
Whether used as a pole saw, telescopic hedge trimmer or as a scythe with thread or blade, the multifunctional tools are powerful assistants when it comes to cutting grass, hedges or trees!
Summary: Make heavy gardening easier by selecting the right tool
Gardening, especially trimming hedges, shrubs and trees, can be arduous and exhausting. If you work with heavy equipment or have to use a lot of force, it puts strain on your arms and you can literally feel the soreness coming on. But by choosing the right equipment, you can make hedge and tree-trimming a lot easier – and working with powerful equipment is fun, too! You can choose and combine your equipment depending on how your garden is built.
You are even more flexible with our Power X-Change family: Every PXC battery fits into every cordless garden tool – so you can always trim your trees and hedges with the right tool and, thanks to battery support, you have to use less power yourself.
Cordless Pruning Shears
GE-LS 18 Li-Solo
Cordless Grass- and Bush Shear
GE-CG 18/100 Li T-Solo
Cordless Multifunctional Tool
GE-HC 18 Li T-Solo
Cl. Telescopic Hedge Trimmer
GE-HH 18/45 Li T-Solo
Cordless Multifunctional Tool
GE-LM 36/4in1 Li-Solo
Cordless Chain Saw
GE-LC 18/25-1 Li Kit (1x3,0Ah)
Cordless Hedge Trimmer
GC-CH 1846 Li-Solo