When it comes to garden chores, one of my husband’s least favorite jobs is trimming the 12-foot (often higher) Cape honeysuckle growing in our backyard. It’s a dirty, thankless job that needs to be done every few months so the plant doesn’t get out of control.
But a new innovative cordless, battery powered hedge trimmer by Troy-Bilt has made this chore much faster and easier. Check it out.
When we moved into this house in California, we inherited a huge cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) that covered the back fence of our property. Hardy in Zones 9 to 11, the cape honeysuckle is a colorful, carefree and drought tolerant plant. It’s also very attractive to hummingbirds and bees. We consider it a good living privacy screen for the property.
But this plant grows so quickly that it can be a real pain in the neck in California. It’s a good idea to cut it back every few months, or even monthly to maintain the shape.
So, you can understand why my husband was rather eager to review the new Troy-Bilt cordless hedge trimmer, powered by CORE technology.
This beast of a plant needs serious tools to keep it under control.
The Troy-Bilt hedge trimmer is cordless, which makes it much easier to maneuver while on a ladder dealing with a monster plant.
“I’ve had corded trimmers before, and it’s so much easier to use this Troy-Bilt trimmer,” says my husband. “I really liked not having to worry about plugging it in or accidentally cutting the cord. It’s a lot more convenient for quick, spontaneous jobs too.”
He especially liked the way this hedge trimmer is powered with a new proprietary CORE technology that provides the kind of battery power that rivals gas engines. “This trimmer cuts like a hot knife through butter,” he adds. “It’s got plenty of power to cut through those thicker branches.”
Basically, the patented motor has a new design. You won’t find the heavy copper coils you typically find on brushless motors. Instead, these CORE motors have a printed circuit board that operates together with magnetic rotors to deliver concentrated power when needed.
Here’s more about Troy-Bilt CORE technology…
But my husband doesn’t really care about all that – he’s just happy to have a battery-powered trimmer that really can tackle this monster hedge. With 22-inch chrome-plated blades that move 3,000 strokes per minute, this tool works exceedingly well on this dense and tall hedge.
He’s also a big fan of the 40 volt lithium-ion battery, which can be used with any of the tools powered by the CORE system. Now that my husband has the battery and charger, he can use it with all the other CORE-powered tools and just buy the bare tools.
“I’ve owned corded and cordless trimmers in the past,” says my husband. “But this is the best trimmer I’ve ever used – corded or cordless. This is now my favorite garden tool in our shed. It’s the gold standard of trimmers.”
The Troy-Bilt hedge trimmer powered by CORE is the industry’s only motor with a limited lifetime warranty.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I am a Saturday6 blogger for Troy-Bilt this year. This tool was provided at no charge. But I was not told what to write, and my opinions are my own. My husband’s opinions are DEFINITELY his own. If he didn’t like something, believe me, he’d let us know.