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Strimmer & Brush Cutter Accessories
This article was last updated on May 6th, 2020 at 3:05 pm
Strimmer and brush cutter accessories that can make your life easy
Brush cutters and strimmers are inventions that changed the way people do gardening. Before maintaining a big garden was a huge task and at times needed someone to help us. This was not always possible. The cutting and cleaning of overgrown grass and weeds were the most tedious job for a gardener. While the strimmer or the grass trimmer helped us to trim the grass in the lawn to a preferable height the brush cutter helped us to cut taller plants or weeds. Accessories always make our job and life easier. Not only that, some of the accessories provide safety while working.
Here, we are going to look into some of the strimmer and brush cutter accessories that can make the cleaning task easier. The accessories like outdoor work clothing and protective glasses give safety while the cleaning is done. The clothing protects you from the twigs or small stones (These may shoot upwards while you work) from hurting you. The protective glass covers your eyes from the same. You may buy glasses separately or a helmet with visor. I would say it will be wiser to buy a helmet with visor. Let us see some of the accessories that will definitely help you in completing the task faster and safer.
For those who are unaware of what a harness is – a harness is typically a set of straps that are attached to the gadget to facilitate easy operation and transportation. This will hugely help you to work with a strimmer or brush cutter. Let us take a look at a couple of them so that you can make the right decision.
1. OUNONA convenient strimmer and brush cutter double breasted shoulder harness strap
The universal design also means that it should be compatible with most models of trimmers, strimmers and the brush cutters available in the market. Some of the known gadgets are the ones manufactured by ECHO, Husqva, STIHL etc. Made of nylon and measuring 28 x 12 x 4 cm this harness is quite durable. Just be sure that you check for compatibility before you make the purchase.
2. Oregon 539172 professional harness for supporting Brush cutter and strimmer
Ease of use: The Oregon 539172 professional harness is fully adjustable. The design is such that the burden of the strimmer or brush cutter is evenly distributed across both shoulders. This is ergonomically designed to prevent discomfort from using this repeatedly or for a long time. The Oregon 539172 professional harness also comes equipped with a cushioned shoulder strap that further helps to reduce any discomfort. If that was not enough, it also features a waist belt that is cushioned to ensure that the user has the maximum comfort while using this. You will also find a ventilation hole at the back for air circulation.
Durable: The Oregon 539172 professional harness is built of durable material that is bound to stand the test of time. It is built for extensive use with professional strimmers and brushcutters.
Safe to use: The Oregon 539172 professional harness has a safety feature called quick release system and a thigh protection pad with release hook. All this is intended with the purpose of keeping the user’s safety as the top most priority. As mentioned earlier this is tailor made for professionals. So, it is expected to be used under varying circumstances such as while on a ladder. So, there is a lot of emphasis on the quality of the product and safety.
The Oregon 539172 professional harness measures 46.8 x 29.4 x 9.8 cm and weight is a trifle over a kilo. Given the features, the weight is acceptable. If you are looking for a harness for long term use, this could be a very good choice.
Gardening can be quite a risky affair if you do not take proper precautionary measures to ensure that there are no accidents or health hazards. The tools that are used for gardening, as well as the stones, mud and other debris that can fly upon impact can be dangerous if proper safety equipment is not used. Let us take a look at some of the must-have safety equipment.
The Silverline 140868 mesh safety visor is a lightweight visor that is ideal for domestic use. It offers great visibility while protecting your face and is easy to put on or take off.
Hearing Protectors with Polycarb visor
Earlier we dwelt into why a visor should be an essential accessory while using strimmer or brush cutter to protect the face and eyes. What is often overlooked is the noise levels generated by some of the gardening equipment. High noise levels can not only emotionally disturb you, but can also have some long-term ramifications to your hearing ability. Taking this into consideration the next product that we are going to look at is something that will also protect your ears.
1. Stihl 0000 884 0180 Integra light helmet set
Even with all these features and a large visor, this helmet set weighs under a kilo. Going by the features this is quite light-weight but is very useful.
Extra plastic guard for cutting blade
The previous accessories that we reviewed were meant to be worn by the gardener either for the purpose of safety or comfort. The equipment that we use for gardening are also important and needs some accessories to either lengthen their life span or maximise their potential. The extra plastic guard for cutting blade is one such accessory.
1. Plastic guard for brush cutter or strimmer blade
This trimmer blade guard is made of high quality plastic material and is designed to be sturdy and durable. This can serve as a good replacement for your old or broken protection covers. It is quite easy to install and extremely convenient to use. In a matter of a few minutes you can install it. Still, it is recommended to wear work gloves if you have a hand injury.
2. Oregon 552635 universal replacement brush cutter guard
The package comes with everything required including a mounting kit to fit 24 – 26 – 28 mm diameter shafts, with metal mounting clamps. It includes a removable lower guard for nylon head along with nylon cutting knives. It is ideally suited for 25 – 33cc machine with a cutting diameter specified – either 380 mm or 420 mm. The package measures 34 x 16 x 10 cm and weighs about 422 grams.
If you are looking for a brush cutter guard replacement for a 380 mm or 420 mm cutting diameter machine, the Oregon 552635 Universal replacement brush cutter guard would indeed be a good buy.