It needs to be pretty heavy-duty, so possibly a brushcutter – certainly not something for lawn edging, which would be the last job I’d do after everything else: ie, never.
It’ll have to be petrol-driven, because I’ll be using it too far from the house for an electric one.
I’m short and not that strong, the handle has to be adjustable and it shouldn’t be too heavy. I have done some research (blimey, it’s boring, which is why I’m asking you) and the lighter-weight ones don’t seem, from the reviews, to be especially well made. But I’m looking at a Draper one that seems to be well made, efficient, easy to start, not too expensive – but it weighs over 10 kilos before fuel and I’m not sure what I weigh in kilos but it’s somewhere in the 50s, which seems to make it quite a lot, proportionally.
I’ve got to use it, it’s too much for the Sage, who has had mini-strokes and needs to take care.
There seems to be a sudden price jump from between £100-£200 to £400+ and it would have to be damn good to consider spending the latter. I’d rather not.
I want to order it soon. I’m going down to the local shop to see what they have, because ease of carrying and use is fairly vital. But I’d appreciate your input, if you can help.