Having recently been given the opportunity to trial Stanley’s Petrol Hedge Trimmer, NAP Brands also sent me Stanley’s new 4-in-1 Petrol Garden Multi Tool to test.
I must say that I have always been reticent to buy a gardening multi tool since I was concerned that instead of buying one tool that does the job it’s meant to, I would get 4 tools that don’t perform any job properly. Well read on and find out how I was pleasantly surprised. (Though I suppose I shouldn’t have been concerned since it is made by a brand that has been producing high quality tools for over 150 years).
The New Stanley 4-in-1 Petrol Multi Tool
The tool arrived nicely packaged as pictured – always a good portend to the quality of a product
The 4 tools included are a hedge trimmer, chain saw, grass trimmer and brush cutter. I will review these separately, but first I’d like to comment on the overall quality and operation.
The petrol engine starts easily, keeps going, and isn’t too noisy or smokey. These are all essential points when using 2 stroke a petrol powered garden tool. The machine isn’t overly heavy and overall I managed to neaten up my average garden quickly and easily with this excellent tool. Another great benefit when using this tool is the extra long reach it has with it’s extension bar – this is a massive boon when trimming tall hedges, or sawing high branches.
The Hedge Trimmer
I would say that it’s worth buying the Stanley 4-in-1 just for the telescopic hedge trimmer alone. I have never had such an easy time trimming my 10 foot high privet hedge. The hedge trimmers blade can be rotated so that you can finish the top of your hedge at whatever angle you like.
The Chain Saw
The chain saw is easy to operate and maintain, and although not designed to cut down a fill grown tree, I found it excellent for pruning thick branches – the extension arm is also really useful for getting to high branches.
The Grass Trimmer
The grass trimmer is excellent – the set up instructions aren’t so good, but once I’d figured it out, it’s really easy to use and does a great job.
The Brush Cutter
Although I don’t have much use for a brush cutter, I did find it useful for cutting through a patch of brambles – like the grass trimmer, the set up instructions aren’t so good, but once I’d figured it out, it’s really easy to use and does a great job.
If you are going to buy a petrol gardening multi tool – I would recommend Stanley as outlined above it ticks all the boxes when looking at 2 stroke gardening petrol engines, and the 4 tools all do a great job. It is easy to put together and take apart so why not go buy one today?