Brushcutter: blade or line head?

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Brushcutters are the ideal tool for trimming grassed areas with uneven ground, edging lawns or clearing weeds from ditches or undergrowth. Not all models are the same, however. Some devices come with a line head, whereas others have a blade. What are the main differences between these two cutting tools? And what are their features? Let's take a look.


Lightweight electric brushcutters with line head

Electric brushcutters and all lightweight brushcutters are equipped with a nylon or plastic line. This fast and safe cutting system is best suited to occasional garden maintenance and lawn cleaning and finishing jobs. More generally, line head brushcutters are suitable for tending all small lawns, except those that involve cutting wood.

As for which brushcutter head to choose, just take a look at the models on the market and buy the one that best fits your needs.

The Speed & Go head is perfect if you want to reload the line in seconds without additional equipment. Alternatively, opt for a semi-automatic head with Load & Go technology, which allows you to reload the wire easily, or a universal Multiline Pro Head, which is recommended for any brushcutter model due to its practicality and speed.


Don’t forget that the type of line profile is also important: choose a round line for small cutting jobs on sparse grass, finishing flowerbeds or removing blades of grass from wall edges. If your aim is to get rid of scrub or very thick grass, you would be better off buying line with a square or star profile.  


Petrol-driven and professional brushcutters with blade head

Devices equipped with a brushcutter blade are usually petrol-driven brushcutters, professional brushcutters and generally all models recommended for heavy-duty jobs and cutting very tough shrubs. Due to their low power output, electric brushcutters are not guaranteed to deliver satisfactory results in these situations.

For each of these machines there are different blades for different uses: from tending garden lawns to managing overgrown and wooded areas.

Blades made of special steel for cutting grass offer maximum effectiveness on lawns and around gardens, whereas toothed blades made of special steel, available in versions with 3 to 90 teeth, can be used on grassland and verges everywhere. Finally, 3-tooth brush blades and 2-tooth shredder blades are designed to help eliminate shrubs, clear away reeds and bushes and completely remove weeds and brambles.

When using this type of cutting tool, always remember to avoid hitting walls and paving, as this could irreparably damage the blade.

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