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How to choose the rotary brushcutter head

This guide is an in-depth look at the more general guide to using a brushcutter and logically follows the guide to the multifunction brushcutter. If you have not yet read both guides our suggestion is to first read the introductory guides and then return to this one and deepen your knowledge of your brushcutter. If you want find out more, visit Electro Garden Tools.

Once you have purchased a brushcutter you always wonder which is the right device to attach to the rotating base to allow a more economical, fast and efficient cut. There is a large assortment of gardening products and accessories on the market that often bring more confusion than solutions for the consumer. This guide is intended to help anyone with a brushcutter choose the rotary head that best suits their needs.

Like the other purchase guides written by Ferramenta Carozzi, this one is born from the continuous need of our consumers to have precise information about the use of the tools they buy every day and the potential they could express.

Advice number one: think about the task at hand

The choice of which brush head to buy for your brushcutter cannot be separated from the consideration of which task you are going to perform. If, for example, you are preparing to mow the grass in a garden, trim a flowerbed or remove weeds from the roadside, the most logical choice is to choose a classic brush head with nylon threads. The high number of revolutions of the rotating head combined with the wire material will allow you to achieve a professional result in a short time and with little experience. If, on the other hand, what you need to cut is a bramble that has been abandoned for years, the advice is to move towards aluminium cartridges that can cut a thicker shaft more effectively. The brushcutter accessories market offers you a wide assortment of heads: from the classic two-wire heads to the automatic extension heads.

Tip number two: choose the best brush head materials

Each head has its own advantages and disadvantages: for example, heads with nylon thread on the one hand are cheap and really versatile, but only have the inconvenience of having to stop cutting every time we need to change or stretch the thread because it is damaged during work. On the contrary, the automatic thread stretching heads cost much more, but there is no need to stop the work to stretch the thread; just press the head against the ground and automatically the thread will stretch towards thanks to the rotating movement of the head.

The advice is to always choose the head that best suits your needs: if you don’t have time to lose, if you are a professional you will almost certainly move towards the automatic stretching head. Also, if you are tired of changing the nylon wire every two or three cuts, because it keeps breaking due to sharp edges or too sharp details of the garden, probably the solution is offered by the choice of heads with aluminum wire. These have a higher cost but are sold in various variations whose price fluctuates depending on the length of the coil, the diameter and shape of the wire, which can be circular or square.

A separate category: ferrous blade heads

A separate category consists of the brushcutter heads made entirely of ferrous material. These are circular metal plates at the ends of which are attached teeth similar in all respects to those of a chainsaw. The latter solution ensures a mix of flexibility, prevents excessive approach to an obstacle from creating a jolt, and strength, as their ferrous composition makes them difficult to break.

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