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DEWALT 18V XR String Trimmer DCM561P1S-GB DEWALT 18V XR String Trimmer DCM561P1S-GB
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When you think of the name DEWALT the first thing to pop into you mind might be drills or circular saws, however the same powerful technology they use in their tools is also available in a line of garden equipment. The 18V XR String Trimmer (DCM561P1S-GB) uses a patented gear drive design which means the torque and cut speed can be easily maintained even under a heavy load. This strimmer is powered by one of DEWALT’s 18V XR batteries, this will take about 75mins to fully charge and will deliver about 30-40mins of powerful strimming depending on the speed setting. This should be enough for most gardens, but the quick recharge time means you can enjoy a cuppa before finishing up the job, purchasing a second battery is also an option. The 400W brushless motor increases efficiency and runtime and will provide a maximum line cutting speed of 6,000rpm per minute.

This makes light work of trimming the grass, weeds and boarders, it is also suitable for shrub pruning and even removal jobs, it offers a 33cm cutting width for reduced worktime whilst giving you control over trimming details. The String Trimmer comes with 7.5m of replacement line and there are two speeds to choose from, switch the line speed easily between 0-4,600rpm and 0-6,000 rpm for finer control during use. The 3.6kg weight is evenly distributed with hand/arm weighted vibration of 3.5 m/s², the secondary padded auxiliary handle increased management and comfort whilst the professional style guard boosts cut access and better visibility. The 79.5 dB(A) volume means you won’t need ear defenders when using the strimmer for garden maintenance, the battery power also ensures a quick start every time no matter how long it has been since it was last used. This String Trimmer is a great addition to the garden shed essentials, the only thing we would like to see would be a shoulder strap just for a little extra support and stability during use. RRP £247

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If you are already a fan of DEWALT’s power tools you will not be disappointed with this strimmer from their garden range.
  • Powerful cutting
  • Brushless motor
  • Two cutting speeds
  • Secondary handle
  • Quiet
  • Fast rechargeable battery
  • No shoulder strap