Brush cutters are the most traditional way of tree pruning, but they are also one of the least effective. A brushcutter basically has a wire brush on one end and a sharp metal blade on the other. It is designed to cut branches and leaves from a tree, so that the cutting and removal of these unwanted additions to a tree can be done efficiently. In order for a brush cutter slice through brambles, however, it must be attached to a chain, which is connected to an electric motor. This chain drives the brush cutter at very high speeds, causing it to damage branches of trees where it is cutting, and the motor can often break down.
5 Best Brush Cutters
There are two main types of brush cutters: gas and electric. The gas powered types, such as the brushes on an excavating arm, are much more efficient than the electric types. These types of brush cutters require manual starting and stopping. They will also have limited torque and speed, as well as a smaller working area than the electric brush cutter. These are generally used in smaller tree pruning machines, such as those that are used for pruning back fences or hedges. The gas powered brush cutter is also much less expensive to operate and maintain than its electrical counterpart.
There are many other types of tree pruning machines, including tree pruners, which are essentially chainsaws used for tree felling. Chainsaws are extremely efficient, but they take up quite a bit of space and need to be stored when not in use. If you are planning on doing some extensive tree felling, then an electric chainaw may be the better option.