Let down by the fact it is only a hedge trimmer, but there you go.
Our hedge has developed into a serious 's*d off' piece of vegetation. I have 2 hedge trimmers, one loooong reach Stihl for the top, and a smaller one for the edges. The top is nicely under control but the sides are becoming too robust for my electric trimmer which is designed to cope with a max diameter of one inch. Some of the branches are nearing 2 inches and you can almost hear the laughing when I wield the little hedge trimmer. Anyway, battle commenced the other day and the hedge trimmer gave up the ghost in a fit of pique and blue smoke.
Cue Mrs slowjo coming round the corner with a mug of tea. I think you need a bigger, better one, something that will cope with 2 inch branches, do some research and go and get one.
I don't have carte blanche to blow the next month's money on a hedge trimmer but.... electric or petrol? Any recommendations for a suitable bit of kit?