Bramble trimming best tool: bill hook, machette or reaping hook?

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  • anto164
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    Flamethrower.. End of..

    But yeh, serious point, whatever you take, just be careful you don’t get caught by the police or get people worried by you weilding it.. It’ll be classed as an offensive weapon.

    Premier Icon Simon
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    I find a brush hook works well.

    zangolin
    Member

    But yeh, serious point, whatever you take, just be careful you don’t get caught by the police or get people worried by you wielding it.. It’ll be classed as an offensive weapon.

    Good point that – but I’ll be well away from public view.

    Premier Icon alexpalacefan
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    It’s not an offensive weapon if you have good reason to have it.

    Bill hook: Offensive weapon in a night-club, NOT an offensive weapon while hedge-laying.

    Makes sense really.

    APF

    zangolin
    Member

    Trail tool.
    From experience which would be best?
    Leaning towards a bill hook myself.


    pastcaring
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    i use a machete and a leather glove to clear trails. when i’m volunteering at my local wood we have brush hooks with 3 ft long handles these are a lot kinder to the hands.

    +1 apf never had a problem. other trail users are happy that somebody is clearing the trail.

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    When i worked for the council we carried bill hooks for removing bark, the cops got called to a colleague once who had been sauntering along George Street in Edinburgh holding a bill hook, they were fine with it once they established no harm was intended though.

    I’d prefer a snipping tool for brambles, depending how thick they are.

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