Laser Level To Trim A Hedge Evenly


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Old 07-16-17, 07:42 AM
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Laser Level To Trim A Hedge Evenly

Is it possible to use a laser level to trim the top of a hedge so that it's pretty even? Stringing a line is OK but inevitability it get cut with the trimmer.
 
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It's possible if you trim the hedge at night not that anyone would notice if it weren't perfect.
 
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Old 07-16-17, 09:08 AM
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I use a laser lever when setting posts on a deck. Comes out perfect every time.
 
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Old 07-16-17, 11:12 AM
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I have a laser sensor. It can see the laser even in direct sunlight and in addition to the LCD display it makes a beeping tone to let you know if you are high/low or right on. You can tape the sensor to your trimmer and know exactly as you are cutting.
 
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I think that you're over thinking the problem.

If you really want it level, glue a bubble level onto the hedge trimmer.
 
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It's far more important to have even deck posts than it is to have an even hedges. That borders on OCD, to me.
 
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Old 07-17-17, 03:32 AM
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Maybe I have a better eye than most but it doesn't seem to be it would be that difficult to eye ball it. That's all I've ever done ..... although it has been years since I had a hedge row to take care of.
 
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Whether you use a laser level, bubble-, or eye-ball to get your results, it won't matter in a few weeks. Hedges grow. Unevenly. Enjoy your perfectly trimmed hedge while you can, as you'll be starting over again, soon.
 
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This showed up on my FB page today, couldn't resist. Looking at the video part it looks like it works pretty good. Hope this helps.


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I bet that isn't as easy as it looks. Any up/down movement with the tractor tires would be magnified at the bucket. I assume that guy really doesn't like trimming his hedges .... or has way too much time on his hands.
 
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Old 07-20-17, 06:06 AM
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Thanks for all the comments....I had a few laughs!! Going to string a line by eye, when I cut it just piece it back together.
 
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In that picture, I think I would have mounted the mower to the side so you could drive parallel to the hedge. The way he has it set up looks like a heck of a lot of work going forward, backing up, moving over, etc, etc.
 
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Looking at this again I notice his eyeballs are just below the blade on the mower, you'd never see me do that.

Video and a zillion comments:

https://www.facebook.com/britiney.on...iNqmCnGeHrbsWc
 
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Wow, good catch on that, surprised I didn't notice.
 
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I usually use a Klein tools 3 axis laser on my hedges.

My hedges ready getting to the point that they look fake. I started using the laser about 6 months ago, and they almost look like an artist drew them with a ruler. There are some general tips that I’d like to share: (assuming you’re a fan of that drawn on look.)
  • Take notes and use a marker of some sort so they are always cut in the same place.
  • Do it at night with a headlamp. You need to see the laser clearly and it’s nice to see the shrub as well.
  • Does your property have a slope? Perfectly level shrubs may end up looking stupid if they are 4ft tall on one side and 2ft on the other. (Along the front of my house I have about 4” of rise and I ended up adding a garden area and used the change in direction to compensate for the slope.
Note: People usually ride me for being “over organized” and this started out as a “well fine, I’ll also have the squarest shrubs” self deprecating joke. However, it is surprisingly easy once you have the proper spots to quickly mount your laser, make the cuts perfectly, and then go about your day. If I don’t miss a week, (which I do often.) trimming them to look picture perfect is usually a 15 minute ordeal. (1/4 acre lot, with shrubs along the sidewalk, next to the house, and in the back yard.
 
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6 year old thread, I'm sure he's figured it out by now.
 
 

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