Guide to Use Brush Cutter in a Good Way


A brush cutter is one of the most helpful lawn maintenance tools you may have. Handheld brush cutters can not only trim the margins of your yard like string trimmers but can also get fit with blades instead of lines to take down thicker growth:

  • Tall prairie grasses
  • Ferns and reeds
  • Brush and shrubs
  • Saplings and small trees

Because handheld brush cutters can chop down more extensive, more resilient plants, they require a lot more attention and a few extra tips and considerations than a typical string trimmer.

What is the Best Way to Use a Brush Cutter with Blades?

Brush cutter blades are simple to use as long as you pay attention to your technique.

Always hold your brush cutter with the cutting blade parallel to the ground when in operation, regardless of the type of brush cutter blade you’re using. Adjust the brush cutter’s harness so that it lies comfortably on your hip, with the back of the handle or barrier bar resting against your hip.

Every brush cutter is a trimmer with a straight shaft. Every brushcutter contains blades that revolve in the opposite direction. That implies cutting using the left side of the blade and moving your brush cutter head to the left is the best option.

You risk kick out or blade thrust if you cut with the right-hand side of the blade (particularly the front right section of the blade). Kickout occurs when the brush cutter jerks or jumps, almost as if it had hit a barrier and recoiled.

Kick out is less of an issue when trimming grass than cutting saplings. The higher the chance of kick out, the more challenging and denser the thing you are cutting.

There are several recommendations to remember for each type of vegetation you may encounter, in addition to keeping the cutting blade parallel to the ground and cutting heavier foliage with the left side of the blade:

  • Weeds and grass
  • Scrub brush and thick shrubs
  • Saplings and trees

Grass and Weed Removal

Sweep your brush cutter back and forth in long arcs as if you were using a scythe to remove grass and weed clusters.

Hold the cutter in your hand so that the head and blade are slightly above the ground.

Thick Brush for Cutting

Starting at the base of a dense, tangly shrub with a brush knife may not be the most convenient alternative.

Instead, raise the brush cutter’s head to about waist height, maintaining the blade parallel to the ground. Reduce the cutter’s head to the brush slowly until the blade is just above the ground.

Never raise the blade over the level of your waist.

Cutting Saplings and Small Trees

Brush cutters with circular saw blades work best on trees with trunks smaller than 2 inches in diameter. Chainsaws are used to cut trees greater than that.

Hold your brush cutter 2-8″ above the ground with the blade up. Start the cutter by bringing the blade’s left side against the tree’s right side.

To keep the brush cutter in position, rest the left side of the limit stop deflector against the tree. Maintain control of the cutter until it has passed through the tree’s trunk.

These are a few tips and instructions for using a brush cutter. They might help using one to fulfill your requirements.