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Purple_Popple | 13:15 Sat 19th Mar 2011 | Home & Garden
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After some very heavy rain yesterday, would it be safe to use electric hedge trimmers today - its lovely sunny & hot out there and I wanted to get some gardening done today...I know you should nto cut a lawn if its wet....

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Sure ..
They are all double-insulated now.
Doesnt make much difference with hedging. Just wipe and oil the blade afterwards!
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Thank you oh wise one! :) x I knew I could rely on you for a quick answer...
Get clipping .. I've a load of shredding to do with the Alko ; )
xx
As Al says but make sure its protected by a reliable 30ma rcd.
I would advise caution when using power tools in wet or damp conditions. Being double-insulated does not necessarily provide better protection (under wet or damp conditions) versus a Class I earthed appliance.

Best to consult the user manual for advice; otherwise as a minimum I would recommend the power tool is connected via a Residual Current Circuit Breaker (or earth leakage device) which will cut the power should the worst occur. Of course all modern homes will be fitted with an RCCB within the distribution unit – so check before wasting money on an unnecessary device.
Remember to not go overboard here!
Just a damp hedge .. She is not using the hedgecutter in the pouring rain : )

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