From Thursday 26 September you can buy the Ferrex Electric Pole Pruner Chainsaw for £69.99 and Ferrex Electric Garden Blower/Vacuum for £29.99 in Aldi stores (while stocks last.)
The first signs of autumn bring new gardening jobs, such as pruning shrubs and clearing leaves off flowerbeds. These can be exhausting tasks, so Aldi’s cheap special buy pole pruner and leaf blower may be worth considering to reduce the effort involved.
But before you rush out to buy them, see how their specs compare with the models we’ve put through our tough tests.
How do these Aldi gardening tools compare to our Best Buys?
We haven’t tested these gardening tools in the lab, but we can compare them on paper with the models we have tested.
Corded electric chainsaws
|Ferrex Electric Pole Pruner Chainsaw||Tested corded electric chainsaws*|
*Based on the average of all tested corded electric chainsaws available on which.co.uk in September 2019
On paper there’s a lot to like about this chainsaw. The power cord is longer than the average electric chainsaw we’ve tested, so you’re less likely to have to get out an extension lead to reach where you want to prune. Plus, it’s considerably cheaper. On the other hand, it’s a little heavier so may be awkward to use for a long time.
The blade is smaller than electric chainsaws we’ve tested, so you may not be able to wider pieces of wood. However, its extendable pole turns it into a pruning saw that can cut high up branches too. It also comes with a soft grip handle and a shoulder strap for comfort.
Chainsaws can be deadly so it’s important to use full safety clothing when using them and to have training in how to use them safely. Read our advice about chainsaw safety.
Electric leaf blower vacuums
|Ferrex Electric Garden Blower/Vacuum||Tested corded electric leaf blower vacuums|
|Collection bag volume||45 litres||42.5 litres|
*Based on the average of all tested corded electric leaf blower vacuums available on which.co.uk in September 2019.
The Aldi leaf blower looks like it can match other models we’ve tested, and for less than half the price, too. The large-capacity collection bag means you can vacuum for longer before you stop to empty it, and the power cord is a decent length for blowing leaves off your entire lawn.
We can’t tell how easy it will be to use and how well it will blow leaves off your lawn, though. See our Best Buy leaf blowers to find a model that excelled in our tests.
Should I consider a cordless chainsaw or leaf blower?
Both these Aldi products are electric corded models, but you might find that a cordless appliance would work best.