The Gardena 8803– a lithium-ion powered grass shear’s whose benefit lies in being cordless.
Main parts to the 8803
Just an update, Gardena doesn’t seem to be offering their 8803 model anymore online. For this spring of 2017, I like the Gardena 8885. Check it out here.
I like this because it’s re-chargeable and doesn’t bog down and, when compared to NiCad and NiMH batteries used for power tools the lithium ion is usually lighter in weight with longer lasting life cycles. Other reviewers have said it lasts 40-45 minutes even upwards to an hour on one charge (Gardenas operating instructions says it runs 80 minutes).
Replaceable and is non-stick coated… they work well in thicker mulch such as St Augustine patches.
You don’t have to manage the weight of the sheers as you work with them. I’ve found they’re more of value when used on level/flat surfaces, but at less than 4 pounds it wasn’t that big a deal as the wheels can be lifted off the ground.
Included is a parts and labor warranty of 12 months.
A telescopic swivel handle can be bought to accompany the shears so you don’t have to constantly bend down. Since it costs a little less than half of what an 8803 grass shears cost, I couldn’t justify purchasing the swivel handle because of that fact.
-People who’ve bought the handle seem to really like it however, and buying it with the Gardena 8803 seems to be a good investment.
The Price of the Gardena Shears
Although the average price for a typical grass shear is below fifty bucks, that didn’t steer me away from the Gardena 8803. Among the online retailers who offer the Gardena 8803 it’s price tag averages out to around $130, with the highest price found to be $223.
Spoiler alert: Here’s the lower prices you’ll find on the Gardena shears.
Other Grass Shears to Consider
1.) The Gardena 8893 is probably a better pick for a grass shear considering the two are almost the same price, and it’s said to run up to 90 minutes on one charge compared to 80 minutes you might get from the 8803 model.
2.) If you’re leaning towards a more inexpensive sheer, I’d personally look at the Gardena 8805. It’s also a Gardena but the reviews it’s been getting have been high as well.