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One 10.8 volt interchangeable battery for two tools: Skil garden set consisting of trimmer and hedge cutter Lithium-ion technology for the “Urban Series”

  • Cordless tools with low weight for maximum mobility
  • Always ready for the next job thanks to lithium-ion battery
  • “Easy Storage” system for space-saving storage
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  • August 20, 2013
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The model 0078 garden set in the “Urban Series” from Skil is a handy solution for trimming grass and cutting hedges in private urban gardens. The set consists of a trimmer and a hedge cutter, which are designed for working on smaller areas. Both are powered by the same 10.8 volt interchangeable battery, which hardly self-discharges at all due to its lithium-ion technology, so the tools are ready to use even after lengthy periods in storage. Moreover, the battery can be recharged at any time without memory effect and therefore without a drop in performance. One battery charge is enough for at least 20 minutes of uninterrupted grass trimming or hedge cutting. Users who own a Skil cordless drill/driver with 10.8 volts can change the battery at will because it is the same battery pack.

Handy line trimmer with 17 centimeter cutting diameter
The line trimmer of the model 0078 garden set weighs only 1.1 kilograms due to its lightweight design. Its telescopic height adjustment enables any user to take up a comfortable work position. The mountable auxiliary handle also contributes to this. The line trimmer works with a cutting diameter of 17 centimeters and sturdy plastic blades. It comes complete with ten replacement blades. Five of them can be stored in the handle so that they are always within reach when needed. They are changed without the need for additional tools. The line trimmer’s features are completed by softgrip and a folding plant protector which ensures precise trimming and protects plants and flowers.

Ergonomic hedge cutter with 25 centimeter long blade
The hedge cutter of the model 0078 garden set is also very lightweight and easy to handle with its weight of 1.5 kilograms. The softgrip ensures a secure hold during hedge cutting. Thanks to its good balance and ergonomic design with bow-shaped and front handle, this hedge cutter offers a high level of comfort in both horizontal and vertical cutting positions. The blade of the hedge cutter is 25 centimeters long, diamond-ground and has a blade tip protector. This prevents damage, for example when working close to walls or over paving stones.

“Easy Storage” system for space-saving storage
As with all of the smaller tools in the “Urban Series”, Skil supplies the model 0078 garden set with an “Easy Storage” hook for space-saving storage. Several hooks can be combined to form a rail on which the tools then hang close together and are quickly at hand.

The “Urban Series” from Skil
Skil offers a series of garden tools called “Urban Series” which make it especially easy to do work in smaller gardens or on roof terraces. They are designed for users who live in cities and want to create a “green oasis” even in a limited amount of space. The “Urban Series” comprises lawn mowers, line trimmers, hedge cutters, grass and shrub shears, electric weed brush, high-pressure washer, shredder, chainsaw and garden vacuum to offer a suitable tool for each of the typical gardening jobs.

The model 0078 garden set will be available from February 2014 onwards at the recommended retail price of 119.99 euros including VAT. It comes complete with a 10.8 volt battery, a quick charger, ten replacement blades for the line trimmer and two “Easy Storage” hooks for space-saving storage.

 Specifications Skil 0078 line trimmer
 Battery voltage / capacity 10.8 V / 1.5 Ah
 Runtime per battery charge > 20 mins
 Charge time 1 h
 Cutting diameter 17 cm
 Cutting system Plastic blades
 Weight including battery 1.1 kg


 Specifications Skil 0078 hedge cutter
 Battery voltage / capacity 10.8 V / 1.5 Ah
 Runtime per battery charge > 20 mins
 Charge time 1 h
 Blade length 25 cm
 Tooth opening 8 mm
 Weight including battery 1.5 kg


Skil is a global manufacturer of power tools for pragmatic users, both do-it-yourselfers and professionals. The company's founder, Edmond Michel, launched the first electric handsaw in the USA in 1924. The "Skilsaw", as it was called, was the world's first circular saw. It was a great success and initiated the development of a wide range of similarly successful power tools. Skil stands for high-quality products with innovative features at attractive prices. Since 1996, Skil has been part of the Bosch Group. The headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa are located in Breda, the Netherlands. 40 sales units are controlled from this location. The company's products are sold in more than 70 countries.

Detailed information can be accessed at www.skileurope.com

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