Electric Hedge Trimmer: Which One To Buy

Hedge cutting is not the easiest of jobs. We have reviewed some of the best-selling cutters to help you decide which one to buy. In general, a lightweight electric hedge trimmer is relatively inexpensive, simple to operate and ideal for use in small to medium-sized gardens. Here is an overview of the top eight electric trimmers:

DEWALT 20 V Max Hedge Trimmer

This is not the cheapest hedge cutter on the market; however, users rate it highly. The compact, lightweight trimmer has a powerful motor that glides through thick branches. A fully-charged battery lasts for a considerable time and the reciprocating blades make for easier hedge trimming. No cord to worry about, you simply charge the battery to cut hedges, small trees and garden bushes. View price and reviews

EGO Power 24-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Trimmer

The 24 inch steel reciprocating blades plough their way through tough old hedges. The weather resistant electric trimmer is fitted with an electronic blade to aid precision cutting. This powerful, well-designed hedge cutter is ergonomically friendly and easy to use. Once again, there is no cord to worry about. View price and reviews

Makita 18V L X T Hedge Trimmer

The cushioned motor in this hedge trimmer keeps vibration to a minimum. This model has a quiet but powerful motor and 22 inch steel cutting blades. Yet again, users say it's great not to have to worry about slicing the cable. Razor sharp blades make for easy bush and hedge trimming. View price and reviews

Makita UH6570 25 Inch Electric Hedge Trimmer

A high-performance hedge trimmer that is light and easy to handle. The two-hand operation switch ensures the cutter only runs when held with both hands, a smart and comfortable hedge trimmer with a large transparent hand-guard. View price and reviews

BLACK+DECKER 20V Lithium Ion Hedge Trimmer, 22"

This inexpensive hedge trimmer ploughs its way through thick hedging and small branches. In fact, the trimmer cuts in excess of three thousand square feet of hedge in one charge. The long-life Lithium battery holds it charge well and the dual action steel blades ensure minimal vibration. View price and reviews

BLACK and DECKER LHT2436 40V Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 24"

This 40 volt electric hedge trimmer is viewed as a powerful tool. Twenty-four inch steel blades offer a wide cut and users say the cutter is easy and comfortable to handle. The light trimmer powers its way through thick growth and can also be used to cut shrubs and bushes. View price and reviews

BLACK and DECKER HT22 Hedge Trimmer, 22"

This hedge cutter is fitted with 22 inch pre-hardened, rust resistant steel blades. Users say it's ideal for trimming shrubs, bushes and hedges. The lightweight corded electric trimmer has a wide cord slot to keep the extension cable safely out of the way. View price and reviews

WORX W-G209 Hedge Trimmer and Pruner Slim Body Design, 4-Amp

This lightweight electric hedge trimmer weighs in at 5.7 pounds. Dual action 24 inch blades make it easy to cut tall hedging, the perfect corded unit for cutting hedges and tough shrubs. All in all, a well-designed and well-balanced hedge cutter. View price and reviews


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