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Hedge Trimmer Buying Guide

This list ranks the best cordless hedge trimmers. Do you see your favorites on this cordless hedge trimmers list?

1) Makita XHU04Z 18V X2 (36V) LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 25-1/2″ Hedge Trimmer | 2) Weed Eater WE20VH Hedge Trimmer | 3) Greenworks 22-Inch 24V Cordless Hedge Trimmer | 4) Black & Decker LPHT120 18-Inch Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer | 5) BLACK+DECKER LHT2240CFF 40V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer | 6) DEWALT DCHT820P1 20 V Max Hedge Trimmer | 7) BLACK+DECKER LHT321FF Powercut Hedge Trimmer | 8) Ryobi 24in. 40-Volt Lith-ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer | 9) BLACK+DECKER HT22 Hedge Trimmer, 22″ | 10) Ryobi RY24602 24-Volt Cordless Hedge Trimmer | 11) DEWALT DCHT860M1 Hedge Trimmer | 12) Greenworks 20-Inch 40V Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer |
Get Your Garden in Shape with Perfectly Trimmed Hedges

Reduce the time and effort needed to keep your hedges in great shape with a hedge trimmer. The latest models are lighter in weight, easier to manoeuvre and more convenient than their predecessors and there are different models to suit different sized gardens and hedges.

Well-trimmed hedges encourage healthy growth, provide a tidy border for your garden and can add structure or even a little fun to a garden design. Choosing the right tool to achieve this is about finding a compromise between the size of your garden, the type of hedge and your comfort.

Begin by taking a few minutes to think about the hedges you’ll be cutting most often.

How Do You Access Your Hedge?

Consider where your hedges are located. Do you have a small or large garden? Do you have access to an outdoor power supply – and where is this? The answer to these questions will help you choose the right power supply for your hedge trimmer. If you have a small garden or good access to a power supply, you have more options available than if you’re working in a larger space, have longer hedges or don’t have easy access.

Think about how accessible your hedges are. Can you approach them from both sides, or are there walls or fences next to your hedge? If there is easy access on both sides, you’ll be able to manage with a shorter blade – but opt for a longer blade if your hedge is wider or you can only cut from one side.

If you’ve got walls or fences on the far side of your hedge, look for blade tip protection features to minimise damage from accidental knocks and scrapes.

If you have very high hedges, you might want to think about a long reach trimmer that is designed to safely cut tall vegetation.

What Kind of Vegetation Will You Be Cutting?

Understanding how thick your hedge is, and the type and maturity of plants and shrubs growing in it, can be very helpful. Hedge trimmer blades are made up of a series of evenly spaced teeth, and the space between these indicates the size of branch and stem the trimmer can comfortably cut.

If the hedge is mature and comprised of woody plants such as privet, holly or some conifers, it might have thicker stems, so you’ll need a tool that can handle these with ease. If you’re regularly cutting through thicker material, consider more powerful options – or look for special features like anti-blocking systems for uninterrupted trimming, or sawing functions that help to tackle the odd thick branch.

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