The 5 Best Hedge Trimmers

A hedge trimmer is necessary for anyone who wants to maintain a living fence for his yard. A hedge does not grow level by default – it has to be regularly clipped, otherwise it will start growing irregularly and will look unkempt. To this end people buy the hedge trimmer, which allows you to quickly cut off the top branches and leaves of the hedge.  Then the hedge will be level. A hedge trimmer can have a different length, because hedges are different in width.

Hedge trimmers differ by many qualities and are made by many different brands, o the choice on the market is impressive. It is not always easy to find what you want, because of the huge variety, so we will try to help buyers choose. We have put together this list, where we have assembled the 5 best hedge trimmers on the market.

Place#
Product
Editor’s Rating
Editor’s Opinion
Cordless
#1
BLACK+DECKER LHT2436
9.8
/
10
Editor’s Pick
#2
DEWALT DCHT820P1
9.7
/
10
Best brand cordless cutter
#3
Greenworks 22102
9.6
/
10
Great small model for light hedges
#4
EGO Power
9.5
/
10
Powerful model with long blade
#5
BLACK+DECKER BEHT100
9.2
/
10
Light but powerful corded cutter
BLACK+DECKER LHT2436
#1
Editor’s Pick
Editor’s Rating:
9.8
/
10

This model draws power from a large 40 volt battery, and its long 24 inch blade makes short work of the thickest hedges, up to ¾ inch in diameter. The blade is built in a special way – it causes much less vibration than its competitors, making much less stress on the arms. The battery is very voluminous – even though it adds some to the weight, it allows effortless cutting of large shrubs in short time.

The ergonomic handle allows you to hold this one for a long time without getting tired. It also gives you the ability to easily maneuver the trimmer. The blades are pre-sharpened and can effortlessly cut through branches, leaving a laser-like cut.

The large li-ion battery is included with the trimmer, and the entire machine with the battery weighs 9.6 pounds, which is not much, considering its power.

There is a three-year guarantee included with this model.

Pros:

  • The battery lasts for two entire hours of work
  • Blazes through thick branches of hardwood shrubs without ever choking
  • Pretty light and very easy to maneuver

Cons:

  • The battery might pop out of its holder during work, if the machine is bumped or shaken

DEWALT DCHT820P1
#2
Best brand cordless cutter
Editor’s Rating:
9.7
/
10

This model has a voltage of 20 volts and the accumulator gives 5 Ah of power. This allows for heavy work – you can cut limbs up to ¾ of an inch in thickness. The blades come sharpened and they allow for cutting hedges up to 22 inches in width. The cuts turn out very precise and smooth because of the good factory sharpening. The device is powered by a switchable DeWalt battery, which can be swapped with any other DeWalt tool. A single battery lasts for up to 4 hours of work.

The weight of the entire device is 7.5 pounds. This allows the user to hold it for a long time without getting tired.

The motor gives up to 2800 strokes per minute.

The company provides a 3 year limited warranty on this model.

Pros:

  • Even though it is a bit heavier than most corded models, it is record light for a cordless cutter
  • The battery lasts a very long time and can be swapped with any other DeWalt device
  • Powerful motor allows you to cut through pretty thick branches

Cons:

  • It is very loud, especially when it is cutting on thick branches

Greenworks 22102
#3
Great small model for light hedges
Editor’s Rating:
9.6
/
10

This model has a 2.7 amp motor, which is able to cut through moderately thick branches, and it is perfect for lighter kinds of hedges. The blade has a length of 18 inches. The overall design is light, and the weight is only 5 pounds. This is designed for cutting light hedges, and it is going to give all branches a precision cut, because it comes pre-sharpened.

The cord lock keeps the wire from falling out when the cutter is moved. The brand has been praised for delivering their product in a small, compact container and delivering it very soon.

The manufacturer provides a guarantee for 4 years, proving the quality of this machine

Pros:

  • It is very light and easy to hold even for a person with a weak back
  • The materials and overall assembly quality are very good, which is proven by the guarantee
  • Very sharp by default, also stays sharp for a long time

Cons:

  • Does not have much power and will only cut thin branches

EGO Power
#4
Powerful model with long blade
Editor’s Rating:
9.5
/
10

This one is equipped with a very long blade – 24 inches, and it is driven by a large engine, capable of cutting branches ¾ of an inch thick. The device is compatible with all batteries from this brand.

The overall construction is resistant to water and harsh weather, so it will be possible to work even when it is raining. For improved control over work there is an electronic brake, which is able to stop the blades immediately.

The motor is pretty quiet at work, and it gives out up to 3000 strokes a minute. The pre-sharpened blades make precision cuts. The model comes without a battery or charger, so these have to be bought separately.

The manufacturer provides a three-year warranty on the batteries and a 5 year charger on the trimmer.

Pros:

  • Extremely quiet operation – reviewers say you do not even need ear muffs
  • Very large torque – cuts even very tough, thick branches.
  • The battery charges up very quickly with the special charger and lasts a long while

Cons:

  • Gets heavy when the accumulator is attached

BLACK+DECKER BEHT100
#5
Light but powerful corded cutter
Editor’s Rating:
9.2
/
10

This hedge cutter has a blade length of 16 inches. The blade is made of hardened steel. The clipper is started by a simple trigger – a button on the top is pressed, and then the trigger unlocks and the clipper starts working.

The overall design is light, ergonomic and easy to use. It is also compact and will not take up much space in storage or a car. The blades are strong and allow for cutting even thick branches, up to 5/8 of an inch thick. The device has a cord holder, which does not let the wire slip out while you are working.

The motor has a power of 3 amps and gives up to 3800 strokes a minute.

The T handle and the position of the triggers make this one a pleasure to work with.

Pros:

  • Strong enough to slice through thick cedar branches, as the review shows
  • It is an ultra-light model, and you can work for a very long time without getting tired
  • Very affordable model

Cons:

  • It is not built for very heavy branches, and will not cut through anything thicker than 5/8 of an inch.