Hedge Trimmers Buying Guide

Hedge trimmers come in three forms: Petrol powered ,Electric powered , and Manual . All three versions will get your hedges shorn to a respectable length, but it simply depends on what you need the trimmer for, what you plan to do with it, how much you want to spend on it, and how much storage space you have. For example, if you have high shrubs that need pruning, you might want to get an electric trimmer, because of how light it is compared to the petrol version. Do you have heavier duty hedges? Then a petrol trimmer might be in order, because it has a little more oomph than the electric. Do you feel like working on your arm muscles? Then traditional pruning shears  might cut it for you, but they may also give you rugged blisters on your palms. For those concerned with the environment, the electrical trimmer is considered to be more eco-friendly than its gassy counterpart, but it also has less power when it comes to actual hedge trimming. Remember before purchasing that you will have to store your hedge trimmer, most likely all winter, somewhere. Make sure you have space before buying.

Popular Hedge Trimmers

Little Wonder 2420 

  • Electric
  • Long double sided blade
  • Weighs one stone

Black & Decker NHT518 

  • Electric
  • Cordless
  • Weighs 6 and a half pounds
  • Cuts branches up to .75" thick

Echo HC160 

  • Gas powered
  • Weighs 12 pounds
  • Five year warranty
  • 20" long blade

Craftsman 22 inch Gas Hedge Trimmer 

  • Gas powered
  • Weighs one stone
  • One year warranty
  • 22" long blade

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