The Best Hedge Trimmer Reviews & Complete Buying Guide

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The Best-Rated Hedge Trimmer Reviews 2017

Are you struggling to keep the shrubs, bushes in your landscape looking good? It’s no secret that these types of plants grow fast and can be very hard to shape too.

In this article I will discuss the different types of shrub trimmers that are available to you and review the best hedge trimmer in each category. By the time you are done reading you should have a good idea which type of high-quality trimmer suits your needs the best.

Top-Rated Hedge Trimmers by Categories

Cordless 

Corded 

Gas-powered

Long-reach 

Hand-held 

Black And Decker HH2455 Review
remington-rm5124th
Husqvarna 122HD60
GreenWorks 22272
VonHaus 3-in-1 Cordless Grass Shears Hedge Trimmer

BLACK&DECKER LHT321FF

Remington RM5124TH

Husqvarna 122HD60

GreenWorks 22272

VonHaus

BLACK&DECKER LHT321FF

There is a reason that this model is one of the best cordless hedge trimmers and that is because it works so efficiently when it comes to trimming hedges. Black & Decker has built many nice features into it such as its 22” blade length.

That equates to a trimmer that can do a lot of hedge shaping and do it quickly. This is also a model trimmer that is rated very highly in all the consumer reports that have been done on it. With its superior cutting power, it can even handle branches up to 3/4” thick

Remington RM5124TH

If you are looking for one of the best corded electric hedge trimmers you can buy Remington RM5124TH. This model is also one of the highest rated dual-action trimmers you will find also.

It’s a powerful trimmer with a 5-amp all motor and 24-inch titanium-coated blades that will help you easily slice through branches up to ¾” thick.

It also has a 180-degree rotating handle that will let you trim at the angle you like and its ergonomic cushioned grip will enable you to work comfortably for long periods of time.

Husqvarna 122HD60

The best gas-powered hedge trimmer

Here is one of the most popular gas-powered hedge trimmers you will find for the money you will spend on it. The Husqvarna 122HD60 features a powerful 21.7cc gas motor that will cut as quickly and easily through branches as any hedge trimming machine you will find on the market.

This good quality name brand product is also designed to start easily and its rear handle is adjustable to where it is most comfortable for you to use when operating this trimmer for bushes. Features like its nifty anti-vibration design are what make Husqvarna one of the best brands in this to buy.

GreenWorks 22272 G-MAX

GreenWorks 22272 G-MAX is one of the top-rated long reach hedge trimmers you will find in the lawn and garden marketplace. It gets consistently very high rating from those that have used it and it’s also a recommended buy based on all those favorable customer reviews.

This bush trimmer features good power and a smooth, clean cutting action when using it. The head unit on this model can pivot to one of three different positions also; that way you can cut at an angle where the trimmer blades are facing the way you like them to.

VonHaus 2 in 1

Here is one of the most practical hand-held hedge trimmers you will find because it’s so versatile. It even doubles as a handheld grass shear. That makes it great if you live in a townhome or starter home where you do not have a very big landscape to take care of and don’t require the use of a large trimmer.

It is perfect too if you have no yard at all and only have a few potted shrubs and bushes. This unit also features a rechargeable 7.2v Lithium-ion battery and a trimmer blade that measures 7 by 2 inches.

What to Look For When Buying a Bush Trimmer

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Here are the key traits that you should focus on when you go to buy hedge cutters.

Cutting Capacity

If your hedges consist of many shrubs that have very thick branches on them then you will have to choose your trimmer model accordingly. For many branches over 5/8” of thickness, it is best to use a gas-powered or high voltage (40V +) trimmer.

Blade Type

Trimmers can either cut using a single action blade or dual action blade. If your hedge trimming task is a large one then you definitely would be better off having a shrub trimmer with a dual action blade.

Dimensions

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There are two dimensions you need to be concerned with when buying a new machine. One is blade length. You have to have a blade length that is proportional to the size hedges you are trimming so the job does not take you forever to complete.

The other important dimensions to consider are that of the overall size of the trimmer unit itself. If you are slight in stature you don’t want to buy longer and wider size shrub trimmers because you may have problems controlling them properly.

Weight

If you have just a few bushes and shrubs in your landscape then hedge cutter weight will not be such a big issue for you but quite the opposite is true if you have several big rows of hedges in your yard. It stands to reason that the more your trimmer weighs the quicker your arms will tire out when you are using it. So get a lighter weight bush one if you will be using it for long periods of time.

Features

There are many features that some products have that make them a really good bush trimmer to own. Look for things such as 2 in 1 models, models that have handles you can angle and trimmers that have pivoting heads.

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Sources:

Popular Mechanics

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